For those of you who like to quote old sayings along the lines of... Q: How do you make a million dollars in the airline industry? A: Start off with $100 million's another to add to your repertoire. Fokker Services recently told our air transport guru Monty Orangeball that the current low market values provide good opportunities for "start-ups".

"Aaah good," says Monty, "so signs of a recovery in other words."

"Well, inshidently no. You see the shaky financial status of these carriers also mean there are just as many 'start-downs'."

Source: Flight International