Does A380 work as profitably compared to a 737 or A320 on short haul routes like Doha-Dubai?
A380 on Short Haul Routes
Posted 07 December 2022 - 05:44 AM
Posted 07 December 2022 - 07:20 AM
Posted 07 December 2022 - 09:20 AM
If the demand is high then there is no problem. I think during the play on Rdelta last round i used to put my 747-400D and several other large airplanes such as MD-11 and B77E on a 48x daily flights (336x weekly or basically, 2 flights every hours) between HND and CTS.
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Posted 07 December 2022 - 05:40 PM
but that was a 747 400 D, or 747 Domestic, which is optimised for shorthaul routes
Posted 07 December 2022 - 10:47 PM
Yes, also add more flights than the demand suggest. Preferably 10x the amount of the demand.
Posted 08 December 2022 - 03:39 PM
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Posted 11 December 2022 - 04:05 AM
The extremely high leasing + running costs can become a problem if you get into a price war but if the demand is there then yes it can work. I've got a small number of A380s on short haul myself at the moment.
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Posted 30 January 2023 - 01:23 AM
If you get into a pricing war, the incredibly high lease and operating expenses can become a concern, but if there is demand, it can work. I currently have a modest number of A380s on short haul.
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