Capacity doesn't matter passengers and aircraft movements are the rule of thumb in this business.
What on god's green earth are you talking about? I sure hope you don't work in this business, because PROFIT
is the singular rule of thumb in this business and all businesses. In the case of commercial aviation that's followed by revenue expressed as RASM and cost. Want evidence of that? Read through Delta's most recent earning's call transcript
. See any mention of the specific number of passengers carried or aircraft movements? You don't, but what you do see are countless mentions of CAPACITY
Yes but that reduced Asia capacity was moved away from Detroit. They should have added a second flight at Detroit just like they did at ATL on the ICN route. They have moved so much traffic to Asia from Detroit to Atlanta by adding PVG and ICN when they down gauged from the 747 to the A350 again
Clearly that capacity was better deployed out of ATL, and ever wonder why that might be? For starters, let's look at WCAA's 2017 Approved Budget
, Page 33: Cost per Enplanement to the Airlines
See where ATL is on WCAA's own graph compared to DTW? And you're blaming Delta for moving that capacity? Get real, read up, wise up, and direct your whining appropriately.
all hurting the bottom line at Detroit. You can chose capacity if you like but I chose aircraft movements and passenger counts do you happen to have those numbers.
I do have those numbers via MIDT, but since you've mentioned that those are the metrics you choose to base your claims on I assume you do as well right? Or is it, as I suspect, that while those are the metrics you choose to benchmark against you don't even have access to them and thus just make claims without any data?
Capacity doesn't mean anything if your not committed to putting people in those seats
Probably the most staggering comment of your entire post, which is saying something. To think that Delta, or any airline for that matter, isn't targeting 100% paid load factors at yields that are profitable is just further evidence that you have virtually no experience or insights into this industry.
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