Continental123 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 147 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3210 times:
Honestly, I love the idea of all business-class carriers. Somehow though, launching a new airline from an airport that has already been denied service to America, becoming the third transatlantic all-business class carrier, and flying a route that is already operated by Air France, Delta, AA, Air India, & CO. Plus, they are operating to an extremely delayed airport and is scheduled to start in two days. Or is it?
Goldorak From France, joined Sep 2006, 1994 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3159 times:
I have also real doubts they will succeed.
- they start at the worst period in term of business travel demand between Europe-USA
- they have a management who knows aviation but who have ruined (or contributed to ruin) previously several airlines...
- they have only one A/C, so that means "frequent" service disruption (delay, cancellation) in case of any pb
- they will face very strong competition from well-established carriers who offer a wide range of departure times
- they're not part of any alliance or FFP
So their main advantage is obviously the ticket price, but will they earn money with such low prices and the current price of kerosen (even if it decreased or has been stabilized these last weeks) ? no way in my opinion with only 90 pax on board (and assuming 100% full which is unlikely)
MH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1716 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 3073 times:
Apparently, there is a market for these 'business-class only' aircraft/flights: do not forget, the well established airlines operate these flights as well, like LH/LX and KL: the latter doing quite well with their Privatair BBJ to/from IAH !