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Passenger market for suborbital, hypersonic transports.

Posted by: RGClark - Fri Apr 03, 2009 4:22 pm
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Post    Posted on: Tue Apr 07, 2009 3:56 am
While they do not manufacture their aircraft, they control and essentially manufacture the travel experience. Virign is know for things such as free limousine pick-up for business clients.

The fact that Airlines can't manufacture their own aircraft means that their competitive advantages have to come from somewhere else. Strong brand awareness is one of those.

A catastrophic accident would be a huge liability and have to be carefully managed.

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Post    Posted on: Wed Apr 08, 2009 6:34 pm
Since the for the future by Virgin Galactic "announced" price for SS2-trips of $ 20,000 ist´stressed I mention that there is a thread in the Financial Barriers section where I have shown already that such a price is possible and reasonable - and the number of people registered for a suborbital trip allows for it by far since that number is beyond 80,000 in between since long.

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Post    Posted on: Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:48 pm
There's a difference between showing interest, and actually buying the trip


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Post    Posted on: Sun Apr 12, 2009 7:39 am
Hello, IrquiM,

Virgin Galactic have said that their Business Plan is to fly 50,000 passengers within 10 years and that this will get them profits of 25% per year of their investment - each year of those ten years. They haven't started operational flights yet and so those ten years haven't begun yet - but more than 80,000 people are registered already. This means that this number has a good chance to grow after the beginning of operationa flights.

But 50,000 within ten years and thus 5,000 per year are sufficient to decrease the price down to $ 20,000.

From all this together it is relatively likely that the price will be decreased that much really and the technological discussion here is essential.

That's what I have in mind - I didn't take the 80,000 as peope who have bought tickets.



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