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Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 1:11 am

like the big fast food chains world wide, can airlines also be franchised? i dont mean carriers with names like British airways or air Canada or U.S airways but ones like Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, Virgin etc. would love to have a franchise of a major airline in this part of the world.and i mean specifically for local/domestic operations in the franchisees country only.
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RE: Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 2:20 am

Yes, that's possible. As a matter of fact, Comair, a South African airline, operates as a British Airways franchise.


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RE: Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 3:53 am

British Airways also has a franchise in Denmark, operated by Sun Air J31, J41 and BAe ATPs.

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BA's latest franchise is in Italy, operated by National Jets Italia, which flies BAe146-300s on Domestic flights from Rome-Fiumicino.

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RE: Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 5:26 am

At Air France we franchise 3 foreign carriers, namely British European, Gill Airways and CityJet.

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RE: Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 6:53 am

Virgin of course franchises - there was Virgin Greece, Virgin Express and now Virgin Blue in Australia.
 
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RE: Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 7:00 am

Virgin does not independently franchise. Neil, I'm sure you know that Virgin Travel Group, Branson's group, owns large interests in V. Blue and V. Express. In the other submissions, Air France and BA do not own Comair, British European, CityJet etc.....

Wouldn't it be interesting if a new American startup, franchised the British Airways name for domestic American flights?

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RE: Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 7:33 am

Tasman Pacific Airlines of New Zealand are Qantas Airways first franchise carrier.

They are called themselves Qantas New Zealand and all flights are operated in Qantas Colours/Qantas Standards.
 
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RE: Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 7:47 am

They certainly do! On top of that the airline used to be called Ansett New Zealand!!!!!
 
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RE: Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 7:59 am

TWAneedsNOhelp,

British Airways does own some of Comair. a few months ago BA bought something like 20% of the South African carrier, all our South African members can confirm.
Also Air France has invested in CityJet too and the two carrier are now financially joined, British European and Gill Airways aren't though.

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RE: Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 10:45 am

Would you consider North American Airlines?

EL Al uses them as a connecting (charter) airlines for their JFK-West Coast US airports instead of flying its own 747s there.
 
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RE: Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 8:47 pm

actually i do mean North American carriers, and not airlines with country names like Air France and British airways nor Qantas with the obvious kangaroo logo, i certainly wouldnt like to see those operating local services in Pakistan.
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RE: Can Airlines Be Franchised Abroad?

Mon Sep 18, 2000 10:55 pm

hahahah this is a good one airmale, id like to see Mc Conti....Oops! "Continental Pakistan" for sure.


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