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DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:44 pm

Heck, Terminal D is already full parts of the day

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/dfw-airp ... /311782294
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:50 pm

"Nonstop flights to Rome, Auckland and Johannesburg are on Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s wish list."

I really don't see Alitalia, AirNZ, and SAA all that interested to serve DFW, so for all practical purposes, this is just an exclusive carrot for AA.
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:54 pm

It wouldn't shock me at all to see DFW amongst the Aer Lingus new routes when they're announced in the coming weeks. New additional A330s, impending oneworld rejoin & the eventual integration of EI into the BA/AA/IB/AY joint venture could make it a success. And sure a few million dollars in incentives can't hurt either
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:07 pm

I think besides Aer Lingus, any new destinations will probably be served by AA. Out of the three that were listed in the article, I see Rome and Auckland as having the greatest chances, but unfortunately still unlikely.
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:12 pm

a380787 wrote:
"Nonstop flights to Rome, Auckland and Johannesburg are on Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s wish list."

I really don't see Alitalia, AirNZ, and SAA all that interested to serve DFW, so for all practical purposes, this is just an exclusive carrot for AA.

Bingo.

That, and it's doubtful that even a 778 would be able to do JNB-DFW nonstop... making no mention of the comparative dearth of a market. If AA launches S.Africa, it would definitely be from MIA, both due to geography and market.
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:18 pm

Nonstop flights to Rome, Auckland and Johannesburg are on Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s wish list.


Probably not, no, and definitely not.

“What we’re trying to do is get [airlines] to fly larger and larger airplanes into our airport — I’m talking international now — and generally longer and longer distances,” John Ackerman, the airport’s executive vice president of global strategy and development, told the airport board’s finance committee Tuesday.


That's nice, how about we start with the ability to gate two A380s at once then shall we?
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:33 pm

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Nonstop flights to Rome, Auckland and Johannesburg are on Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s wish list.


Probably not, no, and definitely not.

“What we’re trying to do is get [airlines] to fly larger and larger airplanes into our airport — I’m talking international now — and generally longer and longer distances,” John Ackerman, the airport’s executive vice president of global strategy and development, told the airport board’s finance committee Tuesday.


That's nice, how about we start with the ability to gate two A380s at once then shall we?



If QF starts DFW-MEL flights once they have enough 789's on property, I wonder if they'd
pull the A380 off the DFW-SYD flight and switch that to a 789 as well?

It's a treat seeing their big bird come in daily , but 2 QF 789 flights would be pretty cool as well :)
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:40 pm

If nothing else, maybe this will stop the hemorrhaging. KLM gone, Air Berlin never started, and Emirates pulling the A380 were not expected in a community creating as many jobs as Dallas and Fort Worth have.
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:54 pm

what about LATAM DFW-GRU or DFW-SCL flight..
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:02 pm

usflyer123 wrote:
what about LATAM DFW-GRU or DFW-SCL flight..

Would LOVE to see one of these!
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:05 pm

I think any additional long-haul international service would absolutely need to depend on OW feed. DFW officials can have "pie in the sky" aspirations all they want but the reality is very weak O&D, especially for such a large metro area. The strong O&D markets have tons of foreign tales regardless of who dominates the hub.
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:10 pm

usflyer123 wrote:
what about LATAM DFW-GRU or DFW-SCL flight..


Brazil is a complete bloodbath right now economically speaking and given the capacity reductions of late it's unlikely that we'd see anything new until the country is turned right side up.

Of more relevance to both of those routes is the fact that AA and LATAM have filed with both the DOT and South American authorities for an anti-trust immunized joint venture covering traffic between North and South America. Launching new overlaps would hurt what is already going to be an extremely difficult proposal to get approved, so it's unlikely that we would see any new overlaps between AA and LATAM launched until their application is either approved or shot down.
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:16 pm

Good on them for trying, the full article at the star telegram notes in part:
"The airport wants more service to Europe, where it only currently has four nonstop flights. Dublin, Munich, Helsinki and Berlin are on the airport’s target list. as well as Nagoya, Melbourne, Addis Ababa and Nairobi in other parts of the globe."

Dublin is likely, and maybe Melbourne, the rest not likely any time soon IMO.
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:24 pm

toxtethogrady wrote:
If nothing else, maybe this will stop the hemorrhaging. KLM gone, Air Berlin never started, and Emirates pulling the A380 were not expected in a community creating as many jobs as Dallas and Fort Worth have.


