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DesktopLinux.com: Interview with Penguin Airlines President Chris Stevens

Aug 12, 2002, 11:00 (7 Talkback[s])

"DesktopLinux.com interviews Chris Stevens, President of Penguin Airlines about his young venture's business model that includes using Linux in all aspects from the ground up--from desktops to the reservations system! 'Tux' is more than just a name for this new air taxi service which brings convenient, economical, time-saving air travel via the shortest route between home and destination. Penguin Airlines represents an emerging trend in air travel that could command 15% of the current demand for business travel according to published reports...

"DesktopLinux.com: So just how did Penguin Airlines get its name?

"Penguin Airlines: Sometimes finding the right name for your business is like thinking up a new userid for someplace like Slashdot. All the good names are taken. Fortunately, we didn't have that much trouble. We started off unofficially using TexasJet Direct and I liked it because we're all very proud of our state down here. We dropped it within a few months because it closely resembled a local aviation company that we respect very much. The airlines like to use majestic bird names like Eagle and Falcon that convey a powerful animal soaring gracefully through the air. Since one of our fundamental missions is to make private jet travel affordable for all travelers, we needed something that most people could relate to..."

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