Simpilicity From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4739 times:
These 5 or 6 operating aircraft would be perfect for low cost long haul, (charter or scheduled or seasonal) especially routes that QF want to get out of, or, are not considered viable due to QF's very high cost structure.
The "new" airline could work in with QF in most respects, whether offering f.f. points or not.
It would need to be under a completely seperate & MEAN & LEAN management & virtually everything could be contracted out back to QF or whoever.
until they end up needing spare engine parts from Rolls Royce and they have to start stripping other fleet members! 743 costs a small fortune to run and as we've seen engine parts are hard to obtain! unless you start stripping the other members of the fleet, then your robbing Peter to pay Paul and that's a costly venture!
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Ansett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 4622 times:
But would QF want a new low cost airline?
They already have Australian airlines who seem to be happy with their twin jet long haul planes!
I doubt very much they would want to start operating 747's all of a sudden? I may be wrong though.
QF could just convert them to an all economy configuration and operate leisure routes e.g. to Bali and other Asian destinations. I wonder if they would ever do this? i..e is there enough demand and would it be cost effective?
For routes that are a little long for 763's, 743's would be ideal in either high capacity all Y config. or with a small business/club class at front or upstairs.
Routes such as MEL, ADL, PER/HNL & beyond to Canada/USA avoiding awful LAX & operating low frequency, ie. once a week in a sort of Canada 3000 type operation.
So eg. in someone flew PER/HNL/Canada & wanted to return at other time other than the once a week back to PER, then they could fly back into ADL on a 743 & connect with QF to PER or use QF services all the way back, at a higher fare.