Our Community Flights Approach and Guiding Principles
We’re Client Focused Without Having Too Many Clients!
Some large air service development firms build huge client lists. This can take away from their ability to focus on your community. Their community engagement is sometimes inconsistent or you may experience delays in their responding to your needs. Consequently, we make developing high quality client relationships, a priority. As a result, Community Flights will only take on 3-4 management clients at most.
“Your consultant should have few distractions. Your consultant should be highly focused on your airline service with few distractions!”
Community Engagement is Necessary for a Successful Air Program
Community Flights strongly encourages active and consistent community engagement with your air service. In addition, we feel that facilitating passenger traffic, is just as important as acquiring air service. Finally, the work has just begun, when you’ve landed a new flight.
“You don’t typically win A baseball game by just playing well in the first inning. A winning air service effort works the same way. Ongoing flight support and promotion is also required.”
Air Service Isn’t the End – It’s a Means to an End for Your Community
We understand you view improved air service as a way to offer better transportation access. Furthermore, you may also see better air service leading to improved community economic development prospects. Clarifying your community goals and air service benefits will be our first action, because of these community motivating factors. We will then create a strategy by working backwards from these outcomes. This strategy will for the basis, for designing an air service plan to meet these ends.
“More air service is not an end but rather a means to other community benefits. More air service can improve air transportation and expand economic development opportunities in your community!”
Play-up Community Strengths that will Favorably Bi-Sect Airline Business Goals
We pursue a customized air service development approach that involves determining the community air service needs and opportunities. We then find the airlines that can fulfill your needs. Once we’ve identified potential target market service and airlines, we help develop a strategy. Because airlines needs are critical to obtaining air service, we’ll tailor community strengths to these needs. We’ll tell a story about how your community strengths bi-sect the target airlines business goals. This is the most effective method to capture air service the community desires.
“Airlines decide where they offer air service based on their needs not the community’s needs. Communities that do not consider the airlines needs in their approach, will have a hard time acquiring air service.”
Think Long-Term yet be Ready for Short-Notice Opportunities!
Successful community air service development efforts involve aligning many elements. These elements include: community funding, air service goals, organizational structure, marketing support and more. An air program that acts effectively on short notice opportunities, gives your community an edge when competing for air service. Therefore, plan long-term, but also effectively act on short notice air service opportunities that can sometimes crop up.
“Prepared communities, ready for short notice air service opportunities are more likely to succeed. Communities with the proper support mechanisms in place will be more successful than an unprepared community.”
Contact us at [email protected] or 970-759-3559 for customized and focused air service support, development and management,