Ansett Australia Limited (Administrators Appointed)(`Ansett`)


The Administrators regret to advise that the sale of the Ansett mainline business to the Fox/Lew Syndicate (`Tesna`) is off.


All flights operated by Ansett will be suspended as from midnight Monday 4 March 2002. Ansett will continue to fly until this time and all tickets for flights up to midnight Monday 4 March 2002 will be honoured by Ansett (subject to some minor schedule changes).


All flights operated by Ansett will be cancelled as from midnight Monday 4 March 2002. Ansett will continue until this time and all tickets for flights up to midnight Monday 4 March 2002 will be honoured by Ansett.
Regional airlines, Kendell and Aeropelican will continue to operate. Sykwest Airlines which has recently been sold to a third party by the Administrators will continue to fly.


The Fox/ Lew Syndicate have withdrawn their offer for the Ansett mainline business. The Administrators have chosen to continue flying until midnight Monday 4 March 2002 to support the current weekend traffic, however they are unable to continue to provide services beyond Monday 4 March 2002.

All tickets for Ansett flights purchased by credit card for travel on or after 5 March 2002 will be automatically refunded shortly after 5 March 2002. Restricted and non refundable tickets are fully refundable on travel after 4 March 2002. Revenue received for tickets booked during administration has been held in a separate bank account until the ticket has been availed. The Administrators will refund the un-availed tickets out of these monies. Taxes paid on tickets will also be refunded.

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Ansett has not been providing full service fares during Administration and until the 4 March 2002 will continue to provide full economy fares only. Your ticket remains valid for flights and upon request, you will be refunded the difference between the purchase price and the full economy fare.

Kendell Airlines General Manager, Rob O`Brien, today indicated that Kendell would continue to operate independently of Ansett, following the withdrawal of the TESNA consortium.

“It is unfortunate that the sale of Ansett to TESNA was not completed, however this does not mean that Kendell is grounded,” Mr O`Brien said.

“Kendell is a separate company to Ansett and we have the resources and capacity to continue operations as usual. I expect no disruption to our schedule.” Mr O`Brien said that tickets purchased for travel on Kendell Airlines are still valid and customers should proceed with their travel plans


“The Kendell network is operational and all tickets for travel on Kendell sectors will be honoured,” Mr O`Brien said, “Our customers can feel secure that they will arrive at their chosen destination on time.” To make a booking with Kendell, call 13 13 00 or visit the web: www.kendell.com.au.

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