Crj 900 From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 588 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 1474 times:
Good I hope they do start more routes...a little competition may get my employer(AC) back in gear. Gettin tired of the lazy attitude, too many things have just gone by the wayside..ie: OTP(on time performance), customer service etc.
Gmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 21 Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1393 times:
I am sure that they will do some sort of connection... maybe combine it into an already established route? Like YYZ-YOW-YHZ (halifax), that route wouldn't need another aircraft....then they can return the same route.
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9 Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1340 times:
Here is the press release from the jetsgo website. Looks like YOW will connect through YYZ to YVR and EWR 2 flights a day during the week plus one on sunday. YYZ-YOW starting at $64 bucks is not a bad deal....Looks like they are also revising the schedule to timmins to fit in with the other flights...all in all seems pretty good....
Jetsgo links Ottawa to discount network
Service begins March 2
Jetsgo is expanding its network to Ottawa and improving service in Vancouver and Timmins, Ont. This growth will be made possible with the addition of a seventh Boeing Super 80 jet to the airline's fleet, extending service to an increasing number of Canadians.
A weekday Ottawa-Toronto schedule begins on March 3 with twice-daily return flights, plus one return flight on Sundays. This provides a flexible schedule for both business and leisure travelers. Connections from Toronto are available to Vancouver, Winnipeg, New York, Timmins, Halifax and Charlottetown.
"Ottawa is the largest market in Eastern Canada where Jetsgo is not yet flying," said Michel Leblanc, president of Jetsgo. "This destination will open up new routes and connections across our network, while offering Jetsgo's economical service to over 1 million people in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. We wanted to be able to effectively service a city of Ottawa's size before adding it to the Jetsgo family. With the addition of our seventh plane, we now have that capability."
Vancouver will also benefit from the addition of three weekly Toronto flights, starting March 2, while Timmins is improving its weekday schedule to Toronto, allowing for connections to Ottawa, Montreal, New York and Vancouver.
Examples of Jetsgo fares from Ottawa include Toronto starting at $64, Winnipeg starting at $122, Vancouver starting at $196 and New York starting at $113. These fares are the lowest available to Canadian consumers on these routes.
Jetsgo's first-ever flight took off on June 12, 2002. Since that time, five new destinations and four additional planes have contributed to the airline's goal of being the leading discount carrier in Eastern Canada.
"We have been able to grow profitably since our launch with the support of customers looking for an affordable air travel alternative," said Leblanc.
The Jetsgo fleet now consists of seven Boeing Super 80s operating in a 160-seat configuration. The Super 80 is one of the most efficient jets in the marketplace, operating with excellent fuel economy, low maintenance requirements and a quiet, comfortable cabin.
Cabin crews on all Jetsgo flights are bilingual, providing an added benefit for markets such as Ottawa and Timmins.
Headquartered in Montreal with 250 employees, Jetsgo offers discount air service to 10 Canadian destinations including Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Service to the United States is to New York and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. For a complete list of Jetsgo's destinations or to book a flight, log on to www.jetsgo.net, phone the call centre at 1-866-440-0441 or contact a travel agent.
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1304 times:
Being so close to YYZ adn YUL YOW is limited in the types of flights that it gets, I think that if they do get more service it will be with connecting flights in either YUL or YYZ...But you never know, if they can do it cheap then a YOW-EWR operation may be do-able...
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1276 times:
I'm very happy to hear that there will finally be some competition to YYZ again, although I am surprised that they will not initally be offering a Saturday flight. As far as I can remember this will be this fist time ever Super 80 (MD-80) apparatuses will be used on scheduled services out of YOW.
C-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 39 Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1273 times:
YOW has never had any previous Apparatus service? Interesting to see Jetsgo's expansion. Hopefully they will announce more transborder flights, as prices are incredibly high from Toronto to anywhere in the States.... that's why I use Buffalo for all American travel now.