|Quoting Flightopsguy (Reply 3):|
While etops is expensive, so is flying about 2 additional hours eastbound, and at least 30-45 mins longer westbound even under best wind conditions.
"Two additional hours eastbound"?? Eos flies to Stansted, not Scandinavia.
Eos Airlines is not an LCC by any stretch of the imagination, but a premium business class product. It certainly has competitive fares compared to other business class products, which means that it is focused on providing the most value to the customer... and that it is trying to capture market share.
With a $0.75 + CASM, it is certainly not a "low cost carrier".
Eos is at a clear advantage compared to MAXjet. First, Eos has only 48 seats to fill, compared to MAXjet's 102. Secondly, Eos has a much better product. Eos was designed from the ground up as a premium business class product, by experienced industry executives and investors who know a lot about delivering high-end service.
MAXjet (formerly known as "Skylink") was designed as a low cost, transatlantic flying bus... much like People Express or the "skytrain". MAXjet was supposed to fly out of the DC area (first BWI
, then IAD
)... and possibly even get feed from FLYi.
Well, needless to say... basing a business plan partly on "feed from FLYi" isn't a very good idea. Now, MAXjet has morphed into a "business class" airline. Unlike Eos, MAXjet doesn't have a lie-flat bed, as much personal space or a very well through out business product in general.
Plus, the B767 is just the wrong airplane for this mission.
Without much funding, and with a haphazardly thrown together business plan, don't expect MAXjet to be plying the north Atlantic skies for long.