Acest thread este dedicat discutiilor care implica orice tip de legaturi (de la proiecte complementare, la concurenta si altele) intre industria transportului feroviar si cea a transportului aerian.
Eddard Stark said:In 2007 about 2.4 million people flew Rome-Milan, mainly with Alitalia and high yields (sometimes very high yields)
In 2014 only 1.4 million people flew Rome-Milan, still dominated by Alitalia but with very low yields
In 2007 it was by far the most important national flight route in Italy, in 2014 it is the third, after the Rome-Catania and Rome-Palermo routes
Eddard Stark said:As a comparison in the same period the Rome-Catania passed from 1,4 million passengers to almost 2 million
Without HSR, probably today the Milan-Rome route would be close or above the 3 million passengers
Eddard Stark said:And this still does not factor in the reduction of time necessary between the two capitals of Italy.
Next year, if all goes well, the fastest trains will take only 2:20 minutes instead of 3 hours.
The route will be devastated I think, I cannot imagine many people still flying after that, except for hub-servicing reasons. But there are very few norther italians that use FCO as a hub
Suburbanist said:Alitalia did try to compete with the new high speed services in 2009 with "expedited check-in", promising "curbside to jetway" transit times of less then 25 minutes for boarding, it didn't work out though.
Eddard Stark said:That was their entire strategy
in a few years they had to be saved again, and the company sold to Abu Dhabi.
We are a bit OT, but it is interesting to see the impact of HSR on Alitalia
Some other data?
In 2007 the Milan-Naples connection (through Linate) ratched 840K passengers. In 2014 it was only 630K.
The overall number of passengers rose, so this is significant. Also considering Milan-Naples by train is still a longish journey
Eddard Stark;129460787 said:Another smallish route:
330K in 2007, less than 200K in 2014
Less impact in the Venice-Rome route
From 600K to 530K