Gallery: Airline StartupsLinda Blachly
There’s a lot of activity on the startup airline side. Some were planned before the pandemic and have decided to go ahead and others are taking advantage of accessibility to cheap aircraft and slots that became available because of the slump in demand for air travel.
But in a crisis or not, the history of long-term success for a startup is not good, particularly among long-haul LCCs. Among those airlines that are starting or planning to start soon, their staying power won’t be clear until the market recovers.
Editor's note: This article was updated Sept. 6 to reflect that Bjørn Tore Larsen is the founder and CEO of Norse Atlantic Airways.