Justloveplanes From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1095 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3435 times:
I don't think the Maxjet name is necessarily bad. DL, NW, UA, CO, US have all been in bankruptcy, I think the public understands this is a tough business these last few years. Tag on Maxjest luxury configured planes, with all their marketing materials and plans, and you have a nice place to start. In fact, I think Pro teams will EAT this up!!! I actually think they'll fight over the limited number of markets. VIP aviation is growing, this should be no different. SF 49'ers spare no expense / Dallas Cowboys? I am waiting for the Cowboys star on the tail next season.
Richierich From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 4372 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 3311 times:
Quoting Justloveplanes (Reply 4): I don't think the Maxjet name is necessarily bad. DL, NW, UA, CO, US have all been in bankruptcy,
Bankruptcy, yes. Liquidation and shutdown? No.
Quoting Justloveplanes (Reply 4): VIP aviation is growing, this should be no different. SF 49'ers spare no expense / Dallas Cowboys? I am waiting for the Cowboys star on the tail next season.
Well, now that Champion is gone (or going) and other large charter companies such as ATA are gone- I know they were not "luxury" charter - you never really know what the niche industry is like. The best I could say is that I hope these guys did their homework and have identified a target market, but I think the odds are significantly against them. And I also question their choice of continuing the MAXjet name... its not like this is a name that had built a significant brand image or loyalty.
A340Spotter From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2588 times:
Quoting ThirteenRight (Thread starter): MAXjet Airways is now operating under the ownership of
NCA Sports Group, a leading one-stop travel service for university
and professional sports programs and their fans."
They've already operated a charter for the Oklahoma State Women's basketball team during their Sweet 16 matchup down in New Orleans. Wonder if they've secured a lucrative NBA deal given Champion Air shutting down after the season?
"Irregardless, it's a Cat III airplane, we don't need an alternate!"
The last company email I got before it was shut off, was that only two A/C would be used. For sure N250MY, and as for the other I do not know. Does anyone know the fate of N251MY that was parked in JFK without an engine?
Falcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2282 times:
Quoting Readytotaxi (Reply 3): Where is the world wide market for this kind of travel, based on what figures?
Seems quite a gamble.
Actually, I believe the market is larger than one might think. Privatair's newly acquired B767-300 has been quite busy and the company recently exercised its second option on a 787. What with the market for luxury, round-the-world charters, rock star tours and high-dollar, large company charters, it's something that could work if properly executed. Certainly more potential than all-business class scheduled flying, IMHO.
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