Singapore Expats Forum

SIA vs Qantas. Kettle calling the pot black?

Discuss about the latest news & interesting topics, real life experience or other out of topic discussions with locals & expatriates in Singapore.

User avatar
riversandlakes
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 899
Joined: Fri, 22 Jul 2005
Location: Simei
Contact:

SIA vs Qantas. Kettle calling the pot black?

Postby riversandlakes » Sat, 10 Dec 2005 2:00 am

http://tinyurl.com/b4jcv

I think it's akin to Airbus vs. Boeing :D

Mr Howard: "Qantas is operating as a fully independent, freestanding company without any government support or subsidy, that is not always the case with foreign airlines, including Singapore Airlines."

In 1992, the Federal Government paid off $700 million of Qantas's debt when it absorbed Australian Airlines.
Mr Forshaw said the protection of Qantas on the route amounted "to a hidden subsidy".

What do you think?
Goatboy will always cherish his former goatgirl.
But the world is full of fluffier ones.

User avatar
Global Citizen
Reporter
Reporter
Posts: 675
Joined: Mon, 07 Mar 2005
Location: Still looking for Paradise

Postby Global Citizen » Sat, 10 Dec 2005 8:01 am

It seems that Qantas is afraid of the competition that SQ will undoubtedly provide and possibly have an edge over and Qantas is merely making feeble excuses in her bid to protect the coveted profitable route.
One man's meat is another's poison.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post

Return to “General Discussions”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests