neomax wrote:What airlines have jumped from being a domestic/regional to intercontinental airline?
Westjet and Norwegian immediately come to mind.
jetblueguy22 wrote:- with the possible exception of every American airline, who probably cut their teeth flying international (but not intercontinental) flights to places like Canada, Cuba, Mexico, etcI would think nearly every airline would be in this boat,
gunnerman wrote:An Indian airline must operate domestically for five years or must have at least 20 aircraft or 20% of its fleet, whichever is higher, serving the domestic sector before it can go international. SpiceJet did five years domestically before launching international flights from Delhi to Kathmandu and Chennai to Colombo in 2010.
zrs70 wrote:BMI - when they acquired the A330’s and began service to ORD/IAD.
PI - when they acquired the 767 for service to Europe.
HP (America West) - when they began 747 service.
People Express - with their 747.
On a smaller scale, when commuter carriers acquired regional jets.
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