Singapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13722 posts, RR: 20 Posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1861 times:
1) 25% isn't enough. WTF are they going to do?
2) As long as that Patrick Corp doesn't do anything and just takes the money then we will be fine.
Anyway, the article in the West Australian.
Singapore Airlines is interested in a 25% in DJ. Analysts suspect an injection of funds into DJ instead of a sell down in the stakes of Patrick Corp (PC) and Sir Richard Branson (RB).
Singapore Airlines Limited has apparently been losing traffic from Germany as points like Ayers Rock aren't covered.
DJ lacks a business class product (oh really? I'm sure we didn't know that). The first few rows of low class will have to be taken out. DJ has already gained high-profile AU clients though. (I think he misses the point. It's not Australian pax that SIA wants is it? bah).
"Why would they bother," said Ian Thomas, airline analyst with the Centre for Asia-Pacific Aviation, referring to SIA buying AN's AOC.
However, ING Barings says that before a cash injection is done, testing will first be done with a codesharing deal with DJ like UAL.
SIA's involvement in DJ will further increase it's value.
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 48 Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1823 times:
Singapore_Air - presumably this is the same throughout Australia, but here in Sydney the Singapore Airlines lounge is in the international terminal, which is some distance from the domestic terminal, and more importantly is beyond the customs check. So I think we can scratch that idea...
"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
Mx5_boy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1769 times:
More rumormonging. Admittedly SQ are in a bit of a pickle in regards to this, there is a bit of a black hole here for the star carriers but who wants to launch a new full service domestic carrier and endure a protracted battle with QF?
The old AN basic infrastructure is there and the administrators are indicating they are close to some sort of deal. ?WHO?
I think the question needs to be asked, should DJ with their very sucessful low cost model all of a sudden re-brand itself and have the requisite seats at the pointy end and a bit more service?
The rumours are abounding that DJ may offer some trunk routes with service but this makes little sense and would be a nightmare for postitioning requisite aircraft.
It's a shame that QF and certain *star* carriers cannot reach agreement on interlining pax. It would be to QF's advantage in that it would negate it having to deal with another domestic player on that field. However, besides the One World alliance airlines getting testy it could also eat into QF's international routes where they have picked up former AN/*star* pax out of Australia.
It's a difficult situation all round and anything is possible.
If *star* airlines band together and inject a massive amount of capital into say purchasing former AN assets and cutting a deal with DJ it could form a new airline fairly quickly and challenge QF's now dominance over the market.
The former AN regionals are all still flying and could be easily persuaded to code share with points and the like with the new carrier.
Who knows what is happening, but the game plan is probably running it's course as we speak. The dust hasn't settled yet.
Wirraway From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1321 posts, RR: 1 Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1742 times:
One reason for any delayed announcement could be that
there is a hiccup with the ex AN Sydney terminal in that
whoever wins the ownership off SACL wants to arrange
the leasing instead of SACL, QF want 9 gates and DJ 6,
leaving only 3 gates spare, the delay on DJ moving in
could be considerable, and QF have stated they will knock
a hanger over and build their own if necessary.
In the meantime all 3 supposed lookers, SIA, Emirates and
Dragon Air have said they are not interested in the AN
AOC to start a new airline.