How to Start an Airline

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Writing by Sam Denby
Research by Sam Denby and Tristan Purdy
Editing by Alexander Williard
Animation by Josh Sherrington
Sound by Graham Haerther
Thumbnail by Simon Buckmaster
Select footage courtesy the AP Archive
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  • In 2005 Indigo airlines was born and in 2006 commenced its operation. Biggest airline of India with a fleet size of close to 300. So your research around no airline came in existence in last decade was little off. Thanks

    kushwahasskushwahass2 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • How tf do you misspell Tulsa...

    Dustin HayesDustin Hayesวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Watch Mr Beast be like watch this

    Grayson :DGrayson :Dวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Have lots of money and be ready to lose it all. That’s it

    Define 4KDefine 4Kวันที่ผ่านมา
  • That's exactly what I would do: Find the routes that don't currently have nonstop service from major airlines, and provide them as cheaply as possible with profit margin

    Justin GoldenJustin Golden2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • "Tusla"

    Holden GrissettHolden Grissett2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • shirtification

    Chandler BryantChandler Bryant2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 2:26 _bum dum tis_

    Tyler HendrixTyler Hendrix3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Imagine if someone searched this up and really wants to start a airline

    Gamemotronix GGamemotronix G3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Thx I learned about airlines and I’m planning on opening one

    Versions Of LifeVersions Of Life4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great video. Really learnt how to start an airline with my toy planes

    Tahmeed RahmanTahmeed Rahman5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Title: how to start an airline? Wendover: YOU CAN'T

    Shy DespiShy Despi7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • VIDEO IDEA... make a similar on shipping

    Aniket KAniket K11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • At 0:15 lines are moving but not cars

    Gabriel nishrenGabriel nishren13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Sounds like we need to deregulate the airline industry in the US more.

    ErgzayErgzay13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Well you can bet your bottom dollar that no airline has experienced this situation before because we didn’t have aeroplanes during the last global pandemic lol

    MarcusMarcus13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I wanna see the universe in which Sam from Wendover started his own small airline.

    Solino_OrukiSolino_Oruki15 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • People in Sialkot, Pakistan just followed your steps and they launched their own airline; Air Sial.

    Ibrahim AliIbrahim Ali16 วันที่ผ่านมา
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    CryptoMastaCryptoMasta18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Always wanted to know how to do this. What a weird thing to know. Please make a video on how to start a hedge fund.

    Sunny borahSunny borah18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Should do a video on the rise of the middle east as a Transport Hub Between Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania

    JOGamingJOGaming19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 7:56 Aislinn is pronounced ASH-lin. please look up irish pronounciations for irish names

    Gabbi SmithGabbi Smith19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Jetblue did a pretty good job starting from scratch and competing straight away with a better product and better price, unlike some other carriers which start with a compromised product and a price to match the lower quality.

    PrezidentHughesPrezidentHughes22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • TH-vision: recommends me a “how to start an airline” Me: well well well, let’s find out

    PrimeMatix13PrimeMatix1322 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • louisville to LA actually existed for a bit before the pandemic, infact my mom took a plane on that route

    SoliformSoliform24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • start up costs and safety regulations make new airline start-ups impossible, particularly long-haul

    Jake HowieJake Howie25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The skills learned here will be good for airline manager 😂

    Mudhaffar AdhwaMudhaffar Adhwa26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So, when is Wendover Airlines launching.

    Brandon HarryBrandon Harry26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Woah I’ve heard real engineering say that so many times that when you said it in a different voice then Brian it literally made my brain stutter.

    Luke Von KaenelLuke Von Kaenel28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I thought i was listening to Half As Interesting

    Seagull ManSeagull Man28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can't wait for Wendover Airways

    Francesco LeksFrancesco Leks29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • If you are starting a new Airline you want a name for yourself, not any investor would do this. Perfect example is Kingfisher Airlines. What I am waiting for is an Airline with a fleet of Supersonic Aircraft's like the Concorde. No matter what Airline it is now everyone is using the tube and wing design. Time to push the envelope out instead of seeing who can fly the longest route. It was getting ridiculous with 17 hour non stop flights etc. Now a worthy start up would be to Start a Cargo Carrier, Amazon has been buying up old AA 767's and adding to their fleet. During the pandemic their fleet size increased by almost 50% !!. Another major beauty of a Part 121 carrier is that most of their out of scope/manual repairs and things can be accomplished by their own Engineering group instead of going back to the OE for everything.

