Boeing 777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
Canjet is, however, probably not going to operate after all, as the IMP group, based in Halifax, NS, has said it would be too risky, especially with one discount airline already starting to expand into Eastern and Atlantic Canada.
As for the AC "Lite", it will probably go ahead, but not for a year or so at least, as the bigwigs in Ottawa don't want it to start operations until then. I'm not sure why, but it might be to do with the competition legislation as outlined by Ottawa a couple of months ago.
AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2 Reply 7, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1355 times:
CanJet was proposed as a totally new airline in eastern Canada to be owned by I.M.P. Group, with a similar philosophy to WestJet. It has been delayed, and may not ever go ahead, probably largely due to WestJet's rapid move eastward. CanJet would not be affiliated with any other airline.
Air Canada Lite is AC's proposed discount airline. It doesn't actually have a name yet, the newspapers have dubbed it AC Lite. It is different from CanJet.
We'll see what happens with either concept, as rumours are really rampant right now.
Dannyboy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (13 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1356 times:
I doubt it'll even happen. AC has enough going on with getting CP's debt in order. Eventually, the two will be merged and I'm sure Uncle Milty will have enough on his plate trying to get that all in order let alone worry about starting up a new subsidary. IF it happens, it'll be a while.