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US LCC Response To Westjet?  
User currently offlineCanadaEH From Canada, joined Jul 2003, 1341 posts, RR: 4
Posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1573 times:

Westjet finally ended months of speculation today by announcing scheduled passenger service to the US (5 cities). I've been following the rumours and talk in the forum about a US LCC (Frontier, JetBlue, Southwest, AirTran) starting scheduled service to Canada, do you think that one of them will announce something shortly?




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User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1524 times:

As Canada is a more limited market, WJ has already reached the point where it needs to expand to the US to keep the growth rate up; the day they start YUL-YYZ is the day they've accomplished all they can in Canada in terms of maximizing their revenue.

However, for US LCCs, there is still a ton more potential revenue to siphon off of crumbling legacy carriers (eg - WN/USAirways @ PHL) and other expansion domestically. The resources used in expanding to Canada, and its associated costs, would be better spent domestically.



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