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Trying to monetize on the reality that there are a dwindling number of bankers traveling overseas via boat and/or Hover board, Goldman Sachs is strongly considering investing in a business class-only airline. Though no deal has been reached yet, the bank’s private equity arm has been in talks with airline executives about setting up a carrier that would exclude socioeconomically challenged patrons, and its buyout division has reportedly had several “informal” discussions with Luton’s Silverjet, toying with the idea, but not yet making any penetration.
According to Silverjet (whose aircrafts are redesigned 100 flat bed Boeing 767-200s), only 65 passengers are required on a flight to break even, as the average ticket costs a reasonable £1,000, with a transatlantic return flight costing £65,000 to operate. Should the deal go through, The Guardian notes that it would be a standard P.E. investment, and not a Goldman air taxi service, because business-class still does not require adequate insulation from the rest of the world. No word yet on whether Bear Stearns employees would be permitted to buy tickets.
Bankers warm to business class-only airlines - as flyers and investors [The Guardian]

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