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A Brief History Of The Rise And Fall Of Ansett Australia

The former Australian airline gave Qantas a run for its money.

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In 1979 just as Ansett started expanding to international flights, Reg Ansett lost control of the company to transport company TNT and Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation.

Due to added competition, an ageing fleet and the grounding of the airlines entire fleet of Boeing 767s due to maintenance faults, Ansett was placed in voluntary administration in 2001.

Read about the full history of Ansett Australia here.

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