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Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 12:04 pm

Welcome to Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020. Please continue the discussion below.

Link to last thread

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Link to Qantas Fleet Thread

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Link to Virgin Voluntary Administration Thread

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 12:15 pm

I came across these a couple weeks ago but never got around to posting them. Qantas 789 ZNC on arrival into BNE from AKL creating cloud vortexes

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 12:18 pm

Thought id quote this from FLT420FT as its most relevant to June.

Tentative dates / times for the three remaining QF 744ER's to depart from Australia.

VH-OEI
Depart SYD 0930/02JUN
Arrive LAX 0620/02JUN

VH-OEE
Depart SYD 0930/16JUN
Arrive LAX 0620/16JUN

VHOEJ
Depart SYD 0930/30JUN
Arrive LAX 0620/30JUN

They will spend approx 24 hrs in LAX before flying to MHV
All have the same flight number QF6001.

Once again these are *tentative* dates / times only, obviously subject to change.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 5:54 pm

Quote:There is talk of a travel “bubble” between Australia-Singapore-South Korea.


Australia-Singapore travel could restart under 'green lane' plan


Australia and Singapore are in discussions to establish a 'travel bubble' which could also include South Korea.

Travel between Australia and Singapore could reopen without 14-day isolation periods under a 'green lane' proposal now under discussion by the two countries


https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -lane-plan









Do you think it will be applied to all people transiting thorough Singapore/South Korea or just to passengers holding a Singapore or Korean passport?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 10:07 pm

Mario1234air wrote:
Quote:There is talk of a travel “bubble” between Australia-Singapore-South Korea.


Australia-Singapore travel could restart under 'green lane' plan


Australia and Singapore are in discussions to establish a 'travel bubble' which could also include South Korea.

Travel between Australia and Singapore could reopen without 14-day isolation periods under a 'green lane' proposal now under discussion by the two countries


https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -lane-plan


Do you think it will be applied to all people transiting thorough Singapore/South Korea or just to passengers holding a Singapore or Korean passport?

It will only apply to people who are residents of Singapore or Korea. Realistically this is still quite a few months away, probably September or October.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Sun May 31, 2020 10:38 pm

I read this as being a series of 'green lanes' from Singapore to Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and South Korea, so I would expect an Australian passport holder could fly to Singapore but not use that as a transit to continue to South Korea for example, unless Australia and South Korea had reached their own bilateral agreement.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:47 am

An early start for the Western Sydney Airport railway link as part of the government's post-coronavirus infrastructure push.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... rport-rail
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... -expedited
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:49 am

ACCC to take a closer look at Qantas buying 20% stake in Alliance. What gets me is that it seems this investigation has already been running for 16 months since Qantas bought that stake in February 2019. How much longer do they need?

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/busine ... 4356277ef2
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 12:56 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
ACCC to take a closer look at Qantas buying 20% stake in Alliance. What gets me is that it seems this investigation has already been running for 16 months since Qantas bought that stake in February 2019. How much longer do they need?

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/busine ... 4356277ef2

At this stage, it is not an issue because QF have not triggered takeover provisions though it has said it would like to eventually acquire a controlling stake. What the ACCC is clearly signally is that such a takeover is likely to be blocked on competition grounds.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:44 am

Qantas has scrapped plans for its new Sydney flight simulator pilot training centre and is now looking at new sites in Queensland and Victoria.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/busine ... 9b12f11c0a
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:07 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
Qantas has scrapped plans for its new Sydney flight simulator pilot training centre and is now looking at new sites in Queensland and Victoria.

