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User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4150 posts, RR: 37
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2278 times:

Ansett will apparently be resurected in Northern Queensland, a Townsville business man has purchsed logos, names etc. Plans call for five small local airlines to be purchased and merged into a single brand, and to acquire 5 F-27 Fellowships (even though I'd rather think they will get F50s). Routes are to be between Hamilton Island, Townsville, Gladstone, Mackay and Mt. Isa.


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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4091 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2239 times:

If this is true, will they be looking to join Star again? I think a lot of people may have forgotten the original Ansett was a Star member (I know I did!). Either way, I look forward to this!

User currently offlineDLKAPA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2227 times:

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 1):
If this is true, will they be looking to join Star again? I think a lot of people may have forgotten the original Ansett was a Star member (I know I did!). Either way, I look forward to this!

Sounds like a commuter airline, why would they be a Star carrier?


User currently offlineNAV20 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 9909 posts, RR: 36
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2201 times:

All we need is for someone to start up TAA again!

Dreadful wounding joke from many years ago - "Qantas stands for 'Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Service', and TAA stands for 'Try Another Airline."

[Edited 2005-05-05 04:51:36]


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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11853 posts, RR: 18
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2036 times:
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If the new Ansett start flights from either MEL, BNE or SYD then it might be in their best interest to re-join star again

User currently offlineOnedude From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1991 times:

Believe it when I see it. Flight West went to the wall here in Queensland, and Alliance Air (which rose from the ashes) struggles to stay alive with charter operations and the odd scheduled service. Between Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue on mainline RPT services, and Macair on mainline regional in North Queensland, I see this as a very crowded market.

User currently offlineVHXLR8 From Australia, joined Feb 2005, 500 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1782 times:

I'm sure this new Ansett will reclaim the name and become the great airline that tho old Ansett once was; just as the current PanAm has done!!!

User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7073 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 1765 times:

Good luck to Ansett, I hope it works out form them.

User currently offlineNZ747 From New Zealand, joined Dec 2004, 967 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1727 times:

This new Ansett could only be considered joining the Star Alliance
if it meets three basic conditions:

1) They must serve areas that are not already served or are perhaps unserved, by current partners.  checkmark 

2) They must not already be partners in a competitive group.  checkmark 

3) They must have image and service levels consistent with other partners.  thumbsdown 

So maybe in 10 years. But I doubt they will last that long.


User currently offlineNZ1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1720 times:
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Quoting Onedude (Reply 5):
Believe it when I see it. Flight West went to the wall here in Queensland, and Alliance Air (which rose from the ashes) struggles to stay alive with charter operations and the odd scheduled service. Between Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue on mainline RPT services, and Macair on mainline regional in North Queensland, I see this as a very crowded market.

I agree....lol Fat chance with all the competition over the ditch now huh?

NZ1


User currently offlineTSV From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1706 times:

Quoting Onedude (Reply 5):
Alliance Air (which rose from the ashes) struggles to stay alive with charter operations and the odd scheduled service.

Are you sure about that?

Just counting how many F100s they have now compared with the 2 Flight West had they seem to be travelling OK.



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User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11853 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1664 times:
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Off topic, but has there been any updates on JQ taking over all Qantas Jetconnect flights

Quoting NZ1 (Reply 9):
Quoting Onedude (Reply 5):
Believe it when I see it. Flight West went to the wall here in Queensland, and Alliance Air (which rose from the ashes) struggles to stay alive with charter operations and the odd scheduled service. Between Qantas, Jetstar and Virgin Blue on mainline RPT services, and Macair on mainline regional in North Queensland, I see this as a very crowded market.


I agree....lol Fat chance with all the competition over the ditch now huh?

Is there any routes or markets in Australia that doesn't have DJ, QF or JQ that would enable the new AN to successfully operate?


User currently offlineNZ1 From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 2238 posts, RR: 26
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1660 times:
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Quoting 777ER (Reply 11):
Off topic, but has there been any updates on JQ taking over all Qantas Jetconnect flights

Not sure on this one as I had been told by a WLG engineer that JetConnect were replacing their 733's with ex QF 734's towards the end of this year. I will try digging a little and see what I can find out.

NZ1


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