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1st Nov 2022, 05:44
Replies: 872
Views: 297,926
Posted By DanV2

It's likely that Bonza's PE Firm (777) has...

It's likely that Bonza's PE Firm (777) has released funds for Bonza to lease more 737MAX rather than them making a deal with their PE Rival Bain controlled VA.
20th Oct 2022, 12:34
Replies: 2
Views: 2,167
Posted By DanV2

It won't be long-haul widebody international ops...

It won't be long-haul widebody international ops for the foreseeable future per the article.
The article clearly says short haul international with JH hinting that the MAXes could fly further.
...
27th Sep 2022, 05:36
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

VA has been given till end of March 2023 to...

VA has been given till end of March 2023 to utilise their HND authority or to lose it.

My money is on VA letting that authority lapse. Wet-leases (by another carrier on behalf of VA) on the HND...
17th Sep 2022, 12:42
Replies: 375
Views: 65,095
Posted By DanV2

Pretty sure that was BA (not SQ), which also had...

Pretty sure that was BA (not SQ), which also had a 25% equity stake in QF at one point prior to QF hooking up with EK.



Fair points on NZ/AN and VA. The CEOs of the airlines with stake in VA...
16th Sep 2022, 14:12
Replies: 375
Views: 65,095
Posted By DanV2

VA and SQ are in a codeshare and FF partnership...

VA and SQ are in a codeshare and FF partnership for westbound Global Connections.

As for SQ's investment record, they are not much better than Etihad. SQ's involvement in Ansett (through a 25%...
16th Sep 2022, 06:42
Replies: 375
Views: 65,095
Posted By DanV2

Air NZ has now publicly 'denied' claims from the...

Air NZ has now publicly 'denied' claims from the Australian media that they were in merger talks with VA.
...
31st Aug 2022, 05:02
Replies: 12
Views: 5,842
Posted By DanV2

The planned VARA -700 all-Y config shows up as...

The planned VARA -700 all-Y config shows up as 73G in GDS, whilst VBY/VBZ at mainline in 8J120Y shows up as 73W
(or possibly the other way around - open to correction here).
10th Aug 2022, 03:00
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

Virgin just announced an expanded partnership...

Virgin just announced an expanded partnership with Link Airways from the East Coast Capitals to regional ports in NSW, Qld and Vic.
I wouldn't be surprised if AirNorth is next for regional Qld from...
27th Jul 2022, 01:56
Replies: 2,185
Views: 800,224
Posted By DanV2

Regional seems to be an add-on (an afterthought)...

Regional seems to be an add-on (an afterthought) for VA 2.0. Apart from Link (regional NSW) and AirNorth (regional Qld) operating some regional routes for VA 2.0, most of the regional work is on VA...
21st Jul 2022, 07:12
Replies: 2,185
Views: 800,224
Posted By DanV2

Airnorth are already flying on behalf of VA on...

Airnorth are already flying on behalf of VA on some Qld routes using their E190s (leased from Alliance), such as BNE-TSV.
19th Jul 2022, 04:05
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

I've heard of the rumours of the 700s coming from...

I've heard of the rumours of the 700s coming from Southwest before, but 60 looks way unlikely.

I'd say they are likely to be the ex-KLM all-Y 700s.
16th Jul 2022, 03:25
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

VA 2.0 has requested to the IASC to replace old...

VA 2.0 has requested to the IASC to replace old partner EY's codeshares with codeshares with their new buddies QR.

Perhaps EY could join DL in forming a partnership with REX. Collecting Virgin...
20th Jun 2022, 01:58
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

Airnorth also has a wet-lease arrangement with...

Airnorth also has a wet-lease arrangement with Alliance on the 2 E190s they have, considering every now and again UYC and UYR (in white livery) sometimes operate Alliance FIFO services with a QQ...
20th Jun 2022, 01:16
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

With VA also having a interline/lounge...

With VA also having a interline/lounge arrangement with FlyPelican, it wouldn't surprise me if VA uses FlyPelican for a proper codeshare/wetleases on thin NSW regional routes in the future at some...
15th Jun 2022, 12:09
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

Gold Coast Airport also regularly flies near full...

Gold Coast Airport also regularly flies near full widebody loads (Scoot) and pre-pandemic regularly flew loaded JQ and D7 787/A330s with little/no restrictions on long haul flights to SIN/NRT/KUL.
14th Jun 2022, 00:49
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

VA announcing expansion of its 737 International...

VA announcing expansion of its 737 International Network, OOL-DPS to commence at the end of March 2023. The ultimate 'bogan bus' route.

VA currently has also scheduled in BNE/SYD to VLI/APW (and...
28th May 2022, 06:43
Replies: 2,185
Views: 800,224
Posted By DanV2

With Labor set to "turn off the tap" or 'tighten'...

With Labor set to "turn off the tap" or 'tighten' requirements of cash handouts to REX, it'll be interesting see how'll Sharp will manage with only REX's Singaporean Private Equity owners to rely on...
19th May 2022, 07:25
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

VPE is owned by the financier now. Considering...