Hemorrhaging? The EK 388 never made sense. Based on the LF's posted, it was going out half empty. If DL still hubbed at DFW, KL staying would have made more sense. Actually it stuck around longer than I expected. As for AB, they are a financial basket case. This seems more like rationalizing than anything.
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:32 pm

Given how much Lat Am to USA demand, both leisure and business, is concentrated at MIA, I simply don't see how an ATI / JV that controls the vast majority of capacity out of MIA, Peru, Chile, and the plurality of Brazil, including a 100% monopoly on MIA-GRU, will do consumers any good at all.

If the regulator actually cared for consumers' interests, one compromising solution would be approving the JV with the condition that any route from either side that touches MIA must be carved out and excluded.
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:33 pm

FlyingSicilian wrote:
Good on them for trying, the full article at the star telegram notes in part:
"The airport wants more service to Europe, where it only currently has four nonstop flights. Dublin, Munich, Helsinki and Berlin are on the airport’s target list. as well as Nagoya, Melbourne, Addis Ababa and Nairobi in other parts of the globe."

Dublin is likely, and maybe Melbourne, the rest not likely any time soon IMO.


Munich isn't too far fetched, DEN has LH to MUC and the markets are comparable. While perhaps not likely, it's certainy not a far fetched idea.
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:38 pm

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Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:44 pm

The real challenge for DFW will be attracting interest from non-OW aligned European carriers. After LON, FRA and PAR, the PDEW volumes drop off significantly, and cities like Rome, Barcelona and Berlin are too seasonal/low-yielding to work year round (not to mention, are fairly well-serviced from other U.S. hubs).

toxtethogrady wrote:
If nothing else, maybe this will stop the hemorrhaging. KLM gone, Air Berlin never started, and Emirates pulling the A380 were not expected in a community creating as many jobs as Dallas and Fort Worth have.


Hyperbole much?

While losing those services was unfortunate, they are by no means "hemorrhage" in the grand scheme of things given that one was 5x weekly, May-October, one never started, and EK operated the 388 for roughly 18 months, but still serves the market on a 77W with high load factors.

By comparison, within the past five years, DFW has added additional service to ICN, NRT and LHR, as well as DOH, AUH, HKG, PEK, PVG, LIM, UIO and BOG.

Net the "hemorrhaging" you have examples of massive gains, wildly beyond what anyone could have envisioned at the turn of 2010 when AA was on the verge of bankruptcy, and there was no service to the Middle East, Australia or Asia beyond 2 destinations.
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:23 pm

jetmatt777 wrote:
FlyingSicilian wrote:
Good on them for trying, the full article at the star telegram notes in part:
"The airport wants more service to Europe, where it only currently has four nonstop flights. Dublin, Munich, Helsinki and Berlin are on the airport’s target list. as well as Nagoya, Melbourne, Addis Ababa and Nairobi in other parts of the globe."

Dublin is likely, and maybe Melbourne, the rest not likely any time soon IMO.


Munich isn't too far fetched, DEN has LH to MUC and the markets are comparable. While perhaps not likely, it's certainy not a far fetched idea.


I doubt you'll ever see DFW-MUC. It works from DEN because there is an alliance hub on both ends.
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:49 pm

SQ start MAN-IAH in around a month so the timing isn't great for that reason alone (there is also a vast amount of announced and planned MAN-USA capaciry increases), but might AA consider restarting DFW-MAN?
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 10:27 pm

toxtethogrady wrote:
If nothing else, maybe this will stop the hemorrhaging. KLM gone, Air Berlin never started, and Emirates pulling the A380 were not expected in a community creating as many jobs as Dallas and Fort Worth have.

Actually, I'd say that all three of those were HIGHLY expected!

Two with abysmal loads, and the other with horrid finances: the writing was on the wall for all three.


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I think any additional long-haul international service would absolutely need to depend on OW feed. DFW officials can have "pie in the sky" aspirations all they want but the reality is very weak O&D, especially for such a large metro area. The strong O&D markets have tons of foreign tales regardless of who dominates the hub.

It's not so much the O&D, as the Metroplex is fairly comparable with metros its size. A big part of it is location and logistics.

Any flights from the North, East, and West all have to overfly half the country, before getting to DFW.
That's a lot of backtracking for cnnx, versus the likes of JFK/ATL/CLT/etc from the east, LAX/SFO/SEA from the west, and ORD/DTW/MSP from the north.

