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INTRODUCTION TO FIRNAS.

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CONTEXT.

INSPIRED BY CHANGE.

While the airline industry has experienced significant change in recent decades, it has resulted in an extreme choice for consumers. Either travel with a low cost, low frills airline or pay a significantly higher fare to travel with a full service airline to receive what was once considered a standard level of service.
For many this simply isn’t a choice, only the fares offered by the budget airlines are affordable.
There is now a need for new disruptive forces to enter the airline industry and champion the consumer.

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OPPORTUNITY.

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS.

There is an opportunity for a new airline to deliver the ‘best of both worlds’ offer. Our own research shows that many people are unhappy with the current choice, they want to see flexibility, comfort, affordability and innovation all incorporated into one package.
Furthermore, despite the significant growth experienced in the airline industry over recent decades, there remains significant unmet demand.
Firnas Airways UK aims to fill these gaps by serving the unmet demand.

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VISION.

A NEW WAY OF FLYING.

Firnas Airways is a new type of airline with a plan to disrupt the market and champion the consumer by offering flexibility, comfort, affordability and innovation.
We are a UK-based start-up with a long term aspiration to become the third largest carrier in the UK after BA and Virgin.
We hope to serve routes which are currently unserved or underserved by the current players and become the undisputed leading carrier for our chosen routes.

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ROUTES.

ROUTE TO REALISING OUR VISION.

We will begin our journey as a short-haul operator that serves UK domestic and European routes, particularly those unserved or underserved by existing airlines, this is mainly to ensure we are not on the way of other major operators such as Ryanair or easyJet and also to ensure we maximise our commercial potentials with routes that have track record of performing with very high load factors (seat occupancy) and maximum yields (profit).
We believe our short haul path will be nothing short of revolutionary; our plan is to create a domestic and regional airline service that offers a alternative choice for consumers. We hope to create an offer that incorporates the affordability, innovation and flexibility that customers expect from short haul flights with comforts and services that would otherwise be only associated with the expensive full service carriers.
We are confident that by serving these routes our chances of success are very high, and it will build a strong and sustainable foundation for us to then expand our services to the mid haul markets.
The launch of the short haul service will see an immediate expansion into mid haul services after 18-24 months where we will serve routes in Africa, Eurasia, and the Middle East.
Taking this route will, we believe, set us on an intractable path to become a long haul carrier that will very quickly establish itself as the third largest in the UK. Once we are at this stage we hope to serve routes in South Asia, the Middle East, and South-East Asia, North America, Canada and many more.

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AIRCRAFT.

EQUIPMENT TO SUCCEED.

We are in the business of serving people and connecting people and goods both regionally and internationally to unserved and underserved destinations, hence we realise we will need the best and most reliable yet efficient equipment.
We will use the best and most fuel-efficient aircraft in the current market, the ATR72-500. Our competitors are operating aircraft that are 20-50% more expensive to operate and maintain, our strategic cost advantage will help us utilise this saving on other smarter offerings such as building customer loyalty through reward schemes, however to minimize all risks when starting a new route, we will use the Jetstream J31/32 (Route prover), an aircraft that is equally efficient, reliable and comfortable. Once the routes have been tested and it reaches its maximum potential we will immediately replace the Jetstream with ATR.
After 18 to 24 months of operations we will start inducting medium sized aircraft to serve the unmet demand in mid haul market, the likes of B737-800 and Airbus A320/21.
By month 36 of successful operations in both Short haul and mid haul markets, we anticipate to induct suitable aircraft to meet the needs, we expect to make a selection between Boeing B777-200ER and Airbus A330-2/300, once we have reached the point to source the exact aircraft we will carry out a thorough analysis of market conditions and offering by aircraft lessors and manufacturers and ensure the right choice is made.
By year 5 of operation we anticipate to be operating a fleet of 10 aircraft, combination of mini, small, medium and large.

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TEAM.

MOVERS AND SHAKERS.

We have a credible business plan and financial model with a target to deliver multiple percentages (in hundreds) of return on investment (ROI) to our investors/shareholders by the end of year 5 with a clear exit strategy.
The business plan and financial model has been produced in house by our team of experts who bring combined 100+ years of airline management experience and has been vetted and scrutinised rigorously multiple times by investors, advisors, aircraft lessors, airport authorities and regulators, all were very impressed by the level of detail and research has gone in, it comforts us as a team to learn that our work is recognised and appreciated. We will disclose the names of the full team closer to launch as currently these experts are working for other reputable airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Emirates, Qatar, Etihad and many more.
Firnas is led by a combination of proven start-up entrepreneurs and experienced airline executives, all of whom share a common desire to disrupt the market and champion the consumer.

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ABBAS IBN FIRNAS.

STORY OF THE MAN BEHIND THE NAME.

