United Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9210 posts, RR: 15 Posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2222 times:
It makes me feel real sad while looking at Ansett Australia. Its such a great airline and now they are in financial difficulties. And there are rumours that it will go out of business, sending another great airline name into Aviation History.
My point of view is that, even without Financial aid, Ansett Australia will still be ok. It just takes time for them to renew their fleet, and improve their financial position.
Therefore, I have a feeling that Ansett will not go out of business!
Ptr777ua From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 20 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2126 times:
UAL Buying AN ........I think not with all the problems it going through now (2 plane hi jacked and crashed, airtravel safety, economy, out standing labor contracts,rising fuel cost, etc.) I think it will be very unlikely UAL will even think of this.
Ceilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2114 times:
Yes, Ansett will go out of business - and although they are running around blaming everyone apart from themselves, it's the unions that have to shoulder a large part of the responsibility for the bankruptcy. At nearly 250 employees per aircraft, Ansett's outdated union manning practices and pay levels have cost the company billions of dollars over the years - money that would have saved it today. Typically, they staged an impromtu strike yesterday - what investor, seeing that sort of behaviour, would want to put a cent into them?
And now Qantas employees are staging three hour 'stoppages' today as well ... the way the airline industry is going these people should thank their lucky stars that they have jobs rather than being whingers!
Wirraway From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 2093 times:
Ansett to be grounded tonight
A union representing Ansett employees claims the airline will be grounded tonight.
The Australian Services Union (ASU) says it has been told by the administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers that Ansett cannot continue to fly without Government assistance.
It has also been revealed the jobs of 2,000 caterers are at risk, with Ansett's catering company, Gate Gourmet, also appointing an administrator this afternoon.
Ansett is yet to confirm the union's claim.
However, Ansett's Robyn Newman says that customers will get to their destinations tonight.
"I'm making it very clear to everyone now that we are still flying this evening and we still have several customers booked on flights tonight and they should not be concerned."
Union organiser Steve Brooks, says it is still coming to terms with the news that Ansett's fleet is to be grounded.
"We've just had a teleconference with all the other states and we've just been informed that the Government will not underwrite the administrator so the administrator has said that they won't continue without the Government's support," Mr Brooks said.
"And the administrator has asked the unions to assist in bringing all of the planes back to port and that they will stop flying tonight."
VH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 841 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (13 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2054 times:
I have heard that it is business as usual tomorrow - Friday & indeed over the weekend, although there is NO catering & airlines - SQ/QF & CX are no longer accepting Ansett tickets.
All the companies who supply to Ansett are waiting for the administrators to advise whether there will be money to pay them or not? If the administrators advise that there is the money then supplies will resume, if not then the simple answer is go to another terminal if you want to use the facilities etc.
I understand that there will be at least 5 days until the administrators have been through the books & the pilots-employee buyout proposal have asked for 21 days to come up with the required capital & be able to look at AN's books!
What a sad sad situation - A great company just hanging in there by the good will of its employees!
If you are flying in Australia over the weekend - (a big ask I know!) - but try and support the Ansett workers and fly AN!
Ansett Australia - (was) One of the worlds great airlines!