alan3 wrote:I'm curious about those few examples of airlines flying only long-haul. Without a short haul network to feed and with the expense of operating a long-haul aircraft, it seems very tough model to make it work successfully. Virgin Atlantic is the most successful example I can think of a scheduled airline operating only long-haul. I'm not including charter airlines or subsidiaries (like Jetstar, Air Asia X and Scoot)
In particular, I'm curious airlines that fly only long-haul and less than 5 routes:
Plus Ultra (Madrid) - 3 routes
Air Tahiti Nui (Papeete) - 4 routes
La Compagnie (Paris) - Only 1 route
Air Belgium (Brussels) do they still exist? - Only 1 route
Failed examples include:
Oasis Hong Kong
PatrickZ80 wrote:While not entirely long haul (they operate a small short haul section) I think Air Transat deserves to be mentioned. It's even in their name, Transat is short for Trans Atlantic.
seat64k wrote:There used to be an airline that had one flight only - London (I think LCY) to New York (I think EWR) in a business class only layout. They folded around the 2008 economic downturn. I don't remember the name though.
seat64k wrote:seat64k wrote:There used to be an airline that had one flight only - London (I think LCY) to New York (I think EWR) in a business class only layout. They folded around the 2008 economic downturn. I don't remember the name though.
Looks like I remembered everything wrong except the year they went out of business. Took me a few hours to recall the name:
Eos Airlines (E0)
They flew between STN and JFK. All flights were operated with Boeing 757-200 with a 48 seat all-business class configuration. They were planning more destinations, but as far as I knew that never materialised.
PatrickZ80 wrote:I didn't know about that one, but I know La Compagnie basically took over that role and is still in business.
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