Teenage kicks: he wants to run an airline!

In echoes of the great movie “Catch me if you can” starring Leonardo DiCaprio (seen below at the UK premier in 2003), a British 17-year-old has been caught trying to convince officials that he was setting up an airline.

Read the full story here from UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph.

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This brings to mind another teenager, Martin Halstead, who tried to set up an airline in the UK flying on some regional routes a couple of years back. I wrote this blog about Martin after meeting him at the Routes event in 2005.

Unfortunately his venture – Alpha One Airlines – bit the dust.

Anybody got any other stories about teenage airline entrepreneurs?

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2 Responses to Teenage kicks: he wants to run an airline!

  1. Miyuru 23 July, 2009 at 1:42 am #

    I’m 18, and I run Airline Industry Review

  2. Mark Pilling 23 July, 2009 at 9:45 am #

    Thanks for the note Miyuru – send us a link to your review and we’ll take a look!

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