The Airline Biz....

Sat Sep 01, 2001 6:47 am

I may only be 15, but all of my life, i have wanted to set up my own airline. When i have left uni in a few years(?), i need some guidelines on how to do it....
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RE: The Airline Biz....

Sat Sep 01, 2001 10:45 am

First step: find a very good idea with a real market
Second step: Make a solid business plan
Third step: find a couple of millions and a bunch of investors
Fourth step: Find skillful experienced staff to set it up
Fifth step: Be lucky and pray you stay in business

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RE: The Airline Biz....

Sun Sep 02, 2001 9:18 am

The airline biz is a very difficult area to start a company. You may have noticed that most start-up airlines go under in just a few years. The biz is very sensitive to changes in the economy, plus if you are in a market that a major airline is in they will drop their fairs to prices that you cant compete at in an attempt to drive you out of business. This is what Northwest did to Proair(now gone) and American did to Lenged(not gone). So, you have to have a LOT of luck and a lot of money to keep it going through the hard parts.
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RE: The Airline Biz....

Wed Sep 05, 2001 5:45 pm

Find a lot of people who want to give you a lot of money. then make friends with senators and other important government officals. Get a major airframe manufaceurer to cut you a sweet deal... and your ready for Jet Blue part II Smile
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RE: The Airline Biz....

Sat Sep 08, 2001 4:47 pm

If you want a good reason to really make yor head spin, read the FARs on starting up an airline, it's a definite cure for insomnia!
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RE: The Airline Biz....

Sat Sep 08, 2001 11:35 pm


You will find that most new airlines have key people with a tremendous amount of airline experience who think they can do a better job than their former employers. The regulatory agencies require a solid, experienced management team before granting a license. See OO-AOG's fourth step.

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