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Winnjet, New Canadian Airline?  
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Posted (9 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 4182 times:

I noticed in a previous thread that a new member (Ossprey) invited people to invest in a new airline called Winnjet. The website for Winnjet can be found at http://www.winnjet.ca/. This is definitely a professional looking website, with perhaps an emphasis on tourists, rather than business travelers.

Ossprey claims to be the CEO of the new venture in his profile, so hopefully he can add his two or three cents (which will perhaps grow if his venture succeeds).

My main questions are as follows:
- How will Winnjet differentiate from current or other proposed airlines in Canada?
- What will be the fleet type and size?
- When is the startup date?
- What is the status on attaining an OC, or other regulatory requirements?
- How realistic is the route network to include Europe, the Caribbean, Southern United States, and the Orient in one new airline? Is that too much for a new airline to swallow? Should a new airline perhaps focus on one market before it expands to service other markets?
- Who is the target market?
- What is the main competition for Winnjet?

To conclude, I'd like to offer a warm welcome to Ossprey to airliners.net. And finally, this is my 5,000th post, so I didn't want to waste it on something trivial, as about 4,900 of my posts have been.  Big grin I look forward to the replies!


"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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User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (9 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 4145 times:

More like 4999 nuno, but this one is good. Very interesting infact...I have all the same questions as you do, and maybe a few more...


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1842 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (9 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 4137 times:

Good questions...I'm sure we'd all like to see them answered. Winnjet looks pretty cool if it ever pans out; we'll see!

[Edited 2004-07-16 02:11:08]

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16239 posts, RR: 56
Reply 3, posted (9 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 4122 times:

I wish them luck! Any airline entrepreneur who can reduce the stranglehold of AC on Canada is a star in my books.

Snazzy 763 colour scheme also.





Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (9 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Slawko, if you have other questions ... post away! Oh, and I should thank you personally since a bulk of my posts are from previous wars we've had in the forums.  Big thumbs up

Here is the aforementioned 767. Even though it's yet another example of Eurowhite, it does in fact look quite nice.



"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 offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1842 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (9 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 4074 times:

I don't see the image, Gomes...here it is:


I personally don't like it; it looks too plain for me.


User currently offlineA380 From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 658 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (9 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 4071 times:

I think of something like the Zoom airlines.

User currently offlineFrmyqr From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (9 years 12 months 19 hours ago) and read 4063 times:

With the bird (i think it's a bird) it looks like a page taken from Frontier.


i'm from regina. Heard of it?
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (9 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 4043 times:

Ooops, next time I should include the picture, right?  Smile Thanks USAIRWAYS321.

The bird on the tail not only reminds of Frontier, but also the new Canada 3000!



"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 offlineAirbusfanYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2002, 1433 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (9 years 12 months 18 hours ago) and read 4011 times:

Intriguing indeed, as Neil stated earlier it will be nice to see how this new airline and possibly a reborn Canada 3000 will do.

Cheers,
Kaz



t.dot photography
User currently offlineOssprey From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 3938 times:

- How will Winnjet differentiate from current or other proposed airlines in Canada?
Charter Western Canada only.

- What will be the fleet type and size?
767 Family

- When is the startup date?
We have deadlines DOT and finances willing.

- What is the status on attaining an OC, or other regulatory requirements?
Statement of intent submitted. Developing.

- How realistic is the route network to include Europe, the Caribbean, Southern United States, and the Orient in one new airline? Is that too much for a new airline to swallow? Should a new airline perhaps focus on one market before it expands to service other markets?
Regionally speaking we are going international.

- Who is the target market?
Vacation travelers.

- What is the main competition for Winnjet?
In Western Canada? Guess

Thanks for all the notes of support. We are trying to remember a time when it was fun to fly for the passenger not a chore. If you see my fathers bio we are from and age when he and his contemporaries built families in their company's. We started in Manitoba 1953 about the same time some others started a little further north. This is all we are trying to do. Service like we used to know.




I love the touch of aluminum in the morning. Walk arounds in the snow pumping out floats polishing aluminum by hand!!NOT
User currently offlineFrmyqr From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 12 months 14 hours ago) and read 3912 times:

I would say HMY would be the closest idea to winnjet. 752 charters out of western Canada. Just a thought.


i'm from regina. Heard of it?
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (9 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 3831 times:

I would agree with you Frmyqr, especially if Harmony ends up flying more international flights. The proposed Canada West is another possible competitor.


"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 offlineOssprey From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 36 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 3789 times:

Canada Wests Gordon Andrews went to Aero Falcon and you can only go so far with a 752. I think the information you are publishing is spurious at best.


I love the touch of aluminum in the morning. Walk arounds in the snow pumping out floats polishing aluminum by hand!!NOT
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16239 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 3779 times:

TS has some western based 332 ops. I think they are the more direct competition with Winnjet, along with AC.




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 15, posted (9 years 11 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

Any airline entrepreneur who can reduce the stranglehold of AC on Canada is a star in my books.

Neil,

I find it hard to believe that an airline which you frequently claim is on the verge of collapse can have a stranglehold on Canada.  Smile


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