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How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?  
User currently offlineSamair From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 213 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5540 times:

hya everybody well the name says it all:how hard would it be to set up your own airline? any suggestions with this?
thanks
sam


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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3347 posts, RR: 8
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5528 times:

Setting up an airline is not like opening a coffee shop. It is tightly regulated and very difficult to raise capital for.

How hard? Very hard.

Almost impossible if you don't find someone who has worked as an airline executive before.

AAndrew


User currently offlineBA787 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 2596 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5528 times:

Depends how much capital you have. I have read somewhere that an Eighteen year old got the backing of a wealthy business man and now runs his own charter/low-cost airliner out of Liverpool to Malaga and spain

Not sure though so don't take it too seriously just sure i've read it in a paper

Tom


User currently offlineEI747SYDNEY From Ireland, joined Oct 2005, 703 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5523 times:

You need money, experience and a route thats needed but not utilised by other airlines to start up.

Rob  Smile



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User currently offlineStealthZ From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 5692 posts, RR: 44
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5505 times:
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A better question would be....

How much money does it take to run an airline?

All of it...!!



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User currently offlineMariner From New Zealand, joined Nov 2001, 25173 posts, RR: 85
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5489 times:
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Quoting BA787 (Reply 2):
I have read somewhere that an Eighteen year old got the backing of a wealthy business man and now runs his own charter/low-cost airliner

I'm guessing you mean Alpha One Airways.

http://www.flyalpha1.com/

It had a short, sad history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_One_Airways

mariner



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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 5409 times:

Ah, you want to make a small fortune in the airline business.

Just follow the advice of (I think) Warren Buffet - "If you want to make a small fortune in the airline business - its easy, just start with a large one".


User currently offlineLongHauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4935 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5358 times:

I don't know how hard it would be, but it would be less painful to stick your hand in a Cuisinart.


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User currently offlineLegoguy From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2006, 3313 posts, RR: 39
Reply 8, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5349 times:

Ive always dreamt of owning my own airline, or even flying for an airline. But I also dreamt I won 200 million pounds in the lottery and I owned an A340-600 Big grin


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User currently onlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4918 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5336 times:

Quoting BA787 (Reply 2):
Depends how much capital you have. I have read somewhere that an Eighteen year old got the backing of a wealthy business man and now runs his own charter/low-cost airliner out of Liverpool to Malaga and spain



Quoting Mariner (Reply 5):
I'm guessing you mean Alpha One Airways.

http://www.flyalpha1.com/

It had a short, sad history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_One_Airways

mariner

The one from LPL was Nexus Airways. Think they bought some seats on some Monarch flights from MAN to the Canaries to accomodate passengers that had booked with them but never operated any flights themselves



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User currently offlineLuvfa From United States of America, joined May 2005, 446 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 5304 times:

Iv'e heard the old saying. How does one earn a $ 1 million dollars running an airline? Start with $10 million LOL.

User currently offlineMastaHanky From United States of America, joined May 2006, 264 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5224 times:

Piece of cake! Look at all the experts here on a.net who'd be willing to help! You will have chosen whether to go with Airbus or Boeing planes in no time, their expertise will tell you if JFK or EWR is a better airport to focus at, and they'll constantly remind you that your IFE is still below par!  crazy 

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