ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7900 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3282 times:
Sorry, but where in the article does it say permanently? AC said that they won't be back next summer due to schedule changes. Never say never in the airline industry. Just like Westjet, they said that they'd never fly farther east the Winnipeg, then they said never farther then Thunder Bay, then they said they'd never fly into YYZ, then they said that they'd never fly south of the border. And look at them today. Point is, nothing is permanent in the airline biz and I'm quite sure that AC will eventually return to GLA (which is a beautiful city BTW).
9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 3102 times:
It's surely a sign of how times have changed. Perhaps the sad part is to see an airline leave a market after 60 years of service. Clearly the yields in this particular case have declined to a point that AC has to make a business decision based on what the forecasted return would be if they chose to continue operating that route. It's good to see others,such as Zoom,will continue offering service on that route. I understand part of the decision had a lot to do with aircraft availability and where best to deploy resources next year.