Greatansett From Australia, joined Aug 2003, 509 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9193 times:
If you started your own airline where would your hub be? Fleet? Name? Programs within your airline ie reward programs?
Here is my choice.
AIRLINE TYPE: FULL service airline
NAME: Promona Air
HUB CITY: Melbourne
FLEET: A320/A330 Total 35/10 (domestic) A340/A380/B777 total 10/5/10 (international)
PROGRAMS: Global Rewards (reward program) Golden Gate Lounge (membership lounge)
STAFF SIZE: 15 000
BlueJet From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 397 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 9009 times:
Name: America Cargo (AAC)
Hub(s): New York City (JFK)
A/C: B777-200F and B767-200/300F
Flights: JFK to: Caracas, Paramaribo, Quito, Guayaquil, Bogota, Mexico City, Lima, Santo Domingo, Port-Au-Prince, Havana (...), Bridgetown, Florianopolis, Sao Paolo, Belo Horizonte, La Paz, Medellin, and Miami.
Elwood64151 From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 2477 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 8858 times:
AIRLINE NAME: Vanguard Airlines
AIRLINE TYPE: LCC
HUB: Kansas City, MO - MCI
AIRCRAFT: (start) 15 MD-82/87; (later) 35 717-200/300
CITIES SERVED: MCI, MDW, MKE, DEN, COS, MEM, MSP, DFW, OKC, ATL, SLC, HOU, CVG, AUS/SAT, MSY, MCO, FLL, LAX, LAS, LGA, PHL, PIT, STL, IND, ABQ, PHX, BNA, MYR, SFO, SEA, IAD/DCA
PROGRAMS: FF program on a per one-way basis; low-cost biz class; no sugar added ice cream served in-flight
STAFF SIZE: 3,000-4,000
LIVERY: Similar to N136NJ when painted in original Vanguard colors, but with a red stripe in place of the rainbow and the original Vanguard logo
FARE STRUCTURE: Based upon distance and time until departure, but still lower than all the legacy carriers and most LCCs
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it in summer school.
CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3406 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 8752 times:
hoping to start a virtual airline with the following....
FN - Far North Air Transport (may be changed)
Bases: YXY, YZF
Type: kinda half way inbetween a LCC and a full. Some charter and cargo work aswell.
Livery: yet to be disided
Type of routes: pax, cargo and some charter flts in the short-medium range category around the north
Bases: ANC, YXY, YZF, YFB
Fleet: DHC6 Twin Otter, ATR42-500 OR Dash 8, Fokker F28 OR F70, B737-200C/Adv, B727-200C/Adv AND/OR B737-400(C?), possibly consider a herc or 3 for charter/cargo work
Type: see above
Livery: see above
Type of routes: see above
Anyone interested in the VA give me a shout firstname.lastname@example.org
Canberra From Denmark, joined Apr 2004, 310 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 8670 times:
Well I admit, I am a bit bored while sitting here listening to Danish Radio's Saturday sports program
Anyway here goes
MiF Air (MiF A/S, MiF Air A/S, MiF Airliners A/S)
RKE (Roskilde, Denmark)
Fleet: (LY regd. on wet-lease from MiF Air Lithuania)
4 x Yakolev YAK-42 (Y100), LY-MIA/D
1 x Yakolev YAK-42 (VIP 39 PAX), LY-MIE
1 x Yakolev YAK-42 (VIP 16 PAX), LY-MIF
8 x Yakolev YAK-40 (Y23), LY-MIG/N
4 x AN-2 (Y12/Cargo), LY-MIO/R
4 x AN-12 (Cargo), LY-MCA/D
4 x YAK-52 OY-MIA/D (Display)
1 x YAK-18 OY-MIE (Display), Green ex. Soviet AF c/s, Marked yellow 16
1 x Mig-21UM OY-MIF (Display), Silver ex. Soviet AF c/s, marked red 02
Routes: ? x ? (daily frequency and type)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - LED (St. Petersburg, RU), 1 x (YAK42)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - SVO (Moscow, RU), 1 x (YAK42)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - VNO (Lilnius, TU International Airways (Germany)">LT), 1 x (YAK40)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - RIX (Riga, LV), 1 x (YAK40)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - TLL (Talinn, EE) 1 x (YAK40)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - ALL (Aalborg, DK), 4 x (YAK42)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - CNL (Sindal, DK), 1 x (YAK40)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - TED (Thisted, DK), 1 x (YAK40)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - EBJ (Esbjerg, DK), 3 x (YAK40)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - SGD (Sonderborg, DK), 2 x (YAK40)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - RNN (Ronne, DK), 1 x (YAK40)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - MRW (Maribo, DK), 2 x (AN2)
RKE (Roskilde, DK) - BYR (Laeso, DK), 1 x (AN2)
Passanger charters (YAK42, YAK40, AN2)
VIP charters (YAK42)
Ad hoc cargo (AN12, AN2)
Add more ex. East Bloc aircraft to the display fleet. Upgrade the fleet AN-140 and TU-334.
