sunnyb
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If You Were To Start A Real Airline...

Sun Aug 22, 2004 11:34 am

...what would you name it, what type of aircraft would you buy, where would be your hubs, where will you fly to, etc. etc.

I am not sure if this has been discussed here before, but I'll post anyway.

I will post details about mine soon...
 
cancidas
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RE: If You Were To Start A Real Airline...

Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:17 pm

my idea was actually the basis for a very sucessful airline ops class project.

while not revealing the name i'll tell you this. i wanted to fly business pax only. i could care less about those that want a $69 fare to KFLL. i want those pax who expect five star service from an airline. real meals, real silverware (no plastic crap), real inflight service, real seats (not seats that are 10 inches wide). i would serve the major business cities in the US, Europe and Asia. what i would prefer to fly would be B737-700/800 BBJs. they have the range that i would require while maintaining a small, private aircraft feeling. oh yea, i'd have at least a 50 or 60 inch pitch...
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
 
ZKSUJ
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RE: If You Were To Start A Real Airline...

Sun Aug 22, 2004 6:08 pm

I've seen many of these posts around so I think I'll actually reply to one.
Base would be at AKL and secondary bases at CHC, WLG, ZQN and HLZ.
Would fly to BNE, SYD and MEL from all those places and to SIN from CHC.
From AKL would be services to:
Asia: SIN, NRT, HKG, KUL, BKK, KIX, NGO, PEK, SHA, TPE, CGK, DPS, BOM, DXB
Europe: LHR (via LAX and HKG), ZRH, FCO, AMS (via SIN) CDG, FRA (via NRT)
CPH, MAD, ATH, STO (via BKK)
Africa, South America: JNB, CAI, EZE, SCL, RIO
North America: LAX, HNL, YVR, YYZ, SFO, JFK, IAD MIA
Oz and Pacific: TBU, APW, RAR, PPT, NAN, NOU, NLK, VLI, SYD, BNE, OOL, MEL, CNS, PER, DRW, ADL, HBA, CBR
The fleet would be: 744er, 772er, 343, 333, 318, 739, ATR72, ATR42
 
ThomasCook
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RE: If You Were To Start A Real Airline...

Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:48 am

Hi,

My airline would be something along these lines:

Name: CTM Charter Airlines (CT/CRA)
Aircraft Type: ATR-72, B757-200, B767-300, ERJ-145, ERJ-170
Base: Manchester Ringway International, UK

Charter Destinations (CRA - B757-200, B767-300):

Austria: Salzburg (SZG)*, Innsbruck (INN)*
Bulgaria: Bourgas (BOJ), Plovdiv (PDV)*, Sofia (SOF)*, Varna (VAR)
Cuba: Jardines Del Ray (CCC), Varadero (VRA), Holguin (HOG)
Cyprus: Larnaca (LCA), Paphos (PFO)
Dominican Republic: La Romana (LRM), Puerto Plata (POP)
Egypt: Hurghada (HRG)*, Sharm el Skeikh (SSH)
Greece: Corfu (CFU), Heraklion (HER), Kos (KGS), Rhodes (RHO), Thessaloniki (SKG), Zante (ZTH)
Mexico: Cancun (CUN)
Portugal: Faro (FAO), Funchal (FNC)
Spain: Alicante (ALC), Arrecife (ACE), Fuerteventura (FUE), Ibiza (IBZ), Las Palmas (LPA), Mahon (MAH), Malaga (AGP), Palma de Majorca (PMI), Tenerife South (TFS)
The Gambia: Banjul (BJL)*
Tunisia: Monastir (MIR)
Turkey: Antalya (AYT), Bodrum (BJV), Dalaman (DLM)

*Winter Only

Scheduled Destinations (CT - ATR-72, ERJ-145, ERJ-170):

United Kingdom and Ireland: Aberdeen (ABZ), Belfast (BFS), Cork (ORK) Dublin (DUB), Edinburgh (EDI), Glasgow (GLA), Isle of Man (IOM), Jersey (JER), London City (LCY), London Gatwick (LGW), Shannon (SNN), Southampton (SOU)
Belguim: Brussels (BRU)
France: Paris Charles de Gaulle (CDG), Toulouse (TLS)
Germany: Berlin (THF), Frankfurt (FRA), Munich (MUC), Stuttgart (STR)
Holland: Amsterdam (AMS), Rotterdam (RTM)
Spain: Barcelona (BCN), Madrid (MAD)

In-flight service: Free in-flight meals/snacks on all flights and free beverages on scheduled services, free head sets, leather seats on ATR-72, ERJ-145 and ERJ-170 aircraft. All seats will have 32'' pitch. B767-300 will feature PTVs throughout the cabin and will have a premium cabin service at a charge of £200pp return. Pillow and Blanket on each seat long-haul. Free newspapers on all services.

CTM Charter Airlines - Flying In A Class Of Our Own

Regards
ThomasCook

[Edited 2004-08-22 21:22:58]
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Ryanair737
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RE: If You Were To Start A Real Airline...

Mon Aug 23, 2004 4:43 am

My "airline"!  Big grin

Name: Fly.com
Aircraft Types: B737-300/400/500 (B737 "Classic" Fleet)
Base: Manchester - International (MAN / EGCC)

Our Destinations:

Austria: Graz, Vienna

Denmark: Copenhagen

France: Nice, Paris (BVA)

Germany: Berlin (SXF), Cologne, Frankfurt (HHN), Munich, Stuttgart

Iceland: Reykjavik

Italy: Rome

Netherlands: Amsterdam, Rotterdam

Portugal: Faro, Lisbon

Spain: Alicante, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga

United Kingdom/Ireland: Belfast (BFS), Cork, Dublin, London Stansted

Service Levels:

  • All flights are non-smoking flights


  • Leather seats


  • Seat spacing 30 inches


  • Free choice of seat


  • Snacks and drinks are available for purchase.


  • Snacks/Drinks Prices:

  • Soft drinks start at £2.00, alcoholic drinks at £2.50, hot drinks at £1.50, sandwiches start at £3.00


  • On-board shopping:

  • Perfume, sweets, toys, Fly.com souvenirs etc.


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