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The Fade Of Ansett Australia's B 737s/B 767s?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9106 posts, RR: 15
Posted (12 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 1210 times:

For now, the Lew and Fox bid does not include Ansett's B 737s and B 767s. All they have is........ A 320s.

So what will happen to these Boeing Aircraft? Will they be stored or will they be sold?

All the best to the new Ansett! I certainly hope that Ansett will resume its former glory in the near future with both widebodies and narrowbodies (That is: A wider range of fleet) and have B 747-400s flying for its International Routes.



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User currently offlineThe Coachman From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 1192 times:

B767's probably sold to cargo operators to raise cash for new operations.

B737-300's. Probably the same fate. The leased 733's will probably (certainly?) be returned to lessors.

International ops...you'll be waiting a long time.

The Coachman



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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 16 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

A "wider range of fleet" is what put Ansett under. Its cost structures were simply too high, especially with the prices Australian airports charge... There is a good article around by Dick Smith (Entrepreneur and former CASA chair) about the rediculousness of the situation, and the airlines unwillingness to support a reform.

Oh,a nd one more thing, we have said this time and again since the Ansett collapse - they will not be coming back with international services and 747s any time soon, probably never. They lost tons of money on these services, to be honest I don't know why they didn't cut them earlier in the piece, maybe it would have helped out. Sorry to burst your bubble, but it just isn't going to happen.

V/F



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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9106 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 1178 times:

The B 747s were profitable, if not 'are'........ According to AN Staff. At least in 1998......

AN International operates some competitive routes. For example: HKG-SYD.

If they have the money, I think AN International should build up a more comprehensive network. Since Ansett is famous for its high quality of service, I am sure they will exceptionally well for European and North American Routes.

It is still early to say that Ansett will not resume its former glory. Give it sometime! Maybe Ansett will become a true competitor to Qantas..........  Smile

Just my 2 cents.


User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9106 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 15 hours ago) and read 1175 times:

Sorry there is a typo......... It should be 'AN International "OPERATED" some competitive routes.'

Anymore comments or ideas from you guys regarding Ansett's B 737s/B 767s?


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 5 months 4 hours ago) and read 1132 times:

The 762's will be sold along with any 733's that are company owned to raise cash to pay the creditors out.

The leased 733's await to be leased to other operators.

Cheers,

mb


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2381 posts, RR: 24
Reply 6, posted (12 years 5 months 3 hours ago) and read 1117 times:

VH-CZQ (AWAS B737-33A) now operating with Virgin Blue with the same registration:

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Photo © Lindsay Hockey


VH-CZU (AWAS B737-33A) is now in the colours of Qantas with the same registration:

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Photo © Craig Murray


VH-BZI (AWAS B767-33AER) which never managed a revenue flight with Ansett is now operated by AWAS (with a white aircaft/Qantas titles) on behalf of Qantas on a domestic rotation:

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Photo © Raymond Rowe


And I heard VH-BZL (Air Canada B767-3H5ER) heading for New Zealand the other night, presumable bound eventually for Canada.

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Photo © Frank Schaefer



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