Also, AA has major gateways in each of those directions as well. DFW would probably have far more LatAm service, if the home airline didn't have an even bigger concurrent gateway at MIA, for example.
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:34 pm

SFOA380 wrote:
I think any additional long-haul international service would absolutely need to depend on OW feed. DFW officials can have "pie in the sky" aspirations all they want but the reality is very weak O&D, especially for such a large metro area. The strong O&D markets have tons of foreign tales regardless of who dominates the hub.


Yes very true...DFW will always have trouble drawing non One World carriers as the DFW area is simply not a draw for international tourists. In contrast, for example, MIA is also a large hub for AA but the airport also draws many non One World carriers (including two that fly A380s) since Miami and South Florida sees a ton of international visitors.
 
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Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:55 pm

I think Berlin would be a possibility but only if the new airport ever opens. If AB can hold on long enough for that to happen and build out the hub they'd planned, then AA or AB would be a distinct possibility. Even if AA were to go it alone, I don't see it happening with TXL/SXF being the option. Oneworld really needs to score a defector in Europe to augment AB, if not replace a dissolved AB, for AA to try new connecting markets. I don't see MUC having enough market without a beyond feed. DUS is probably too small a market even with an AB feed. I could see AA picking up the DUB route, letting EI use it's fleet for a different market not an AA hub.

Some other markets could be a possibility only if AA went back to tagged flights (LYS-GVA, MXP-FCO, DUS-BRU) for example), but they got well away from that years ago.

But maybe a big enough Star or SkyTeam partner could surprise us in establishing a DFW O/D market over a strong hub.
 
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Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:36 am

toxtethogrady wrote:
If nothing else, maybe this will stop the hemorrhaging. KLM gone, Air Berlin never started, and Emirates pulling the A380 were not expected in a community creating as many jobs as Dallas and Fort Worth have.


Let's tap the brakes a bit here. Yes KLM left and Air Berlin scrapped their launch. EK simply took some seats out of the market to right-size the aircraft to the route. Both EY and QR are doing very well on the DFW run, with signs pointing to EY going daily and/or 773 next year. By many accounts, JL will be upgrading to a 77W from a 787 in the near future, and that route is now daily after starting 3 or 4x weekly.

So yes, one seasonal route has gone away. and one European route never materialized, but everything else is doing well. I haven't even mentioned the increased routes and prescence to Mexico with Volaris and Interjet.

I think DFW is doing just fine after a very successful past decade of additions.
 
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Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:42 am

If you run the numbers on a long-haul A380, it's like $16m. :o
I'm hoping there is a cap. That's nuts for airport only money.
 
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Thu Sep 01, 2016 2:01 am

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Munich isn't too far fetched, DEN has LH to MUC and the markets are comparable. While perhaps not likely, it's certainy not a far fetched idea.


I don't think there would be much O/D traffic on DFW-MUC. I don't think there is much on DEN-MUC either, but with UA feed in DEN and LH feed in MUC, there are connection possibilities all over the western US and all over Europe. AA has no alliance partner in MUC and LH has no alliance partner in DFW to fill planes.
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:04 am

Nonstop flights to Rome, Auckland and Johannesburg are on Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s wish list.

To convince airlines to launch flights from these cities, the airport is revamping an incentive program it uses to attract carriers.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/busin ... rylink=cpy
 
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VCEflyboy wrote:
Nonstop flights to Rome, Auckland and Johannesburg are on Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s wish list.

To convince airlines to launch flights from these cities, the airport is revamping an incentive program it uses to attract carriers.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/busin ... rylink=cpy


It seems strange that an airport would pick desired destinations. One might think that was the airline's job. Is this common?
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:21 am

kitplane01 wrote:
VCEflyboy wrote:
Nonstop flights to Rome, Auckland and Johannesburg are on Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s wish list.

To convince airlines to launch flights from these cities, the airport is revamping an incentive program it uses to attract carriers.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/busin ... rylink=cpy


It seems strange that an airport would pick desired destinations. One might think that was the airline's job. Is this common?

Happens all the time. FCO I give the largest chance of happening, AKL far 2nd, and JNB won't happen nonstop with the current generation of commercial aircraft.
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:29 am

Pathetic that a city/metro and airport the size of Dallas has to pimp itself out with such incentives. Obviously they know they can't maintain these services without. Hey DFW, welcome to the world of Pittsburgh. Good job!
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:30 am

If AA does well with LAX-AKL they might consider DFW-AKL they are the only hope with the QF JV but it will be AA operated.
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:50 am

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Pathetic that a city/metro and airport the size of Dallas has to pimp itself out with such incentives. Obviously they know they can't maintain these services without. Hey DFW, welcome to the world of Pittsburgh. Good job!

