yowza wrote:It's crazy to see how much Norwegian plays in the market which a few short years ago would have been 100% unthinkable. Do, however, spend a few seconds to examine the doublespeak. The biggest foreign airline would be Air Canada but the article sticks "transatlantic" in there BUUUUUT not all DY pax ex-JFK are flying transatlantic. Let's not forget 6 weekly flights to both FDF and PTP. So with some simple back of the napkin math, this claim can be shown to be demonstrably false.
2 destinations * 186 seats per flight * 2 sectors (in/out) * 0.25 load factor * 6 flights a week * 52 weeks yields = 58,032 pax carried
So if JFK-FDF-JFK and JFK-PTP-JFK are running at just 25% LF then BA still has the upper hand in what is already an idiotic comparison because 1.67M-58k < 1.63M.
I believe the flights you are mentioning are seasonal and are flown in the autumn / winter months and not July, but I could be wrong.