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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 03:33
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New regional

east west airlines just announced RPT Essendon - Griffith - Essendon operated by Sharp Conquest.

sure beats the old titan during winter at lowest safe
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 10:16
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Who are they?

Does anyone know anything about this new player?
EastWest airlines | Fly Griffith to Melbourne
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 10:38
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Geez, pretty soon they’ll be an Ansett again........
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 10:46
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1 page of google reveals Michael Korber.
Head if Crédit and Fixed income at Perpetual Limited also some 1.3m shares in REX
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 11:10
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I love their mission statement:

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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 11:53
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Says on their “About Us” the flights will be operated by a Metro, not a Conquest.

Schedule doesn’t seem that friendly either. Surely a morning and evening flight would be better for business travellers.
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Old 3rd Jun 2019, 23:58
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Surely a morning and evening flight would be better for business travellers.
Sharpies don't have a lot of availability in the peak periods, based on discussions I have had with them when trying to sub a charter to them ex EN.
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 01:20
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How does this pass muster with CASA? From my experience borrowed AOC RPT operations are usually just an invitation to be grounded by the regulator.
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 02:44
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E-W? But they are flying N-S?...lol
0730 dep EN would be better who knows what goes on behind the scenes there?
I wish them luck, they sure are entitled to try I guess!:-)
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 04:05
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How does this pass muster with CASA? From my experience borrowed AOC RPT operations are usually just an invitation to be grounded by the regulator.

Alliance seems to be doing just fine flying for VA and themselves...
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Old 4th Jun 2019, 04:08
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Alliance seems to be doing just fine flying for VA and themselves...
They both have High Capacity AOC's under a codeshare agreement. Noone is borrowing anything.

East West appear to be a website selling RPT tickets on a Sharp chartered Metro, a practice which has generally been frowned upon by CASA.
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Old 2nd Jul 2019, 04:03
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How does CASA still allow marketing carriers such as East West.

Good to see their first flight hasnt sold any tickets.....
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Old 3rd Jul 2019, 03:54
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Over the years, I've only ever come accross a handful of charter requests for this route. So, is there really a market for Griffith to Melbourne?
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Old 3rd Jul 2019, 06:29
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Originally Posted by rammel View Post
Over the years, I've only ever come accross a handful of charter requests for this route. So, is there really a market for Griffith to Melbourne?
No. Hazelton/Rex have been trying to make it work for years, on and off.

They put an aircraft on the route for a little while, see very low passenger numbers and then they stop again.
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