[QUOTE=Johnny Aussie;5730533Similar to March - the increase in sun-flying has really increased Int'l despite the loss of LH.[/QUOTE]
Originally Posted by cyeg66
April stats published. Wow. International, ironically, doing well ever since LH pulled out.
LH pulling out did not have that big of an impact on the market because LH was not carrying that many passengers. Loads in the front cabins (First and Business) were terrible and LH has 63 fewer economy seats than AC on comparable aircraft (compare LH 333 with an AC 333).
Also consider the gross effect on LH pullout was 3% of international passengers. Further AC increased capacity to account for another 1.5 percentage points. THe net effect of LH pullout was to remove a lot of empty seat capacity from ther YYC international market.
I suspect a BA pullout followed by return of weekly charter or two would have the same effect on YYC international passengers.