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Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?  
User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 1 day ago) and read 1148 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.


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User currently offlineUK-TWA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 23 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

Yes, that's possible. As a matter of fact, Comair, a South African airline, operates as a British Airways franchise.


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User currently offlineJet Setter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 22 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

British Airways also has a franchise in Denmark, operated by Sun Air J31, J41 and BAe ATPs.

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BA's latest franchise is in Italy, operated by National Jets Italia, which flies BAe146-300s on Domestic flights from Rome-Fiumicino.

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User currently offlineAF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1040 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (14 years 20 hours ago) and read 1109 times:
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At Air France we franchise 3 foreign carriers, namely British European, Gill Airways and CityJet.

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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 19 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

Virgin of course franchises - there was Virgin Greece, Virgin Express and now Virgin Blue in Australia.

User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 19 hours ago) and read 1096 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?

russ


User currently offlineJasewgtn From New Zealand, joined Mar 2000, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 18 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Tasman Pacific Airlines of New Zealand are Qantas Airways first franchise carrier.

They are called themselves Qantas New Zealand and all flights are operated in Qantas Colours/Qantas Standards.


User currently offlineTWAneedsNOhelp From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 18 hours ago) and read 1087 times:

They certainly do! On top of that the airline used to be called Ansett New Zealand!!!!!

User currently offlineAF Cabin Crew From French Polynesia, joined Sep 1999, 1040 posts, RR: 33
Reply 8, posted (14 years 18 hours ago) and read 1081 times:
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TWAneedsNOhelp,

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.

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User currently offlinePenguinflies From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 988 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 15 hours ago) and read 1068 times:

Would you consider North American Airlines?

EL Al uses them as a connecting (charter) airlines for their JFK-West Coast US airports instead of flying its own 747s there.


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 5 hours ago) and read 1054 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.


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User currently offlinePakistania From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 3 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

hahahah this is a good one airmale, id like to see Mc Conti....Oops! "Continental Pakistan" for sure.


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