BWIAirport wrote:As many business that have been founded, virtually any legal way of raising money has been used as a startup fund at some point. For airlines, however, which require massive sums of money, it will be a mix between equity and debt, like you said. A few wealthy investors would have little issue contributing $25-50 million, and banks' primary business operation is lending, so with good credit and a feasible business plan the remainder of the required capital is fairly straightforward to receive from a bank.
Sometimes, people are so wealthy they can get the ball rolling themselves.
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