Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Virgin Australia And Impulse To Merge  
User currently offlineSp-deluxe From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 1124 times:

I had a discussion last night with someone who is 'advising' Impulse airlines about thier possible float and jet aquisitions, he said in a hush-hush tone that there is now strong consideration to "merge" the two. Yes it was the word merge, not allign or cooperate.

Why they would i dont know?

3 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineAl From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 593 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

It would give Virgin access to an AOC (or if you like official clearance to fly) as they would more than likely use Impulse's current one. Would only mean getting clearance from the authorities on the airworthiness of the planes they want to bring in, rather than having to go through the whole fine toothcomb checks that the authorities do to any new start up. I really can't see if Virgin need Impulse for any other reason, and Virgin's announcement would have sounded the death knell for any float/revenue raising that Impulse would have done for it's rumoured expansion into mainline flying.
Apart from all that, a merger would be excellent for one reason - dare I say it! You could probably get away with telling the other half that you were going to the airport to ride a Virgin on impulse!! (Or an impulsive Virgin !!!) LOL !!
Cheers. Al.


User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1063 times:

Hhahaha Al
you really are quite witty mate!
 
Very funny indeed!


User currently offlineTWA319 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1045 times:

I can think of one other reason Virgin might want Impulse - the fact that Impulse has it's own terminal space at Sydney and Brisbane. I know those two airports have offered Virgin terminal space anyway, but it's a lot easier to just use what's already existing than start from scratch, I guess!

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
GB And Bmed To Merge? posted Sat Oct 7 2006 09:35:03 by Speedmarque
AirTran And Midwest To Merge? posted Tue May 3 2005 19:02:35 by HermansCVR580
LH And Swiss To Merge? posted Wed Jan 19 2005 18:49:46 by Western737
TAP, PGA And Sata To Merge? posted Thu Feb 12 2004 13:09:36 by Boeing777/747
Boeing And BAe To Merge...? posted Thu Mar 6 2003 06:34:02 by Businessflyer
Official:Varig And TAM To Merge! posted Fri Feb 7 2003 01:15:52 by Rafabozzolla
Varig And TAM To Merge posted Thu Feb 6 2003 16:16:27 by Backfire
Aloha And Hawaiian To Merge posted Wed Dec 19 2001 06:45:28 by Baxter
Reuters: JAL And JAS To Merge posted Sun Nov 11 2001 19:16:46 by B757300
JAL And JAS To Merge? posted Sun Nov 11 2001 15:59:03 by ContinentalEWR