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How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:15 pm

hya everybody well the name says it all:how hard would it be to set up your own airline? any suggestions with this?
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RE: How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:21 pm

Setting up an airline is not like opening a coffee shop. It is tightly regulated and very difficult to raise capital for.

How hard? Very hard.

Almost impossible if you don't find someone who has worked as an airline executive before.

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RE: How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:23 pm

Depends how much capital you have. I have read somewhere that an Eighteen year old got the backing of a wealthy business man and now runs his own charter/low-cost airliner out of Liverpool to Malaga and spain

Not sure though so don't take it too seriously just sure i've read it in a paper

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RE: How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:25 pm

You need money, experience and a route thats needed but not utilised by other airlines to start up.

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RE: How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:37 pm

A better question would be....

How much money does it take to run an airline?

All of it...!!
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RE: How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 7:45 pm

Quoting BA787 (Reply 2):
I have read somewhere that an Eighteen year old got the backing of a wealthy business man and now runs his own charter/low-cost airliner

I'm guessing you mean Alpha One Airways.

http://www.flyalpha1.com/

It had a short, sad history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_One_Airways

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RE: How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:05 pm

Ah, you want to make a small fortune in the airline business.

Just follow the advice of (I think) Warren Buffet - "If you want to make a small fortune in the airline business - its easy, just start with a large one".
 
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RE: How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:18 pm

I don't know how hard it would be, but it would be less painful to stick your hand in a Cuisinart.
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RE: How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:26 pm

Ive always dreamt of owning my own airline, or even flying for an airline. But I also dreamt I won 200 million pounds in the lottery and I owned an A340-600 Big grin
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RE: How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:33 pm

Quoting BA787 (Reply 2):
Depends how much capital you have. I have read somewhere that an Eighteen year old got the backing of a wealthy business man and now runs his own charter/low-cost airliner out of Liverpool to Malaga and spain



Quoting Mariner (Reply 5):
I'm guessing you mean Alpha One Airways.

http://www.flyalpha1.com/

It had a short, sad history.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alpha_One_Airways

mariner

The one from LPL was Nexus Airways. Think they bought some seats on some Monarch flights from MAN to the Canaries to accomodate passengers that had booked with them but never operated any flights themselves
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RE: How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Sun Jun 18, 2006 10:43 pm

Iv'e heard the old saying. How does one earn a $ 1 million dollars running an airline? Start with $10 million LOL.
 
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RE: How Hard Would It Be To Set Up Your Own Airline?

Mon Jun 19, 2006 12:10 am

Piece of cake! Look at all the experts here on a.net who'd be willing to help! You will have chosen whether to go with Airbus or Boeing planes in no time, their expertise will tell you if JFK or EWR is a better airport to focus at, and they'll constantly remind you that your IFE is still below par!  crazy 

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