Steve Miller, chief exec of Oasis Hong Kong Airlines (only 10 months old), takes the stand and immediately begins to entertain.
He starts with a joke:.
A guy is holidaying in New Zealand, driving about the Islands in an SUV.
He comes to a sheep farm and stops when he sees the farmer.
He calls the farmer over and says: “Farmer, if I tell you how many sheep you’ve got, can I take one for myself?”
“Erm, ok,” says the farmer.
“1572,” replies the man instantly.
“Amazing,” says the farmer. “Well, I guess you can take a sheep then.”
So the man loads one animal into the back of his SUV and turns back to the farmer to say good bye.
“Wait a second,” says the farmer. “Now it’s my turn. If I can tell you what profession you are can I have my sheep back?”The man agrees to the challenge.
The farmer looks him up and down and says: “You’re an aviation consultant.”
“Amazing,” says the man. “How did you know that?”
“Well. You came along without being asked. You told me something I already knew. And lastly you clearly know nothing about the subject as you’ve just put my dog in your car.”
Anyway – back to business. Steve’s here to tell us that Oasis have had a reasonably successful start to life, following an embarrassing first flight which got cancelled before take off.
He wheels out a bunch of slides showing some decent write ups, a branding award, stats of increasing load factors (up to 95% on their London and Vancouver routes), and on-time performance (currently around 89%).