Continental123
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L'Avion, Will It Ever Make It?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 4:53 pm

Honestly, I love the idea of all business-class carriers. Somehow though, launching a new airline from an airport that has already been denied service to America, becoming the third transatlantic all-business class carrier, and flying a route that is already operated by Air France, Delta, AA, Air India, & CO. Plus, they are operating to an extremely delayed airport and is scheduled to start in two days. Or is it?
 
goldorak
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RE: L'Avion, Will It Ever Make It?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:32 pm

I have also real doubts they will succeed.
- they start at the worst period in term of business travel demand between Europe-USA
- they have a management who knows aviation but who have ruined (or contributed to ruin) previously several airlines...
- they have only one A/C, so that means "frequent" service disruption (delay, cancellation) in case of any pb
- they will face very strong competition from well-established carriers who offer a wide range of departure times
- they're not part of any alliance or FFP

So their main advantage is obviously the ticket price, but will they earn money with such low prices and the current price of kerosen (even if it decreased or has been stabilized these last weeks) ? no way in my opinion with only 90 pax on board (and assuming 100% full which is unlikely)
 
GSM763
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RE: L'Avion, Will It Ever Make It?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 7:57 pm

Quoting Goldorak (Reply 1):

- they start at the worst period in term of business travel demand between Europe-USA

Novemeber when MAXjet and EOS started up is hardly great either

Quoting Goldorak (Reply 1):
- they have a management who knows aviation but who have ruined (or contributed to ruin) previously several airlines...

This is the real snag but hey fingers crossed!

Quoting Goldorak (Reply 1):
they have only one A/C, so that means "frequent" service disruption (delay, cancellation) in case of any pb

Ditto for EOS at startup

Quoting Goldorak (Reply 1):
they will face very strong competition from well-established carriers who offer a wide range of departure times

Same for EOS and MAXjet

Quoting Goldorak (Reply 1):
they're not part of any alliance or FFP

As above

I do hope for thye best but EOS and MAXjet appear to have succedded despite facing any of the problems you list above.
 
MH017
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RE: L'Avion, Will It Ever Make It?

Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:21 pm

Apparently, there is a market for these 'business-class only' aircraft/flights: do not forget, the well established airlines operate these flights as well, like LH/LX and KL: the latter doing quite well with their Privatair BBJ to/from IAH !
don't throw away tomorrow !