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User currently offlineENU From Netherlands, joined Nov 2006, 1166 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1608 times:

Airtime Airlines, a new LCC of South Africa, wants passengers to buy airtime minutes rather than tickets and then trade in their minutes for flights. Passengers will buy a cellphone starter pack with minutes.

Any more details? Is this a new concept?

More info: http://www.flyairtime.co.za/

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User currently offlineHBDAN From Switzerland, joined Jan 2006, 661 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1601 times:

That's good business for turboprop... longer flight time, more revenue  Smile Jokes apart, the business model is too complicated in my opinion to succeed...

HBDAN



Next flight: hopefully soon...
User currently offlineEuclid From South Africa, joined Apr 2005, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Thanks for posting. Never knew about this until I saw it on here. Didn't even come across it on any of the local aviation websites, although I might just have overlooked it.

Quoting HBDAN (Reply 1):
Jokes apart, the business model is too complicated in my opinion to succeed...

Must agree, looks very complicated, even just for buying a ticket. I'll wait and see if this airline's first flight ever takes off.


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