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/busine ... 9b12f11c0a

This whole story is weird. I suspect Qantas are trying to can the project as part of a capex pullback following Covid and blaming it on the NSW Government is a good out. Compensating Sydney Airport for the loss of freehold land makes sense and I believe this is happening. Whether it chose to compensate its lessee would be up to it though I'm not sure if the lease was at an end anyway. I would think Qantas will be in no rush to go forward with this development given there is plenty of training capacity in facilities across Asia now but if the Victorian or Queensland governments are happy to stump up the cash, they'll gladly go ahead using other peoples' money.
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:27 am

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:22 am

Here is a graphic that I find interesting, and the top right quadrant shows where we should (probably) be looking at for international destinations as international travel starts to selectively open up. Most of these are included in recent discussions here, but some of the preferred destinations by some commentators don't rank so high:

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/the-ro ... -covid-19/
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:43 am

Thanks QF789 for the note about linking to paywalled sites. A shame that so many new sites are paywalled these days but I suppose they gotta make their money somehow. As somebody who tries to share news and links I will do my best to either not link to paywalled sites or provide a decent summary of the content, but as I understand it this must be my own summary, not a few key paragraphs directly copied form the site?
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:18 am

CraigAnderson wrote:
An early start for the Western Sydney Airport railway link as part of the government's post-coronavirus infrastructure push.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... rport-rail
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... -expedited


Hopefully they don’t make the same mistakes with fare pricing as SYD when it comes to the rail link.

Otherwise we could end up paying $40 one way between the City and Western Sydney Airport.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:26 am

zkncj wrote:
CraigAnderson wrote:
An early start for the Western Sydney Airport railway link as part of the government's post-coronavirus infrastructure push.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... rport-rail
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... -expedited


Hopefully they don’t make the same mistakes with fare pricing as SYD when it comes to the rail link.

Otherwise we could end up paying $40 one way between the City and Western Sydney Airport.

As I understand it, both the Western Sydney Airport and the rail link will remain in government ownership (airport, federal and rail, state) whereas the AirportLink to SYD is privately owned. AirportLink did go broke in the 2000's but it is still privately held but the government now covers the station fee for entry to Mascot and Green Square stations whilst travellers still pay the station fee for Domestic and International.
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:07 am

tullamarine wrote:
Mario1234air wrote:
Quote:There is talk of a travel “bubble” between Australia-Singapore-South Korea.


Australia-Singapore travel could restart under 'green lane' plan


Australia and Singapore are in discussions to establish a 'travel bubble' which could also include South Korea.

Travel between Australia and Singapore could reopen without 14-day isolation periods under a 'green lane' proposal now under discussion by the two countries


https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -lane-plan


Do you think it will be applied to all people transiting thorough Singapore/South Korea or just to passengers holding a Singapore or Korean passport?

It will only apply to people who are residents of Singapore or Korea. Realistically this is still quite a few months away, probably September or October.


I hope this does not happen any time soon
Singapore has more Covid-19 cases per million than the US
Very very risky......
 
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:13 am

I've read elsewhere that JAL is looking to restart Melbourne flights, like most other carriers currently, this will involve cargo only to start and probably on a weekly basis, similar to Sydney.
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:20 am

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Hopefully they don’t make the same mistakes with fare pricing as SYD when it comes to the rail link.

.. between the City and Western Sydney Airport.


I'd be very surprised if we don't end up with a premium gate fee of some description.

The Airport isn't geared to those in the City.
 
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 6:27 am

VH-BZF wrote:
I've read elsewhere that JAL is looking to restart Melbourne flights, like most other carriers currently, this will involve cargo only to start and probably on a weekly basis, similar to Sydney.


Good news. I wonder if this is related to the news that Australia will soon be removed from Japan's entry-ban list soon.

https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2020 ... thers.html
 
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:01 am

zkncj wrote:
Hopefully they don’t make the same mistakes with fare pricing as SYD when it comes to the rail link.


I'd be surprised if there was any special pricing for this local metro link. The point is to attract people out to the new airport and encourage them to use public transport to get out there, it's a very different proposition to most airport rail links around the world (including SYD).

A hypothetical future CBD-Parramatta-Airport fast train link once the airport is well established would be a different story.
 
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 7:23 am

Not much news on the ZL Jet idea - was this industry speculation that started trending, or something more firm that was actually announced. Really hoping this one goes ahead.
 
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:05 am

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Thanks QF789 for the note about linking to paywalled sites. A shame that so many new sites are paywalled these days but I suppose they gotta make their money somehow. As somebody who tries to share news and links I will do my best to either not link to paywalled sites or provide a decent summary of the content, but as I understand it this must be my own summary, not a few key paragraphs directly copied form the site?

