Former United CFO, Andrew Levy, has secured funding for a new start-up airline.
Not much is currently known about Andrew Levy’s new start-up airline, but there are a few details.
- They have confirmed they have raised $125 million dollars in funding to launch the airline.
- The company is currently operating as “Houston Air Holdings Inc.” which will be based in Houston, Texas.
- Their network model will target secondary airports and midsize/large markets.
- The airline will utilize a fleet of Boeing 737-800s configured with 189 seats for passenger service set to launch later in 2020.
Andrew Levy co-founded Allegiant Travel Co. and purchased XTRA Airways. As a result, this “Houston Air” will be built similarly to Allegiant. Levy is a former United CFO who left the airline in May 2018.
United 737: https://www.airplane-pictures.net/photo/1189275/n37267-united-airlines-boeing-737-800/
Honestly, targeting Houston as a base sounds pretty smart. United has really been neglecting their hub lately and will likely be forced to counterattack. Good luck to the airline. With Breeze Airways also set to launch this year, let’s see who launches first…