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Old 14th May 2020, 11:01
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SealinkBF
 
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Originally Posted by AirportsEd View Post
What do you think the chances are of us seeing a new UK start-up airline in a couple of months time?
One that has no debt hanging around its neck, can access a glut of available aircraft while lease prices are down to about 60% of what they were just two months ago and fuel is at a rock-bottom price.
And lots of experienced staff from all 'trades' available too...?
Is there a hope?
Ed
Interesting question. I think we might get something new given how much capacity may not return when we over this.

However a few things could mean it never happens:

- the public’s appetite for air travel
- the future size and shape existing airlines will be in, including oil hedging commitments which could make string airlines weak.
- some airports may not reopen so fewer opportunities

My money is on a new Loganair with franchise agreements with Eastern and Blue Islands and/or Aurigny.


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