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Old 29th Jun 2020, 03:16
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Originally Posted by InZed View Post
Who in Australasia has spare narrow body (A320s) and ATR72s right now (that isn't in administration)...

Qantas wouldn't get ACCC approval.
Virgin/Tiger obviously don't have the money.
Alliance could swoop in, but they are quite well placed to start up this venture without REX as a partner.

I would be EXTREMELY surprised if Air New Zealand didn't step into this whole in the market. They have spare capital, spare aircraft, spare pilots and simulators for training - and they have been very public this year about their desire to extend their reach within the Australasian regional market.
Yeah thatíll go over big with the punters when thereís going to be widespread unemployment in the Australian aviation sector.
Qantas does not play well with others and I expect a vigorous response from both them and Bain.
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