Midwestindy wrote:klm617 wrote:Midwestindy wrote:
I guess you are going to shocked when I tell you the O&D between Lagos and Houston is larger than the O&D between Houston and Frankfurt, Tokyo, Seoul, Singapore, Mumbai, Beijing, Buenos Aires, need I mention anymore?
If that were the case where is the flight to cater to that traffic.
Dude, UA was running it until 2016 at 80%+ LF.
I honestly don't know why you engage in these conversations when you don't know what you are talking about.
O&D was not the problem, Nigeria had its worst economic crisis in 30 years during 2016, and UA had difficulty collecting money from ticket sales. This was because Nigeria restricted the amount of money that could be moved abroad during their recession, because their US currency reserves were depleted. The country ended up owing airlines like UA about $575 million...UA wasn't the only airline that pulled out IB did as well. Obviously the economy has recovered or DL wouldn't be adding JFK-LOS
Loaf factor does not equate to a route being profitable.