OO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1122 times:
First step: find a very good idea with a real market
Second step: Make a solid business plan
Third step: find a couple of millions and a bunch of investors
Fourth step: Find skillful experienced staff to set it up
Fifth step: Be lucky and pray you stay in business
Mexatc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1101 times:
The airline biz is a very difficult area to start a company. You may have noticed that most start-up airlines go under in just a few years. The biz is very sensitive to changes in the economy, plus if you are in a market that a major airline is in they will drop their fairs to prices that you cant compete at in an attempt to drive you out of business. This is what Northwest did to Proair(now gone) and American did to Lenged(not gone). So, you have to have a LOT of luck and a lot of money to keep it going through the hard parts.
Doug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3481 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1076 times:
Find a lot of people who want to give you a lot of money. then make friends with senators and other important government officals. Get a major airframe manufaceurer to cut you a sweet deal... and your ready for Jet Blue part II
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (13 years 9 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1056 times:
You will find that most new airlines have key people with a tremendous amount of airline experience who think they can do a better job than their former employers. The regulatory agencies require a solid, experienced management team before granting a license. See OO-AOG's fourth step.