If you were the CEO of an airline...

I would start a cargo airline named Moldova Air Freight.
It would be a cargo airline based in Chișinău, Moldova.
Hubs:
Prague, CZ
Chisinau, MD (HQ)
Riga, LV (Focus City)
Fleet:
Let L-410 Turbolet (for regionals) (9 In fleet, 2 of those in storage)
Boeing 767-300F (for medium hauls) (4 In fleet with options to buy 4 more)
Antonov An-124 (for long hauls) (2 in fleet with options to buy another 2)
747-8F (2 on order to replace stop over routes)
Livery:

Destinations:

Moldova

Bălți International Airport (LUBL)
Mărculeşti International Airport (LUBM)

Latvia

Liepāja International Airport (EVLA)
Riga International Airport (EVRA)
Ventspils International Airport (EVAA)

Czech Republic

Václav Havel Airport Prague (LKPR)
Brno–Tuřany Airport (LKTB)
Leoš Janáček Airport Ostrava (LKMT)
Karlovy Vary Airport (LKKV)
Pardubice Airport (LKPD)

Additional Destinations

London Stansted Airport (EGSS) Via Frankfurt Airport (EDFF) An-124
John F. Kennedy International Airport (KJFK) Via Keflavík International Airport (BIKF) An-124
Sheremetyevo International Airport (UUEE) Direct An-124
Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport (EPWA) Direct 767-300F
Naples International Airport (LINR) Direct 767-300F
Ankara Esenboğa Airport (LTAC) Direct 767-300F
Dubai International Airport (OMDB) Seasonal direct An-124

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I would start an airline based at my hometown airport Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG).

The name would be United States Airlines.

Hubs would be:
Cincinnati (CVG)
Atlanta (ATL)
New York (JFK)
Los Angeles (LAX)

Destinations not including hubs (not in any particular order):

Seattle
San Francisco
San Diego
Las Vegas
Phoenix
Tucson
Denver
Dallas-Fort Worth
Houston
San Antonio
Austin
Oklahoma City
Kansas City
Billings
Helena
Minneapolis-St. Paul
Milwaukee
Lansing
Detroit
Chicago O’Hare
Indianapolis
St. Louis
Toronto
Vancouver
Calgary
Washington-Dulles
Philadelphia
Baltimore
Boston
Miami
Charlotte-Douglas
Orlando
Pensacola
Destin
Mexico City
Guadalajara
Monterrey
Salt Lake City
Panama City (Panama)
San Juan
San Jose (Costa Rica)
Sint Maarten
Bogota
Lima
Rio de Janeiro
Sao Paulo
Buenos Aires
Santiago
Reykjavik-Keflavik
Dublin
Manchester
London (Heathrow and Gatwick)
Madrid
Barcelona
Paris (Charles de Gaulle)
Amsterdam
Frankfurt
Munich
Zurich
Rome
Vienna
Istanbul
Moscow (Sheremetyevo)
Casa Blanca
Cairo
Tel Aviv
Doha
Abu Dhabi
Dubai
Tokyo (Haneda and Narita)
Seoul-Incheon
Beijing
Shanghai (Pudong)
Taipei (Taoyuan)
Hong Kong
Singapore
Manila
Sydney
Auckland
Bangkok
Jakarta

Fleet:

A320-200
A320neo
A321-200
A321neo
A330-300
A350-900
A350-1000
A380-800
737-800
737-900ER
737 MAX-8
737 MAX-9
737 MAX-10
747-8i
757-200
767-300ER
767-400ER
777-200LR
777-300ER
777-8
777-9
787-8
787-9
787-10

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An airline like that with such a complicated fleet would have extremely high maintenance costs

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I would make an airline called Global Link, located in Australia and would connect all major Australian cities (Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth and Hobart) to places you would dream to go ;)

Destinations:
Christmas Island (Australia)
Norfolk Island (Australia)
Auckland
Christchurch
Wellington
Port Moresby
Jakarta
Singapore
Kuala Lumpur
Bangkok
Ho Chi Min
Hanoi
Tokyo
Beijing
New Delhi
Mumbai
Kathmandu
Karachi
Dubai
Abu Dhabi
Doha
Riyadh
Giza
Johannesburg
London
Manchester
Venice
Rome
Barcelona
Madrid
Paris
Vienna
Frankfurt
Berlin
Moscow
Helsinki
Oslo
Stockholm
New York
Washington
Miami
Atlanta
Houston
Dallas
Phoenix
Los Angeles
San Francisco
Seattle
Chicago
Honolulu
Vancouver
Toronto
Calgary
Rio De Janeiro
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Aircraft:
Airbus A320
Airbus A321
Airbus A330
Airbus A380
Boeing 757
Boeing 767
Boeing 777-200LR
Boeing 787-9
Boeing 787-10
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This will cost me soooooo much money
But it will become the first Australian airline to operate a 757
I could have brung back TAA (Trans Australian Airlines) but I want to challenge fellow airline dominators like Qantas, Emirates…
Pretty neat right?

