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Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:29 am

If there is a market that calls for 70-120 passengers per flight what would be more economical to operate on that route. The A318, E-170-190, or the CRJ 700-CRJ900?

The only variable being which jet would provide the airline with the most profit assuming the jet is constantly 90-100 percent full each flight. Also assuming that the airline is willing to operate whatever jet provides them the best profit regardless of what metal they already fly.
 
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:58 am

Profit wise id say the E170-190 series. Their very fuel efficient, popular with pax and a.netters alike and very reliable.
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:18 am

An expert writes:

Quoting Cadet57 (Reply 1):
Profit wise id say the E170-190 series. Their very fuel efficient, popular with pax and a.netters alike and very reliable.

Guesswork and preferences have little to do with real airline economics.
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:40 am

For a 70 seater, a Dash-8-Q400 would probably the most profitable aircraft flying with the current fuel prices. Can't go wrong with that machine.


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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Wed Aug 09, 2006 6:42 am

I would guess that the CRJ-700/900 are a little more economical to operate than the E170 and E190 on comparitive routes since they are 1000-4000 pounds lighter (about 5%). That can make a big difference for fuel burn, but there are other factors that go in to operating cost.

I can almost guarantee that the CRJ-900 and E190 are more efficient than the E170 or other CRJs since stretched planes are almost always more economical since they put more seats in to the plane without increasing weight and drag proportionally. Although range and other factors do suffer.
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Sun Aug 20, 2006 5:23 pm

When it comes to the turboprops - how loud are they inside? Having never flown one I haven't the slightest idea what they are like in the cabin. What are your experiences?

Also, which one tends to be quiter, the E-120 or the Q200?
 
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:32 pm

Quoting Acjflyer (Reply 6):
When it comes to the turboprops - how loud are they inside? Having never flown one I haven't the slightest idea what they are like in the cabin. What are your experiences?

Some turboprops are very loud. I have flown in ATR-42s quite a bit and they are pretty loud. Same with the Saab 340. But I piloted Saab 2000s for over two years and they are very quiet. The props are designed for noise reduction as well as efficiency and turn slower than other prop planes. Additionally, the cabin has an active noise cancellation system, though it is not really needed, or that effective for that matter.

It is possible to carry on normal conversation anywhere sitting in a Saab 2000 and ironically, the quietest seats are those immediately adjacent to the propellor.

I have never flown on a Q-400, but I would like to. I am sure they are very nice.

Back to the topic, I would guess that the Q-400 is going to be one of the more profitable planes on the market based on fuel costs and general turboprop economics.
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Mon Aug 21, 2006 3:34 am

Quoting Acjflyer (Reply 6):
When it comes to the turboprops - how loud are they inside? Having never flown one I haven't the slightest idea what they are like in the cabin. What are your experiences?

As SAAB2000 (SAAB is fully capitalized btw  Wink ) says it depends on the aircraft. Newer aircraft like the SAAB 2000 and the Dash-8 Qxxx are quite quiet, although not as quiet as turbofans. Active noise cancellation combined with quiet props makes a huge difference.

Subjectively, on a SAAB 340 I prefer to keep my noise cancellation headphones on the whole time to keep the awful drone out. On a Dash-8 Q400 I have no problems talking in a normal tone to the guy next to me for an hour.
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Mon Aug 21, 2006 8:27 am

If you sit near the back the 200 isn't that bad. Row 1,2 or 3 is a bit louder though.
 
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Mon Aug 21, 2006 7:12 pm

Dash-8 Q400 is a beautiful turboprop, and would make a fine choice IMO.
 
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Tue Aug 22, 2006 3:22 am

I appreciate all of the input. I'll be booking a flight on a Q400 soon to get the full effect.
 
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Fri Aug 25, 2006 4:23 am

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 5):
I would guess that the CRJ-700/900 are a little more economical to operate than the E170 and E190 on comparitive routes since they are 1000-4000 pounds lighter (about 5%).

BTW, the CRJ700/900 are actually up against the E170/175... not the E170/190. And, yes, on a trip basis the CRJs are cheaper to operate but...

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 5):
I can almost guarantee that the CRJ-900 and E190 are more efficient than the E170 or other CRJs since stretched planes are almost always more economical since they put more seats in to the plane without increasing weight and drag proportionally.

... hence, you might be aware that the E170 has 10 more seats at the same pitch as the CRJ700 and therefore has better CASM than the CRJ700. Furthermore, far too many people only focus on cost and not on the revenue (e.g. what the extra 10 seats can do for your bottom line) in their discussion of aircraft. As an aside, the E170/175 does not share the same wing as the E190/195, among other optimized design features which is not the case with the CRJs.
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Sat Aug 26, 2006 1:27 pm

You need two aircraft:

Q400 for short hops out to about 300 miles (Optional two class arrangement)
CRJ-705 in a two class config out to about 1,000 miles

Any further and you need a next generation aircraft. Both cost structures begin to break down beyond those distances because your yield to cost ratio gets very thin.

The 717 would have been there, but it's out of production. That thing is a cash cow. You can squeeze out 1,200 mile trips with the 717.

EMJ's are nice, but if the issue is counting beans, it's not your prefered aircraft.
 
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RE: Most Profitable 70-100 Seater

Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:57 am

Quoting Boeing7E7 (Reply 13):
EMJ's (sic) are nice, but if the issue is counting beans, it's not your prefered aircraft.

As far as I know the E175 can carry 76 pax at a comparable level of comfort (less pitch, more width, more height, more bin space, bigger windows), fly faster, offer more range (flying 1200nm is not a squeeze on that plane) than a CRJ900 with 75 seats. And from what I understand the CASM would be lower too.

Do you have any data supporting your claims?

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