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Old 20th Feb 2012, 09:06
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Casa Atpl still required..
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 23:19
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How long do we think it will be before Virgin Australia becomes the flag ship carrier for the nation (Atleast Domestically)
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Old 21st Feb 2012, 23:31
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How long do we think it will be before Virgin Australia becomes the flag ship carrier for the nation (Atleast Domestically)
Inside of five years if Qantas "management" get their way.
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Old 23rd Feb 2012, 02:28
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Virgin Australia has announced plans to restructure its business to attract more foreign investment.

Australia's second largest airline will create a separate unlisted international holdings company, Virgin Australia International Holdings, that will hold the company's international airlines and allow it to attract more offshore capital.

So DJ is Australian !!!
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Old 23rd Feb 2012, 04:34
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More Australian than Qantas.
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Old 13th Mar 2012, 07:25
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Looks like Qantas is on their case

Meanwhile Qantas today effectively objected to Virgin Australia's restructuring ambitions by calling on the International Air Services Commission to conduct an inquiry into its plans, Crikey reports. The objection could ruin plans for Virgin Australia to gain more foreign investment capital from carriers such as Etihad.

Read more: Qantas A380 oil leaks blamed on manufacturer 'oversight' | News.com.au
Methinks they would be better off attending to their own back yard ... before attempting to spoil the neighbor's BBQ ! !
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Old 13th Mar 2012, 07:44
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They have shown NO capacity to look after their own backyard, in fact don't they want to burn it to the ground?

You know they are getting desperate when they whinge to the referee because there was one time when they were so strong it didn't matter but now...... they are getting what they deserve with the way they treat staff, customers and the investing public.
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Old 13th Mar 2012, 12:12
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This is slightly off topic. But is it true that Virgin Australia operates a 777 from Abu Dhabi to Kuala Lumpur daily on behalf of Etihad?
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Old 13th Mar 2012, 13:16
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At the rate Virgin are procuring aircraft, they'll never match Qantas domestically.

Just compare the fleet sizes and order books...

Seriously guys...
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Old 13th Mar 2012, 14:05
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T VASI I believe Virgin were trying not to be the biggest airline in Oz but the airline of choice in Australia. But with some foreign capital it could easily be both!
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Old 13th Mar 2012, 21:17
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Hope you're not including the 110 odd A320's in your 'order book', T Vasis......
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Old 13th Mar 2012, 23:38
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The 110 A320s never were in addition to the status quo. Jetstar is a LCC and recycles their fleet before the costs of maintaining it catch up with them.

The A320s are replacements with a marginal capacity growth.

I don't think there ever was a redq.

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Old 14th Mar 2012, 00:36
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Turn up your sarcasm detector a smidgen GG
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Old 14th Mar 2012, 10:39
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i also heard a rumour that Virgin Australia is planning to fly to Singapore and Taiwan by the end of this year.
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Old 14th Mar 2012, 11:38
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That will be a code share flight operated by SIA aircraft not VA metal.
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Old 16th Mar 2012, 00:56
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It seems the restructure has got the go-ahead. Shares up in early trading...

Virgin restructure to go ahead | News.com.au
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 03:41
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peuce said
Looks like Qantas is on their case
Looks like QF have no case


Qantas fails in bid to clip Virgin's wings



Matt O’Sullivan


March 21, 2012 - 12:49PM



The federal government has rebuffed Qantas’s demands for a ‘‘comprehensive public review’’ of Virgin Australia’s sweeping plans to lift the shackles off a foreign ownership cap on its domestic operations.



Qantas last week called on federal aviation authorities to scrutinise Virgin’s corporate split because it believed its rival’s international operations might end up running foul of the Air Navigation Act, which requires foreign ownership to be capped at 49 per cent.



But in a submission released today, the Department of Infrastructure and Transport has bluntly rejected Qantas’s demands and made clear it believes Virgin’s plans comply with the rules needed for it to retain rights to fly overseas routes as a designated Australian airline.



‘‘We do not believe Qantas’s suggestion of the need for a public inquiry is either necessary or appropriate in the context of this application [by Virgin],’’ the department said.






Pehaps the Qantas’s general counsel, is not as smart as the Virgin general counsel



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Old 21st Mar 2012, 05:10
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So when can we expect Etihad to inject a bunch of cash to stem the emirates tidel wave?
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 06:09
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So when can we expect Etihad to inject a bunch of cash to stem the emirates tidel wave?
A few more 777's flying to some new destinations would be nice.
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Old 21st Mar 2012, 07:24
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Originally Posted by pull-up-terrain
A few more 777's flying to some new destinations would be nice.
With red tails and white roos on them ?

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