Gate A1 is not another aviation news blog. The essence of this blog is to document and analyze the risk and challenges faced by companies from a commercial, financial, and entrepreneurial point of view.
The blog is divided into four primary categories
- Start-up stories
- News stories
- Failure stories
- Success stories
Each airline I decide to follow has to be presented. This first blog post about an airline will focus on critical elements such as its business plan, investors, CEO, fleets, etc.,…
What does this new airline bring to the market? Is it a “mee too” airline or a project that could potentially disturb the market?
Through the complete start-up phase, blog posts about a start-up airline cand and will be published as start-up stories.
After the first flight of an airline, GateA1 continues to follow its progression with blog posts published in the News stories category. Is it able to add new routes, beat the competition, impact the way other airlines do business? New stories follow the history of an airline during its operation.
The airline business is one of the more challenging businesses. Many companies do not succeed and close their doors.
If a company followed by GateA1 goes bankrupt, a blog post will analyze the end of the airline. Why did they go burst? Was it possible to avoid it?
With the same point of view, GateA1 will follow other airlines’ bankruptcies, current or historical, and look at what we can learn from their dismisses.
Not all airlines end up as failure stories. Some succeed and show the path to follow for other airlines.
Success can be to earn a sizable market share and be profitable in the long run. However, it won’t be limited to this definition. Selling a profitable airline can be seen as a success for an investor. Finding a niche and remaining a small thriving airline self-sustained can also be seen as a success.
All these success stories are potential blog posts for GateA1.