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Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 10:02 am

What do you guys think is the most successful start up airline??
I would have to say FedEx. They are by far the most powerful cargo airline in the world, and it all start with a Falcon 20!
Iain
 
MaxPowers
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 10:14 am

Jet Blue Baby!!!!
They made a profit in the first 6 months. If that isn't a success tell me what is..


"DOH"
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pmk
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 10:16 am

SWA. SWA started with two guys who were (and still are) nuts! They made their way by giving business men free bottles (fifths) of booze as inflight drinks, don't believe me read Nuts .

Peter
 
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 10:20 am

Actually, FedEx Express (as they are now called!) started flying with Barrons! Believe it!!!!
 
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 10:22 am

jetBlue!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy  Smile/happy/getting dizzy They are now a great airline.

KLM747 Big grin
 
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 10:26 am

I had actually forgetton Jetblue. Although they are doing good, they still have a bit to prove, which in 5-10 years I am sure they will have!
Iain
 
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 10:36 am

Hopefully 'Blackstar' will be as successful!

747s domestically to Las Vegas!  Big thumbs up
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 11:00 am

Jetblue Profit within 6 months
Southwest Airlines more than 30 years and still kicking AA$

If PAN AM 3 keeps going the way they're going then they'll survive as long as they stick to their markets and don't venture away from the biz plane and slowly expand westward, North to Canada and the Carribean. These markets seem to do well for them. If they ever do plan to go international then maybe Portsmouth-Stansted in the UK can do with ex US 767-200ER. Stansted is underseved by US carriers (only CO serves it among other Euro carriers. AA pulled out in 1992 shortly after AA got TWA's LHR slots.)and there is rail link and little delays and getting around is convinient
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 11:12 am

I would say Southwest- They came in with only a few 737s flying DAL-HOU
HOU-AUS
DAL-AUS, and 30 years later they are a domestic powerhouse.
rgds,
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 11:19 am

Who is Blackstar? I would love to know more about them
 
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 12:11 pm

Well, since every airline was a start-up at one time in their airline "childhood" I guess you can say almost any airline who made it past 5, 10, 25, or 75 years is a successful start-up  Smile

Seriously though, JetBlue sounds like a good vote, haven't gotten to experience it first hand yet but everyone I've heard who has, has done nothing but rave about how great it is.
 
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 1:02 pm

KLM. They MUST have been a good start-up, they're 90 something years old, hehe.
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Thu Mar 01, 2001 1:31 pm

C'mon Folks! It's America West! They're the *only* MAJOR airline to have started in the post-deregulation era.
 
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 11:32 am

JetBlue has only made money on financial reports. No real profit or equity...yet. It should be more solid in a couple years. Provided the majors leave them alone (and they won't). I understand they are having cash flow problems which is not real promising.
 
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 12:54 pm

jetBlue. So far, so good.
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 2:05 pm

WESTJET!!!!!!!!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 2:11 pm

I would say SWA has done the best so far. I consider them one of the US majors. I think jetblue is too young to be considered the most successful. While they look like they will do well, something could happen and they go bust in 3 or 4 yrs.
 
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RE: Most Sucessful Start Up?

Wed Mar 07, 2001 2:12 pm

Recently FL,

4 years after the J7 accidnet, the flt from MIA to ATL at the same time on the same day was over sold.. A true comeback kid