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Old 13th May 2020, 22:10
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Originally Posted by LGS6753 View Post
Any new start-up, even with cheap fuel, cheap aircraft, plentiful slots and "flexible" crew will face two big hurdles - marketing recognition and the competition from very affluent, powerful and experienced competitors wanting to keep them out.
Fair point, but hypothetically if this goes on for a year or so, these airlines will only have so much in reserve before they have to make significant operational cutbacks just to stay in business, more so than already announced. Hence my view that it would potentially clean the slate and make it more attractive for a newcomer.

Obviously I hope it doesnít come to that, but there isnít a clear end in sight for aviation at the moment, and it doesnít hurt to try to find some optimism despite this bad situation.
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