Tullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1557 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 806 times:
I would doubt it though this may refer to a codeshare with SAA. Ansett only has its 2 744s that would be able to cover the long overwater trip from Perth to Sth Africa and both these planes are flat out flying to Hong Kong and Osaka. If Ansett were looking to expand their international routes I would guess HNL or LAX would be higher on their list.
CX747 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4454 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 793 times:
I agree with Tullamarine. Right now Ansett doesn't have the equipment. They are running VH-ANA and VH-ANB very hard on flights to Hong Kong and Osaka. I wonder how many hours those two airframes gain a month? Unless SIA gives them some more 747-400s their can't be any expansion.
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VH-BZF From Australia, joined Oct 1999, 832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 764 times:
Ansett will now only fly to destinations that can make a profit straight up! I can tell you that the next destination for Ansett Intl. will be LAX (ex Syd) & they also want up to 5 weekly flights from Mel to Hong Kong.
They are a frequent flyer partner currently with SAA, their relationship maybe broadened to include code sharing in the future. Ansett also have a new owner in Air NZ & they will want a say in how Ansett Intl is run. Ansett's main problem currently is that it cannot get aircraft (ex SIA) fast enough. They are speaking with SIA about future aircraft requirements & that is all I can say at present.
Watch this space..............
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