Ridiculous assessment.

Let's review:

A) number of non-east coast destinations with a nonstop to JNB? Zero.

Why? Because there's no aircraft, extant nor planned, that can actually OPERATE that, and expect to carry a viable payload.

So it'd have to be a 1stop, and that's not a likely proposition for a market with comparatively zilch ties to S.Africa.
Heck, MIA has a larger S.African diaspora than NYC, yet even it doesn't have a nonstop anymore... and it's within range.

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B) Number of non-west coast destinations with a nonstop to AKL? One... IAH.

Why? Two immunized competitors with large hubs on both ends.
AA has no partner based in New Zealand, QF already opps to DFW from their own hub, they're not going to connect people over AKL anymore.

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Lastly, FCO: a market that even LAX, with a CSA three times larger than the DFW metroplex, cannot sustain yearround.
IINM, AA doesn't even do ORD-FCO yearround, and it too is a far larger and more established market than anything from Texas.


So, in summary, what exactly is "pathetic" about an airport offering incentives to perhaps give itself a shot at routes that otherwise have little to no chance of appearing based on purely-market driven forces?
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:08 am

So, in summary, what exactly is "pathetic" about an airport offering incentives to perhaps give itself a shot at routes that otherwise have little to no chance of appearing based on purely-market driven forces?

It's pathetic because true international airports don't have to offer incentives. And especially for "larger" aircraft. This is so typical of Dallas in general. They want to play with the big boys. And will pimp themselves out to do it.
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 5:54 pm

Pbb152 wrote:
It's pathetic because true international airports don't have to offer incentives.

Do you realize that there's not an ounce of truth nor accuracy to that statement?

Or perhaps you don't believe that JFK and MIA are "true international airports" (whatever that's supposed to even mean)?
....because they've offered incentives for certain types of operations in recent times too.
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:12 pm

The only logical airline that I see starting service to DFW is EI. All of the destinations mentioned in the article are unlikely IMO.
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 6:30 pm

Would KIX-DFW be possible with 788? Many years ago AA tried the route with 772 but it didn't work. May be 788 will do the trick?
 
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Pbb152 wrote:
Pathetic that a city/metro and airport the size of Dallas has to pimp itself out with such incentives. Obviously they know they can't maintain these services without. Hey DFW, welcome to the world of Pittsburgh. Good job!


Umm....no, not even remotely accurate.
 
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Sat Sep 03, 2016 8:32 pm

TWA772LR wrote:
kitplane01 wrote:
VCEflyboy wrote:
Nonstop flights to Rome, Auckland and Johannesburg are on Dallas/Fort Worth Airport’s wish list.

To convince airlines to launch flights from these cities, the airport is revamping an incentive program it uses to attract carriers.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/busin ... rylink=cpy


It seems strange that an airport would pick desired destinations. One might think that was the airline's job. Is this common?

Happens all the time. FCO I give the largest chance of happening, AKL far 2nd, and JNB won't happen nonstop with the current generation of commercial aircraft.


As I noted above there are more cities on their list; read the entire article.

Others they are targeting include:"Dublin, Munich, Helsinki and Berlin are on the airport’s target list. as well as Nagoya, Melbourne, Addis Ababa and Nairobi "

Dublin has the best chance of happening, not FCO. Melbourne and Nagoya next. Places like Addis Ababa would go to IAH over DFW if they ever happened, but even that is slim over the next five years.
 
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So, in summary, what exactly is "pathetic" about an airport offering incentives to perhaps give itself a shot at routes that otherwise have little to no chance of appearing based on purely-market driven forces?[/quote]

If a route can not support itself based on market driven forces why should the route be given incentives by an airport?
 
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 4:41 am

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Would KIX-DFW be possible with 788? Many years ago AA tried the route with 772 but it didn't work. May be 788 will do the trick?

AA first flew the route due to a major corporate cargo contract, that they lost at the end of 2001. That, combined with the 9/11 fallout, caused them to drop the route in January 2002. Didn't help that KIX had one of the highest landing fees of any airport in the world at that time.

They tried again in Nov 2005, but had abysmal loads.

If that's the case again, I doubt a 788 would help much. KIX has barely been able to maintain consistent service to even LAX/SFO over the years... though, recent attempts (with 787s + J/Vs on both sides of the ocean) seem to have finally established a lasting operation to both gateways.



dfwjim1 wrote:
If a route can not support itself based on market driven forces why should the route be given incentives by an airport?

