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User currently offlineseapek888 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 34 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4027 times:

There's a short blurb on Reuters about a report that Air China is looking to start a new business focused airline.

My guess is that the launch plan here may be a premium branded service between select domestic cities. Thoughts?

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User currently offlinem11stephen From United States of America, joined Aug 2008, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3981 times:

Independent biz only airlines (ala Maxjet, EOS, Silverjet, etc) don't seem to work because of the lack of connections and because of the lack of a loyalty program. However, biz class only airlines that are partnered with major airlines such as Openskies and Privatair seem to do well.

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User currently onlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 16743 posts, RR: 28
Reply 2, posted (5 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3898 times:

Quoting m11stephen (Reply 1):

That does seem to be the definite pattern. If you can have premium only services with an already well established frequent flier program plus other things like lounge facilities you have a pretty good chance of succeeding. If you are starting from scratch, it seems to be an uphill battle.

Why do Aerospace Engineering students have to turn things in on time?
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