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Most Sucessful Start Up?  
User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 856 times:

What do you guys think is the most successful start up airline??
I would have to say FedEx. They are by far the most powerful cargo airline in the world, and it all start with a Falcon 20!
Iain

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User currently offlineMaxPowers From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 810 times:

Jet Blue Baby!!!!
They made a profit in the first 6 months. If that isn't a success tell me what is..


"DOH"
Max Powers


User currently offlinePmk From United States of America, joined May 1999, 664 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 9 hours ago) and read 809 times:

SWA. SWA started with two guys who were (and still are) nuts! They made their way by giving business men free bottles (fifths) of booze as inflight drinks, don't believe me read Nuts .

Peter


User currently offlineAV8N2 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 39 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 801 times:

Actually, FedEx Express (as they are now called!) started flying with Barrons! Believe it!!!!

User currently onlineKLM747 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2001, 669 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 804 times:

jetBlue!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy They are now a great airline.

KLM747 Big grin


User currently offlineIainhol From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 790 times:

I had actually forgetton Jetblue. Although they are doing good, they still have a bit to prove, which in 5-10 years I am sure they will have!
Iain


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39898 posts, RR: 74
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 782 times:

Hopefully 'Blackstar' will be as successful!

747s domestically to Las Vegas!  Big thumbs up



Bring back the Concorde
User currently offlineVirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 771 times:

Jetblue Profit within 6 months
Southwest Airlines more than 30 years and still kicking AA$

If PAN AM 3 keeps going the way they're going then they'll survive as long as they stick to their markets and don't venture away from the biz plane and slowly expand westward, North to Canada and the Carribean. These markets seem to do well for them. If they ever do plan to go international then maybe Portsmouth-Stansted in the UK can do with ex US 767-200ER. Stansted is underseved by US carriers (only CO serves it among other Euro carriers. AA pulled out in 1992 shortly after AA got TWA's LHR slots.)and there is rail link and little delays and getting around is convinient



"FUIMUS"
User currently offlineBlink182 From Azerbaijan, joined Oct 1999, 5482 posts, RR: 15
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 8 hours ago) and read 768 times:

I would say Southwest- They came in with only a few 737s flying DAL-HOU
HOU-AUS
DAL-AUS, and 30 years later they are a domestic powerhouse.
rgds,
blink182



Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
User currently offlineAirlineguy From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 763 times:

Who is Blackstar? I would love to know more about them

User currently offlineVngd4me From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 238 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 740 times:

Well, since every airline was a start-up at one time in their airline "childhood" I guess you can say almost any airline who made it past 5, 10, 25, or 75 years is a successful start-up  Smile

Seriously though, JetBlue sounds like a good vote, haven't gotten to experience it first hand yet but everyone I've heard who has, has done nothing but rave about how great it is.


User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 732 times:

KLM. They MUST have been a good start-up, they're 90 something years old, hehe.


Get your patchouli stink outta my store!
User currently offlineAirinvestor From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 732 times:


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User currently offline24291 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 725 times:

C'mon Folks! It's America West! They're the *only* MAJOR airline to have started in the post-deregulation era.

User currently offlineGreg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 695 times:

JetBlue has only made money on financial reports. No real profit or equity...yet. It should be more solid in a couple years. Provided the majors leave them alone (and they won't). I understand they are having cash flow problems which is not real promising.


User currently offlineMah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32888 posts, RR: 71
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 683 times:

jetBlue. So far, so good.


a.
User currently offlineSamurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2458 posts, RR: 4
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 672 times:

WESTJET!!!!!!!!  Big thumbs up

User currently offlineAa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 666 times:

I would say SWA has done the best so far. I consider them one of the US majors. I think jetblue is too young to be considered the most successful. While they look like they will do well, something could happen and they go bust in 3 or 4 yrs.

User currently offlineWilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 666 times:

Recently FL,

4 years after the J7 accidnet, the flt from MIA to ATL at the same time on the same day was over sold.. A true comeback kid


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