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SKYTRANS - Cairns - new management team

Old 10th Sep 2021, 05:14
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Originally Posted by minigundiplomat View Post
Whats the go with the cashflow issues? 90% of the traffic is cairns based pax travelling to and from CY and the straits. The lockdowns in SYD and MEL should have minimal impact on their mainly monopoly routes. Something doesn’t smell right.
Well the original Skydung went bust under the management of the Wild family at a time when they had money-for-jam subsidised flights and FIFO mining contracts. Yet they still went to the wall. Perhaps similar bad practises are at play once again? You don’t churn through 5 CEO’s and a revolving door of senior managers if everything is just fine.As has been mentioned, the Barnards ran a modest, profitable and reputable airline. From the day they sold the business it has been a dysfunctional steaming heap. Years of turd polishing has resulted in….well….a steaming turd.


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Old 10th Sep 2021, 23:20
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I think you’re right… polished turds/unprofitable business model. The latest addition to their fleet is now in storage at Mareeba after half a dozen revenue sectors… don’t want to pay the lease fees?
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Old 11th Sep 2021, 09:59
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Maybe ANG and PNG Air could support them with a few Dash 8s including the ex Austrian Q400, together with a few Fokkers to compete with the competition.

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Old 11th Sep 2021, 12:03
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Originally Posted by Duck Pilot View Post
Maybe ANG and PNG Air could support them with a few Dash 8s including the ex Austrian Q400, together with a few Fokkers to compete with the competition.
what competition? That’s my point, they have uncontested routes unaffected by COVID and they are still losing money.
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Old 14th Sep 2021, 10:10
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The new CEO, Allan, is former QF engineer? If so he better dust of his LAME ticket and get his hands dirty

Dash 8-100 QQC had undercarriage problems on the new service linking Cairns to Proserpine on Tuesday last and apparently made an unscheduled stop at Rockhampton ?
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Old 14th Sep 2021, 10:31
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The service runs CNS-PPP-ROK-PPP-CNS. Very unfortunate start to the service with the first run arriving back in CNS 1 1/2 hours late and then today’s episode.
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Old 14th Sep 2021, 10:38
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Originally Posted by CAVOK92 View Post
The service runs CNS-PPP-ROK-PPP-CNS. Very unfortunate start to the service with the first run arriving back in CNS 1 1/2 hours late and then today’s episode.
Unfortunate? More like ‘not surprising’. They operate 35 year old clunkers that belong on a scrap heap rather than in the air.
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Old 14th Sep 2021, 10:41
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Originally Posted by Epicurus View Post
Unfortunate? More like ‘not surprising’. They operate 35 year old clunkers that belong on a scrap heap rather than in the air.
. Was trying to be diplomatic. Landing gear seems to be a very common issue in the old buckets.
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