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Low Cost Long Haul Airlines

Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:10 am

Hi

Now I know what you are thinking, yes the idea has been explored before but let me run a few points by you on an airline I was thinking of

1) It would operate an A330 to Several Destinations in the USA from MAN

2) It would be low cost

3) It would offer meals, drinks and seat back TV's

4) It would not market as a low cost airline, it would just have low prices

Yes I know a bit like BMI

But Better

Looking Forward To Your Thoughts
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RE: Low Cost Long Haul Airlines

Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:17 am

Aren't long haul low cost airlines already operating?

Charter airlines.

?


But back to the topic, given the need to fill the "front" of the cabin, could this make money? Plenty have failed before.

Nice thought though.


Mark
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RE: Low Cost Long Haul Airlines

Wed Jun 15, 2005 12:23 am

How about Zoom airlines?


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They fly a lot of UK - Canada flights, and I believe they could be classed as 'low cost"

Check out their website: http://www.flyzoom.com/

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RE: Low Cost Long Haul Airlines

Wed Jun 15, 2005 1:56 am

But back to the topic, given the need to fill the "front" of the cabin, could this make money? Plenty have failed before.

What does this mean (Sorry)
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RE: Low Cost Long Haul Airlines

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:04 am

No apologies...

I mean that the vast majoity of Europe-UK flights are operated by scheduled full-service airlines which rely on (generally speaking) the premium cabins / fares to actually make money.. tourists in the back paying next to nothing don't make them much profit.


What routes?

Are there enough tourists from MAN to regularly fill the plane to the hilt, and at good enough yield?


Mark
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RE: Low Cost Long Haul Airlines

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:57 am

BMI seems to be doing well!!!
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RE: Low Cost Long Haul Airlines

Wed Jun 15, 2005 2:57 am

Wasn't Laker Airlines a LCC? They flew DC-10-10/30s from the UK to the US. The DC-10-10s had to refuel in BGR, IIRC.
 
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RE: Low Cost Long Haul Airlines

Wed Jun 15, 2005 4:50 am

Laker Airways was one of the biggest and most successful airways or the 20th century. Freddy Laker's airline introduced the idea of low cost flights across the Atlantic and around the world and paved the way for companies like Easyjet, Ryanair and any other low cost airlines.

Laker drove down the prices for flights amongst the current main carriers too as they simply couldn't compete with Laker Airways' incredibly popular deals.

Laker was driven to bankruptcy at the end of the 1970s due to an avalanche of bad luck and wrong doings by competitors and supposed supporters alike.
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