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:19 am

Do we have an update on Qantas 747-400ER VH-OEI/any prep that is currently underway to ferry it over to 'my side' of the globe? It was tentatively listed to fly into LAX tomorrow, June 2, 2020. Thanks in advance for any info :)
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:22 am

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Not much news on the ZL Jet idea - was this industry speculation that started trending, or something more firm that was actually announced. Really hoping this one goes ahead.


It was based off an AFR interview with the Chairman of REX whereby he stated REX had done some "confidential exploratory discussions with some parties about Rex's possible interest in starting domestic operations". The wider media then latched onto these quotes and the speculation began. So much so that the ASX had to put REX into a trading halt. The lack of news since then indicates that theses were only "talks" rather than any real intent and without any concrete funding in place.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:50 am

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Not much news on the ZL Jet idea - was this industry speculation that started trending, or something more firm that was actually announced. Really hoping this one goes ahead.


They said they would take 8 weeks to explore the option and raise funding. Ops wouldnt commence until March 2021.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:54 am

Deano969 wrote:
tullamarine wrote:
Mario1234air wrote:
Quote:There is talk of a travel “bubble” between Australia-Singapore-South Korea.


Australia-Singapore travel could restart under 'green lane' plan


Australia and Singapore are in discussions to establish a 'travel bubble' which could also include South Korea.

Travel between Australia and Singapore could reopen without 14-day isolation periods under a 'green lane' proposal now under discussion by the two countries


https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... -lane-plan


Do you think it will be applied to all people transiting thorough Singapore/South Korea or just to passengers holding a Singapore or Korean passport?

It will only apply to people who are residents of Singapore or Korea. Realistically this is still quite a few months away, probably September or October.


I hope this does not happen any time soon
Singapore has more Covid-19 cases per million than the US
Very very risky......
Singapore has little community transmission outside the foreign worker dormitories. Numbers aren't the only indicator, source of cases is very important.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 1:55 pm

First A321LR for Jetstar has rolled out of final assembly, revised livery for JQ perhaps?

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:00 pm

Singapore Airlines has released revised schedule for June/July

Flights to ADL, BNE, MEL and SYD, no flights to PER at this stage

BNE will be routed as SIN-SYD-BNE-SIN

https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/ ... acific.pdf
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:07 pm

qf789 wrote:
Singapore Airlines has released revised schedule for June/July

Flights to ADL, BNE, MEL and SYD, no flights to PER at this stage

BNE will be routed as SIN-SYD-BNE-SIN

https://www.singaporeair.com/saar5/pdf/ ... acific.pdf

Interesting that they use SQ288 for the SYD-BNE flight - the flight number that was for CBR.

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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:15 pm

moa999 wrote:
Thought id quote this from FLT420FT as its most relevant to June.

Tentative dates / times for the three remaining QF 744ER's to depart from Australia.

VH-OEI
Depart SYD 0930/02JUN
Arrive LAX 0620/02JUN

VH-OEE
Depart SYD 0930/16JUN
Arrive LAX 0620/16JUN

VHOEJ
Depart SYD 0930/30JUN
Arrive LAX 0620/30JUN

They will spend approx 24 hrs in LAX before flying to MHV
All have the same flight number QF6001.

Once again these are *tentative* dates / times only, obviously subject to change.



It appears that VH-OEI on 02Jun has been rescheduled to depart on 03Jun .. timings are the same
 
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 3:24 pm

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First A321LR for Jetstar has rolled out of final assembly, revised livery for JQ perhaps?


Hope they are keeping the orange on the belly.
 
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:51 pm

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qf789 wrote:
First A321LR for Jetstar has rolled out of final assembly, revised livery for JQ perhaps?


Hope they are keeping the orange on the belly.


Yes it looks like it

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Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:25 pm

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smi0006 wrote:
Not much news on the ZL Jet idea - was this industry speculation that started trending, or something more firm that was actually announced. Really hoping this one goes ahead.


