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Old 04-27-2014, 10:27 PM
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Originally Posted by duece12345 View Post
Then the Russians come blasting through the airspace not talking to anyone and fly wherever they want at whatever altitude they want.
Held it together until you dropped this line. Sounds about right. The new question is would you rather fly for a Russian start-up or take your chances in Afghanistan?
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Old 05-02-2014, 08:48 PM
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Tony can I get your boots when you.........
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Old 05-02-2014, 10:52 PM
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Nothing extraordinary planned. You summed it up perfectly; hit the bricks. Unlike a puppy mill regional airline in the USA, I don't honestly foresee many problems. Thanks for your concerns.
A startup airline. In Afghanistan. Hot and high. With 2 CRJ 200's. And you don't foresee any problems ?!

What kind of schedules does your airline plan to operate ? What kind of profits can you expect with such limited capacity on an aging aircraft ? What kind of market even is there in Afghanistan ?

I think it's great that you're part of starting an airline, but I think it is a bit nave to state you don't foresee any problems. I don't however agree that you're trying to sugarcoat the region; it definitely seems like you've pointed out its major flaws.

p.s. Yes, I know, you plan on having other aircraft, but at this point what you have are two CRJ200's.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:39 AM
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Originally Posted by savall View Post
A startup airline. In Afghanistan. Hot and high. With 2 CRJ 200's. And you don't foresee any problems ?!

What kind of schedules does your airline plan to operate ? What kind of profits can you expect with such limited capacity on an aging aircraft ? What kind of market even is there in Afghanistan ?

I think it's great that you're part of starting an airline, but I think it is a bit nave to state you don't foresee any problems. I don't however agree that you're trying to sugarcoat the region; it definitely seems like you've pointed out its major flaws.

p.s. Yes, I know, you plan on having other aircraft, but at this point what you have are two CRJ200's.
You seemed to have answered your own questions. Whatever problem you foresee with a CRJ-200 doesn't apply when there isn't a CRJ-200. Yes, high and hot in a CRJ-200 can make for a very limited number of passengers. Also, fuel is expensive for this oil rich region, therefore it's unlikely that CRJ-200's would ever make any money.

I'm not completely sure that profits and market share should be a particular issue with new hire pilots. Obviously to most, any start up airline wants to grow and make money. I am not an investor, nor are the pilots paid based on profits. The job is flying, not investing.

The schedules are on the website, as we begun operations on 11 April 2014. The loads are completely full most of the time from Kandahar to Kabul, so there's already room for bigger equipment. You can check out the schedule at:

www.FlyAJI.com

We will have a next round of hiring soon, but we will outright dismiss any candidates that do not have a CRJ type rating or lack relatively recent experience. If you have Farsi, Dari or Pashto fluency, put that in the header of your email. If you are current in the CRJ, put that in the header. If you have Expat flying experience, please put that in the header.

If you already sent a resume, thanks. They will all be reviewed. If you want to send another and you meet these guidelines, go ahead.

So, your email header should look like this:

CRJ current (16 months past), CA (FO), 1234 hours in type, Dari, 28 months Uganda (China, Peru, et al), FAA (EASA, TC, et al) ATPL (CPL, MPL)

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Attach your current resume. Nothing else.
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Old 05-04-2014, 11:42 AM
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Tony can I get your boots when you.........
... when I jam them up your six? Sure.
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:07 AM
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<Spiritual Deity of your choice> help you when applying here. Not anything specific about the airline, but life in Kabul in general. Think long and think HARD before you just send in your application. Life in that part of the world is extremely difficult, I don't care what kind of airplane you fly...
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Old 05-17-2014, 11:18 AM
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Who exactly are your customers that are filling up the planes? If they're exclusively white/english speaking.... you do know everying is leaving with the draw down right? A lot of Afghanis live their entire life within 5 miles of their home. I can't imagine more than 1-5% have the cash and the need to travel anywhere by air.
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Who exactly are your customers that are filling up the planes? If they're exclusively white/english speaking.... you do know everying is leaving with the draw down right? A lot of Afghanis live their entire life within 5 miles of their home. I can't imagine more than 1-5% have the cash and the need to travel anywhere by air.
You'd be surprised... every time I taxi by the commercial side of the Kabul airport, the planes are being packed with customers... at least Kam Air, Safi, etc. are.. I haven't witnessed an AJI boarding. However, there is a lot of money in Afghanistan, but people don't realize that. The market was strong enough to also bring in daily Emirates A340-500 flights.
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Old 05-17-2014, 04:11 PM
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I see they will be serving TK this month, according to the website. Haha. That will be fun.

Too bad the Ausie DFAC is closed, was one of the best in the country.
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So how'd it go? How many apps did you get?
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