BA LHR-JFK worlds most lucrative route.

Reply

Old Aug 14, 19, 12:10 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 109
BA LHR-JFK worlds most lucrative route.

Interesting article from Forbes. Maybe common knowledge here but some new information for me so Iíd thought Iíd post. Mods please move if there is another thread on this, did not find one.

BAís LHR-JFK route is worth $ 1.16 billion in revenue each year. Top 10 of most lucrative routes in this Forbes Article

jeroen100 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 12:58 pm
  #2  
 
Join Date: Feb 2018
Posts: 126
Eagerly waiting for JetBlue to shake things up in the premium cabin market.
APUBleed is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:08 pm
  #3  
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: YYC
Programs: BA bronze, Aeroplan peon
Posts: 3,792
It has been posted and discussed before, I think ~ a year ago? The search wasn't working for me, but I know it has been posted here before.
Jagboi is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:10 pm
  #4  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brighton. UK
Programs: BA Gold / VS /IHG Platinum & Ambassador
Posts: 10,321
Originally Posted by APUBleed View Post
Eagerly waiting for JetBlue to shake things up in the premium cabin market.
Only if they get some LHR or LGW slots ...
UKtravelbear is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:11 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Programs: BAEC Bronze, Honors Diamond
Posts: 327
Originally Posted by Jagboi View Post
I has been posted and discussed before, I think ~ a year ago? The search wasn't working for me, but I know it has been posted here before.
This is a new article based on updated stats. But from what I remember of the discussion Iím sure many of the previous points will still hold.
lcylocal is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:12 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: London(ish)
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 367
Originally Posted by Jagboi View Post
I has been posted and discussed before, I think ~ a year ago? The search wasn't working for me, but I know it has been posted here before.
An August 2019 article was posted a year ago?

By chance do you know the lottery numbers for Friday? Feel free to PM me.
nancypants and AJA_ like this.
eugegall is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:15 pm
  #7  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brighton. UK
Programs: BA Gold / VS /IHG Platinum & Ambassador
Posts: 10,321
Originally Posted by eugegall View Post
An August 2019 article was posted a year ago?

By chance do you know the lottery numbers for Friday? Feel free to PM me.
No there was a similar article a year ago which I do recall was discussed here. And no doubt similar articles in previous years as well
UKtravelbear is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:15 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: BOS
Programs: BA Silver
Posts: 6,445
Originally Posted by APUBleed View Post
Eagerly waiting for JetBlue to shake things up in the premium cabin market.
Any news on that?

Very much hoping for a BOS service too
Jimmie76 and scolbath like this.
Cap'n Benj is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:17 pm
  #9  
Moderator, Iberia Airlines, Airport Lounges, and Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Programs: BA Lifetime Gold; Flying Blue Life Platinum; LH Sen.; Hilton Diamond; Kemal Kebabs Prized Customer
Posts: 39,363
Each year OAG find a nice quiet time to put out their figures, based on fares, seats and frequencies. The numbers and routes don't change much. Then a number of journalists, on a slow day with most of the information already spponfed to them, come up with a similar story. Now a more incisive piece of journalism would be to go a few steps beyond this, and for example consider India <-> USA, or whether advertised fares are that related to actual revenues, but that would be hard work....

Here is a similar version from last year.
https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a8439106.html
chongcao, YacozA, Ldnn1 and 3 others like this.
corporate-wage-slave is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:18 pm
  #10  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Falkirk, Scotland,VS Red, BA Gold, HH Diamond,UK Amex Plat
Programs: Master of the Privy Purse des Muccis
Posts: 12,814
2018 figures

Hi,

Here is the 2018 BA flyertalk post as jagboi and others have mentioned

Highest revenue airline routes in the world


Regards


TBS
The _Banking_Scot is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:18 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: NT Australia
Programs: QF gold-> platinum
Posts: 1,146
Probably a stupid question but does this mean thatís AA JFK-LHR (and vv) is not one of the 10 most profitable, or are they only allowing one airline to be in the top 10 most profitable on each route?
nancypants is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:21 pm
  #12  
Moderator, Iberia Airlines, Airport Lounges, and Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Programs: BA Lifetime Gold; Flying Blue Life Platinum; LH Sen.; Hilton Diamond; Kemal Kebabs Prized Customer
Posts: 39,363
Originally Posted by nancypants View Post
Probably a stupid question but does this mean thatís AA JFK-LHR (and vv) is not one of the 10 most profitable, or are they only allowing one airline to be in the top 10 most profitable on each route?
Tha nature of the Joint Business is that very few are destined to know that, and the OAG methodology certainly won't show that up. Again if a journalist wanted to find some real news they could perhaps delve into this a bit more deeply, but one clue is that while AA has tried to move international routes from NYC to PHL, this is one route they haven't touched.
Andriyko, YacozA and nancypants like this.
corporate-wage-slave is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:23 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: NT Australia
Programs: QF gold-> platinum
Posts: 1,146
Originally Posted by corporate-wage-slave View Post
Tha nature of the Joint Business is that very few are destined to know that, and the OAG methodology certainly won't show that up. Again if a journalist wanted to find some real news they could perhaps delve into this a bit more deeply, but one clue is that while AA has tried to move international routes from NYC to PHL, this is one route they haven't touched.
and presumably the same logic stands for all the other routes eg SYD-MEL?
nancypants is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:27 pm
  #14  
Moderator, Iberia Airlines, Airport Lounges, and Ambassador, British Airways Executive Club
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Programs: BA Lifetime Gold; Flying Blue Life Platinum; LH Sen.; Hilton Diamond; Kemal Kebabs Prized Customer
Posts: 39,363
Originally Posted by nancypants View Post


and presumably the same logic stands for all the other routes eg SYD-MEL?
Actually I could pull the whole article apart quite quickly. It's making a heck of a lot of assumptions (see last year's FT thread). I've no doubt that JFK is a very nice little earner for BA, but >USD 1bn gross revenue before tax and depreciation? I somewhat doubt it.
nancypants likes this.
corporate-wage-slave is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Aug 14, 19, 1:41 pm
  #15  
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Kiev, Ukraine
Programs: Mucci, BA Gold, PS, HHonors Lifetime Diamond
Posts: 6,106
Originally Posted by APUBleed View Post
Eagerly waiting for JetBlue to shake things up in the premium cabin market.
Oh, but even if JetBlue succeeds, the 'shaking up' won't be in the direction that most here expect. Once long-haul flying has been 'no frilled,' there will be no turning back. The I-would-pay-a-little-bit-more-for-a-better-service group will start moaning that the stupid general public accept the inferior seat and poor catering in return for cheaper prices. JetBlue will not be entering the market to make BA or AA or UA or DL introduce showers or bars or spas on the plane... The shaking up will not be to many people's liking here.

Last edited by Andriyko; Aug 14, 19 at 2:34 pm Reason: Spelling
Andriyko is offline  
Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Search this Thread