|Quoting 777way (1" class="quote">Reply 1):|
but they originally were a proper airline with their own fleet, routes and branding.
|Quoting mrcomet (Thread starter):|
I was watching one of those airline crash shows and they were looking at the Manx 2 crash in Cork of a Metroliner. One of the safety findings was that Manx 2 was an airline only in its paperwork. They owned no airplanes and basically put together contracted crews and planes to fly their routes. Basically, they were a ticket selling company. This, safety experts said, contributed to the crash because pilots were afraid to divert because they didn't have a way to buy fuel.
The thought occurred to me: after this finding, did this mean an end of these kind of operations? Was Manx 2 unique? Are there any airlines now operating regularly scheduled services that basically follow this model? Are there any paper airlines?
|Quoting edina (Reply 7):|
Manx 2 are alive and still operating albeit after a name change and a management buy output it's still the same people running the show and with the same business plan.
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