On Thursday, AirlineRatings.com released its annual list of the world’s safest airlines.
Qantas CEO Alan Joyce has recently responded to one of his “competitors” – a 10-year-old boy from Australia who wants to start an airline.
The airline tweeted photos Sunday of the hand-written letter that the boy, Alex Jacquot, sent to Joyce, which asks for advice on how to get his company “Oceania Express” started.
“Hi, I’m Alex Jacquot, a 10 year old boy (please take me seriously) and I want to start an airline,” he wrote. “Do you have any tips on starting an airline? I’d be very grateful to know what you have to say.”
The young entrepreneur showed off his knowledge by sharing that he’s already “hired” a “CFO, Head of IT, a Head of Maintenance, a Head of On Board Services, and a Head of Legal.”
Joyce issued a sweet reply to Jacquot, thanking the boy for telling him about his new airline.
“I had heard rumors about another entrant in the market, so I appreciate you taking the time to write,” Joyce wrote. “I should say I’m not typically in the business of giving advice to my competitors… But I’m going to make an exception on this occasion, because I too was once a young boy curious about flight and all its possibilities.”
Joyce then went on to answer some of Jacquot’s questions before inviting him on a tour of the airline’s Operations Centre.
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