Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 385 posts, RR: 1 Posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1225 times:
like the big fast food chains world wide, can airlines also be franchised? i dont mean carriers with names like British airways or air Canada or U.S airways but ones like Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, Virgin etc. would love to have a franchise of a major airline in this part of the world.and i mean specifically for local/domestic operations in the franchisees country only.
TWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1173 times:
Virgin does not independently franchise. Neil, I'm sure you know that Virgin Travel Group, Branson's group, owns large interests in V. Blue and V. Express. In the other submissions, Air France and BA do not own Comair, British European, CityJet etc.....
Wouldn't it be interesting if a new American startup, franchised the British Airways name for domestic American flights?
AF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1041 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1158 times:
British Airways does own some of Comair. a few months ago BA bought something like 20% of the South African carrier, all our South African members can confirm.
Also Air France has invested in CityJet too and the two carrier are now financially joined, British European and Gill Airways aren't though.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 385 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1131 times:
actually i do mean North American carriers, and not airlines with country names like Air France and British airways nor Qantas with the obvious kangaroo logo, i certainly wouldnt like to see those operating local services in Pakistan.