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Happy Birthday Australian  
User currently offlineBd1959 From Australia, joined Oct 2002, 450 posts, RR: 2
Posted (12 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1605 times:

The revamped Australian Airlines has celebrated it's first birthday.

12months in it is "contributing profit" to QANTAS Group - however 2004 looks to be a year of consolidation - no new routes until this time next year when Australian is looking to add Shanghai followed by services to India.

Details at http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/11/16/1068917671988.html


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User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5538 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

Australian seems to be doing quite well, after a tough start up year.

Good to see more expansion on the horizon for 2004.

Prooves that a lower cost model does work within an established full carrier. (all be it, a longer haul model)

User currently offlineFutureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2617 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1503 times:

is it really only a year old?

wow...cant wait to fly em!

Life is better when you surf.
User currently offlineAussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1485 times:

Good on em.......they will be the leader in the longhaul market. Just wonder how long it takes for other international carriers to follow. Any chance they will join OneWorld???

User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5538 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1469 times:

I don't think we'll see Australian join Oneworld as they are a Longhaul Low Fares full service airline, however, they are a redemption only partner with the QF program.

Even if you are a QF FF, you aren't able to access the Qantas lounges when flying Australian.

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