It was based off an AFR interview with the Chairman of REX whereby he stated REX had done some "confidential exploratory discussions with some parties about Rex's possible interest in starting domestic operations". The wider media then latched onto these quotes and the speculation began. So much so that the ASX had to put REX into a trading halt. The lack of news since then indicates that theses were only "talks" rather than any real intent and without any concrete funding in place.


I see - thank you for the insight. Seems the way of the media these days, latch on to an idea/talk and build the speculation with little foundation.

Interesting shift on the JQ livery. I like it, but not sure I understand the point of the change as not that different. Wonder when we’ll see JQ take delivery. I wonder what impact covid will have on their 788 fleet now. If a crew rest was to be retro fitted they could be handy for QF.
 
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Mon Jun 01, 2020 10:49 pm

tullamarine wrote:
zkncj wrote:
CraigAnderson wrote:
An early start for the Western Sydney Airport railway link as part of the government's post-coronavirus infrastructure push.

https://www.executivetraveller.com/news ... rport-rail
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/ ... -expedited


Hopefully they don’t make the same mistakes with fare pricing as SYD when it comes to the rail link.

Otherwise we could end up paying $40 one way between the City and Western Sydney Airport.

As I understand it, both the Western Sydney Airport and the rail link will remain in government ownership (airport, federal and rail, state) whereas the AirportLink to SYD is privately owned. AirportLink did go broke in the 2000's but it is still privately held but the government now covers the station fee for entry to Mascot and Green Square stations whilst travellers still pay the station fee for Domestic and International.


People from the City won't use Western Sydney Airport via Public Transport because having to get to and from it via connecting Metro services and suburban train services will simply take too long. Realistically you're looking at Cargo Services plus people in Western Sydney being the users of the Airport unless the Government decides to put Express Trains through.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Mon Jun 01, 2020 11:28 pm

Interesting shift on the JQ livery. I like it, but not sure I understand the point of the change as not that different. Wonder when we’ll see JQ take delivery. I wonder what impact covid will have on their 788 fleet now. If a crew rest was to be retro fitted they could be handy for QF.

Whilst this A321 will be complete in the next few months, QF has already asked Airbus to defer delivery until next year so this plane will go to storage for 9 or so months.

It is likely the 788s will eventually make their way to mainline probably replacing the initial "Cityflyer" A332s. QF would have the choice as to whether they use these on services into Asia at which point they will definitely need QF Business Suites upfront or whether they choose to use them as principally domestic birds at which point keeping recliners is probably OK. I suspect they will go the former route though it all depends on what happens to demand as routes reopen. I doubt they will bother retrofitting crew-rest areas so other possible uses such as opening up longer routes like India are probably unlikely.
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Tue Jun 02, 2020 12:44 am

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People from the City won't use Western Sydney Airport via Public Transport because having to get to and from it via connecting Metro services and suburban train services will simply take too long. Realistically you're looking at Cargo Services plus people in Western Sydney being the users of the Airport unless the Government decides to put Express Trains through.


This link to St Marys is better than a bus service, and that's about it. Once this 'spur line' is eventually extended north to connect with the existing Metro you'll have direct connection to large parts of the North West and North, all the way to the CBD if you really want to.

I don't believe there are any current plans for that though. Baby steps.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:13 am

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qf002 wrote:
qf789 wrote:
First A321LR for Jetstar has rolled out of final assembly, revised livery for JQ perhaps?


Hope they are keeping the orange on the belly.


Yes it looks like it

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https://twitter.com/aeronewsglobal/stat ... 00615?s=21

Wow that livery is amazing
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:38 am

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Interesting shift on the JQ livery. I like it, but not sure I understand the point of the change as not that different. Wonder when we’ll see JQ take delivery. I wonder what impact covid will have on their 788 fleet now. If a crew rest was to be retro fitted they could be handy for QF.

Whilst this A321 will be complete in the next few months, QF has already asked Airbus to defer delivery until next year so this plane will go to storage for 9 or so months.

