|Quoting behramjee (Reply 27):|
BHX will come online once more B787s get delivered...dont worry...the Sikhs living there will be very happy to finally have a quality airline offering a quick one stop option to both ATQ and DEL !
Every single day with FUEL pricing trickling down and the number of B767 and A343s increasingly coming offline from the legacy (EK, DL
etc) carriers, routes like BHX
will start to look like a GOLDMINE for a start-up.
Its that sweet spot for LCC, where the Fuel price, Large Pax catchment, high utilisation and competitive useds market converge.
The last 10yrs have created sizeable number of such routes with excess equipment that will give these Johnny come latelies of ME a run for their money. Air Blue's announced route ISB
will be a precurser to this form of DISINTERMEDIATION (for the want of a better word) in the aviation Industry. The ME carriers have built up the routes that the first gen immigrants in the west used, now their offsprings from the EZY and FR
generation will follow on ungrudgingly on a LCC to visit the grand-dad and nan.
''You are as good as your nearest competitor'' Bob Crandall.