First of all I would like to thank you my friends highscore, CBE, and bcavallini for addressing HunEndorfin concern regarding Globe Alliance. As the ex-administrator of the alliance, I should have address this public concern earlier before it snowballing to a greater concern.
My inner journalist came out, reading this.
" The alliance expect a few airlines will join later and fortify the alliance foot-prints in South East Asia."
Dear Mr. ex-ceo:
And why would anyone go se-asia, when u are already deployed there, and occupied all profitable routes? Not to mention the 3 said country/city-state + the fact that your members getting 10-20 aircrafts per week(just like in India ). So one must have some sort of masochism to launch a company there.
Would u like to comment, Mr. ?
I would like to begin with answering your initial question directed to me. As also already answered by bcavallini, members of Globe Alliance currently have a few start up airlines in South East Asia region, the alliance has no obligation to announce those start up airline yet as thy also do no have legally binding contract too with the alliance.
Globe Alliance policy is to welcome all current members subsidiaries, except those who have potential territorial conflict, which will be resolved prior to joining the alliance. As such is a common practice in established airline, as explained by CBE. So, while we will consider new player trying to join the alliance, priority will be given to member's startups.
Why would anyone go South East Asia when we have deployed there? As already explained nicely by highscore, South East Asia is a quite big aviation market. For real world examples, see Tiger, Jetstar, Lion and AirAsia group, where these airlines group have multiple airlines (and consequently multiple Airline Operating Certificate - AOC) to cover this market, tapping individual country's traffic right to form a regional network. So yeah, IRL and in AS, this is quite a big market with so many potential, open for any player to come and conquer.
Globe Alliance has recently lost a prominent top 10 player, Siamese Airlines based in BKK. Last record show the airline has almost 400 aircraft, 1/3 of them are wide-body aircraft of B787/B777/A350 and include 12 Airbus A380-800, transporting more than a million pax each week to destination as far as Europe, West Coast USA, and Australia. That is a huge gap left, combine with empty major hub like SIN and KUL. While personally I benefit from this as most traffic use my homebase CGK to connect, with the congestion in CGK it's really a small benefit compared to the overall connection potential when this traffic serve by their natural hub. So the opportunity is there for everyone to grab, and we would welcome anyone that meet the alliance requirement to cooperate and join us, in a positive manner.
Regarding the lease support for the new airlines, it's started as individual initiatives from the big airlines in the alliance. The alliance has no power to direct where the lease support should be granted, but it is natural for the big airline to pick lessee from alliance members as we knew our members, we knew their commitment to the game, and we knew their gameplay. We can be sure that these airline partners are cooperative enough to form some sort of strategic initiative should there a need to do so. We can be sure they are not a newbie that come and go when the going get tough, they are familier with the world Riem and situationally aware with the challenge associated with it. So we in the alliance are supporting this nice initiative and even suggest everyone to start chip-in whenever they can.
So yeah, I think you should understand that the alliance has prerogative rights and we exercise the right carefully and strategically, based on lively internal discussion. While we try to be a nice alliance and a bunch of nice airlines, in the competitive realm we certainly could not make everyone happy. But as long as we maintain our key principle, keep it legal and follow the commonly accepted practice in the community, I believe we will be alright.
Thanks for your concern and hope you enjoy my comment.