Mr Boeing that indeed what I meant to say..MR_Boeing wrote:The BAe aircraft are owned by SN, if they are grounded like they were since 2008 or flying back-up flights, that doesn't matter I would say.
An paid plane which don't fly don't cost money but don't make money indeed !
But a back-up plane which got a new interior,new livery, need to fly intra-continental for maintenance, pilots who's cost a lot more money over there, because they need to live in very hard and expensive place... do cost money and this isn't free... ! This must all be paid continously AND before...
Ticketprices don't mean a thing, one word : Ryanair ! or two : SN - european..MR_Boeing wrote:But did you already see ticket prices of Korongo? When they started they had a 'promotion' fare of what 399 or 499 euro, don't remember exactly, but the bottom line is the same, that's quite some money for a route FBM-FIH. You can fly from Europe to New York for such prices.
I assume Korongo doesn't need a loadfactor of let's say 70% to break-even on their flights.
It's all about LF as anywhere else..
People need to fly, so good loadfactors indeed, but did any of us saw some facts !
What's really going on over there ? Does anybody real know this.. good following pax view,SN view,shareholders view..
450 euro to fly such a 'easy' route is good regarding fuel, but flying isn't it all..promotion,catering,luggage,..
maybe this isn't that pricey all over there but what can a Korongo expect flying for 450 euro's,kLight or kFlex?
Does anybody know what they can expect ?
I do believe it can be a Goldmine but let's face facts.. free planes don't exist,.. they cost when they fly ..MR_Boeing wrote:Europe is easy to operate on the operational side, but a disaster looking at the financial side. Congo can be a financial gold mine for SN/Korongo, but is operationally a very difficult market.
so WHEN will Korongo be break-even,that's was my question.
This in the light that Korongo is a daughter of SN and the mother is struggling to survive and her other children will suffer over here next summer..
Maybe it's a hard statement I make here, but what I want to say,.. is anybody over here who knows what's real going on over there ?
I know they believe in the project,the next 737 proves this,.. but with the situation of SN today..
Seeing forward for some reactions ( no FR point / SN bashing over here please ,not my view on this )