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Ansett - A New Star Is Born!  
User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1775 times:

Ansett - A new star is born!

An article in the Australian Financial reveiw details a new AN website and advertising campaign for the weekend Australian newspapers.

They are asking former and current AN employees to come and apply for the 5,000 jobs on offer when Tesna Holdings takes over the reigns of AN MKII on February 1.

The advertising campaign has a new slogan "Ansett a new star is born!" and the AN 'A' logo surrounded by stars.

This surely must confirm that our AN is now going to be ressurected regardless of the DJ / Lange reports to the contrary.

***yay*** for AN!

Cheers,

 Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

mb (WOW a new star is born!)

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User currently offlineTravel From Australia, joined May 2001, 355 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

Fantastic news

User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1643 times:

****yay****

Ooops, better not get carried away!

 Smile Smile Smile

mb


User currently offlineB744 From New Zealand, joined Dec 1999, 491 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Great news! Glad to know many staff will be re-employed & it will be good to see AN in the air again.



User currently offlineJsmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1619 times:

I suggest AN start naming each aircraft. This is fast becoming a thing of the past and should be revived. This is the perfect time to do so.

In line with the A New Star is Born campaign, they should name each a/c after a star or constellation - eg

"Vega", "Polaris", "Pegasus" etc - a nice touch I think.



User currently offlineBH346 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 3265 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1613 times:

Jsmith, Japan Air Lines did the exact same thing with their 777s, they named them the "Star Jets" and each plane had a constellation on them.


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User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Hey guys,

Maybe they could name them after Australian native birds and have a little picture of each one near the cockpit window?

Too cute? Although VQ did have the cocky livery which was fantastic.

 Smile Smile Smile

AN - A new star is born!!

mb


User currently offlineCathay Pacific From Australia, joined May 2000, 1864 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1592 times:

JAL's MD-11s (J-Birds) are named after different kinds of birds from Japan

http://www.jal.co.jp/e/aircraft/detail/md_11a.html

http://www.jal.co.jp/e/aircraft/detail/md_11b.html

http://www.jal.co.jp/e/aircraft/detail/md_11c.html



cathay pacific, now you're really flying
User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2395 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

Already done on Qantas B737-476s, Kookaburra, Brolga, Eagle, Falcon, Heron, Ibis, Swift, Kestrel, Egret, Lorikeet, Petrel, Bellbird, Cockatiel, Jabiru, Kingfisher, Currawong and Swan.
The ANA DC-4s carried names like Amana, Lackrana, Warana, Tatana (noticing a trend??)..... Since then I can't find any record of aircraft named by Ansett, other than the Olympic aircraft.


User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

What about famous Olympians???

Uh-oh, there are river cats and jet cats named after those... Sheesh!

mb


User currently offlineEyesspee From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1569 times:

Or they could go against all current Australian trends and name them something Aboriginal....

 Big grin


User currently offlineJsmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1554 times:

Noted about the JL aircraft - but JL do not have stars featuring in their livery like AN do. I think the naming of AN aircraft as such is more appropriate.


User currently offlineV Jet From Australia, joined May 1999, 719 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1532 times:

Eyesspee, you forget Wunala and Nalanji Dreaming!

User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1521 times:

Ansett is the sporting airline, but I'd have to say, we worship our sporting heroes enough  Smile

A website will be at http://www.newansett.com in the near future.

Cheers,

Justin

BTW: There's an Ansett Party in Melbourne on Dec 5th. $5 for staff, and $10 for supporters. It's at Crown Casino's Heat Nightclub.


User currently offlineVapourTrails From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 1258 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1497 times:
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User currently offlineMx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

Skystar,

What better an occaision to worship our beloved AN staff thant to fly on AN to MEL for that party!

Count me in!!

***yay***

***yay***

THE NEW STAR IS BORN AND MAY IT ROCK!

 Smile Smile Big grin Big grin Big grin

mb


User currently offlineTrentis From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1466 times:

wow! Am I with Ansett? Absolutely!!

so exciting!!


User currently offlineLostxistance From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 79 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!
yes yes yes!!!!! that news is AWESOME!!!!!

 Smile


User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 18, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1444 times:

YAY~~~~~

Just got back from Friday late night shopping...

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Too bad I can't go to the Melbourne party... I'll be flying out of Oz on Monday 26nov...

ANSETT--A NEW STAR IS BORN!!!!

(So what about Star alliance now?)




Jimmy  Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile


User currently offlineWirraway From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (12 years 11 months 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 1421 times:

Fox, Lew seek government travel help

By GEOFFREY THOMAS
Saturday 24 November 2001
ISSUES 2001: Ansett crisis

Millionaire businessmen Lindsay Fox and Solomon Lew have asked the Federal Government for enough of the government travel contract to ensure Ansett Mark II can secure 25 per cent of the domestic market.

A slice of the government travel contract for a period of at least two years is one of the outstanding conditions that Fox-Lew have set on their $1.1 billion deal to buy Ansett, Canberra sources confirm.

But by agreeing to that demand the government would be virtually underwriting one competitor in a market that is supposed to be deregulated and would have the effect of winding Qantas back to a 65 per cent market share while Virgin Blue has 10 per cent.

Analysts believe that if Ansett was liquidated Qantas would drop back to 70 per cent market share and Virgin Blue would expand to 30.

The government travel contract is the largest in the country and held by Qantas. Virgin Blue does not carry any government staff.


The other outstanding condition is a revision of the Trade Practices Act to try to set up artificial protection against normal market forces.

That change has been rejected five times in the past 10 years by both Labor and Liberal governments.

That move would enable the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission to simply issue cease and desist notices against Qantas or Virgin Blue if Ansett complained about pricing competition.

