|Quoting huaiwei (Reply 1):|
This is actually the obvious SQ's game plan since day one.
I disagree. They went pretty hard up against DJ
when they first brought TT
to Australia... Surely a joint venture (a la JQ
Japan) would have been a better option if they always wanted to partner with VA...
My view is that TT
will survive, but they will never be a major player to rival QF
/VA. Their expansion will be nowhere near as rapid this time around, and I think they've realised that this market cannot handle an absolutely bare LCC. A new terminal space in MEL
will make a huge difference to their marketability and should allow them to rise up to the level of JQ
I wouldn't totally rule out a partnership with JQ
. I understand the barriers, but working with JQ
would really do wonders for TT
My goal would be to be operating 25ish aircraft on mainly leisure routes, including some flights across the Tasman, in the next 4-5 years. Keep it simple, and develop the operation before you start bringing in the efficiencies (they're already moving down this path IMO -- for example, having a standby aircraft in Australia).