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Is Someone Actually Thinking about Starting a New York-based Airline?

Based on this Craigslist job post and this thread on Airliners, it would appear that someone with a strong stomach is trying to launch an A320-based airline out of New York (former JetBlue exec?). ┬áSince it wouldn’t really make any sense to throw more capacity to the West Coast (and what, compete against everyone?) or to Florida (are you kidding?), or to Chicago (huh?) or to Dallas (good luck with that) or Denver (maybe?) or the Caribbean (can they fly A320s over-water when they launch?), I have no idea where you would actually send planes from New York and make a profit in the foreseeable future.

Hmmm, I wonder if we’ll ever hear about this again…

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  1. If this were real, wouldn’t that have already applied for an FAA certificate? Don’t recall hearing about that.

    Hard to imagine the money being available right now and, as you say, the opportunities for an airline start-up in NYC seem extremely limited.

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