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Why is it more profitable to use WBs on short haul routes?


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natemcd97

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Hi, I'm new to AE so maybe this is a dumb question.

 

Let's say I have one 767-200ER. I'm based in IST so we can consider a short-haul flight to RUH and a long-haul flight to LAX. If we use all the plane's hours on the IST-RUH flight, the plane makes $370k profit per day. If we do it on the IST-LAX flight, it makes only $260k daily. What is the reason to even have long-haul service if a WB plane makes you more money on short-haul routes?

 

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Hey, I don't post much here so sorry if I seem dumb but what do you mean exactly by WBs? Haven't heard one used that acronym before.

 

Anyways for short haul routes, using a 767-200ER is likely to give more profit than long haul because of competiton as well as fuel cost. If you fly a longer route you pay more in fuel, however the ticket prices are much higher. But add in competition and it makes it difficult to make a profit. That's why I tend to use Lockheeds for Short haul routes as they generate about 300-500k depending on the route haha

 

If you were to use a wide-body aircraft use them on routes that have not as much competition and have load factors at or near 100% with the ticket prices being the highest you can make without losing any pax 



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Hey, I don't post much here so sorry if I seem dumb but what do you mean exactly by WBs? Haven't heard one used that acronym before.
 
Anyways for short haul routes, using a 767-200ER is likely to give more profit than long haul because of competiton as well as fuel cost. If you fly a longer route you pay more in fuel, however the ticket prices are much higher. But add in competition and it makes it difficult to make a profit. That's why I tend to use Lockheeds for Short haul routes as they generate about 300-500k depending on the route haha
 
If you were to use a wide-body aircraft use them on routes that have not as much competition and have load factors at or near 100% with the ticket prices being the highest you can make without losing any pax


Okay WBs is obviously wide bodies right? Why are you scolding him for using it? I mean anyone can guess and I’m pretty sure it has been used before.

All aircraft are more profitable on domestic routes, but require more gates per unit of profit as compared to long haul. This is important if your airport is running out of gates (i had an airline bfr it ran out of gates in my 200 gate terminal got so franctic until I quit the game)

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Okay WBs is obviously wide bodies right? Why are you scolding him for using it? I mean anyone can guess and I’m pretty sure it has been used before.

All aircraft are more profitable on domestic routes, but require more gates per unit of profit as compared to long haul. This is important if your airport is running out of gates (i had an airline bfr it ran out of gates in my 200 gate terminal got so franctic until I quit the game)

I wasn't aware WBs meant wide bodies and I wasn't trying to scold him, I found it interesting that he used that acronym before. I normally just hear people say Wide Bodies.

 

By saying all aircraft are profitable would you include helicopters? Cause They're hardly profitable.






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