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Irish leasing co. Amedeo to start A-380 only airline itself: FlightAware

Discussion in 'Latest Airline News' started by Lord Leighton, Nov 24, 2017.

  1. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    The Irish leasing company Amedeo receives another 20 A380 but finds no customers. That's why the company wants to operate the aircraft itself.

    Amedeo intends to sell seats in its own A380s to other providers such as airlines, travel agencies as well as non-sector companies such as Airbnb.

    Necessity is the mother of invention. So at least one could interpret the plans that the Irish leasing company Amedeo cherishes. In the coming year, the company wants to apply for an air operator's certificate (AOC) to establish an all Airbus A380 service.

    12 Superjumbos are in the portfolio of Amedeo, and 20 more ordered waiting to be delivered. The problem that the demand for the superjumbos is currently not very high because many airlines rely on smaller aircraft, with which they can have more flexibility. Amedeo has yet to find buyers for the 20 outstanding orders. No wonder then that the company is thinking about how to use the aircraft. As a solution to the problem, from 2022, Amedeo intends to sell seats in its own A380s to other providers such as airlines, travel agencies as well as non-sector companies such as Airbnb.

    Joint ventures and codeshares have already got travelers accustomed to booking with one supplier and flying with the other. The new offer goes into this development. The airlines or other vendors would sell the tickets through their channels, but on board, the passengers would then get the service of Amedeo.

    Especially for Airbnb, the model is attractive. The holiday apartment platform is looking for ways to enter the aviation market without having to deal with the high legal requirements.
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    ...I don't understand why the Far East isn't picking up these to move all their passengers? Maybe Rich was right, when is big, too big? It is an expensive lesson to learn, but some said the same thing when the 747 rolled out.
     
  3. Lord Leighton

    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    The 747 changed air travel forever. The 380 didn't and is a white elephant although a technical marvel, it's ugly as sin ta boot. I predict that most'll be freighters before too long.
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VI

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    Or on a freighter.
     
  5. Richard Wyeroski

    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    It is an expensive aircraft and it can not fit into a lot of airports.....
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    The A-380 is about 50 million more then a 747. It can carry 100 more pax for that 50 million. It take a lot to fill it up and most cases it is not completely full on international flights.......
     
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    Rotorruss Hangar Silver Member III

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    Maybe HUD can buy them and make "Section 8" housing? Sorry, must be the meds I'm taking! Snark!
     
  8. Everett 757

    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VI

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    Hmmmmm.....interesting idea! :)
     
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    Richard Wyeroski Hangar Gold Member I

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    :D
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    Retro-restaurant! If it serves questionable food, they could call it 'A Wing and a Prayer'. :rolleyes:
     
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    Lord Leighton Hangar Gold Member I

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    That would be section 747-8 housing. Oh wait, 747s will be flying long after 380s. :p
     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VI

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    Lol! :D Good one LL!!
     
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    Just don't have the fish!!

     
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    Everett 757 Hangar Silver Member VI

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    Good advice! :D
     
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