# How to work out other airlines' load percentages

Decided I would share this little formula, keep in mind that this only works on airlines that are a maximum of 1 month old.

So a new airline starts-possibly competition  and you want to know his load factor? well it isn't displayed, but we can work it out.

1. Go to the airline's "info page" and on the right should be a box saying "general statistics", remember the number.

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2. Now click the "facts and figures" tab and add together these numbers, remember this number also.

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(May want to get a calculator by now)

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3. Divide the number you got in step 1 by the number in step 2 (In other words, the passengers transported divided by the total amount of seats offered)

If you are doing this correctly then the number will always be smaller than 1

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Now simply multiply by 100

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and round to 2 decimal points (if you want to...)

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and there it is!  :D

If there is demand, then I will create a thread showing how to calculate your predicted revenue/profit for the current week by using your seat load factor.

There is a possibility to calculate Load for any airline not just 1 month old.

Go to Information --> Statistics --> Enterprises passengers/week --> find the airline you are interest in --> Then go to Enterprises passengers capacity/week --> Divide two numbers and you get an accurate measure for seat load factor

Sure, yet the pure seat load factor wont tell you much if anything about how well an airline is doing.

Simple example:

A's flying an A321 stuffed with 220 seats for 100\$/ticket. He sells 180 tickets.

B's fyling an A321 with 160 comfort seats for 100\$/ticket. He naturally only sells 160 tickets.

A has a load factor of 82%

B has a load factor of 100%

Who's doing better?

Depends. A is making more money. B has a higher ORS rating. Or maybe not. Depends on whether they are flying to the same airports, and many other factors. Can't really make a determination on how another airline is doing unless you own stock in their company and can really look at their information.

Then look at their prices on the ORS + the indication id it's a fully booked flight or not

Sure, yet the pure seat load factor wont tell you much if anything about how well an airline is doing.

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Hi,

with all due respect, I think the seat load factor gives a pretty good idea of how an airline is doing.

Obviously there are many other factors like weekly profit margin, pricing policy, age of the fleet, number of maintenance categories, profitability of the planes, sort of routes, whatever. But seat load is usually the first thing I check when I analyse another airline.

After all, not that many airlines install ecoplus seats and sell them at half the price they could sell them for. And by the way, remember the discussions about the changed AGEX... it was all about seat loads  ;-)

Jan

Hi,

with all due respect, I think the seat load factor gives a pretty good idea of how an airline is doing.

Obviously there are many other factors like weekly profit margin, pricing policy, age of the fleet, number of maintenance categories, profitability of the planes, sort of routes, whatever. But seat load is usually the first thing I check when I analyse another airline.

After all, not that many airlines install ecoplus seats and sell them at half the price they could sell them for. And by the way, remember the discussions about the changed AGEX... it was all about seat loads  ;-)

Jan