It is likely the 788s will eventually make their way to mainline probably replacing the initial "Cityflyer" A332s. QF would have the choice as to whether they use these on services into Asia at which point they will definitely need QF Business Suites upfront or whether they choose to use them as principally domestic birds at which point keeping recliners is probably OK. I suspect they will go the former route though it all depends on what happens to demand as routes reopen. I doubt they will bother retrofitting crew-rest areas so other possible uses such as opening up longer routes like India are probably unlikely.


I can see the 788 fleet reducing to maybe 8 frames but leisure traffic will slowly come back and the A321 wont have legs for longer Asian routes. Really the A321LR will only be used for DPS and NAN and future routes maybe BKK/HKT from PER.

HNL will be cut from the network. I cant see QF wanting to take on a small sub fleet on 788s, and will likely go to scrap/sale. Unless they want to give long haul another go from SIN but its very unlikely
 
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Batik planning on resuming PER-DPS from 1 Jul 20, daily 739

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-29may20/
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:42 am

The short list for the bidders for Virgin should be announced later today

Bain Capital is the most likely of the bidders to be shortlisted while either Indigo Partners and BGH could be shortlisted.

It is believed that Cyrus Capital is the least likely to make the final 2.

Whoever the two final bidders are, once confirmed, will have until 12 June to lodge binding bids for Virgin

It is understood that all 4 bidders put in more detailed bids last Friday and after lengthy talks over the weekend the list will be shortened to 2

Brookfield who came in late submitted a non binding bid on Friday and it is unclear if this will make the final round.

Lengthy discussions included final bid price, plans for Virgin's staff and other issues like cash up front how much cash up front the bidders are prepared to pay

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/subscr ... de=premium

https://www.afr.com/street-talk/bain-ho ... 602-p54yl7
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Batik planning on resuming PER-DPS from 1 Jul 20, daily 739

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-29may20/


Ambitious plans to operate between 2 countries that both have closed borders.
 
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Would appear BGH out of the race. We are now down to Bain and Cyrus.

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Would appear BGH out of the race. We are now down to Bain and Cyrus.

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The final 2 of Bain and Cyrus is now formally announced by VAH on the ASX:

https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200602/ ... df65f9.pdf
 
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Would appear BGH out of the race. We are now down to Bain and Cyrus.

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The final 2 of Bain and Cyrus is now formally announced by VAH on the ASX:

https://www.asx.com.au/asxpdf/20200602/ ... df65f9.pdf

& whats disturbing is Bain has the former JQ CEO leading them. She abruptly left the QF group "alleged" differences between her and AJ came to the surface.

VA MkII & JB MkII....


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Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:49 am

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First A321LR for Jetstar has rolled out of final assembly, revised livery for JQ perhaps?


Hope they are keeping the orange on the belly.


Yes it looks like it

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https://twitter.com/aeronewsglobal/stat ... 00615?s=21


I really like the new livery! It’s a subtle change but I think it’s a nice modernisation!
 
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:09 am

anstar wrote:
qf789 wrote:
Batik planning on resuming PER-DPS from 1 Jul 20, daily 739

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-29may20/


Ambitious plans to operate between 2 countries that both have closed borders.

Wishful thinking for sure.

However have noted from this week, at least for a month that GA/QG have ceased PER-DPS services, between them they had done twice weekly services since things ramped up in April. GA is doing PER-CGK instead, QG has stated they'll return to the route in July.
I expect that if we don't see either of them service PER-DPS next month we might see ID pop up once or twice a week instead.
 
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 11:07 am

Read earlier that VA have converted one of their 738’s into a parcel freighter by removing the seats from memory it was -VUC or -VUD.

Anyone know more?
 
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Tue Jun 02, 2020 2:21 pm

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Read earlier that VA have converted one of their 738’s into a parcel freighter by removing the seats from memory it was -VUC or -VUD.

Anyone know more?

VH-VUC. Had its first SYD-PER freight run Sunday Night / Monday Morning as VA9578/9.
 
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Re: Australian Aviation Thread - June 2020

Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:58 pm

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First A321LR for Jetstar has rolled out of final assembly, revised livery for JQ perhaps?

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https://twitter.com/Tobias_Gudat/status ... 22497?s=20

This one is going to Jetstar Japan, but one could assume that all new Jestar Group deliveries will have this livery.
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