Jamake1 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1016 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 22949 times:
BEST AIRLINE NAME
BMI British Midland
Pacific Southwest Airlines
Trans World Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Airways (it should've stopped there)
WORST AIRLINE NAME
American Trans Air
ODAFZ From Afghanistan, joined Jul 2004, 357 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 22790 times:
Jet Magic (Ireland)
Baboo Airlines (Swiss)
Darwin Airlines (Swiss)
Air Italica (Italy)
Odette Airways (Swiss)
FEDERICO II airways
Eilennaei From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 22720 times:
I wonder why no mention has been made of the common Latinate name type Aero XXXX? There's even one 'proper' "Aero Airlines", an Estonian subdivision of Finnair, recycling the old grandfathered Finnair name 'Aero' they'd kept frozen.
YukonTrader From Switzerland, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 22568 times:
Quoting Justinpower (Reply 23): Wasn't there a mid 90s Russian airline called Touch and Go? I don't know what happened to them...
Touch and Go got rebranded into Conveyor Airlines (no joking - albeit cyrillic spelling was 'Konveyer' as their 'C' is of course our 'S'). Not that it would have been that much better as a name... Tu-154M RA-85756 flew as such in Summer 1996 before going on to Continental Airways and finally Dagestan Airlines.
In the past, the worst name in terms of marketing that springs to my mind was Goa Way in India (Fokker 27s). I wonder why nobody realised the obvious implication to any customer coming through the door or calling. "Hi, welcome, go away..."
From a recent visit in Singapore: One of the best chosen recent airline names must be Tiger Air (A320s). Sitting in the famous observation lounge at Changi 1 inbetween flights, I observed families with children coming up the elevator in about 30 second intervalls. Immediate reaction in every single case: "Oh mommy/papa, look. Tiger Air, there's Tiger Air!" and off they went like little rockets. Nothing else counted. Nothing, not even the Jumbo Jet at the gate next door...
: Well if you pronounce it as "Poo-kett" it should be a little less wrong
: It probably touched the market and then went... for some reason having having an ocean in an airline name makes it seem kind of classy to me: Virgin