Virgin Australia Financially Secure? [Now in Voluntary Administration]

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SQ and DL, in terms of existing partners, would be great, but both have their own cashflow problems right now.

How's NH doing?
 

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Imagine if someone like, oh I don't know, Swire Group, came swinging in :)
But don't they own Cathay who is OW?

I do wonder what would happen if VA was acquired by an org with a stake in a particular alliance, if it was Star or Sky Team I can't see it mattering since Qantas is OW, but I'm curious whether a double up of the same alliance on domestic routes in an environment that is effectively a duopoly could run afoul of Australia's competition laws. Otherwise, would it be possible for an organisation to own two different entities in different corporate alliances, or could that raise issues considering the amount of commercial-in-confidence information I imagine would be shared between such partners.
 

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Big problem.. Swire group already has Cathay Pacific - already in One world Alliance with Qantas

Not to say that I think Swire group would have been a candidate, they are just as likely as IAG. But the aviation world will be a new world out there. Alliances are temporary commercial arrangements, not set in stone permanent deals. Even before COVID-19 you saw commercial arrangements, some even involving equity across alliance boundaries.
 

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AFR reporting heading for Voluntary Administration tonight with Deloitte lined up to be Administrators


It is the best outcome I think for the long term, if it eventuates.

I do feel sorry for the staff at VA who will be severely impacted, it will not be a pleasant experience.
I hope those who held onto their points see them on the other side as well

And I do still feel a deal of rage towards JB who can pretty much solely be blamed for the state of VA that led to where they are today!
 
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Hopefully of the large equity investors and not of jobs, FF points or travel banks.
Agree, I think a lot of the public support for VA was because of their status as a large employer of Australians, and the thought that even if people had travel banks forced upon them, that if VA survived then that money wasn't "lost".

Though it may be the easiest thing to get rid of, I think clearing out travel banks will add some insult to injury for a lot of people. I'd consider myself as one of the lucky ones losing $900 when there would be many people with thousands on the line from family holidays (not to mention how many of those people have also lost their jobs/been put on reduced hours due to the pandemic).
 

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Agree, I think a lot of the public support for VA was because of their status as a large employer of Australians, and the thought that even if people had travel banks forced upon them, that if VA survived then that money wasn't "lost".

Though it may be the easiest thing to get rid of, I think clearing out travel banks will add some insult to injury for a lot of people. I'd consider myself as one of the lucky ones losing $900 when there would be many people with thousands on the line from family holidays (not to mention how many of those people have also lost their jobs/been put on reduced hours due to the pandemic).

My bet is that people will probably lose travel banks. There are members on AFF who have thousands in their banks...

I think (And hope) VA points will come through in some way, shape or form. Maybe reduced or something perhaps?
 

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As it's highly likely administration is going to occur, it is worth noring that administration is different for each and every company and comparisons can't be drawn from previous companies.
As per my previous post this morning I expect there are firm plans on how to exit in the form of a DOCA.
 

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And I do still feel a deal of rage towards JB who can pretty much solely be blamed for the state of VA that led to where they are today!
A lot of anger can and will be directed towards JB.

We (as pax) have been beneficiaries of some of the things that lost a shedload of money though - world's best domestic business class in the A330 being one example, a decent network of lounges (overbuilt in some ports), sitting in the EY first lounge...

However whoever did the fleet and route planning should have been booted a long time ago (moderated language from initial thoughts!)
 
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I had remarked earlier in the day that six of seven scheduled VA flights ex SYD today did not appear to have (or would be) operat(ing)ed.

Now we all know why.

There'll have to be a detailed notice prepared for the ASX given that about 8.5 per cent is owned by other than the major shareholders such as SQ, EY, Nanshan, HNA Group and Branson.

Sad to see its demise, especially the widebodies. but it may not totally be a closed chapter.
 

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A lot of anger can and will be directed towards JB.

We (as pax) have been beneficiaries of some of the things that lost a shedload of money though - world's best domestic business class in the A330 being one example, a decent network of lounges (overbuilt in some ports), sitting in the EY first lounge...

However whoever did the fleet and route planning should have been summarily executed.

We can only hope that in the purge, PS is able to hang around and dictate what talent he can keep (he seems to have a brain) and hopefully some of JB's devotees are shown the emergency exit door with no hand luggage allowed! (I can't bring myself to say executed like you did!)

If it is PE funded they normally inject their own teams in as well, razor gangs will be all over the place.
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Sad to see its demise, especially the widebodies. but it may not totally be a closed chapter.

I agree - it is mixed feelings right - the widebodies were lovely. But ultimately they played a big role in sinking VA.

Yes we all benefited in the short term from JB's self indulgent ego trip but now we pay the real price.
 

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Is Virgin Australia going down under?
Will they get the required financial ai?
 

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