What is VA doing? (2021 strategy)

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The big gap in the partner network is Europe, and ultimately if partners are considered by Bain and co as important to VA's future, a tie up with LH group wouldn't hurt VA (noting that AF/KL are in the QF camp right now and obviously IAG is oneworld).
Considering VA has an interline agreement with the LH group carriers (LH interlines with everyone in Oceania basically - including QF group's JQ), that is not out of the question.
 
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The big gap in the partner network is Europe, and ultimately if partners are considered by Bain and co as important to VA's future, a tie up with LH group wouldn't hurt VA (noting that AF/KL are in the QF camp right now and obviously IAG is oneworld).
It would be quite amusing if it was any of the later, IAG in particular.
 

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The big gap in the partner network is Europe, and ultimately if partners are considered by Bain and co as important to VA's future, a tie up with LH group wouldn't hurt VA (noting that AF/KL are in the QF camp right now and obviously IAG is oneworld).
How do you get Europe as a gap???
EY & SQ both go Europe from Aus.

SQ I know cancelled Aus flights for October or something, but that's a short temp thing.

from my point of view they have Europe, Asia & US/Canada reasonably well covered, not bad considering there're not part of any alliance IMO.
 

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If on a trip and wanting to fly between CDG and FRA, neither AUH nor (especially) SIN would be desirable as transit points (unless you are after SC/Points 🙈🙊🙉).
Did VS ever start up anything intra-Europe at all? I've lost track.
 
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Did VS ever start up anything intra-Europe at all? I've lost track.
Not recently but they've had a few shorter haul flights over the years. More recently in 2013 they had an airline running for 2 years called little red, it was only domestic UK flights.

Back in the 2000s they had flights from the UK to Athens with A320/321's and then back in the 80s and 90s they had some UK/Ireland/Europe services.
 

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VS did try to acquire Flybe for a second shot at UK domestic & short haul international (after their Little Red operated by Aer Lingus failure), but we know how Flybe went financially and was one of the first aviation business victims of COVID and all.
 

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I did see that VARA are adding 2x A320’s to their fleet in the New Year for the booming FIFO routes. Anyone know if these are existing aircraft in the VA fleet or if they are bringing some more in?
 

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I did see that VARA are adding 2x A320’s to their fleet in the New Year for the booming FIFO routes. Anyone know if these are existing aircraft in the VA fleet or if they are bringing some more in?
There are no TT A320s left, so they'll be leasing them from elsewhere.
Just not sure if they're from TR (Scoot)
 

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