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Turboprops for Virgin Blue?????

Old 6th Feb 2010, 15:32
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Doesn't make too much sense to me for VB to go to Turbo Props when the high yeild destinations in QLD (EML & GLA) are gearing up for jets. The money for the airline, whoever it is, is in the high yeild routes, and the client will prefer a jet to a turbo prop any day. The question should be, Will QF meet the challenge of the VB jets on the currently monopilised QF (Qantaslink) routes?

If QF decide to put jets on some turbo prop routes, will they use NJS, QLink or set up a new LCC (like IMPULSE)?

My bet is QF will bargain QLink against NJS to push the rate down, and NJS will get the contract!
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Old 6th Feb 2010, 22:15
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your not wrong...engineering the q400 is a nightmare, but its an accountants aircraft. On the good side, it keeps engineers jobs!
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Old 7th Feb 2010, 04:34
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but its an accountants aircraft
Only if they cannot add the fuel used per ASK
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Old 7th Feb 2010, 08:07
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On the good side, it keeps engineers jobs!
Then thats gotta be a good thing
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