Hubs:
Australia: Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Hobart, Adelaide, Darwin, Perth
Europe: London, Madrid, Rome, Moscow, Helsinki, Frankfurt
Asia: Tokyo, Beijing, Dubai, Mumbai
North America: New York, Toronto, Los Angeles, Dallas
South America: Rio De Janeiro

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How dare you violate my basic human right like that.

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Well Ansett used to operate to Osaka Kansai instead of Tokyo with their 747-300s (back in the 90s). Tokyo has already got ANA, JAL and Qantas.

My airline I posted earlier did not include regional destinations

In Scotland we currently have Loganair which serves the Scottish islands and surrounding airports. If I was CEO I would expand this current operation and upgrade the fleet to accommodate medium size aircraft such as 737 series or Airbus 319, 320 or 321.

This would give Scotland a national airline flying more than 6 hours to destinations within Europe.

The goal would be to expand fully to the 787 or A330 fleet and fly long haul to serve the middle East and America.

Hubs would include:

EGPF
EGPH
EGPK
EGPD.

@ThomasR let’s get this going 😂

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I’ve given this some thought and I’ve decided it would be cool to have a small regional airline go out of my closest regional airport KLEX (Lexington, KY). The airline would be called “AirLex,” and would consist of a small fleet of regional aircraft going to a wide variety of regional destinations

Fleet-

  • CRJ-700

  • CRJ-900


Destinations would consist of multiple large international airports in the Midwest and Deep South.

Destinations-

  • Atlanta

  • Chicago

  • Minneapolis

  • Cleveland

  • New Orleans

  • Myrtle Beach


Eventually, I would hope to expand to more Floridian and East Coast airports such as Orlando and Boston. It’s nothing too in depth, but it would be nice to be able to fly to some of these places from a more convenient airport.

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I wish. They are getting a E Jet some time in the near future though they just don’t know what one. So they are expanding.

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Sun Airlink (Subsidary of Sun)
Fleet for Sun Airlink:
CRJ-700
CRJ-900
Airbus 220-100
Embraer 175
Embraer 190

Fleet ⬆

Destinations From Denver

Denver
Colorado Springs
Pueblo
Gunnison-Crested Butte
Montrose
Aspen
Steamboat Springs
Hayden (Yampa Valley)
Durango
Grand Junction
Moab
Salt Lake City
St. George
Larime
Cheyenne
Casper
Jackson Hole
Boise
Helena
Billings
Great Falls
Santa Fe
Albuquerque
Tucson
Phoenix
Yuma
Flagstaff
Las Vegas
Reno
San Jose, California
Portland, Oregon
Spokane
Vancouver, British Columbia
Calgary
Edmonton
Winnipeg
Saskatoon
Omaha
Wichita
Grand Island
Topeka
Pierre
Fargo
Des Moines
Moline
Bismarck
Cedar Rapids
Tulsa
Oklahoma City
Sioux Falls
Amarillo
Lubbock
Midland-Odessa
Austin
Dallas-Love
Grand Rapids
Green Bay
New Orleans
Shreveport
El Paso
Burbank
Orange County
Ontario, California
Palm Springs
Sacramento
Stockton
Kansas City
Minneapolis
Birmingham
Regina

Destinations From Phoenix

Tucson
Yuma
Flagstaff
El Paso
Santa Fe
Los Angeles
Denver
Colorado Springs
Durango
Gunnison-Crested Butte
St. George
Las Vegas
Salt Lake City
Moab
Boise
Portland, Oregon
Burbank
Orange County
Ontario, California
Palm Springs
Sacramento
San Jose, California
Stockton
Spokane
Midland-Odessa
Amarillo
Tulsa
Lubbock
Dallas-Love
Oklahoma City
Reno
Tijuana
Hermosillioso
Cabo San Lucas

Destinations From Miami

Orlando
Tampa
Jacksonville
Fort Myers
Talahasee
Savannah
Augusta
Atlanta
Birmingham
Mobile
Montgomery
Jackson
Memphis
Nashville
Louisville
Cincinatti
Knoxville
Chattanooga
Columbia, South Carolina
Charleston (South Carolina and West Virginia)
Charlotte
Nassau
Havana
Kingston
Richmond

