As the CEO of Empire International I regard myself as quite an experienced player, spending the last year or so under the noses of other airlines at large airports. I did a bit of research and found my airport, I was looking for little competition, and a rather niche market I found in Europe, which is where I'm serving. I agree its a little unfair having fast growth with a good sized fleet, but I found myself an airport with 93% long haul market share, and from experience I've done well with DC10s. It'll get a bit boring when the fleet is maxed out, but I'm happy with my position as it stands.
Obviously I feel like I'm playing by the rules, if I was forcing out competition then I'd hold back, but with no competition has meant I've grown at a rate I'm happy with. Feel free to post more thoughts. In my view, its just a niche market that I've done my best to capitalise on.
--- Empire International CEO ---