Qantas seeks $350m for new aircraft

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  1. Yada Yada

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  2. NM

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    The five new 737-800s are good news, meaning expansion of QF mainline (domestic and trans-Tasman). However, two new A320's means further expansion of JQ. Lets hope this is not at the expense of QF mainline services, but is to be additional capacity or new routes.
     
  3. Kiwi Flyer

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    Not much expansion - take out 4 737s and replace with 5.
     
  4. NM

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    That is still an increase one aircraft, and an increase of seat capacity. JetConnect will move from 737-300s in 12J/112Y to 737-400s which can provide 12J/132Y in their current convertible config. So an exchange of 4 x 737-300 for 4 x 737-400 means an increase in 80 Y seats for JetConnect.

    And replacing 4 x 737-400 with 5 x 737-800 means an increase of 12J and 252Y seats for QF mainline.
     
  5. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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    There is a difference between extra capacity and expansion :wink:
     
  6. NM

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    I tried to use that justification to Mrs NM when she commented on my middle aged spread. It didn't work :oops: :oops: .
     
  7. JohnK

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    It is good to have hope. I can't see how we will avoid the inevitable!
     
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  9. Yada Yada

    Yada Yada Established Member

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    Probably to upgrade the chairman's lounge. :roll:
     
  10. NM

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    or the chairman's bonus :twisted: .
     
  11. moa999

    moa999 Senior Member

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    think they are different

    - one is US$400mm raised in the US
    - other is A$350mm being raised via ANZ by syndicated loans which is local money

    Both are pretty long-term (9-12 and 10 yrs)
     
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