I want the inside on how the commercial air industry works!
October 22, 2012 4:23 PM Subscribe
How is the market for a commercial air route determined?
posted by signondiego to Grab Bag (5 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
I'm curious, how does an airline determine their routes? I flew from Tampa to Los Angeles in June, a non-stop flight at just over 5 hours and is only offered once a day in both directions, and it got me wondering.
What's the market for that? My flight was pretty full. From the business side of things, how do they determine their destinations? Obviously not every airline flies everywhere in the US, and often times only 1-2 airlines will get you to where you want to go without any connections.
I'm just interested in knowing how the commercial air industry works in this regard.