For many reasons: first and foremost of which, some airlines may be incentivized to heavily invest in a marginal route if stimulated by subsidy in the beginning, then grow it into something that can stand on its own. RDU-LHR is an example of that.

Another reason is that the direct+indirect income provided by the route may be calculated to be of greater fiscal benefit to a city/state, than a subsidy takes out. LHR-BWI is an example of that.

Plenty of others.
 
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:37 am

winginit wrote:

Brazil is a complete bloodbath right now economically speaking and given the capacity reductions of late it's unlikely that we'd see anything new until the country is turned right side up.


I've heard LATAM is struggling to keep the RASM up from South Florida to Brazil. If that market is taking a hit and capacity reduction, no other market is going to see new capacity.
 
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:16 am

dfwjim1 wrote:
So, in summary, what exactly is "pathetic" about an airport offering incentives to perhaps give itself a shot at routes that otherwise have little to no chance of appearing based on purely-market driven forces?


If a route can not support itself based on market driven forces why should the route be given incentives by an airport?[/quote]

THIS. I don't care if JFK has done this, too. To me, it's a logic fail. If the airline cannot operate the flight profitably based on existing demand, then there's no reason to operate the flight. I'm not sure why this seems to be baffling to people.

I DO get WHY airports do this, though. Because it's the same economic drivers that tell the airline NOT to operate the flight. The airport wants to present more options for travelers. They want to drive additional revenue. They have local businesses that are influential or important to the local economy and the airport is trying to assist or appease those businesses. So they seek to subsidize the flight. The government subsidizes lots of things. In this case, it's at little cost to the taxpayer, per se and rather at the expense of the airport's operating budget.

So I'd say it's...silly, perhaps...but not pathetic, exactly.
 
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Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:50 am

FlyingSicilian wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
kitplane01 wrote:

It seems strange that an airport would pick desired destinations. One might think that was the airline's job. Is this common?

Happens all the time. FCO I give the largest chance of happening, AKL far 2nd, and JNB won't happen nonstop with the current generation of commercial aircraft.


As I noted above there are more cities on their list; read the entire article.

Others they are targeting include:"Dublin, Munich, Helsinki and Berlin are on the airport’s target list. as well as Nagoya, Melbourne, Addis Ababa and Nairobi "

Dublin has the best chance of happening, not FCO. Melbourne and Nagoya next. Places like Addis Ababa would go to IAH over DFW if they ever happened, but even that is slim over the next five years.


DFW to Nairobi - now that is funny!
 
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Re: DFW revamps benefits, aims at FCO AKL JNB

Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:50 am

FlyingSicilian wrote:
TWA772LR wrote:
kitplane01 wrote:

It seems strange that an airport would pick desired destinations. One might think that was the airline's job. Is this common?

Happens all the time. FCO I give the largest chance of happening, AKL far 2nd, and JNB won't happen nonstop with the current generation of commercial aircraft.


As I noted above there are more cities on their list; read the entire article.

Others they are targeting include:"Dublin, Munich, Helsinki and Berlin are on the airport’s target list. as well as Nagoya, Melbourne, Addis Ababa and Nairobi "

Dublin has the best chance of happening, not FCO. Melbourne and Nagoya next. Places like Addis Ababa would go to IAH over DFW if they ever happened, but even that is slim over the next five years.


DFW to Nairobi - now that is funny!
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:54 pm

Pbb152 wrote:
So, in summary, what exactly is "pathetic" about an airport offering incentives to perhaps give itself a shot at routes that otherwise have little to no chance of appearing based on purely-market driven forces?

It's pathetic because true international airports don't have to offer incentives. And especially for "larger" aircraft. This is so typical of Dallas in general. They want to play with the big boys. And will pimp themselves out to do it.


That seems to be the business model. Offer incentives and attract airlines and business that otherwise wouldn't look twice. The region has no other natural advantages.
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Tue Sep 06, 2016 4:00 pm

toxtethogrady wrote:
Pbb152 wrote:
So, in summary, what exactly is "pathetic" about an airport offering incentives to perhaps give itself a shot at routes that otherwise have little to no chance of appearing based on purely-market driven forces?

It's pathetic because true international airports don't have to offer incentives. And especially for "larger" aircraft. This is so typical of Dallas in general. They want to play with the big boys. And will pimp themselves out to do it.


That seems to be the business model. Offer incentives and attract airlines and business that otherwise wouldn't look twice. The region has no other natural advantages.


