Leasing company plans to operate its own A380 airline
Dublin - 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.