ANA wins out over the Delta/Intrepid bid for Skymark Airlines


From our partner ZipanguFlyer in Japan:

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On August 5, the creditors of bankrupt Skymark Airlines (Tokyo) approved the bankruptcy reorganization plan backed by ANA Holdings, the parent of ANA-All Nippon Airways (Tokyo), over the Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) sponsored proposal submitted by the largest Skymark creditor, Intrepid Aviation.

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ANA has agreed to buy the undelivered Skymark Airbus A380s to gain support from Airbus and Rolls-Royce.

If finally approved, ANA and JAL will directly or indirectly control 100% of the domestic market at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport and 97% of the domestic market according to ZipanguFlyer.

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Top Photo: Airbus. Can ANA operate the Airbus A380 in Japan profitably? ANA needed the support of Skymark creditors Airbus and Rolls-Royce to win out over ANA.

Skymark Airlines aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Video: The making of the first Skymark Airbus A330:

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3 thoughts on “ANA wins out over the Delta/Intrepid bid for Skymark Airlines

  1. jeffinmasss

    It would have been interesting to see the A380 in DL livery. Now that DL has scrutinized the A380 I wonder if they will order some or purchase them pre-owned?

    1. Bruce Drum Post author

      I do believe there was ever any intent for DL to order or operate any A380s. They were not interested.

      ANA had to agree to take the undelivered Skymark A380s as a way to gain Airbus and Rolls-Royce approvals for their rescue plan for Skymark. It will be interesting to see if they can be operated profitably on domestic routes by Skymark. If not they will probably be sold by ANA.


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