Hong Kong (CNN) – An Australian schoolboy with dreams of setting up his own airline has written a letter to Qantas CEO Alan Joyce asking for advice.
In the letter, which Qantas shared on Twitter this week, 10-year-old Alex Jacquot writes that he is already the CEO of an airline called "Oceania Express" and encourages Joyce to "take me seriously."
"I've already started some things like the type of aircraft I need, flight numbers, catering and more," writes Jacquot in the letter, which has since gone viral on social media.
Jacquot claims that he has already employed a CFO, IT manager and maintenance manager, including key roles.
But the budding entrepreneur says he's willing to get some specific advice from Joyce while on school holidays and have time to work with his new airline.
In particular, he asks if Qantas CEO can offer some general tips and says ̵
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Nor did Jacquot's ambitions go unnoticed.
"Our competitors don't normally ask us for advice, but when an airline manager reached out, we couldn't ignore it," says Qantas in a heavy-in-cheek Twitter post.
In his reply, Joyce writes that he normally does not afford competitors, but will make an exception as he was "once a young boy so curious about aircraft and every opportunity."
For Jacquot's request for tips, Joyce asks him to set "security front and center". As for the long planes to London, he tells the young chief executive that Qantas is looking at "different designs that give people space to stretch and train."
Joyce also invited him to a personal meeting to brainstorm ideas and a trip to Qantas & # 39; Operation Center.