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Robbie86
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Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:54 am

Of all long-haul routes there is, which one is most profitable? My bet goes with LHR-JFK, LHR-NRT, NRT-JFK or CDG-NRT. Anyone know the answer or does anyone have any other guesses?
 
Mortyman
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RE: Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:56 am

Maybe

London - Los Angeles - Auckland ( Air New Zealand )


But I don't know
 
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RE: Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:08 pm



Quoting Robbie86 (Thread starter):
My bet goes with LHR-JFK,

Surely there is too much competition on this route. On the other hand it does have a lot of premium traffic, but my guess would go with the competition driving prices down too much. For the most profitable you must surely want a route with lots of premium traffic and not much competition. Could it be one of Quantas's trans pacific routes?
 
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RE: Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:11 pm

I would have guessed JFK -- LHR or LHR -- ORD as both are huge biz destinations. Would the pre-priced corporate contracts enter in? I would also think IAH would figure in as valuable, because of all the corportate contracts.

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RE: Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:12 pm

I'd throw LAX-SYD in there, but we won't be able to quantify a real winner.
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kubik
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RE: Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:13 pm

Hi everyone,

I might be very wrong but my guess would be LHR - HKG there are always very good loads on those flights.

Kubik
 
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RE: Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:14 pm

Qantas must be earning an absolute packet on the only direct Melbourne - Los Angeles service going by the exorbitant ticket prices.
 
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RE: Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:16 pm

One of most profitable routes here in Spain is the Madrid - Buenos Aires.

There are two daily flights of Iberia, Aerolineas Argentinas and daily of Air Europa counting some not daily of Air Comet.

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jaysan
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RE: Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:17 pm

Are we considering revenue generated by cargo as well?
 
Robbie86
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RE: Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 12:47 pm



Quoting Jaysan (Reply 8):
Are we considering revenue generated by cargo as well?

I had passenger serviced routes in mind  Smile
 
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RE: Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 10:56 pm



Quoting Maddog888 (Reply 2):
Quantas's

Say again?



I would think a route such as JFK-LHR should be quite profitable, but it isn´t due to the huge amounts of competition.

The most profitable routes are those in which a near monopoly exists, such as SCL/EZE to SYD via AKL for example. Fares and loads extremely high.
 
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RE: Which's The Most Profitable Long-haul Route?

Sat Apr 26, 2008 11:49 pm



Quoting Kubik (Reply 5):
I might be very wrong but my guess would be LHR - HKG there are always very good loads on those flights.

Full flights and profitability are often not very closely related. It's easy to fill every seat and still lose money. The most profitable routes are normally those with a high proportion of premium class passengers which is why JFK-LHR is normally considered as one of the more profitable routes. If not mistaken, at one time BA's most profitable longhaul route was LHR-LOS (Lagos, Nigeria). I doubt that's the case now.

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