Dual or Single Aisle for Long Haul, Part 3

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By Bjorn Fehrm


August 4, 2022, © Leeham News: We’ve been analyzing whether flying long-haul is better with a single-aisle or with a widebody under identical conditions.

To have equal conditions, we fly between Milano and New York at the practical range limit for our single aisle, Airbus A321XLR. We finished the analysis of Cash Operating Costs; now, we look at passenger and cargo yields and the generated margins on the trips.

  • The margins with identical conditions point the same way as the Cash Costs.
  • Any cargo traffic on the route will favor the widebody.

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