Q: What have all these airlines got in common?
British World 2002
A: They're never going to fly.
The UK appears to have more than it's fair share of planned startups with dubious business plans, that have you scratching your head about whether rational people could actually believe they have a hope in hell of securing financial backing.
The airline industry is a risky one, and any business plan that's a bit "out there" is going to struggle to attract investors - in a good year. In the current climate, I think you can all but forget it.
Many of these airlines have been around for years, promising an "imminent launch." I'm not holding my breath...
For an example of how it's done look at Astraeus, sound business plan, right people at the helm, right aircraft. Been around much shorter length of time than most of the companies above and have got into the air in the space of a few months. They asembled a management team, secured backing, found aircraft and business for them and obtained their AOC, now they have real aircraft in the air, flying real passengers, earning real revenue for the company.
If your companys got a good business plan and a chance of success, it'll fly. If not, you'll start a website and costantly postpone your startup for unspecified reasons. Have a look at Astraeus' website and see how quickly it can all be achieved if you get things right;
Just as a closer, here's a photo of Astraeus' first B737-700, which will become G-STRC;
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