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Happy Birthday Australian

Mon Nov 17, 2003 6:38 am

The revamped Australian Airlines has celebrated it's first birthday.

12months in it is "contributing profit" to QANTAS Group - however 2004 looks to be a year of consolidation - no new routes until this time next year when Australian is looking to add Shanghai followed by services to India.

Details at

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RE: Happy Birthday Australian

Sun Nov 23, 2003 4:15 am

Australian seems to be doing quite well, after a tough start up year.

Good to see more expansion on the horizon for 2004.

Prooves that a lower cost model does work within an established full carrier. (all be it, a longer haul model)
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RE: Happy Birthday Australian

Sun Nov 23, 2003 4:31 am

is it really only a year old?

wow...cant wait to fly em!
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RE: Happy Birthday Australian

Sun Nov 23, 2003 5:17 am

Good on em.......they will be the leader in the longhaul market. Just wonder how long it takes for other international carriers to follow. Any chance they will join OneWorld???
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RE: Happy Birthday Australian

Sun Nov 23, 2003 7:14 am

I don't think we'll see Australian join Oneworld as they are a Longhaul Low Fares full service airline, however, they are a redemption only partner with the QF program.

Even if you are a QF FF, you aren't able to access the Qantas lounges when flying Australian.

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