Cabinet meets on Tuesday and a final decision on the demands is expected by Thursday.

The Fox-Lew deal calls for the lease of 29 brand-new Airbus A320s, worth $2.5 billion, from United Airlines, which has deferred the jets.

The $1.10 billion funding package includes $400 million in cash, say Ansett's administrators.

The Fox-Lew consortium had also asked the government to underwrite some of Ansett's routes but that demand has been dropped, although the government has agreed to allow the group to cross-own airports and airlines.

On Thursday Transport Minister John Anderson said that he believed the Fox-Lew Tesna consortium was well placed to get Ansett Mark II flying and he would decide next week on the two outstanding issues, which he refused to identify.

Mr Anderson rejected the Ansett administrators' demand that the Federal Government convert the $195 million earmarked for Ansett staff entitlements into a one-off grant to the airline.

Sources at Sydney Airport say that the Fox-Lew plan for Ansett called for the conversion of the Ansett terminal at that airport to a joint international and domestic terminal.

Star Alliance airlines such as Singapore Airlines, Air New Zealand and United would use the facility and transfer passengers directly on to Ansett domestic flights, thus avoiding the cross-airport bus trip.

Yesterday Virgin Blue distanced itself from any suggestion that it wanted to run Ansett with Lang Corporation. However, Virgin Blue is interested in bidding for Ansett's assets with Lang, which may also be an investor in Virgin Blue.

Singapore Airlines, while denying any equity involvement, is known to be interested in becoming involved and is considered vital for the success of Ansett.



User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 3
Reply 20, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1398 times:

Jimmy,

Ansett II is currently a member of the Star Alliance, however most benefits are currently suspended (tiered GR members still get benefits on other *Alliance carriers).

Cheers,

Justin


User currently offlinePlaneguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1388 times:

WOO-HOO!!!!!!!!! That's great news! I wish them all best. Maybe I can non-rev on them in January when I head down under!

User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 5
Reply 22, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1377 times:

Fantastic idea: joint Domestic/International Star Alliance terminal at YSSY. That would clear up the problems of the terminal being too big for a new AN, though it would involve significant work.

User currently offlineAir Taiwan From Australia, joined Dec 1999, 1518 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1378 times:

Justin, thanks for pointing that out, but what I was saying is that would the Star Alliance people do a "homecoming party" -- ads and commercials etc...

Oh wells, that's all good for Ansett. And I reckon the idea of the Ansett terminal for Star Alliance airlines is FABULOUS!! That would be much much easier for the travellers and the airlines... but do they have enough gates??

Jimmy


User currently offlineAerLingus From China, joined Mar 2000, 2371 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 11 months 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1366 times:

Congratulations to Ansett. They deserve to stay in business, and it's great that they are giving their displaced employees a chance to come back to work for the new company.  Smile


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25 TriStar : Good luck to all our friends and colleagues at Ansett! Here's to hoping we can join you again in the skies, soon. TriStar, ex-SN.
26 Skystar : Jimmy, Exactly my point. AN SYD is too small for a combined international/domestic terminal. The issue is not just only gate numbers, but spacing. In
27 Skystar : I might add, another partner in the terminal is a good idea - because Fox/Lew aren't going to be using full capacity. I wish Ansett's staff and Fox/Le
28 Aussie_ : I don't think there is any conrtetion that the terminal would have to be expanded. Is there the space? That's the question. In the ideal world each pi
29 Post contains images Skystar : Hmmn, Maybe YSSY should just go and build a tunnel under 16R Nothing like a bit of exercise! Cheers, Justin
30 Post contains images Mx5_boy : Hey guys! Yay to AN! Yay to AN! As for the International terminal (AN dom) expansion plans, these have been around for a while. There is nothing stopp
31 Wirraway : As I understand the above news article, it is one of the Fox/Lew conditions for the Federal Government to give Ansett enough travel work to cover a 25
32 Skystar : The problem is space - there isn't much of it at SYD. If you expand certain gates to accomodate 744s, you lose a few gates. Even if AN were able to fi
33 Aussie_ : AN at Sydney will probably be half the size it was. Therefore theoritically one pier could go to Internation traffic. Say there are 4 gates big enough
34 AirNewZealand : Goodluck to you AN, All the Best!! Cheers mikey
35 VH-BZF : I noticed the other day in Sydney that VH-ANA has gone, probably back to SQ-Singapore. Also VH-BZL has also been moved from the domestic terminal wher
36 Mx5_boy : BZF, Both the 744's went a couple of weeks ago back to Changi. NOA is and the all white 76 have been leased to QF via AWAS. I have some great shots of
37 VirginFlyer : Hmmmm - Perhaps if they are going to use the Ansett terminal for international flights, they should take over the Qantas domestic terminal to ensure e
38 Al : The ads did not come out - the unions jumped on Fox/Lew bluddy quick smart and stopped that. Apart from which, the new owners don't quite "own" AN as
39 Post contains images Mx5_boy : AJ, Thanks for the info mate. I had been told about the future expansion options for the AN terminal but couldn't remember the exact details - this wa
40 Rmm : Al, "The common view was that Fox/Lew were trying to get as many terminated or redundant staff back as they could, as these staff would all come with
41 VH-BZF : Mx5_boy Have seen about 3-4 Gate Gourmet catering trucks in a used truck yard on Mt. Alexander Rd - Ascot Vale, in Melbourne. Unfortunately it looks a
42 Trentis : I saw VH-BZI in ADL the other day for QF with the white tail...was trying to picture it in AN colours...
43 Post contains images Scissor Eagle : Good news for such a fantastic airline.
44 Post contains links and images AJ : Trentis: Click for large versionPhoto © Raymond Rowe
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