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Ansett To Order 30+10 A320 Family Aircraft  
User currently offlineNotarzt From Germany, joined Dec 2000, 642 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

AIRBUS INDUSTRIES just announced that the group of investors of ANSETT AUSTRALIA are finalizing on a decision to acquire 30 aircraft from the A320 family plus an option on 10 more aircraft.

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User currently offlineBoeing767-300 From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 670 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3050 times:

This is insanity,

why would an airline bleeding to the tune of at least a million dollars a day look at such a huge investment. Suely it be better to persevere with what they have already got until the balance sheet turns black.

After all Southwest and Ryanair did not start with large orders of brand new planes. Older second hand planes from memory.

Ansett is a dead duck and I will be critisied for saying so but Australians love the thought of Ansett but Fly Qantas And Virgin Blue. The lucrative Business Market is lost forever to Qantas and loyalty schemes and public trust of Ansett are also lost too!!

User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 3034 times:

This 'deal' is only at LOI stage. AN will be long out of business before the first is delivered, I suspect!

User currently offlineTrentis From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3003 times:

dagnamit! I just wrote quite a long post about this, but it disappeared. Anyway, what we have to remember here is that the Ansett that has ordered these Airbuses will (hopefully!) be Tesna, and hence a totally different airline to the temporary one that is currently operating.

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