Old Oct 16, 19, 6:37 am
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Originally Posted by STS-134 View Post
Can't the MAX groundings explain this? First, CASM is down (slightly) due to low fuel prices. And with the MAX grounded, flights have been canceled and the remaining flights have a higher load factor, hence PRASM is up a bit.
MAX grounding doesn't really help.. the planes are just siting on the ground generating expenses (amortization if nothing else) and earning nothing. If grounding the fleet was more profitable they wouldn't buy in the first place
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