Ansett Australiae, Ansett, Ansett Airlines of Australiae, or ANSETT-ANA as it wis commonly kint in earlier years, wis a major Australiaen airline group, based in Melbourne, Australiae, fleein domestically within Australiae an tae destinations in Asia at its heicht in 1996. The airline wis placed intae administration in 2001 efter sufferin financial collapse, an subsequent organised liquidation in 2002, subject tae deed of company arrangement. Ansett operated for 66 years an 11 days efter its first takeoff fae Hamilton, Victoria. The ailin airline wis bought aer bi Air New Zealand less nor 2 years afore, Air New Zealand wis widely blamed fur the company's collapse an the subsequent job loss o 16,000 folk.
At the time o collapse the airline operated 20 Airbus A320's, 18 BAe 146's, 1 Boeing 727, 23 Boeing 737's, 2 Boeing 747's, 13 Boeing 767's, 12 Bombardier CRJ-200's, 4 DHC-6 Twin Otter's, 9 Fokker 50's, 1 Fokker F27, 4 Fokker F28's, 16 Saab 340's an 7 Fairchild Metro 23's.
The company wis foonded bi Sir Reg Ansett in 1936, he served as CEO until 1980.
Ansett wis a member o the Star Alliance fae Mey 1999-September 2001.
On 14 September 2001, the day o Ansett's closure annooncement, thoosands of employees met at the State Library of Victoria in Melbourne tae protest
Ansett A320 aircraft at Melbourne Airport efter the airline's last flight in 2002
Fokker F-27 Friendship o Ansett at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport in 1970
References[eedit | eedit soorce]
- Cook, Terry (15 September 2001). "Australia's second biggest airline collapses". World Socialist Web Site. Retrieved 16 October 2007.
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