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Route profitability


Quickly discover the most profitable options for new airline routes using a global database of airline/aircraft cost.

Run multiple route profit and loss scenarios side-by-side, then drill into the detail to fine tune the business case. A global database of airline/aircraft costs allowing users to calculate operating costs for any air service whether in operation today or for analysing future potential.

RDC has more than 15 years of experience in understanding detailed airline operating costs.The apex route performance module represents the latest evolution of our state-of-the-art online analysis tools.

Delivering a full breakdown of  operating costs from fuel to airport charges to leasing costs


Key features

  • A comprehensive picture of airline costs from a wide range of data sources, including direct feeds from the aircraft manufacturers, airport charges, live fuel prices and leasing costs.

  • We then structure this complex raw data so that we can run a query for a wide combination of routes and aircraft.

  • Detailed profit and loss calculations

  • Route Performance Analysis - Monthly Airline performance can be analysed with custom airline seasonality profiles, with calculations run monthly

More about apex costs information



  • Evaluate whether an airline is a credible fit for a new route
  • Assess the impact of airport discounts on overall route performance
  • Cross-check breakeven fares with real fare data in the Apex Airline Fares Analysis module


  • Assess competitor cost performance on target routes
  • Compare aircraft in your fleet between routes to optimise network performance
  • Forecast the impact of changes to individual cost line elements such as fuel or airport charges

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