Global Airlines, a carrier based in the U.K hoping to become the newest long-haul airline, has announced its intent to bring its total A380 fleet to four aircraft, up from the previous single unit.
The start-up revealed the news on the 30th of June, 2023. However, the company has many unknowns surrounding it, while making bold claims that it would be a major disruptor in the aviation industry and bring back the golden age of travel with a route map to every corner of the globe. Many have compared it to a fictional airline started in a video game rather than real life.
Global Airlines has been steadily adding members to its company, with its CEO, James Asquith, who also acts as the founder, the backbone of the airline that wants to launch as early as Spring 2024.
The CEO has reaffirmed his belief that the A380 is the best aircraft for their operations, given its size and passenger capacity. He believes acquiring these secondhand means also gives them great opportunities. No price has been disclosed, but the A380 has been notoriously known as a type with no secondary market.
The airline has already reported four Airbus A380s to its name as it gears up for launch. However, many obstacles remain, many doubters to prove wrong, and a business model that many would argue is not only insane but not feasible or viable for the long-term sustainability of a company.