  • Well ... I am happy playing my Aerofly fs flight simulator. Also the nearest airport from my house can accommodate only small turboprops. I would like to operate A220 and A321neo instead 🤣🤣.

    Nakul DalakotiNakul Dalakoti29 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • i just realised that this is the same guy behind hai

  • *Ansett was the only major full service carrier, other than Qantas the market leader. Virgin Australia collapsed because they had a ex-Qantas CEO who want to go head to head, rather then a more budget slim downed option. Also leasing all your plant and equipment is always a great idea....

    Josh KnightJosh Knightหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 5:54 "Tusla"

  • So you are the wendover guy i have been hearing so much about! Your rival at HAI sends you an insult

  • Step 1. Buy air

  • Does a used airplane's price increase?

    Adithya DasAdithya Dasหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Avelo based out of Houston and Burbank looks to get going this year too

    Jonathan HawksJonathan Hawksหลายเดือนก่อน
  • West jet got purchased from Air Canada a couple weeks ago

  • Airplanes: *Exist* Sam: I can milk you

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  • Can you make a detailed video on how to take your small local business to a international one (I mean how to ship my products internationally without going bankrupt)

    The high school scientistThe high school scientistหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Is Wendover the same guy from Half As Intresting?

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  • u sound liek the guy from half as interesting

  • Love how the tesla won at the beginning of the video

    James BondJames Bondหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Wendover: "Makes another video about Airplanes" Me: "How 'bout another video about Bricks?"

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  • 12:59 that person on the image is the defence minister of india not the aviation minister.

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  • 10 years later: How a Pandemic Caused Wendover Air to Monopolize the Airline Industry

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  • Next up :- How to crash towers with airplanes...

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  • The next video is going to be "How a youtube channel started an Airline"

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    • The short answer is: already be a billionaire. Have some fun with your spare billions.

      sehhi vootysehhi vootyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Here's the easy way: lead a revolution, overthrow the state, seize and nationalize all airlines. Now you have an airline, and without corporate greed running the show, those plane tickets will be cheap, so you can dominate the international market as well.

    • Republican be like: but thats SocIAlisM

      Eavy EavyEavy Eavyหลายเดือนก่อน
    • I don't know Rick, state owned airlines tend to be black holes of debt and in many cases, very inefficient

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  • It’s a bad idea. I know.

    J SixxJ Sixxหลายเดือนก่อน
  • instructions unclear, ended up with a railroad

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  • in summary: * You can't

  • Hey, I'm not sure if it's in your best interest, but I would love to see a "Making of a Wendover video" where you show how you get the idea, make the research and put it in the most presentable way. Regardless, thank you for making such informative videos!!

  • Bro!! You got me a great idea!

    Damian DeDamian Deหลายเดือนก่อน
  • i must say in this video he's talking lot of rubbish (as usual) thinking that airlines cannot be funded: there are so many developing countries and setting up an airline there can be easier. moreover, there are not so man startups in the cargo aviation which, in my opinion, can be profitable too. he just wants to make it sound like starting an airline is impossible and in the end he launches his sponsor that has no connection with the whole video.

    • @sehhi vooty eh? your comment is not related

    • ensures or protects. We are in the age of information and these things should be shared freely

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    Lubs IsacoLubs Isacoหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Can you please do a how to start a railway company

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  • Ansett were the only major carrier in Australia? Not heard of Qantas? 🤦‍♂️ These videos may appear well researched until the talk about something your knowledgeable in or your own country. Reported for misinformation.

    Martin Di StasioMartin Di Stasioหลายเดือนก่อน
  • are you some kind of plane f?

  • 13:36 " of their planned flagship aircraft, the A220-300 " shows a video of an A321

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  • The short answer is: already be a billionaire. Have some fun with your spare billions.

    Rob BrandhoffRob Brandhoffหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Do check if u can make video on how to start a mobile telecom company

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How to Start an Airline