Profitable for a team to buy an aircraft?


#1

What(if any sports) require so much travel that it would actually pay off to instead of chartering a plane, buy a team plane???


#2

In Dallas, Tom Hicks owns both the Texas Rangers (baseball) and the Dallas Stars (hockey). He also owns “Southwest Sports Aviation”, which owns the plane that both teams use full-time. That aircraft is “blocked” on FA, though it used to not be. The plane’s tail has the Rangers logo on one side and the Stars logo on the other side.

Last season, the Stars and the Vancouver Canucks had a home-and-home series. It was really fun following the Stars’ plane and the Canucks’ charter fly from Vancouver to Dallas and maintain about 15 miles separation for the whole trip.