Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 28017 posts, RR: 50 Posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4784 times:
Seems to be endless stream of folks willing to pour money into airlines, concept proven or not.
Quote: Primaris Airlines to Take Wing
New Funding Fuels All-Business-Class Carrier
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Primaris Airlines, Inc. and Americasia Holdings Limited have announced the signing of a contract for an initial funding of almost $100 million for a new higher-service, lower-cost scheduled airline between the East and West Coasts of the United States and, ultimately, across the Pacific to Asia.
"We recognized a real need for this kind of professional-quality, executive-friendly, truly-economical product," says Mark Morris, CEO of Primaris, "and so we are stepping into the breach. Our partners at Americasia Holdings share our total commitment and have agreed to serve as lead investor in a much larger funding program."
Primaris will be a "one-class/business-class" airline with extra room, on- board communications technology and personal service. "Our goal is to be your office in the air," says Morris.
MrBrightSide From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 202 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4635 times:
Yeah, PrivatAir tanked so badly that they're ordering B787s... and now running services for LH, OU, LX and KL. SilverJet is expanding into Dubai and then moving onwards...
I would take PrivatAir every day from NYC to Europe. Try their service, then comment. I love C-only planes, and judging by the fact that I started flying them in 2006 with half-empty planes, and now it is hard to find a seat on EWR-DUS... won't go into ORD-MUC...
There's no better way to travel than fly (shameless rip of LH's slogan ;-)
FreequentFlier From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 927 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4568 times:
This madness will stop once investors get tired of pouring money into airlines and seeing it dwindle to nothing. After all, anyone can conceptualize an airline, but it takes hundreds of millions of dollars to get it up and running. Then again, failed investments in airlines have been going on for years and yet they still continue. Investors never cease to amaze me sometimes.
Ouboy79 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 4648 posts, RR: 21
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 4351 times:
Quoting Breaker1011 (Reply 9): I'll believe Primaris actually has an airline in the air once I see them in bankruptcy court.
Intelligent comment. Should I bother link pictures of the aircraft they are flying today? Not to mention, that they have been flying for several years. Their original 757 was the main press plane for the Bush campaign in 2004.
I think they really just need to stay in thier little niche of doing charter work.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6857 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 3991 times:
Quoting Laxintl (Thread starter): a new higher-service, lower-cost scheduled airline between the East and West Coasts of the United States
Just to play along.. I wonder where they will go with this concept? United already had NYC-LA/SFO covered with the ps service.. They won't be able to compete with AA to MIA so that would be stupid. and the same with DL in ATL..
Therefore, all that's left that is worth flying is PHL, BOS, WAS, RDU, CLT, FLL, and TPA.. and most of those markets dod not hold well for an all business carrier.. even if it is low cost..
Apart from this emotional one-liner, I have been following this airline for a while, I notice that Primaris Airlines is a quite invisable and slow growing airline with a confusing corporate identity policy which doesn't help the airline looking reliable. Is this an understatement?
SkyexRamper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3482 times:
Quoting MrBrightSide (Reply 2): Yeah, PrivatAir tanked so badly that they're ordering B787s... and now running services for LH, OU, LX and KL. SilverJet is expanding into Dubai and then moving onwards...
#1: PrivatAir's base operations are in the high and ultra high end charter market of Europe and that is where the 787s are going.
#2: Their airline services are contracted by the respected airlines.
#3: Just because SilverJet is planning to expand, doesn't mean they are stable.
This is Primaris's 2nd time trying to launch an airline out of their company.
Jetdude From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3267 times:
Up until just a few weeks ago, the Primaris web site showed them flying all over Europe and the US in 2007. It never happend.
When I was working for AWA, we did lease our FA training equipment to Primaris. They drove down from LAS, trained their FAs and drove back.
Just while I was working with them on the FA training, they changed the Director of FAs 3 times.
Now it seems as though they might be moving some offices into Scottsdale, they just had a crew scheduler position posted there.
This airline has been a mess since its start up. Their a/c never got the configuration they said they would. They were all hyped up about a uniform that turned out to be basic navy blues. I am personally suprised they have made it this long, but somehow they have.
Now they have some crazy investor trying to perform a miracle.