To add on, the Crj’s would be doing short Haul routes, and the Embraers and the Airbus would be doing long Haul and more popular routes

Focus City Sun Airlink Destinations

Destinations From Detroit

Flint
Saginaw
Grand Rapids
Lansing
Muskegon
Traverse City
Green Bay
Appleton
Milwaukee
Duluth
South Bend
Indianapolis
Chicago-Midway
Fargo
Minneapolis
Cleveland
Akron
Columbus
Cincinatti
Buffalo
Pittsburgh
Toronto
Ottawa
Montreal
Winnipeg
Memphis
Nashville
Moline
Peoria
Louisville
Des Moines
Cedar Rapids
Omaha
St Louis
Kansas City
Syracuse
Albany
Rochester

Destinations From Seattle

Portland (Oregon)
Spokane
Yakima
Medford
Eugene
Boise
Sacremento
San Jose
Oakland
Calgary
Edmonton
Saskatoon
Billings
Reno

Destinations From Los Angeles

Palm Springs
San Diego
San Francisco
San Jose
Tijuana
Phoenix
Tucson
Medford
Oakland
Reno
Las Vegas
St George

Destinations From Boston

New York-LaGuardia
Albany
Rochester
Syracuse
Portland (Maine)
Long Island (Islip)
Philedelphia
Baltimore
Washington-Regan National
Richmond
Buffalo
Cleveland

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Spice Isle Airways

In the event that the airport is renovated with gates, another terminal and another runway

Main Hub: TGPY- Maurice Bishop Intl. Airport (St. George’s, Grenada)
Other Hubs: TVSA- Argyle Intl. Airport (Kingstown, St. Vincent)
CYYZ- Toronto Pearson Intl. Airport (Toronto, Canada)
KFLL- Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood Intl. Airport (Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
KJFK- John F. Kennedy Intl. Airport (Queens, New York)
EGKK- London Gatwick Intl. Airport (Horley, England)
MJKP- Norman Manley Intl. Airport (Kingston, Jamaica)

Our Fleet- Boeing

737-800
767-300
777-200LR
787-9

Our Fleet-Airbus

A319
A321
A320neo
A330

Our Fleet-Bombardier

Q400
CRJ900

Our Destinations

Toronto
New York
Atlanta
Phoenix
Fort Lauderdale
Tampa
Panama City
Philadelphia
London
Connecticut (Bradley)
Virginia (Richmond)
Montréal
Dallas
Washington
Chicago
Austin, TX
Los Angeles
Trenton
Savannah
Antigua
Dominica
Barbados
San Juan
Jamaica
Caracas
Paramaribo, Suriname
Guyana
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
Saint Lucia
Trinidad
Tobago
Port-au-Prince
Punta Cana
Bahamas
Frankfurt
Saint Thomas
Saint Croix
Havana
Turks & Caicos
Key West
Cancun
Cozumel
Saint Maarten
Fort-De-France
Aruba
Curaçao
Bonaire
Cayman Islands
Honolulu
Mumbai
Paris
Many More…

Slogan: With spice comes delight…

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Nice! I love an airline that only flies to KSJC out of the 3 Bay Area airports! XD

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@BigBert10 thats only Sun airlink :)

@BigBert10 Sun Mainline Flies to all 3 :)

My airline would be described in two words, A380, Pittsburgh…

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Oh! Mind if I ask if any mainline Sun flights fly to KSJC? Like UA flies to KSJC on Denver flights but some Denver flights are operated as GoJet.

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@BigBert10 Yes there is. One from Phoenix, One from Seattle, one from Detroit, and 2 from Denver.

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KSJC is the most popular airport in th bay area, as SFO and OAK only get a daily flight from Denver and a Daily flight to Phoenix @BigBert10

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Californian Airlines
Member of Star Alliance

Callsign
GoldenState

Hubs

  • SFO
  • LAX

Destinations
(Several Airports In Each Of These Countries)

  • United States Of America
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Europe
  • Australia
  • China
  • India
  • South Korea
  • Japan
  • Africa

Fleet
(Assuming this Airline will be in the Future)
Short Range

  • 737 MAX 7,8,9

Medium Range

  • 797, 787-8

Long Range

  • 777-8X, 777-9X, 747-8

Livery

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Thank you to @the777fan for such a beautiful livery.

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