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Old 2nd Nov 2005, 07:48
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Maxjets first New York JFK to London Stansted flight arrived this morning at 06.55. The return flight will leave STN at 10.00. I hope this airline does extremely well on this route and will hopefully add more routes.
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Old 2nd Nov 2005, 11:36
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Ditto. However, this is a critical op with only one a/c at present and another competitor outfit starting soon. Was there a publicity news item on the start up.
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Old 2nd Nov 2005, 17:59
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A good article on BBC London Evening news about Maxjet's first flight to JFK from London today; it also featured eos.

Maxjet's cabin looks pretty airy and bright whilst eos looks slightly dull - but a very positive view of the 2 new STN-JFK start ups.
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Old 2nd Nov 2005, 22:46
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Well I much prefer the look of EOS's seating and their service, seems a lot more pampering!!
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Ah, you have been flying on both to make such a laudeable comment, have you?
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Well....I have not flown with either company, but a quick price comparison for

STN JFK 15JAN06
JFK STN 18JAN06

Gives:

EOS 2555.50GBP
MXJ 850.20GBP


Quite a difference ay!!

We have all looked at the cabin pictures and seating plans - are both carriers selling C class cabins officially?

I'd say that EOS is more comparable to VS Upper Class and MXJ to VS Premium economy.
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Old 3rd Nov 2005, 12:32
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What kind of load factors?
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Old 3rd Nov 2005, 13:50
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Quite a difference ay!!

We have all looked at the cabin pictures and seating plans - are both carriers selling C class cabins officially?

I'd say that EOS is more comparable to VS Upper Class and MXJ to VS Premium economy.
Me thinks this is the basic idea - it would be stupid to serve the same route with exactly the same product. EOS certainly targets a different clientele than MAXJet - the ones and the likes of those who used to fly Concorde one the one hand while Maxjet those who are fed up with the Eco experience but are not willing to pay legacy carriers' biz fares.
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Old 13th Dec 2005, 05:54
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Understand that Maxjet are expected to announce a new route today from STN to Washington Dulles, starting late Feb 06.
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Old 13th Dec 2005, 09:08
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this is all going to end in tears unless they can boost load factors and soon! they havent got limitless supplies of cash... can someone please advise of the load factors...
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Old 13th Dec 2005, 10:10
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It will bw a shame for the community and North Londoners if this outfit fails.
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Old 14th Dec 2005, 06:01
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Website confirms Washington Dulles - STN will start early in 2006, although a specific start date is not given. JFK-STN to increase from 6 to 7 weekly flights with the start of a saturday flight beginning mid-feb 06
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What are their pax loads and will they support this?
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Old 14th Dec 2005, 08:15
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This was taken from yesterdays press release

MAXjet is introducing the new services in response to consistently high load factors and customer demand.
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Old 14th Dec 2005, 13:21
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Crickey!
Not even Gordon Brown could massage the figures to produce a statement like that
Is Eos doing just as well
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Old 14th Dec 2005, 16:47
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Well I was suprised to read that they have three aircraft. One permantly based at STN incase any problems with the other aircraft! I certainly wouldnt want to leave that there rotting away.
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Old 16th Dec 2005, 06:00
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Regarding load factors, saw this in the FT.

'Mr Rogliano said that Maxjet had recently been achieving a load factor - the share of available seats filled - of “well above 50 per cent on average.” The business model is based on achieving a break-even load factor of 70 per cent '.
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Old 16th Dec 2005, 11:32
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Breakeven at 70%. Sacre Brie, how on earth did he raise money on those expectations?????
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...plus I'd assume that yield was probably lower-than-average in the first couple of months (introductory offers, more availability at lower fares to tempt people to try the service, etc.), whereas the business plan breakeven percentage he quotes is likely to be a steady-state figure (i.e. once yield has reached its "normal" level). So in practice saying "our load factor is over 50%, our breakeven is 70%" is likely to be an apples-to-oranges comparison.
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maxjet airways

maxjet airways is to launch a new route from las vagas to london stansted on 2 november, it woll be a twice weekly service on mondays and thursdays
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