Start up Airlines: How to launch an airline

Start up airlines are founded every year, learn how they do it!
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Rating: 4.9 out of 5 (269 ratings)
4,495 students
16min of on-demand video
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Understand the particularity of an airline start up
Know what to expect when starting up
Make the right decisions during the implementation


  • Knowledge of the airline business


What does it take to launch an airline?

While starting up a company is never easy, starting an airline has a lot of very specific challenges that are hard to plan the first time around.

Launching an airline demands preparation: completing a business plan is a key milestone but that's only the beginning of the journey.

After that there are still hundreds to decisions to make during the implementation.

The course provides a framework to students writing a business plan and designing a project plan by giving them an insight on the challenges ahead.

The course highlights the key aspects based on real life experience. The side forum is the best place to ask specific questions and get answers from someone who already went through the process.

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Who this course is for:

  • This is an introduction to start up airlines, it is not a complete handbook
  • Anyone interested in how airlines are launched will find useful information here


Airline Strategy specialist
Faical Allou
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 1,012 Reviews
  • 9,944 Students
  • 3 Courses

Faical is an Airline Strategy specialist, speaker  and author of "a Lifelong Flight"

Faical began his career in 2004 in Spain and fell in love with the aviation business.  After working for two airlines, he joined a consulting firm specialized in the airline industry.  For more than 5 years he lead consulting engagements in the areas of Strategy, Network Planning and Revenue Management.  Among those assignments, he launched a startup airline in Africa. 

He then held multiple positions at technology companies that delivers solutions to the airline industry, and consumer products.

In 2018 he published his first novel A Lifelong Flight inspired by his experience in the industry.

His knowledge of the airlines goes beyond the customer facing functions and reaches for the very core of the companies. 

"As a passenger, we don't see the amount of work being done at an airline; we tend to think an airline is only made of pilots and flight attendants but there is so much more happening out there!" 

"I always knew I wanted to work for an airline, but I didn't know what I could do, where to start?" 

"I was lucky I started in the Network Planning area, which is very central and gave me exposure to the entire airline" 

"I had exposure to CEO level issues at a relatively young age and it made me grasp the global picture quicker" 

Faical is an enthusiastic traveler and he visited 50+ countries.

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