Well, what a waste of time, enjoy your weekend
All the best, Michael
It takes courage to push things forward . . (Mo Mowlam)
Westjet_8 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 451 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8631 times:
AIRLINE TYPE: LCC Domesticly ala Air Tran, International simular to British Airways
NAME: Canadian Pacific
HUB CITY: Vancover
Focus Cities: Calgary (domestic), Toronto (International)
FLEET: F100/A320/A321 Total 28/12/7 (domestic/transborder) A345/A332/B747-400 total 3/16/10 (international)
PROGRAMS: Pacific Rewards (reward program) (you pay an entry fee and you get lounge access also)
STAFF SIZE: as much as needed
CRJ'sRule From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 62 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8600 times:
I'd do it in my native country of Canada & here's the stats
From Vancouver: Calgary, Toronto Montreal San Francisco Los Angeles Phoenix Houston Dallas Denver Chicago New York Miami Mexico City Cancun Puerto Vallarta Honolulu Seoul Hong Kong Beijing Shanghai Tokyo Osaka Taipei Singapore Sydney London Paris Frankfurt
From Calgary: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal, Los Angeles, Houston, Honolulu, Tokyo, London, Frankfurt, Puerto Vallarta, Chicago, Denver, Dallas
From Toronto: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, Denver, Chicago, New York, Miami, Orlando, Tampa, Washington, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid, Stockholm, Manchester, Dublin, Munich, Athens, Prague, Moscow, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Osaka, Cape Town, Dubai, and Delhi.
From Montreal: Same as Toronto for US, London, Paris, Frankfurt, Munich, Nice
737-700's for short haul flights
A330-200's for short haul flights with heavy passenger loads and long haul flights with lighter loads
777-200ER's for long haul flight with heavier loads than the A330's can handle
777-200LR's for the really long flights (YVR-SIN, YVR-SYD)
A quickie on why no short haul flights within Canada to other cities. To do that, I'd set up a partnership/deal with WestJet and the other LCC's to let passengers connect, as WestJet suggested this to Air Canada in 1998, but they turned it down. Very smooth.
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 8544 times:
An Edmonton-based airline that would kick AC's ass! It would also be allied with Oneworld.
Livery would be a resurrected version of CP Air, but with the red and orange portion on the fuselage painted in the same manner as UPS's new colors. The silver portion won't be bare metal, but rather a similar silvery gray paint to that of NWA's new colors.
CanPacific would be a full service carrier, although all short-haul flights under 1.5 hours will be all-economy.
Hubs: Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto
18 x EMB-190
10 x 737-600
12 x 737-700
10 x 737-800
10 x 757-200
All 737s fitted with winglets
8 x 767-200ER
8 x 767-300ER
6 x 777-200LR
4 x 777-300LR
4 x 747-400LR
All major cities in Canada
Destinations (Transborder): San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York (LGA, JFK & EWR), Boston, Washington (IAD), Chicago, Houston, Dallas-Ft. Worth, Miami, Orlando, Honolulu, Anchorage.
