dc10lover wrote:To help bring in even more Revenue and make more Profits?
FriscoHeavy wrote:dc10lover wrote:To help bring in even more Revenue and make more Profits?
No. If it was that lucrative, they'd focus on it more. The topic is discussed all the time on here and the consensus is that for most airlines, cargo only makes up about 2-3% of revenue. Nothing to sneeze at, but nothing earth shattering either. There are a handful of airlines where cargo makes up a slightly larger percentage of revenue, but not by much.
So no, airlines shouldn't put a higher concentration on cargo.
eta unknown wrote:The above carriers are more exceptions to the norm- for most carriers concentrating more on cargo isn't worth it especially with current yields. I remember years ago BA experimented with a 747-200F and got rid of it surprisingly quickly- it just wasn't worth it.
PatrickZ80 wrote:From what I understand, cargo pays like shit. Yealds are really low.
This is exactly the reason most LCCs aren't interested in cargo. It increases the aircraft weight and therefor fuel burn and it takes time to load and unload which increases turnaround times. That would cost so much money that the income from cargo can't cover it, they'd make a loss on their cargo operations.
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