Oh and be sure you won't get put out of business by WN
. You need to find some tatics that will get people to your airline. For instance Free Direct TV
or Free PTVs with headsets,free alcohol like Horizon Airlines. You need to ask yourself questions like Why will people fly my airline? Who is my clients business people,leisure or both?,What aircrafts should I use?(Boeing 777,Airbus 340,380 for longhauls and transcontinental).If you use the Boeing 777 for all US flights over 900 miles you will increase the comfort for your passengers,have entertainment,be be able to fly more passengers at one time. For short haul you could use a 737 or Airbus 320. But be sure you can let the passengers select their seats. Oh and also you could have an option where the passenger pays more and gets a first class meal even in coach. In F/C this meal is included but if the passenger in coach wants the F/C meal he or she will pay but the food will be high quality served on nice plates etc. You see even in coach a good meal is important from a nutrition point of view. Any unappetizing chicken will go to waste.
Also the business plan is very important. Without a plan you'r company will go into Chapter 11 before you can say"I'm the President of such and such an airline".
I want to own my own airline. And yes I have thought about so many approaches and it's tough. But the main thing now it's a dream not reality because of the crises of the other airlines. Dream on and I hope your dreams will come true and that you will have an airline that makes profit.