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Old 6th Jul 2016, 09:10
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Virgin hires consultant to run domestic and international operations

Virgin has appointed John Thomas to run its airline business under a new management structure effective in September.

More to come........
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 08:20
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The word on the street is the John Thomas appointment was made by the Virgin Australia board after Air New Zealand demanded John Borghetti step down.
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Old 10th Jul 2016, 23:27
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Name change

How can we be sure that this is not simply the Worlds Greatest Aviation Expert from Western Australia , GT , with a name change or maybe even just his middle name.
Surely GT with such extensive knowledge would have no trouble in running both QF and VA at the same time thus eliminating competition !!!
It's wonderful to have such talent around especially such a modest one
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 01:55
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The word on the street is to expect an announcement of some description in the coming days.
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Old 25th Jul 2016, 09:41
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Oh god help us.
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 04:44
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$225M loss is nothing to sneeze at
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 04:53
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Tiger made a profit.

I can see slot more striped tails in the years ahead....
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 06:31
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Of course Tiger made a profit.
History repeating itself.

Bbbzbzbzbzbzb
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 08:26
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Sorry, some years ago did Air NZ hire a "consultant" to turn it around or did they employ a particular CEO who had the intellect and people skills to get on the front line with his staff and make it what it is today?

For the VA "folk", I would start seriously looking very soon for plan B on your days off and overnights.

At .22 cents and heading further south, all is not well.
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 08:30
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I assume you mean .22 dollars.
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 09:40
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The share price means nothing with a free float of about 15% or whatever it is.

The results reveal the true health or lack thereof of the business. In true form maybe JB is just doing a Qantas of a few years ago? Release a huge re-structuring statutory loss and then the following years he will look like a hero.

As much as the fleet restructuring will hurt in terms of all the pilot movements, no airline ever went broke with a large fleet of 737s and not much else....
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 11:21
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Has anybody seen this, before..............??, or is it just me (getting old/er)???

In true form maybe JB is just doing a Qantas of a few years ago?
Reckon NOT- been done before........., only an opinion!!!!.

'Who' was the rooster that missed the QF Big Chair and had a crack at the Star Alliance AU operator, circa- 'after/following' the SYD Olympics and then found that every other passer-by had, had a feed (a Huge FEED).............., e.g.- Rupert/& the 'said' Peter (from that day forward) et-al........???

'That' bloke went on the same/a similar journey with 'more or less' similar protagonists, but a tad late and didn't realise it- for himself......... (just out of the protective environment/womb that was.... years ago, be it TN/QF) you could see it in his eyes..........., and the rest is History.

Trust, this 'rendition' goes better for those involved.....

Rgds all
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 11:58
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That has to be the highest level of gibberish I've ever read on PPRuNe...
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 12:19
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Lucky you- can.

Well done.
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 12:21
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So, should we start looking for a job with another loss and a share price .22?!
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 12:55
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But he's the messiah!!!

Virgin, what a mess!

No movement, cutting fleets, taking money left right and centre, losing it faster than a falling fuel price.

What's going on?

Time to close doors??
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Old 28th Jul 2016, 16:17
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You thought AN would never just shut shop

Too many high overheads
Wrong fleet
A bit of bad PR safety wise
Out of control fuel hedge
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Old 29th Jul 2016, 04:25
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You thought AN would never just shut shop

Too many high overheads
Wrong fleet
A bit of bad PR safety wise
Out of control fuel hedge
And the management egos!
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Old 29th Jul 2016, 04:41
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Revenue passenger kilometres for April, May and June 2016 compared to the same period in 2015.

Tiger.......................Up 28.7%
Virgin Domestic.......Up 5.8%
Virgin International Down 15.9%
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Old 29th Jul 2016, 07:31
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See ya Virgin international.
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