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WestJet Choses Moncton Over Halifax As Hub.  
User currently offlineAC_767 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 32 posts, RR: 1
Posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1383 times:

WestJet has now just announced that they chose Moncton over Halifax as Eastern Canada hub. They chose Moncton because they had less competition with Air Canada. I thought Hamilton was WestJet's Eastern Canada hub. Can someone explain this to me?

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User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1336 times:

Maybe they're just talking about a Maritime hub?

Just curious, but where did you see this? I don't see any mention of it on the WestJet press releases, and I don't see any new routes being added to YQM among them either.


User currently offlineAC_767 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 32 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1326 times:

I heard this while watching TV on CTV NewsNet. I also went to the WestJet press realeses and saw nothing.

User currently offlineAirliners rule From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1315 times:

Are you sure you didnt hear that it was canjet


User currently offlineAC_767 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 32 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 1 month 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1314 times:

It was WestJet for sure. I even saw the logo on the top of the screen. I thought WestJet had it's Eastern Hub in Hamilton. Can someone explain this for me???

User currently offlineAirliners rule From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1297 times:

It is in YHM I live there and there aircraft are here almost all the time sometime 2 or more so I dont know what you heard unless it really was canjet but the TV station made a mistake.

User currently offlineAC_767 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 32 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 1289 times:

Nope, CTV didn't make a mistake, they made it clear that is was WestJet. They had the logo on the top left corner of the television screen. Besides, CanJet wasn't even thinking of having a Hub in Moncton. They Have their hub in Halofax and I think Toronto. Therefore, it's WestJet.

User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

I watched the clip on CTV as well, and it did say WestJet, but I can't find anything from either WestJet or any other source to back it up. I can't explain it at all unless the reporters messed up and tried to outrace the competing stations, and ended up making a story out of something that they shouldn't have. After all, WestJet has started to serve Moncton and chose it instead of Halifax, but I certainly haven't heard anything about a Moncton hub, so maybe they just screwed up their reporting.

User currently offlineBuff From Australia, joined Mar 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (14 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1283 times:

Hamilton is a Central Canada location. It is about 30 miles from Pearson (CYYZ) as the crow flies, or about 45 minutes from downtown Toronto, closer time-wise than from Pearson.

Moncton is in Canada's Maritime provinces, specifically New Brunswick. Moncton used to be called the "Hub Of The Maritimes" in the days of rail travel. It is just about equidistant to any point within New Brunswick, P.E.I., and Nova Scotia from Moncton, hence the moniker of "hub".

Air Canada pulled out of Moncton a few months ago to concentrate its efforts in local travel in Halifax, where they believed WestJet was about to set up. When WestJet fooled everybody and used Moncton, Air Canada moved back into Halifax with old CAI equipment and scheduled flights directly opposite WJ, for C$20/seat less than WJ, to Toronto. WJ now has a case filed with the Canadian Competition Tribunal for unfair & predatory price practices by AC.

The province of New Brunswick has been seeking alternative air travel to Air Canada out of Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John for decades. WestJet may be the answer.

And I don't even work for them!

Best Regards,

Buff


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