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Ansett Airlines, 1935-2002

Ansett Airlines, 1935-2002

Reginald Ansett launched his domestic airline, Ansett Airways Pty Ltd, in 1935 to offset government legislation designed to curb his successful road transport services. These services, which included Ansett Freight Express and Ansett Pioneer Coaches, seriously threatened the freight and passenger operations of Victorian Railways. The new airline was a great commercial success and Ansett floated it two years later.

In 1957, Ansett merged with the flagging Australian National Airways (ANA) and operated as Ansett-ANA until 1968 when it became Ansett Australia. At this time, the Australian government heavily controlled airline fares, routes and fleets to the extent that there was little difference between Ansett and the other main domestic airline, Trans Australian Airlines (TAA). The two airlines maintained a duopoly over domestic airline travel throughout the coming decades.

In 1979, Reginald Ansett lost control of his airline company to Peter Abeles’ TNT and News Corporation. Over the next twenty years Ansett Australia introduced a range of new services, including international flights to Asia, but suffered heavily due to poor business decisions. Air New Zealand took full ownership of the company in 2000 but it too suffered financially and placed Ansett Airlines into receivership.

On 14 September 2001, administrators declared that Ansett Australia was no longer a viable airline. That same day, thousands of Ansett passengers were left stranded in departure lounges across Australia while some 16,000 air and ground staff were made unemployed.

On 1 October 2001, Ansett resumed limited services in a phase called Ansett Mark II. This was managed by Melbourne businessmen, Lindsay Fox and Solomon Lew. Claiming a lack of government support however, Fox and Lew withdrew their bid to manage the airline out of difficulty and Ansett Australia officially ceased operations on 4 March 2002.
Reg Ansett with the Ansett
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Reg Ansett with the Ansett
Reg Ansett with the Ansett
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Reg Ansett with the Ansett
Reginald Ansett inspects an aircraft
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Reginald Ansett inspects an aircraft
Reg Ansett and his wife
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Reg Ansett and his wife
Reginald Ansett in his office,
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Reginald Ansett in his office,
Reginald M. Ansett and crew
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Reginald M. Ansett and crew
Reg Ansett driving his tractor
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Reg Ansett driving his tractor
Reginald Ansett, circa January 1958.
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Reginald Ansett, circa January 1958.
Reginald Ansett, circa January 1958.
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Reginald Ansett, circa January 1958.
Reg Ansett behind the wheel
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Reg Ansett behind the wheel
Sir Reginald Ansett, centre, circa
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Sir Reginald Ansett, centre, circa
Reg Ansett with his second
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Reg Ansett with his second
Reg Ansett, right, confers with
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Reg Ansett, right, confers with
Reginald Ansett with his wife
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Reginald Ansett with his wife
The Ansett Brothers. Reginald M.
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The Ansett Brothers. Reginald M.
Reginald Ansett, circa 1959. SMH
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Reginald Ansett, circa 1959. SMH
Sir Reginald Ansett did not
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Sir Reginald Ansett did not
Managing Director Reginald M. Ansett
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Managing Director Reginald M. Ansett
Sir Reg Ansett, his daughter
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Sir Reg Ansett, his daughter
Beach house frontage relfects Reginald
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Beach house frontage relfects Reginald
Chairman of the Mornington Racing
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Chairman of the Mornington Racing
The auction of the property
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The auction of the property
Some of the official guests
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Some of the official guests
Sir Reginald Ansett did not
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Sir Reginald Ansett did not
A pilot with Ansett planes
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A pilot with Ansett planes
Ansett flight landing
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Ansett flight landing
Ansett Australia airlines, 1 February
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Ansett Australia airlines, 1 February
An Ansett sign is taken
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An Ansett sign is taken
An Ansett sign is taken
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An Ansett sign is taken
An Ansett sign is taken
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An Ansett sign is taken
Stranded Ansett passengers queue in
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Stranded Ansett passengers queue in
A stranded Ansett passenger waits
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A stranded Ansett passenger waits
Stranded Ansett passengers waits in
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Stranded Ansett passengers waits in
Hundreds of stranded Ansett passengers
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Hundreds of stranded Ansett passengers
Stranded Ansett passengers try to
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Stranded Ansett passengers try to
Michael Jones from Ansett, 9
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Michael Jones from Ansett, 9
Stranded Ansett passengers queue in
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Stranded Ansett passengers queue in
Ansett Flying Boat Islander over Sydney.
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Ansett Flying Boat Islander over Sydney.
ANSETT FLYING BOATS : SANDRINGHAM FLYING BOAT : AVIATION

Ansett Flying Boat Islander .
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Ansett flying boat Islander .
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Ansett...
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Ansett Flying Boat Beachcomber .
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Ansett flying boat Beachcomber .
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Ansett flying boat .
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Ansett Flying Boat in Rose Bay .
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Beachcomber Ansett flying boat .
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Beachcomber...
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Ansett Flying Boat Beachcomber in Rose Bay .
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Ansett flying boat Islander lying at anchor at Lord Howe Island .
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Ansett...
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Ansett flying boat Islander at Rose bay .
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The last scheduled passenger flight by Ansett's Sandringham Flying Boat service to Lord Howe Island took place today .
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The last scheduled passenger flight by Ansett's Sandringham...
ANSETT FLYING BOATS : SANDRINGHAM FLYING BOAT : AVIATION

The last scheduled passenger flight by Ansett's Sandringham Flying Boat service to Lord Howe Island took place today .
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The Ansett flying boat taking off in Sydney Harbour on the last flight to Lord Howe Island today .
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The Ansett flying boat taking off in Sydney Harbour...
The Ansett flying boat takes off from Sydney Harbour on the last flight to Lord Howe Island today .
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The Ansett flying boat takes off from Sydney Harbour...
The Ansett flying boat takes off from Sydney Harbour on the last flight to Lord Howe Island today .
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The Ansett flying boat takes off from Sydney Harbour...
Ansett Flying Boat, Pacific Chieftain, in Sydney. Date unknown.
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Ansett Flying Boat, Pacific Chieftain, in Sydney. Date...
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Bob Ansett, outside his Budget
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Bob Ansett, outside his Budget
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PICEDITOR-SMHG
The departures monitor at Qantas
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The departures monitor at Qantas
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