wirraway
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Qantas Offers To Buy Virgin Blue

Thu Aug 16, 2001 5:40 pm

We'd love Virgin: Qantas

From AAP
16aug01

QANTAS chief Geoff Dixon has offered to buy rival domestic airline
Virgin Blue.

After announcing a 20 per cent fall in after tax profit for 2000/01 -
in part due to Virgin Blue's discounting - Mr Dixon conceded however
it was more likely Air New Zealand Ltd's Ansett would buy Virgin Blue.

Earlier in the year Qantas was allowed to swallow up Impulse Airlines,
despite the reservations of the Australian Competition and Consumer
Commission's chairman Allan Fels.

"We would love to buy Virgin," Mr Dixon said today.

"I mean that. If they want to come to us we'd be interested."

But Mr Dixon conceded it was unlikely the ACCC would approve such a
deal.

"I don't know what Allan Fels would say," he said.

Asked about the likelihood of Virgin Blue soon doing a deal with
Ansett in the same way as Qantas did with Impulse, Mr Dixon replied:
"I think it's probable."
 
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RE: Qantas Offers To Buy Virgin Blue

Thu Aug 16, 2001 7:38 pm

"We would love to buy Virgin," Mr Dixon said today.

"I mean that. If they want to come to us we'd be interested."

This is probably the media stuffing everything up again, Geoff dixon was probably asked oif they would like to buy VB by a reporter.

But it would be cool if they did. Wont happen though

Thanks for reporting though Wirraway
 
SInGAPORE_AIR
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RE: Qantas Offers To Buy Virgin Blue

Thu Aug 16, 2001 8:13 pm

hahahahahahaha. What a load of B/S. Incidentally, just when the media were saying that Virgin Blue might become a part of the "behemoth" (as in SIAANANZ) in a way.

hehe
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RE: Qantas Offers To Buy Virgin Blue

Fri Aug 17, 2001 1:38 am

Qantas is so Greedy. They bought Impulse already, now they want Virgin Blue...
 
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RE: Qantas Offers To Buy Virgin Blue

Fri Aug 17, 2001 2:06 am

I think I should point out that they don't want it, they're just offering. Although still hahhaha.
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thadocta
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RE: Qantas Offers To Buy Virgin Blue

Fri Aug 17, 2001 3:20 am

Does anyone serioulsy think that The Bearded One, after all of his battles with British Airways, will sell Virgin Blue to Qantas (25% owned by BA)?

If so, I like the drugs you are on and I want some.

Dave