Want to Own an Airline? Here's One Man's Story
Thursday, March 25, 2010
So you want to learn to fly -- and then have your own airline? It's possible, even today. Here's one man's success story: As a teenager, Robert Deluce of Toronto, Canada, learned to fly at a small airport in the suburbs. He now owns Porter Airlines. In 2005 Mr. Deluce bought a ramshackle terminal building at a small airport near downtown Toronto. He set up Porter Airlines, which has become very popular with business flyers because of its top-notch service and convenient location. Mr. Deluce has just opened the first phase of a 150,000 square foot terminal that eventually will house two passenger lounges and 10 aircraft gates.
Porter Airlines has been thriving and expanding to destinations in Eastern Canada and the U.S. He raised C$126 million in start-up capital and placed a US$500 million order for 20 Canadian-built turboprop aircraft. Porter Airlines says it's on track to carry 1.3 million passengers in and out of Billy Bishop Airport this year alone, up from 269,000 in 2007. The airline now flies to four U.S. dstinations and seven other cities in East Canada.
Is this your dream too? There is no time like the present to begin. And the best way, the only way to begin is to learn to fly. Phoenix East Aviation is waiting for you. See www.pea.com for details on how you can learn to fly -- and maybe even like Mr. Deluce, someday own your own airline.
Phoenix East Aviation Inc
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