VPE is owned by the financier now. Considering the reported issues of getting VPE out of the country, I doubt any leasing company, freight airline let alone a passenger airline would be interested...
21st Apr 2022, 11:12
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

VARA's A320s are also scheduled on intra-WA RPT...

VARA's A320s are also scheduled on intra-WA RPT runs, as well as some PER-DRW and PER-ADL runs on behalf of VA mainline in-between mining charters.
21st Apr 2022, 06:55
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

If there are any F100s at VARA that needs...

If there are any F100s at VARA that needs replacing, it's probably more likely that Bain will acquire more A320ceo leases to replace any of the F100s, especially those from the ex-Tiger Australia or...
21st Apr 2022, 01:43
Replies: 232
Views: 106,362
Posted By DanV2

The rumored ex-KLM 73Gs are likely to be for East...

The rumored ex-KLM 73Gs are likely to be for East Coast operations, and probably on the marginal routes where VA would've used the Alliance F100s.
16th Apr 2022, 06:08
Replies: 872
Views: 297,926
Posted By DanV2

Considering baggage collection and check in is...

Considering baggage collection and check in is basically next to each other at the MCY terminal, there probably wouldn't be a need for Bonza to implement a interline model. Just sell combined...
28th Feb 2022, 03:15
Replies: 872
Views: 297,926
Posted By DanV2

777 are a PE firm, this is commonly known. ...

777 are a PE firm, this is commonly known.
777 also owns a stake in ULCC Flair Airlines in Canada, as well as a stake in Asia's LCC based Value Alliance.

777 are the 3rd PE firm to have an...
28th Jan 2022, 01:01
Replies: 399
Views: 170,940
Posted By DanV2

5% stake only which has very minimal (if any)...

5% stake only which has very minimal (if any) influence at the table.
17th Jan 2022, 01:17
Replies: 399
Views: 170,940
Posted By DanV2

Bain Capital has acquired Ansett Aviation Parts...

Bain Capital has acquired Ansett Aviation Parts according to a paywall News Corp (The Australian) article. Let the speculation rumour of rebranding Virgin to Ansett begin..
13th Dec 2021, 23:09
Replies: 30
Views: 10,755
Posted By DanV2

I think a high chance we can expect UA in BNE...

I think a high chance we can expect UA in BNE with DL gone, should VA give up the HND slot. Can't see BNE-USA being a QF monopoly for much longer with Qld borders opening up further in 2022.
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16th Nov 2021, 02:10
Replies: 2,185
Views: 800,224
Posted By DanV2

Tiger Australia wasn't that flash either when it...

Tiger Australia wasn't that flash either when it was wholly owned and operated by the SQ group. That 'Airways' show also came to mind.

This was prior to SQ group selling TT to VA for $140mil (for...
10th Nov 2021, 23:38
Replies: 399
Views: 170,940
Posted By DanV2

VA social media just posted on the TikTok of...

VA social media just posted on the TikTok of their new economy seats being installed on the ex-MI/SQ aircraft.
Looks like the 'new' economy seats are a off the shelf slimline design typically found...
2nd Nov 2021, 06:33
Replies: 399
Views: 170,940
Posted By DanV2

VA counting down the days before they resume...

VA counting down the days before they resume their International 737 (Short Haul) flying to NAN next month, with ZQN and DPS to follow in the new year.
...
25th Oct 2021, 13:21
Replies: 2,185
Views: 800,224
Posted By DanV2

Australia has sure became a aviation...

Australia has sure became a aviation 'battleground' for the Private Equity Firms. the Qantas/Jetstar group doesn't have too much to worry about, even if the PE firms behind their 3 rivals decide to...
25th Oct 2021, 01:12
Replies: 600
Views: 265,296
Posted By DanV2

Only possibility I could see Bain getting...

Only possibility I could see Bain getting involved in PAG's REX is that if REX's jet division files liquidation. One of the few things that are valuable would likely be airport slots, that's pretty...
12th Oct 2021, 01:09
Replies: 872
Views: 297,926
Posted By DanV2

Bonza is fronted by Tim Jordan and Rick Howell. ...

Bonza is fronted by Tim Jordan and Rick Howell. Godfrey era Virgin Blue alumni and are also ex-Cebu Pacific in the Philippines.
...
7th Sep 2021, 02:36
Replies: 399
Views: 170,940
Posted By DanV2

Bain was on record of saying they'll want to...

Bain was on record of saying they'll want to re-enter Long Haul in the future, but has said that Long Haul is a long while off.

If International Travel recovers to 50-60% of 2019 figures, I could...
1st Sep 2021, 07:03
Replies: 2,185
Views: 800,224
Posted By DanV2

"Per Hour Rate" isn't confirmed for the ex-Silk...

"Per Hour Rate" isn't confirmed for the ex-Silk Air machines as they are likely to have different lessors.

The two ex-VA Mk 1 planes are likely to get the "per hour" lease rate as they share the...
22nd Jul 2021, 13:05
Replies: 2,185
Views: 800,224
Posted By DanV2

^^ I'm guessing that even VA/Bain does not...

^^

I'm guessing that even VA/Bain does not want most if not all those older jets back. A few of them were the most unreliable of the fleet when they were with VA.
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