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Free Spirit Planning Burnie RPT?

Old 24th Oct 2014, 07:54
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Free Spirit Planning Burnie RPT?

From todays Advocate Newspaper

Free Spirit planning Burnie air service | The Advocate

A new airline is planning a Burnie service.
Melbourne-based Free Spirit Airlines is not saying much about its plans at this stage.

Spokesman Roman Badov yesterday said the plan involved something more complex than a Burnie-Melbourne service.
It is not yet clear what level of competition it would provide to established Burnie-Melbourne carrier Regional Express if Free Spirit did start a Burnie route.
Free Spirit is seeking a liquor licence for the disused western terminal of the Burnie Airport.
According to its application, it wants the ability to sell liquor on the premises to passengers and the people greeting or farewelling passengers.
The Licensing Board will hear the application at a later date.
Mr Badov said he was not prepared to reveal more than was publicly available for "commercial in confidence" reasons."It is intended business activities in the area will be of significant public benefit," he said.
"We . . . look forward to a very long and amicable relationship with the local residents of the area."
He said all would be revealed by a press release "at the appropriate time".
He said Free Spirit was not associated with any other airline - including a similarly named outfit in the US - and was not planning to list on the ASX.
A company website suggests it will target airports serviced by only one other airline and that a lower cost structure would allow a lower fare structure.
"The company will operate scheduled regular public transport services to numerous regional destinations within Australia in turbine-powered aircraft," the website says.
It said the airline would start operations in 2014.
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Old 24th Oct 2014, 09:21
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So not affiliated with the free spirit from the usa
What about the elite airways based in the US? (Funningly enough, melbourne in Florida)

Easy Google search - EliteAirways.info WHOIS, DNS, & Domain Info - DomainTools

Code share perhaps
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Old 24th Oct 2014, 20:41
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"A company website suggests it will target airports serviced by only one other airline and that a lower cost structure would allow a lower fare structure."

Wonder if they have had any dealings with CAsA yet?

CAsA and a "Low cost structure" are simply incompatible.
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Old 25th Oct 2014, 00:02
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they could be doing a virtual airline, so wouldn't have to deal with CASA & could have virtually no staff.


ie. do almost everything online.


There seem to be plenty of under utilised airlines around the country right now. Easy to name a few.


+ maybe not looking at using MEL but rather other Melbourne airports.


Have seen 30+ seaters at Moorabbin & Essendon can take up to 100 seaters.
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Old 25th Oct 2014, 02:37
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Couple of saabs sitting at tsv for nearly 6 months
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Old 25th Oct 2014, 03:45
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"Free spirit"...."liquor licence"...I think they could be onto a real winner here!!!
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I had heard he has a B1900D already painted just awaiting CASA approval
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Old 27th Oct 2014, 06:45
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Wasn't there another proposed Dubbo based operator planning to start up operations utilising a 1900D some time ago? I believe they were planning on using Essendon as well.
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Old 27th Oct 2014, 07:21
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Gutsy move taking on another established carrier but hey good luck, more flying for the rest of us. Good choice of aircraft
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Old 27th Oct 2014, 07:38
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Good choice of plane esp for the day tripper to Melbourne, they will have the advantage operating from Essendon V Tulla. Good luck to them!
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Old 25th Nov 2014, 10:05
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How's Roman going? December isnt far away
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Little birdy tells me B190 from west wing, arrives next week....
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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 04:54
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29 days to go…. I can barely contain my excitement
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give us the goss...

Love the aircraft choice!
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If they are planning on using a B1900 then pilots love them and accountants hate them. How long is that going to last then?

Free Spirit is seeking a liquor licence for the disused western terminal of the Burnie Airport.
Well for a start its not disused as the office space is used by an existing airport user. The old terminal waiting area is disused for a very good reason. It leaks like a sieve in any decent rainfall.

Rex do very well on that run and I would imagine not give it up without a fight. How deep are the pockets then?

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Old 2nd Dec 2014, 06:33
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hopefully not another dreamer.

We've seen enough of them over the last 12 months.

Let's hope this one pays his bills
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Old 3rd Dec 2014, 02:42
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I do wonder just how well REX do go out of BWT. A few years ago they would of been going quite well but I would think that loads would be dropping out of BWT, the locals are after something larger than the old Saab's
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Handler,

You say in the same breath that loads are decreasing yet the locals are looking for something bigger than a SAAB.

I presume you are aware of the contradiction between those two ideas?
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In many a regional town or city around Australia, the locals have wanted larger, and/or a jet but haven't been prepared to pay the entry fee, because of course, they wanted rock bottom fares too.
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Hi Claret, I am aware of the contradiction. The locals are calling out for a larger aircraft, read that as low cost carrier a large number of the greater burnie populace will drive straight to DPO about a 50 min drive airport to airport or LST at the same time by not supporting the local airport the are of course making the local airport less viable.
Good luck to Free spirit but I can't see it happening. Really not sure why they would be after a grog licence when the airport cafe also sell the product
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