Commercial aviation continues to grow. Here are three new start-up airlines just announced:
L’Avion, a new low-fare, business-class airline, will begin flying passengers between Paris’ Orly Airport and Newark, New Jersey’s Liberty International Airport, this month. The Boeing 757-200s will accommodate 90 business-class passengers, in planes with a capacity of 200. Originally branded Elysair, the France-Dutch operator changed its name to the French word for airplane after conducting a poll on both sides of the Atlantic.
It joins other start-ups like Silverjet. The UK-based carrier will transport business travelers between New York and London, starting January 2007.
They join other business-class only start-up airlines such as MAXjet Airways and Eos, which offer services on links to key European commercial centers.
Also, Air France-KLM aand Transavia.com announced the creation of a new international mid-haul airline named Transavia.com. This low-cost airline plans to service nine Mediterranean destinations by mid-year 2007.