Sydney, Auckland, Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, London, Singapore, Bangkok, Taipei, Frankfurt, Paris, Rome, Tel Aviv, Beirut, Mexico City, Kingston (Jamaica).
Flights to major sun desinations in the Caribbean and Mexico such as Cancun and Barbados would be offered on a seasonal/charter basis with vacation packages.
Livery is basically the same as mainline - only the title is different.
Hubs: Vancouver, Edmonton, Toronto, Halifax.
25 x Dash 8-Q200
12 x Dash 8-Q300 (while the same # of seats - used only to airports where jet a/c is prohibited such as Toronto Island (YTZ) or where flight time is less than 35 minutes by prop like Vancouver-Victoria)
25 x CRJ-200
15 x CRJ-700
10 x CRJ-705 (this is actually a CRJ-900 fitted with only 75 seats - also has biz class)
Destinations (Domestic): Vancouver, Victoria, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, Toronto, Thunder Bay, Montreal, Halifax and smaller communities greater than 25-30 mins flying time away from major hubs. Also Yellowknife and Whitehorse.
Seattle, Portland (Oregon), Chicago, New York(LGA & EWR), Boston, Philadelphia, Washington (DCA).
An all-business class division offering charters for executives and teams.
Livery is the same as mainline.
6 x 737-700 with 48 seats in all J-class config
2 x 737-800 with 64 seats in all J-class config
Joleb From Belgium, joined Oct 2003, 290 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (10 years 12 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 8469 times:
in the early days i would have the 707-727-757 all with leather seats transforming into first class suite beds
i would fly them anywhere where profitable first class segments are.
nowadays I would fly 717-737-747-767-777 all with leather seats transforming into first class suite beds
i would fly them anywhere where profitable first class segments are.
for real i would
have only 737BBJ's flying cross continentally ,transatlanticly and pacificly
with first class reclining suite beds .the most up to date + 2 massagists and 2 showers on boards. really exclusive for business people that want to sleep or work.
Usatoeze From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 358 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (10 years 12 months 17 hours ago) and read 8313 times:
Oh My most of the airlines must have a market capitalization of $20 Billion to afford those fleets.
Mine is simple.....
An airline for the Southern Cone based out of Ezeiza airport in Buenos Aires.
Boeing 767-300ERs(763)-5 with GEs(Used of course)
Montevideo, Punta Del Este, Bahia Blanca, Viedma, Parana, Santa Fe, Necochea(Seasonal), Rio Grande de Sul, Rosario, Santa Rosa, Posadas
Florianopolis, Curitiba, Corrientes/Resistencia, Cordoba, Mar del Plata, Santiago del Estero, San Luis, San Juan, Tucuman, Asuncion, Mendoza, Neuquen
Santiago de Chile, Salta, Trelew/Puerto Madryn, Bariloche, Sao Paulo, Rio De Janeiro, Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba
Miami, Houston, Mexico City, Caracas, and Lima
War is a very poor political tool
: My goal - to bring affordable interisland fares back to Hawaii! Name: Kona Air Hubs: KOA and HNL (one can dream) Fleet: 717 (12) Cities Served: KOA, H
: i would go 737-800 for dom and 777 and 7e7 for int all out of YVR
: Name: Air Cal Hubs: LAX, SFO Focus Cities: FAT, SAN Fleet: 8 757-300 10 MD-83 7 737-700 16 Dash 8 Q200 10 CRJ-700 Routes: From LAX: SFO, SAN, PSP, SBA
: ooh i wanna play this game: Name: Midcoast Hubs: STL (PHX and MCO to be added later) Fleet: 10 737-800's 5 757-300's 15 717's Strategy: offer full ser