StartupBoeing - Starting an Airline

Prepare for takeoff

Starting an airline is tough. Running a profitable airline is even tougher. From startup airlines to established industry leaders, the process involves constant learning and adaptation.

Few businesses have as many variables and challenges as airlines. They are capital-intensive. Competition is fierce. Airlines are fossil fuel dependent and often at the mercy of fuel price volatility. Operations are labor intensive and subject to government control and political influence. And a lot depends on the weather.

But the intrepid entrepreneur is not alone. The StartupBoeing team assists entrepreneurs in launching new airlines. From concept through launch, StartupBoeing offers guidance, review, analysis, data, resources, contacts, and referrals to qualified startup airlines.

For a list of our most frequently asked questions, please visit our FAQ page.

Preflight Checklist

The StartupBoeing team can assist in answering key questions, including:

Market Analysis
What's the outlook for commercial airplane passenger and cargo traffic?

Operating Environment
What should you know about international agreements and standards for commercial aviation?

Business Planning
How should you approach business planning, brand development and finances?

Airplane Selection
What should you consider in choosing the right airplane?

Airplane Sourcing
How do you find new or used airplanes to purchase or lease?

Boeing Resources
Where can you learn more about crew training, maintenance, spares, IFE, configuration, interiors, etc.?

Boeing Customers How to establish a business relationship with Boeing to take advantage of the many benefits of being a part of the Boeing family.

External Links Where can you find aviation consultants, route planning and mapping tools, regulatory agency contacts, and other useful resources?

Contact Us
How can you talk to a StartupBoeing team member?