What natural advantages are you speaking of? Be specific as possible
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Tue Sep 06, 2016 8:14 pm

If the incentives are good enough to offset the yields, AA should definitely try a 5w DFW-FCO. Volume will not be a problem as this will attract plenty of mission/church related traffic that usually consist of larger groups. Feed from Mexico will also help.
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:14 pm

SATexan wrote:
If the incentives are good enough to offset the yields, AA should definitely try a 5w DFW-FCO. Volume will not be a problem as this will attract plenty of mission/church related traffic that usually consist of larger groups. Feed from Mexico will also help.


What a fine use of limited airport money. Subsidizing mission trips for Waxahachie Baptist Church.
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Wed Sep 07, 2016 5:44 am

Brewfangrb wrote:
THIS. I don't care if JFK has done this, too. To me, it's a logic fail. If the airline cannot operate the flight profitably based on existing demand, then there's no reason to operate the flight.

Well, it's a good thing no airline's consulting you then.... as there's quite a few flights that have developed into successful standalones that were launched with the help of massive subsidy/funding/incentives to attract the airline and sustain the initial growth.


Brewfangrb wrote:
I'm not sure why this seems to be baffling to people.

Easy: because it's something that might sound great in an ideological debate over free-market purity, but that has no actual bearing on the real-world structure of competitive operations.
 
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Re: DFW Tweaking Incentives to Lure More Intl Flights

Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:29 pm

Well, it's a good thing no airline's consulting you then.... as there's quite a few flights that have developed into successful standalones that were launched with the help of massive subsidy/funding/incentives to attract the airline and sustain the initial growth.


Massive? I'd be interested in some examples, at least on U.S. routes. This is a pretty rich incentive program for an airport--most are capped, and the I'm not aware of any programs in the double digits of millions per year. Not saying there aren't any, but they are by far the exception rather than the rule. Even this one would need 4-5 new longhaul routes like the BCN example in the Star-Telegram operating essentially all year to top $10 million.

If you're talking about direct subsidies from travel banks, chambers of commerce, State of Maryland, company revenue guarantees--that's completely different from an airport incentive program like the one for DFW being talked about here that's highly regulated by the FAA and are at many airports subject to contentious negotiations--directly or indirectly--with airline tenants.

Back-of-the-envelope with the BCN example from the newspaper:

$1.50 per route ASM * 226 seats * 5,195 miles *1.25 bonus = $2.20m ($2.28m quoted in article--I'm unsure how that was calculated)

Annual operating expenses assuming a $0.05 direct CASM (purely a guess, highly dependent upon airline, aircraft, etc):

$0.05 CASM * 226 seats * 5,195 miles * 2 (for roundtrip) * 365 operating days per year = $42.85m, so essentially a 5.1% subsidy,

or about the same as the airport operating costs for the year assuming a $30 international CPE, which is about the average for a gateway airport like DFW:

$30 CPE * 226 seats * 0.80 load factor * 360 operating days per year = $1.95m (compare with $2.20m calculated above), so essentially the same as waiving airport fees for a year, which is what most airports target. In fact, I believe any incentives would be limited by FAA regulation to the amounts paid to DFW, plus an allowance for direct marketing expenses, because otherwise would be revenue diversion. Any incentives would be limited to 2 years at most. If anyone is interested in the details, see https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_compliance/media/air-carrier-incentive-2010.pdf--see page 17, which contains the capping at payments to DFW concept.

(BTW enilria, I can't come to the same result ($16m) for your A380 estimate:

$1.50 per route ASM * 550 seats * 8,000 miles *1.25 bonus = $8.20m . . . looks like you multiplied by 2 for 2-way but the example cited in the article and confirmed by DFW is 1-way. In any case, it should be capped to airport payments if revenue diversion rules apply.)

That said, "massive" is another one of those overused words that has lost its original meaning, especially when it comes to degree. So maybe you do mean a 5% subsidy capped at two years to be "massive." I doubt long-haul network airlines will go that far out of their way to squeeze much blood out of that turnip, absent political reasons, or a "best of the worst" option. Will they say no if offered? Of course not. Will it entice an airline at the margin that is evaluating multiple airports with similar pro formas? Sure. But likely not the deciding factor, at least not for a politically controlled or non-financially stable airline.

Naturally, all of these nuances get lost in the marketing and self promotion. If anything, what's innovative here is that DFW translated the program into an ASM-based language that may be more intuitive for airlines.

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