Welcome to Spirits of Ansett!

This website is dedicated to all staff who worked for Ansett Transport Industries and its Subsidiary Airlines. 2001 marked the end of an era in Australian aviation.

Take a few minutes to see how this great airline developed through the persistence, determination and hard work of one man – Sir Reginald Ansett and some very dedicated employees.

Where it all began...

As a reward for achieving 25 years of continual service (and later 40 years) Ansett invited these staff to an annual dinner where new inductees were presented with silver platters or clocks suitably inscribed.

Originally 25/40 year achievers who later retired where still invited back to the dinners, but over the years the invites were issued on a roster basis until they finally ceased for retirees in June 1985.  Read more