Thank you AVTCLE good stuff.
The fares to YYZ are positively ridiculous I'm sure that AC is very happy with those loads. It has to be-- by a long way-- the most expensive route out of CLE.
I remember saying how crummy loads were to NYC in the winter. Never thought of NYC has much of a seasonal route but it is.
Still a head scratcher that UA gave up on BOS, their loads were excellent until they did, and DL seems to have not missed a beat-- and in fact Delta now has new one stop options to Europe that surely hurt UA-- because BOS is a more reliable connecting airport than EWR.
I don't see how ULCC's make money on routes with loads approaching 80%. CLE-MSY and BOS on NK, CLE CHS on F9, CLE SAV, BNA, ORF on Allegiant, they are light loads for ULCC. For the most part F9 and NK routes have excellent loads.
I also don't see why DL keeps BDL and RDU, these loads have always been light. Somehow they dropped IND after a very short time, yet these two are worth keeping? I'l take it I use both of them but I feel like the routes are living on borrowed time.
just to give some contexts to Q2 numbers on BOS-CLE.
CityPairDist Carrier Board AvgFare NSFare ConnFare% NS PerFlightDepartures LF Yield
BOSCLE 563 B6 48896 162.33 162.33 0 100.00% 100.2 568 85.93% 139.49
BOSCLE 563 DL 30514 162.27 160.16 195.59 94.06% 75.9 466 86.22% 138.1
And this is from a year ago
BOSCLE 563 B6 46235 159.22 159.22 0 100.00% 100.8 512 89.60% 142.66
BOSCLE 563 UA 18648 213.11 212.64 215.73 84.73% 50.5 404 91.39% 194.33
Yes, UA was using a smaller aircraft so had higher cost, but their yield was 41% higher than what DL got. Pretty hard to make the case that somehow DL did not miss a beat here.
And here is CLE-FLL. This is probably a break even kind of route for B6. They are definitely not exiting this route.
FLLCLE 1062 B6 24159 150.43 149.83 292.57 99.59% 150.8 182 88.03% 131.9
FLLCLE 1062 NK 34192 65.83 65.9 64.4 95.17% 182 209 89.87% 59.22
FLLCLE 1062 UA 8361 181.09 172.72 210.26 77.70% 179 56 83.41% 144.07