March 03, 2002
VIRGIN founder Sir Richard Branson is considering setting up a second discount airlines in Australia, it was reported today.
The British tycoon said he hoped his original Australian airline, Virgin Blue, would eventually become a true rival to Qantas, which becomes Australia's sole full-service airline at midnight tomorrow night.
Cwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1398 times:
Before all of the silly speculation, it would help if the original poster would posted the original article, in its entirety, rather than the first few lines. One solitary line within the article addresses this "second" airline.
Branson ponders second discount airline
Virgin founder Sir Richard Branson is considering setting up a second discount airlines in Australia, it was reported.
The British tycoon said he hoped his original Australian airline, Virgin Blue, would eventually become a true rival to Qantas, which becomes Australia's sole full-service airline at midnight on Monday night.
Virgin Blue has previously indicated its rapid expansion meant it would be hiring 1,000 extra staff by the end of this year, with preference given to former Ansett employees.
"In time we want to be a true alternative to Qantas on as many domestic routes as possible," Sir Richard reportedly told The Age newspaper from his retreat in the Virgin Islands.
"We could at some stage set up another airline with smaller planes to fill in the gaps."
Sir Richard also said Virgin Blue executives were debating whether or not to purchase Ansett's old terminals.
He said the fledgling airline needed to keep its costs down in order to continue delivering cheap flights.
"The kind of offers we have had over the last two years you will certainly continue to get over, hopefully, the next 10 years," he told the newspaper.
Sir Richard also revealed Virgin's airline analysts found a $100 million blowout in the Ansett rescue bid put forward by Lindsay Fox and Solomon Lew.
"At least they tried," he said of the businessmen who backed out of the deal to buy Ansett last Tuesday.
"It's easy to criticise people who try things and fail."
Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2617 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1291 times:
Legally, its a copryright violation if you use any copyrighted material without express permission from the copyright owner. You don't have to use the whole article to violate a copyright, or that would be a very easy way to get around the rules wouldn't it?
The only way to put a copyrighted article that can be read on airliners.net without permission is to paraphrase it and give a link to the full article.
I never studied the law of intellectual property, but that's my understanding of the situation, at least in the UK.