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"Uber Air" the Novic/Global airline (Now "Lift")

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:04 am

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Re: "Uber Air" the Novic/Global airline

Unread post by Richard Smit » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:24 am

Go Global, Go Gidon!!
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Unread post by cage » Mon Sep 14, 2020 11:59 am

One day news24 will spell his name correctly: Gidon (there's no E).
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Unread post by NKruger » Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:05 pm

Ugly Duckling, any chance you could extract the article text for us non-N24 subscribers please?
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Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Mon Sep 14, 2020 1:04 pm

NKruger wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 12:05 pm
Ugly Duckling, any chance you could extract the article text for us non-N24 subscribers please?
Unfortunately not. I also bang my head on their pay wall
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Re: "Uber Air" the Novic/Global airline

Unread post by Snitch » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:00 pm

https://www.travelnews.co.za/article/no ... aunch-year
https://www.africanaerospace.aero/novic ... -deal.html
The airline is targeting a cost base 30% lower than existing operators, and says it will utilise an Airbus A320 fleet.
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Unread post by Schallas » Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:23 pm

Snitch wrote:
Mon Sep 14, 2020 2:00 pm
https://www.travelnews.co.za/article/no ... aunch-year
https://www.africanaerospace.aero/novic ... -deal.html
The airline is targeting a cost base 30% lower than existing operators, and says it will utilise an Airbus A320 fleet.
It would be very interesting to see how they achieve this 30% lower cost base and how the "aging" Global fleet of A320's will fit into this. As far as I am aware, Global operates the oldest A320 still flying. On the other hand, I am sure that you can find very nice newer ones at very good rates these days.
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Unread post by Burner » Mon Sep 14, 2020 7:24 pm

Good for Global too, considering their bread and butter work of providing extra capacity to Airlines during busy summer seasons, will now have largely dried up.

They are a solid operator with tons of experience operating for airlines all over the world.
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Unread post by Ray W » Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:39 pm

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Unread post by angelwings » Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:53 pm

I don't see where Uber fits into all of this
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Re: "Uber Air" the Novic/Global airline

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:10 pm

angelwings wrote:
Fri Sep 18, 2020 9:53 pm
I don't see where Uber fits into all of this
RTFA :twisted:
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Unread post by GL » Mon Sep 21, 2020 8:59 am

The People to choose new airline's name:
SA’S NEW AIRLINE TO BE NAMED BY SOUTH AFRICANS
Founding team invites the nation to test their creativity
South Africa’s brand-new airline, set to launch domestic flights later this year, has invited all South Africans to put their creativity to the test and suggest a name for the new carrier. The successful creator will win a year’s free travel pass on the airline.
The airline which has drawn inspiration from Uber’s high tech, customer obsessed approach to mobility, is a partnership between Kulula founder Gidon Novick and Global Aviation, a leading operator of Airbus A320 aircraft.
“The pandemic has created a unique opportunity to start an airline that is not only dramatically more efficient but also inventive and creative by tapping into the unique talent that our country offers” commented Novick.
“Mater KG’s Jerusalema is a reminder of just how creative, energetic and inspiring South Africans can be” he added
The airline’s first flight between Johannesburg and Cape Town, the 12th busiest route in the world, is planned for December 2020.
The founding team combines industry experience with fresh thinkers from the technology and hospitality sectors. “Similar to the way Uber has transformed the point-to-point mobility, there is a huge opportunity for the airline industry to rethink its relationship with passengers and be more ‘customer obsessed’. This can be achieved by bringing together industry experts, technology and a fresh perspective and strategic approaches from other sectors.” says Jonathan Ayache, ex Uber Africa Exec who is also involved in the project.
Black&White, part of the award-winning M&C SAATCHI Group, will be doing the positioning, design & branding for the new airline
Without being too prescriptive the new team are looking for a name that is unique, aspirational, and cool. Ideally it should capture It should be easy to say and memorable.
Entries can be posted on the website brandnewairline.co.za and the winner will be announced within the next two weeks.
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Re: "Uber Air" the Novic/Global airline

Unread post by spokes » Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:14 pm

TAILSLIDE comes to mind.
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Re: "Uber Air" the Novic/Global airline

Unread post by angelwings » Tue Sep 22, 2020 5:54 pm

spokes wrote:
Mon Sep 21, 2020 12:14 pm
TAILSLIDE comes to mind.
Interesting comment. The industry is absolutely hemorrhaging jobs, and you come up with a remark like this?

I think it is absolutely vital they succeed. Maybe we just have waaaaay different views of what is happening in the world, and this industry specifically :-k
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Unread post by Taildraggerdriver » Tue Sep 22, 2020 7:59 pm

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