convair wrote: ↑01 Apr 2018, 19:48
Homo Aeroportus wrote: ↑01 Apr 2018, 13:14
Pax bound to JFK and YYZ could probably be taken care of by other airlines.
No doubt about that, but it's sad to see SN becoming a virtual airline on TAtl routes.
Let's not exaggerate either, the OTP is definitely not great and should be improved (nobody is denying that), but it's not like flying SN gives you an exponentially higher chance of having your flight cancelled.
Just some basic statistics from Flightstats for the latest available reference period (15Jan - 15Mar):
SN501: 0 cancelled, 1 diverted, 56% on time
SN502: 1 cancelled (2%), 74% on time
SN551: 2 cancelled (5%), 61% on time
SN552: 2 cancelled (5%), 84% on time
Some comparison from BRU:
DL43: 0 cancelled, 63% on time
DL42: 0 cancelled, 68% on time
UA998: 0 cancelled, 89% on time
UA999: 0 cancelled, 66% on time
AC833: 0 cancelled, 58% on time
AC832: 0 cancelled, 67% on time
UA951: 0 cancelled, 74% on time
UA950: 0 cancelled, 73% on time
So yes the amount of cancellations is clearly higher and the on time performance out of BRU is bad, but it's not that much out of the ordinary either when comparing with other BRU TATL flights. Ok I admit this is just a few months, but it still gives an idea.
The fleet is being renewed and in the meantime this summer there will be more back-up capacity thanks to OO-SFC. That doesn't mean the work is done, but at least its ongoing.