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User currently offlineDASH8KING From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2292 times:

1/22/2003
CanJet’s Sizzling 50% Off Fares Thaw Winter Freeze

CanJet Airlines, eastern Canada’s original low-cost, discount airline, today rocketed off the launch pad with a domestic seat sale offering all seats at 50% off. Doug Newson, Director, Marketing and Sales Delivery, stated,
“ Our Winter Sizzler Sale is the real thing. CanJet now offers customers a whopping 50% discount off all regular fare levels and every seat on every flight is being sold at this discount. This sale ensures every customer saves.”

Mr. Newson said customers can purchase these 50% off seat sale fares on CanJet Airlines for ten (10) days only from today up to and including January 31st. However, they can travel at these dramatically reduced fares up to and including April 30th. He cited examples of the extremely low fares customers can now purchase: Toronto to Halifax, as low as $62.00 one-way; Halifax to St. John’s, Ottawa, Montreal or Deer Lake as low as $52.00 one-way; St. John’s or Deer Lake to Toronto, Ottawa or Montreal as low as $72.00 one-way; Moncton to Toronto as low as $62.00 one-way; or Moncton to St. John’s as low as $52.00 one-way.

Wayne Morrison, CanJet’s Director of Sales and Community Relations, said,
“ Our airline has and will continue to lead the way in discount pricing and quality airline service. Our Winter Sizzler Sale will not only stimulate the market in a traditionally slow travel period but will encourage Atlantic and Central Canadians to get out of their homes, off the highway and in the air to visit friends and family, take in sporting events and enjoy cultural activities in other parts of the country.”

CanJet Airlines is a division of IMP Group Limited, Halifax, Nova Scotia, one of Canada’s largest aviation and aerospace companies. The airline provides low-fare, quality scheduled service to seven destinations in Eastern and Central Canada as well as St. Petersburg, Florida with Boeing 737 aircraft. Customers can book these Winter Sizzler Fares on-line at www.canjet.com; through CanJet’s Reservations Sales Centre at 1-800-809-7777 or by contacting their preferred travel agency. A seven (7) day advance purchase is required.

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For Further Information Contact:

Wayne Morrison
Director, Sales & Community Relations
Telephone: (902)873-7884/E-mail: wayne.morrison@canjet.com


http://www.canjet.com/en_press_releases.asp?WhatSP=ShowRec&ItemID=137

Does anyone know how they're doing?


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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2267 times:

Not sure how Canjet is doing.

There is a Canjet B732 at YHM, (WestJet territory) undergoing maintenance. Westjet will be starting their service from Halifax (Canjet territory) in a few weeks.

Will be interested to see how that pans out.

Let's hope they both thrive and prosper.

Dripstick



What's another word for thesaurus?
User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

Ridiculous - the taxes are higher than the fares in many cases. Take me as anecdotal evidence; I would have taken a trip to Halifax from Montreal if the price was less than 200$. 104$ return fare comes to 225$ with taxes. I'm a student, the type of traveller they like, and here I am NOT flying because of the high taxes. Unfortunately for Canjet (and everyone else), there are thousands more like me.


buhh bye
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 2209 times:

So Lymanm, you're not flying, and thousands of others aren't either because of the taxes. That means lost revenue for the airlines, lost taxes for the government, lost revenues for the destination cities, but of course the brilliant government somehow thinks that having the useless security fees will make up for that. I still think as a country we are losing MORE money by having the security fee than we are making.

I'd much rather the government receive more tax money from people travelling, and from the income tax returns of more employed people plus profitable airlines, rather than the stupid security fee. WHY AREN'T THE AIRLINES BUSTING CHRETIEN'S AND COLLENUT'S BALLS OVER THIS??? They should file a suit against the government for lost business (even if they don't have a real case, at least it would get the attention of the public and it might get some progress).



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

Nuno the airlines have been busting the govn't balls for a while, both publicly and privately....when WJ and SG put out free or $1 fares to show the people what they are paying in taxes they make a very public statement. The government is the government and filing a lawsuit against them is not easy....you also run into the problem of the Airlines asking for money from time to time...if you are crying to them about how much they charge their customers in taxes/fees then its hard to ask them for a hand out or tax break when you are on the brink.

Besides Nuno YOU get what YOU vote for!!! Oh and by the way the wonderfull liberals and the Minister of being a dumbass the right Hon. David Collenette just freed up $172.5 million to strengthen seaport security, seems that the average Joe. Canadian can pay for his own security at the airport, but the big shipping companies cant afford to pay for some of the security around their big boats.....



"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2148 times:

The problem is that the government saw an opportunity. They saw the fear that September 11th created, and figured that adding a stupid tax would calm the fears of travelers, and actually stimulate demand for air travel, as people would feel safer with the added security thanks to the wondeful tax. It's well known now that the money isn't in fact going to much added security, and it's still a joke with many holes in the system. It wouldn't cost too much money to plug in the holes, just much better planning and management.

Paul Martin (possibly the only respected liberal politician in Canada) said they would assess the tax after one year and determine if they'd keep it or not. Unfortunately, they kept it. Let's hope it's not as temporary as the income tax.



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2128 times:

The simple fact that Martin had anything to do with it is enough to show that the "security tax" is nothing more then a cash grab...the fact that the 24 bucks goes into the same pot as most other taxes is insane!! If it is supposed to pay for security then it shouldn't go into the same pot as the money that goes to pay for unemployment, or a gun registry....With martin out of the way for the next year you can be sure that the feds will keep the tax around, and find a way to keep taking our money, and killing our industry...


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4970 posts, RR: 51
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

I see your point,

Funny thing, in Montreal as an example, the number of domestic travellers has fallen from 2001 to 2002, this despite JetsGone and CannedJet and Air Canada Joke ......

Who ever is the first to fail in the low-fare category, then and only then the Canadian government just might do something..

I encourage you to write letters to the government..

Mark


User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

Expanding on FLYYUL's post, I encourage everybody to write the letters in French. Most of our federal politicians are French, and the French seem to get their way more often than the English!

IT'S A JOKE BY THE WAY, I just couldn't resist.

But it will take a lot of effort on everybody's part to convince the government. Unfortunately I think you're right Mark, only after one of the low cost airlines fail will the government even consider eliminating the tax. Even so, I wouldn't hold my breath.



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineFLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4970 posts, RR: 51
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2109 times:

YUL-YYZ Tango..

Base Fare: $187

After Taxes: $320.61

WHAT THE F*&K??

Tax breakdown....

Navcan and Surcharges $60.00

Canada Airport Improvement Fee $10.00

Taxes

Canada Quebec Sales Tax $21.62
Canada Security Charge $22.43
Canada Goods and Service Tax $19.56

This doesnt inclyde the $17.25 to fly out of YUL...

$60 for Nav Canada.......... comeone.....

Mark

What is the taxation rate on $187?



User currently offlineDASH8KING From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 2079 times:

Also Westjet had that petition on its flights last year when the tax was started.

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2024 times:

Seems like the taxation issue has passed onto the WestJet thread. It's been hijacked by Slawko.  Smile

In any case, I didn't know about the petition, and of course it's gone onto deaf ears at the federal government.

Regarding Canjet, does anybody actually know how they are doing? You hear things about every other airline, but it's always so hushed regarding Canjet. Does this 50% off sale indicate low reservation numbers, or is it just Canjet finally advertising their product?



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
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