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Branson To Launch 2nd Aussie Airline  
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1468 times:

The Australian Extract

Branson considers second airline

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.



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User currently offlineDonder10 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 6660 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1405 times:

would eventually become a true rival to Qantas, which becomes Australia's sole full-service airline at midnight tomorrow night.

Umm I dont believe that.He needs to concentrate on the buisneese he has,and not start more.


User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1334 times:

Who invents this garbage?

User currently offlineCx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6605 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1331 times:

Why would he start another airline to compete with his own, unless he means starting a full service, international-flying airline. Good luck to him!!

User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1298 times:

Perhaps he is planning to launch an international arm (nz???) of Virgin Blue which could be considered as a seperate airline flying under the one banner of VB. Just a theory.

User currently offlineQANTASforever From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

perhaps he is planning to launch an seperate international arm of Virgin blue (NZ???) flying under the domestic airlines banner???? just an idea

User currently offlineWolfy From Taiwan, joined Mar 2001, 337 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1267 times:

Will it be something like "VIRGIN AUSTRALIA"?! It sounds cool to me!  Smile

Regards,

Wolfy


User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 7, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1260 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."




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User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1244 times:

why not name it Virgin Pacific if it goes international out of Australia!?!

User currently offlineAussie_ From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 1766 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1224 times:

I think this 2nd airline is to be a regional carrier to fill in the gaps.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 10, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1195 times:

I think the poster didn't want the post deleted for copyright violation, therefore, I think the poster was right to do what the poster did.

I think the link there at the top of the thread is there so that people can read the entire article.



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User currently onlineCrosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2598 posts, RR: 58
Reply 11, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1153 times:
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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.

Regards
CROSSWIND


User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 12, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

In any case, the poster should have read carefully enough to know not to leave out the pertinent portion of the article.


Southside Irish...our two teams are the White Sox and whoever plays the Cubs!
User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13742 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1111 times:

I think the poster posted only the first few paragraphs so that if the person reading was enticed and enthrilled by the article, the person would click the link and read the full article.  Big grin


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineThe_Greq From Netherlands, joined Sep 2000, 181 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

Some people ask why?
Others:

Why not?

Regards,

Greg
http://www.crosswinds.net/~thegreq


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