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Old 12th Jan 2019, 21:35
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Originally Posted by 22/04 View Post
Except that I am not sure what that business model was. Was it "to profitably fly smaller aeroplanes on routes (or on routes that require more frequency) that cannot be flown profitably by airlines who operate bigger aeroplanes." That is reasonable but they couldn't do it profitably. And then we have had

"To fly aeroplanes we shouldn't have on routes because no one will take them off our hands"

"To try to replace our franchise partners on routes they know so much better than us"

Any one got a better idea of what they were trying to do.
Good summary and in truth nobody has an idea.

Which gets to next question.

What exactly are new owners going to do to drive profitability, over something that has been shown by both BA Connect and Flybe not to work. Slash and burn is the only option with a high % of the portfolio of routes.
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