New Airline Plans London City-NYC Business Link

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  1. Rejuvenated
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    Bankers may be languishing in popularity polls but a new airline wants their business and is prepared to challenge British Airways for it once the financial crisis is over.
    A British venture called Odyssey Airlines hopes to start non-stop all-business class flights from London City Airport to New York and other locations using 10 newly-ordered Bombardier CSeries passenger jets, aviation industry sources said.
    http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1324333505.html
     
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    I think this is a key element, although perhaps there are biz travelers who do not care...
     
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    Loyalty schemes and negotiated corporate rates are the two big challenges these start ups face. Securing quality lounge arrangements is a third.

    Most "big company" employees aren't free to pick whatever carrier they want...if they do not get a few big contracts in place, this will also be a short run.
     
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