The Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1416 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1414 times:
What I suspect they might do is try to use the original Impulse yield management, ie just a few fares possible, means fewer CSO's needed to deal with upgrades etc., and try to lure the corporate dollar.
I hope AN pulls through this.
Go the A!!!
PS. Why doesn't AN try to launch a premium economy service once it's back on its feet? a la DL and US Shuttle. Far-fetched for now, however, but I'm salivating at the thought.
Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5 Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1317 times:
As for fares, apparently only 4 fares will be on offer. Does anyone know which ones and at what price???? One will no doubt be a business class, one a fully flexible economy and possibly 2 discount classes.
Is it full service or discount?
The GR situation will be an interesting one. However I HIGHLY doubt redemption tickets will be available though!!!!
I am so excited. I am going to be spotting at MEL on Sunday and I can assure you it will be great to see the Ansett star gliding into an Australian airport once again.
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 21 Reply 12, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1314 times:
Congrats to Ansett! I love the look of Ansett, I was just looking at the departure boards at work today, and I still see the "A" logo down at the bottom of the screens that signifies Ansett, even though they told us on our computers that AN ceased ops.
Hope they're just like a phoenix, and will rise from the flames!
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
Aussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5 Reply 15, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1289 times:
Their choice of routes is interesting.
SYD-MEL and SYD-BNE are obvious.
However PER flights are interesting as they are obviously long flights and hence use up more capacity. Sure, PER is a city more hard hit than others than the collapse and I embrace the decision to fly there but why not ADL-MEL, ADL-SYD, MEL-HBA, MEL-BNE???
And what is to happen with Kendell CRJ dominated CBR? Will a resurected Kendell perhaps take full responsibility over the national capital?
Skystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3 Reply 17, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1284 times:
but PER is more profitable, and you have lower costs over a longer period, and it is not served by anyone else apart from QF. With full Y fares hitting $1900 according to reports, I'm sure AN will be able to make money here.
Tasmanian routes are as profitable as others, evidenced by the decision to replace AN mainline services with KD CRJs.
ADL routes are served by QF & DJ, so there's less market for AN to carve up.
Does anyone know what service AN will offer? It's 1012 here in, and nothing on the net yet.
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 21, posted (12 years 2 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1247 times:
Just read some news on VH-ANA and VH-ANB (AN's two 744's). Mark Mentha has stated that both AN's 744's will be returned to SQ as they have no need to operate and International airline in the forseeable future.
Looks like AN Intl. is most definitely gone for the time being.