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Startup companies in times of COVID-19

Old 31st Aug 2020, 19:17
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Startup companies in times of COVID-19

In challenging times like today, most of the focus is concentrated upon airlines going under. While this is certainly a very difficult time for everyone involved with any of those, I think that this is only one side of the picture. As we speak, visionaries from all over the world try to make good use of the abundance of aircraft, people and routes available in the wake of the crisis - inevitably creating new job opportunities in place of the perished ones. This thread will be about new, startup airlines appearing in times of COVID-19 and everything associated with them. I can start the list by naming three new European brands I can think of right now:
  • Ocean, Germany - 11 aircraft, looking to commence operations in 2021/2022, will likely serve part of what used to be the Eurowings long-haul leisure network
  • Animawings, Romania - one A320, flying leisure flights from various Romanian airports for now
  • GullivAir, Bulgaria - new ACMI company with one A330-200, its exact utilisation remains to be found out soon
Any other examples anyone of you can think of?
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Old 31st Aug 2020, 23:30
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Breeze Airways. USA E190 operator. Starts service mid 2021.
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 09:29
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Ocean will start with 3 airplanes and hire mainly former Sunexpress Germany employees. No chance for anybody outside the Lufthansa group.
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 20:03
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Donít be fooled by the lufthansa management that Ocean is a new airline.
It will be flying (for now) with Eurowings livery and flown by Sunexpress and maybe a few Germanwings pilots, ofcourse with far worse conditions then before.
it is defacto another AOC just to reduce the pay to crew. Finally lufthansa has the option to fly long haul from Frankfurt without PPV pilots
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Old 13th Sep 2020, 23:13
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Nyxair, Estonia. Increased fleet from 4 to 8 within last few months
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Old 18th Sep 2020, 07:17
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Rumors from China tare hat a A330 qualified captain got a job with Ocean as training captain. An Austrian bloke, so fluent in German though.
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