Advent Air moves on Skywest shares

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  1. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    A Singapore based airline buying an Australian airline, albeit a very small airline. Am I reading too much into this story?

     

  2. NM

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    So are you implying that we may see Skywest apply for an international AOC and then operate 747 or A380 aircraft on behalf of SQ with SQ codeshare trans-Pacific?
     
  3. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Not quite the way you phrased it but in the same ball park. The question that I can't answer is that would a budget Singapore based carrier be doing wanting to take over a regional airline in Western Australia?

    One motive could be international flights but that may be difficult with the obstacles involved. Another motive could be trying to expand Skywest to the size of Qantaslink thereby providing SQ with a domestic partner here and possibly a low cost carrier similar to Tiger Airways feeding passengers to mainline SQ and possibly US routes.

    Or I am reading too much into it!
     
  4. NM

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    or maybe they think they can make money flying around WA??
    or maybe they plan to syphen off as much as they can and leave it for dead like NZ did to AN??
     
  5. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    You are probably right. Curious to see end result.
     
  6. oz_mark

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    Advent's stated focus is on the development of regional airline services within the Asian region, and they appear to be wanting to do this via acquisition. Not sure what airlines in Asia they have in their sights
     
  7. oz_mark

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    Skywest was one of the surviving bits from the Ansett empire
     
  8. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Hmm... Speaking of survivor of the Ansett Empire
     
  9. Mwenezi

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    My understanding is that Skywest has a CAA operating certicate that allows them to operate anywhere in Oz. A valuable bit of paper.
     
  10. Kiwi Flyer

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    Your handle looks vaguely familiar
     
  11. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Valuable indeed!
     
  12. moonjuice

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    Do XR already have an International AOC, given that they do the PHE-DPS runs each week?
     
  13. Yada Yada

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    Aside from acquiring an AOC they'd also be getting landing slots, although presumably only in WA?
     
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