|Quoting Shnoob940 (Thread starter):|
Hi everyone, just wondering, what are your opinions on SYD-ISA and return. Do you think it could be a profitable route (QF does it although you have to fly via BNE)
|Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 4):|
it was an Ansett only destination,
|Quoting eaglefarm4 (Reply 6):|
It used to be a 727 route by both carriers .Germuser is correct.
|Quoting ditzyboy (Reply 3):|
I wonder if Airnorth could make such a route work ex-ISA 2-3pw. With QFLink codeshare of course.
|Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 7):|
actually to go back further there were even 727s
flying at one point to other capitals other than BNE
|Quoting Shnoob940 (Reply 13):|
I can't say I am willing to pay $838 AUD to fly to ISA and back.
|Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 16):|
I believe one of the issues with ISA is the traffic is very tidal, which means that the popular directions need to be more expensive to make up for the lack of traffic in the reverse direction
|Quoting thegeek (Reply 15):|
Why so negative? Just because it hasn't been flown before doesn't mean there isn't a (highly) profitable market.
|Quoting gemuser (Reply 18):|
UNLESS the has been some major change within the market
|Quoting rowan1mck (Reply 19):|
That's exactly what Virgin Australia is about.
|Quoting Lufthansa (Reply 12):|
Well i knew about Darwin but I was under the impression there
was the odd melbourne and sydney service,
|Quoting gemuser (Reply 18):|
Yes it does, unless something has changed significant way. If a market was not profitable under the two airline policy, it's not going to profitable today UNLESS the has been some major change within the market. AFAIK there has not been sufficient mining or tourist or anything expansion around ISA to justify a non stop to SYD or MEL.
Remember BNE is the state capital and major business centre for ISA, that also draws a lot of traffic.
|Quoting thegeek (Reply 23):|
Regarding the two airlines days, back in those days if you wanted to fly between BNE and ADL you had to go via SYD or MEL. By your logic BNE-ADL flights would be unprofitable, unless I am missing something.
|Quoting mal787 (Reply 14):|
|Quoting gemuser (Reply 24):|
No, by my logic BNE-ADL flights would have been unprofitable in Two Airline policy days, which they were or they would have been operated.
|Quoting thegeek (Reply 26):|
That such flights would have been profitable but were not operated because without the competitor operating them, there was no reason to operate them as passengers still have no choice but to go via SYD or MEL on either airline.
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