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VA/Rex/Tiger August announcements???

Old 31st Jul 2019, 13:57
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VA/Rex/Tiger August announcements???

Rex to operate the ATR with Virgin pilots on virgin eba along side Rex crews to gain exposure to ATR ops as a precursor to moving to ATR 42s as Saab replacement. Rex to pull out of competitive routes with qlink, run VA ATR against and move extra Saab’s north to Darwin to put the hurt on Airnorth.

330s gone within 4 years and 777 gone also to be replaced with one fleet of 787s on international and domestic ops.

Tiger to be rolled onto VARAs AOC, 737 transition continues and tiger 320s continue to VARA, F100 to be phased out and E190s to make a return.

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Old 31st Jul 2019, 15:26
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Are these real or rumours or just ravings??
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 00:38
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someone needs DAMP testing
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Saabs and F100’s will be around for years to come.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 01:49
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Originally Posted by SpyderPig View Post
Rex to operate the ATR with Virgin pilots on virgin eba along side Rex crews to gain exposure to ATR ops as a precursor to moving to ATR 42s as Saab replacement. Rex to pull out of competitive routes with qlink, run VA ATR against and move extra Saab’s north to Darwin to put the hurt on Airnorth.

330s gone within 4 years and 777 gone also to be replaced with one fleet of 787s on international and domestic ops.

Tiger to be rolled onto VARAs AOC, 737 transition continues and tiger 320s continue to VARA, F100 to be phased out and E190s to make a return.

Discuss....
The E190 return has been rumoured for a little while now. Whether it happens or not, who knows!
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 03:15
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Rumour had business class travel coming 6 weeks back. Rumour mill is in overdrive. Last I heard on the mill was the EJet was off to VARA in December. Also heard Tiger was to be rolled into VARA as well.
Basis for these rumours is pretty thin on the ground. Usually its guys/girls crystal ball gazing, however even a broken clock is right once a day.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 03:43
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however even a broken clock is right once a day
Too funny. You mean TWICE a day.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 04:57
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Got it in one.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 04:59
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Current rumour in Rex is code share with Virgin. It doesn't really excite many.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 07:38
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Cool

Originally Posted by Icarus2001 View Post
Too funny. You mean TWICE a day.
Nope ! Not for an Aviator

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Old 1st Aug 2019, 08:02
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And who does the rumour suggest is going to be paying for it all ?????
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 08:15
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They're still paying for the leases of the Ejets whilst they're in storage in the USA so that part make sense if they decide to bring them back, but does VA still have any check and training crew current on them?
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 09:16
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Still parked there. Commonly referred to as the legacy of Mossimo.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 09:33
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Funny looking Ejets..
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 09:37
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Pretty close to the same lease costs though.

At one stage referred to as the “ATM” they were apparently making sooo much money.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 10:06
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330s gone within 4 years and 777 gone also to be replaced with one fleet of 787s on international and domestic ops.
Had an interesting chat with some VAA A330 blokes visiting Fragrant Harbour recently. Over a few beers they alluded to the first part of this rumour being on the cards. The second part... not so much. JB's dream of widebodies slated to be heading the same way as JB.. gone. The incoming's vision heavily rumoured to be in favour of returning to the grass roots model of domestic Virgin Blue style ops.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 10:19
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The objective is to improve the credit rating. He said that the widebody is staying. It’s a long game.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 10:34
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And the leases don't run out until 2024/5.
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 17:56
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I note Spyderpig hasn't replied............................ wind-up merchant?
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Old 1st Aug 2019, 19:34
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Originally Posted by Asturias56 View Post
I note Spyderpig hasn't replied............................ wind-up merchant?
Out making up new rumours I imagine...





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