The man behind the name of Firnas airways is Abbas ibn Firnas, also known as Abbas Abu al-Qasim Ibn Firnas Ibn-Wirdas al-Takurini, an Andalusian Polymath; an inventor, astronomer, musician, chemist, engineer, physicist, poet, and, aviator.
He was born in 810 AD in Al-Andalus, (modern day Spain) and lived in the Caliphate of Cordova. Whilst today, it is generally accepted that the Wright brothers were the first aviators in the world, and although proof and documentation of Abbas ibn-Firnas is rare and hard to come by, enough exists to earn him the real title of the first human aviator in the world, some one thousand years before the Wright brothers.
It remains very vague as to what really sparked Abbas ibn-Firnas’ interest in aeronautics, but a commonly narrated account suggests that it was after directly witnessing the exploits of a stuntman named Armen Firman, who attempted to fly using a suit made of silk and wood, that he decided to turn his attention to aeronautics as a field that needed further academic and scientific inquiry. Armen Firna’s attempt at flying were unsuccessful, but Abbas ibn Firnas’s interest and belief in being able to undertake the task of flying were now firmly set.
And so he dedicated the ensuing decades to the study of aviation and flight, along with his other studies, and about 20 years after Armen Firmin’s attempt, he had prepared himself and a suit made out of silk wood and woven feathers for his first flight. By this point he was about 70 years old, and from the hills of Jabal al-’Arus, he jumped off a cliff for his maiden flight. He went on to glide for a considerable period of time, approximately 10 minutes by most accounts, and soon after came down for his descent. As he descended back down to earth, he was unable to control his speed, and seriously injured himself with a hard landing. He went on to live for another 12 years, and he acknowledged that the problems with his landing was due to the fact that he was unable to build a mechanism to slow himself down – much like a bird would do by using its tail and wings to slow itself down before a landing.
There are no reports of him ever attempting a second flight, and centuries would pass before another human attempt at flying was made, by Ahmed Celebi in 1630-32, an Ottoman Turk. Celebi went on to glide across the Bosporus. Despite there being little information on this remarkable man, there is broad consensus on the contributions he made to aviation. Ibn Firnas airport in Baghdad was named in his honour. The Crater ‘Ibn-Firnas’ on the moon was also named in his honour by the International Astronomical Union, due to his contributions in devising a chain of rings that could be used to simulate the motions of the planets and the stars.

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KAZI SHAFIQUR RAHMAN.

THE MAN WITH THE VISION.

FOUNDER AND CEO, Kazi Shafiqur Rahman has been listed in the British Bangladeshi Who’s who 2015 and has been awarded the British Muslim Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2017 by Al Rayan Bank PLC UK.
He is the Co-Founder of successful Arabian Fine Fragrance business, SUNNAMUSK LONDON, a company he started seven years ago with just £600. Today, SUNNAMUSK LONDON boasts a strong London retail presence and Kazi has set his sights on growing the company to become the number one UK Arabian fragrance business.
Kazi is also an aviation enthusiast and his ultimate ambition is to run a prosperous global airline.
“Where there is a will there is way, my team and I will make it happen no matter what gets in the way, my dreams are far bigger and my goals are aligned with serving people and giving them more than money can buy! – Kazi Shafiqur Rahman”
Feel free to connect with Kazi on social media where he regularly updates of progress.

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CAREERS.

THE KICK ASS TEAM.

We may not boast the features google offices have, however, our ambition is to one day become the best employer and to assume the position of the most desirable place to work.
We want to become a “fashionable lifestyle brand” to our customers and the only way we believe we can achieve this is by making a “fashionable lifestyle workplace” where we exceed your expectations and where you can speak proudly about your work.
Above all, we want you to be able to proudly associate yourself with us when you identify yourself to others, much like a Rolls Royce employee may expect to do.
We want to have the best people, and we want to associate ourselves with people who have a purpose and mission in life just the way we do. Our mission is to improve flying exponentially by using the latest technology and our purpose is to serve people and those destinations that are currently unserved and underserved.
If you want to grow as a person then you have arrived at your destination. We want people whom we can trust to do a kick ass job on their own or as a team, we don’t like to interfere in people’s way of doing things. We hire the best people to tell us what to do and not the other way round, our job is about harnessing the diverse talents you have, in the way that suits you best.
Join us if you align with our mission to revolutionise the flying experience worldwide and help millions of people get to where they want to get, in peace, joyous and seamless way.
Contact us if you want to add value to Firnas Airways and here is how we want you to submit your interest, email following to info@firnasairways.com with;
  • Resume
  • A video cover describing why you think you are the right fit, all you have to do is upload the video on YouTube and send us the private link.

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS.

JOURNEY SO FAR.

  • UK mainstream Channel 4 is making a 1 hour long documentary on Firnas Airways and its developments. This will give us huge exposure by reaching millions of people.

  • Received written advanced assurance by HMRC UK for Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) and Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS).

  • Engaged reputable advisors/consultants to assist with Regulatory and Accounting needs.

  • Engaged reputable communications company to deliver strategic PR and marketing campaigns.

  • Been invited to a number of influential industry specific events to speak about Firnas Airways.

  • Been featured on mainstream media such as Bloomberg.
  • Delivered strategic media campaigns on local TV channels and print media.
  • Appointed technology company to implement online reservations systems and website.

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  • Created awareness to attract talent which enabled us to assemble a management team of airline veterans and experienced advisors suitable for our mission.
  • Conducted extensive market research to compile a full study to assess the viability of aircraft and routes to minimise risk by selecting the right product offering.
  • Sourced aircraft to launch our initial routes in 2017.
  • Engaged with both domestic and international regulatory authorities such as UK DFT, CAA and HMRC, as well as political authorities about our proposed plans.
  • Created a solid and meaningful brand that is appreciated and complimented by almost everyone we come across.

CONTACT.

LET’S TALK.

  • info@firnasairways.com

  • 033 0113 6996
  • Firnas Airways Limited
    255 Commercial Road
    London, E1 2BT
    United Kingdom