Phileo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (15 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1270 times:
The announced their intention to start up the no frills airlines a week before Virgin Blue make the announcement last year. However, I don't think Spirit Airlines will be a reality by looking into the fate of Impulse and uncertainty of Virgin Blue.
Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1767 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (15 years 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1263 times:
They will never happen now I suspect, but their idea of using a secondary airport (Avalon between MEL and Geelong) was a good one: Ryanair uses this strategy with great success in Europe.
Indeed if an airline like virgin introduced flights from Avalon to SYD, BNE and ADL it could be a runaway success. It taps into not only the geelong area (maybe around 200 000 people) but also southern areas of melbourne.