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User currently offlineYellowkipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 9 months 2 days ago) and read 1450 times:

I may only be 15, but all of my life, i have wanted to set up my own airline. When i have left uni in a few years(?), i need some guidelines on how to do it....

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User currently offlineOO-AOG From Switzerland, joined Dec 2000, 1426 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (14 years 9 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 1417 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

Good Luck  Big grin

Falcon....like a limo but with wings
User currently offlineMexatc From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 9 months 21 hours ago) and read 1396 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.

User currently offlineDoug_or From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3586 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1371 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 Smile

When in doubt, one B pump off
User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1355 times:

If you want a good reason to really make yor head spin, read the FARs on starting up an airline, it's a definite cure for insomnia!

User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2682 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (14 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 1351 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.


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