Does domestic routes generates more passenger then international routes when each connects same demanding airports like between 9 and 10 bars?
Does setting a longer distance between two airports also decrease passenger demand?
As a newbie, I am really struggling to find profitable routes which can give decent profit.
I read through "AS for beginners - an attempted blog" and researched best I could to find good place to start.
But place like Cuba, Fiji or Vanuatu, Pacific Islands came to best choice I reckoned so I leased ATR and set up daily flights to major domestic routes and LET 410 to minor places like one return flights a week. That what I found from own research of successful small island airlines.
I have also tried to start in China, EU and North America. It was also unsuccessful. I couldn't judge which route is in demands. I look up ORS to see how booking situations looks and go through well settled airlines at the place that I am interested. But nothing really give me clear clue.
I tired also to have 0, 6, 12, 0 or 3, 9, 15, 21 connecting arrival and departure waves in scheduling but I get no connecting passengers or like a few 1 or 2 people. It could something to do with overall rating of the connecting flights. I have above 90 ratings with 100% price by tweaking seat and service config with very low company image at the beginning. But connecting flights in ORS have got only below 50 always.
I have tried set best seat, service config to get hight rating with minimum costs. Even If I found reasonable route to set I needed to have above 90 rating to be in place to get pax booked to flights. I had to use really good seat config which significantly reduce total seat counts, and also providing minimum full rating 5 outta 5 in flight service for the distance that I am setting up. After all this, when even flight get fully booked I get like near 0% profit margin.
Is any experienced user willing to tutor me through Airlinesim? I am seeking my master tutor to go through Airlinsim together and I can learn from.
I would like to learn to start a small business in Pacific Islands or in a low populated country, where there is no domestic competitor. And learn how simulation really works.