The airline that you work for is considering flying a new route from Brisbane to Vancouver. To do this the airline will need to buy a new aircraft that is capable of the longer distance. The plane will cost $35 million. Fuel and parking costs will be $3 million per year. In addition, you will have labour costs summing to $7 million annually. You estimate that the revenue per year will be $40 million. In order to attract passengers you will need to do a yearly marketing campaign that will cost $5,000,000. Your plane has a useful life of 10 years, will be depreciated on a straight line basis to a value of $1,000,000 and will be sold for scrap for $500,000 after 10 years when you will cease flying the route. The cost of capital is 3%. The tax rate is 35%.
Calculate the operating cash flows for the project.
Calculate the NPV of the project. Should you proceed with the project?
Is the IRR of this project above or below the cost of capital? Explain?
Calculate the payback period. If you wanted to be paid back after 3 years, should you proceed?
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