Sign in to follow this  
Guest WAW

Embraer vs. Airbus/Boeing on Short haul routes

Recommended Posts

Just thought of a good question, what makes an airline choose a RJ oriented company over a "major" company when it comes to short haul routes. Specifically a European airline, just to put into perspective the kind of routes being flown. If you are gettting high load factors (i.e. mid 80's or higher), what is keeping you from getting for example a A330 instead of a ERJ or CRJ for short/medium routes (i.e. London - Frankfurt). Some of the obvious reasons :1) Operating Costs2) Fuel Costs3) Cost of unused parts4) Pilot Training5) MX Training6) MAYBE FA TrainingAlso, some other reasons such as :1) Lost revenue from unsold seats (if you miss the upper 90's on more than one flight)2) More flights - More selection - More convinience for pax3) Less fuel being used (dependent on the number of heavies that would be bought)4) More Advertising for the AirlineMight have missed a few, but did I generally get the reasons right? I'm in Air Transport in college so I'm into the Business side of things now.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Help AVSIM continue to serve you!
Please donate today!

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this