Global Airlines is a new entrant in commercial aviation. The airline was announced by a young entrepreneur James Asquith.
This new airline was announced by James in July 2021 and is backed by Asquith’s travel company Holiday Swap. It aims to revolutionize transatlantic travel with its innovative and customer-oriented approach. However, the company has plans to further expand its route to multiple countries across Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, and Africa.
On May 29th, 2023, they purchased their first Airbus A380! Yes, you heard it correctly. The aircraft has been purchased and not leased.
This is a bold and unique step from a startup airline as most of them start off with narrow-body jets like the 737 and the A320. The company has planned to initiate its operations in the spring of 2024, flying from London Gatwick to New York, Los Angeles, and other US destinations with a fleet of four Airbus A380s prior to expanding its route network to multiple continents in 2025.
Moreover, the airline intends to offer four classes of service, including a unique “gamer class” with PlayStation and Xbox consoles.
However, it’s too early to determine the success of the airline as it will face stiff competition from legacy, hybrid, and low-cost carriers in the transatlantic market, as well as challenges related to the operational and environmental costs of the A380.
About the Founder
James Asquith is not just a traveler, but he also is an author and the CEO & founder of a company named Holiday Swap. He claims that he has visited all the countries of the world by the age of 24. James was born in Surrey in 1988 and was fond was traveling since his childhood. He was officially awarded a certificate by the Guinness Book of World Records for being the youngest person (male) to visit all sovereign states.