Apparently it is a new Low cost carrier that will operate both A330-200 and A330-300's from the Iberian peninsula to Latin America. This ought to be a great market to get into due to the large monopoly that IB has and well, a very small minority from Spanair and Air Europa.
Twinjets...if one fails, work the other one twice as hard!!!
Pe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19087 posts, RR: 53
Reply 5, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 4755 times:
Oh dear. One 'rule' of no-frills airlines is high aircraft and staff utilisation, i.e. maximising the aircraft and staff usage per day. Aircraft only make money when they're flying, not on the ground, so it's important to fit in as many legs per day as possible. A transatlantic flight - or any flight over, say, 3 or 4 hours - would not enable this high utilisation, thus its costs will be more than a 'true' no-frills airlines. I am guessing that this will be a 'low-cost airline with a difference' (probably including meals, drinks and IFE) and I suspect, based on previous no-frills long-haul airlines, that it'll exist for less than a year. I wish it all the best, though. Let's hope it proves us wrong.
[Edited 2004-01-22 18:21:38]
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