MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5102 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
I doubt if an alliance (which lacks sufficient assets and borrowing power) would start an airline in its own name, but I can imagine circumstances in which a few big alliance members help to finance a startup which would then belong to the same alliance.
EastAlt From United States of America, joined Aug 2009, 29 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2524 times:
I would say this could be possible. This would be a great opportunity for a new US upstart. However, im sure the creation of a new upstart in the US would create a lot of noise. Other issues might include ownership limitations, and might require antitrust approval by the goverment. Please note, foreign carriers cannot own more than 20 percent of a US carrier. So the remaining 80 percent would have to be owned by an investor or US air carrier.