lightmac
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Which airlines do well?

Fri Nov 30, 2018 7:46 am

Airlines come and go, the market is quite dynamic. Only a few big names survive over decades. So, which airlines started in the 90's survived and do well?
Airlines started in the 90's that are thriving today are: EuroLOT, Edelweiss, easyjet, air nostrum and Eurowings in Europe, certainly Westjet, Frontier, allegiant and jetblue in North America. In Australia obviously Virgin and jetstar.
China and Japan are interesting cases: Almost all newer airlines there date from the 90's: In Japan alone JAL express, J-air, Skymark, Nakanihon, Air Japan, Amakusa, IBEX and Air Do come to mind. Obviously, Eastern Europe also saw a wave of new airlines out of which these survived: Air Astana, Ukraine, Air baltic, Air Moldova, Air Via, Montenegro, Bulgaria Air, Azerbaijan and Armavia. Wizz, too!
In East-Asia outside of China and Japan it seems that Qatar, NOK, tiger, Spice, Air Arabia, Cebu are the great success-stories. Did I miss any?
 
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Re: Which airlines do well?

Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:05 am

EuroLOT doesn't exist anymore!

Ryanair springs to mind, so does easyJet, etc etc
 
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Re: Which airlines do well?

Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:15 am

Wizz was founded in 2003.
 
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Re: Which airlines do well?

Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:23 am

There are quite a few airlines much older than the ones started in the 1990s still operating today - KLM in the late 1910s, Lufthansa in the 1920s, Icelandair in the 1930s and many others. Is there any specific reason you're looking for airlines that started in the 90s?
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Re: Which airlines do well?

Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:23 am

Quite a few of the airlines listed are in fact now wholly owned subsidiaries of other, longer-established ones. Yes, they have separate operating certificates, but overall policy is decided by the owners. For example, Eidelweiss and Eurowings are both part of the Lufthansa group, Jetstar of Qantas. Success of airlines like these is dependent on which routes the owning group pushes their way.
 
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Re: Which airlines do well?

Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:15 pm

Ryanair, Lufthansa namely Swiss, UPS, Fedex - overall the global airline industry is doing well this year. Huge profits.
 
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Re: Which airlines do well?

Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:19 pm

Wizz and Ryanair are the ones that are doing the best in Europe :D
By the other hand, Air Via, Armavia or Eurolot don't exist anymore.
 
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Re: Which airlines do well?

Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:42 am

Would someone please post a list for South America? Thanks in advance.
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lightmac
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Re: Which airlines do well?

Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:44 am

You are right about Edelweiss and Eurowings being part of LH, however, at least Eurowings is not a spin-off or in-house airline, but started independently and was swalloed up. Ryanair is not on the list, because its founding dates from the 80's.
By doing well It meant "surviving/continuing business" regardless or current financial health.
 
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Re: Which airlines do well?

Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:45 am

Regarding yor request for South America: The big success story for an airline started in the 90's and still being around is GOL.
 
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Re: Which airlines do well?

Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:54 pm

Norwegian seems to be doing quite well, founded at 22 January 1993 as a regional airline. Has grown quite a lot since then.

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