Wirraway From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3385 times:
Good questions, I thought I was seeing things when I came
across the report, as it was only a couple of hours ago will
be interesting to see if Dr Choong denies the report or not.
This together with the rumours of DJ putting some business
seats as well as talk of lounges at main trunk airports might
have some truth to it, might be a cheaper alternative to
starting a 3rd start-up.
Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13752 posts, RR: 18
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 3378 times:
a) Who's stake are they going to buy? - Dunno
b) Non controlling stake - thought they would have learnt by now? - They better have
c) Seems their overtures to QF to join Star was a dismal failure if true? - Dunno yet
d) If true, where does this rate on the loss of face scale? - Loss of face?
Well this is interesting however let's keep it in perspective. The article actually says SIA is likely to buy in DJ, not SIA it to buy in DJ as the topic indicates, so lets take it with a pinch of salt, caviar and baked barramundi fillet wrapped in banana leaf.
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3168 times:
Your comments are banal at most. SQ have done their bit amongst others.
It's interesting to read all these reports. What is most disturbing is why SQ would want to buy into DJ? DJ's business model is on the cheap and cheerful mode of transport. Does an SQ backed domestic airline in Oz leave such a distaste in ones mouth that they are willing to back DJ instead.
And of course those lovely rumours about NZ starting a domestic carrier here. Uh yeah right.
To be truthful it would make not one iota of difference if it was a DJ ramp up on core trunk routes or an independent operator. The rumours from the AN administrators are hinting at talks between major carriers for a big chunk of AN assets to start afresh.
Whatever the case, QF will be there and supported by the minister for QF.
Funny how it all reverts back to a duopoly.
Kudo's to the star alliance for wanting to woo QF. Desperate times huh?
The Australian aviation industry has been the target of macro and micro economic reform for some time. Nothing has been gained really except a lowering of wages for workers and lowering of service to the public. Now ATC is being targetted.
Rmm From Australia, joined Feb 2001, 525 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (13 years 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3164 times:
Just in relation to the last link you posted, I travelled to Europe in early 2001 to have a look at some 767's for AN. We flew British Midlands from London to Brussels, probably under an hours flight from memory, however, 2 classes present and full food service. The article suggests otherwise for BMI. Anyone confirm? Have BMI changed since?