Ansett's Olympic Airbus
When the airline collapsed on Sept 13th 2001 she formed part of the fleet of Ansett Mk2 which lasted until March 2002. She was exported to the USA but eventually joined Air Luxor of Portugal as CS-TQH in May 2004. Impounded several times in 2005 she was returned to the USA in September 2006 and parted out from 2007 onwards.
I think it is acknowledged that the Olympics sponsorship cost Ansett far too much and provided little actual benefit to the airline. The scheme however looks great and I just recently added this as my 4th Ansett aircraft (along with Electra, 767 and F28).
For the complete history and photos of this frame (and indeed almost any Australian airliner) please see the superlative Aussie Airliners site:
VH-HYB Airbus A320
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