DIA77 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 700 posts, RR: 7 Posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2284 times:
Looks like Calgary will be F9's launching point into Canada. YYC seemed like the obvious choice. There is quite a bit of business traffic (mining and energy) between these two cities. Hopefully this is the beginning to many more Canadian flights (I'm hoping for Ottawa). Below is a link to a Denver Post article:
N1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 25869 posts, RR: 79 Reply 10, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 1412 times:
Quoting HPRamper (Reply 9): Maybe N1120A was referring to the issue QX was having, not enough aircraft to expand properly. I think they have been taking delivery of some new planes recently, does anyone know for sure?
Correct. In recent years, QX has been very tight for aircraft and has traded CR7 orders and options for Q400s. Possibly new Q400 deliveries and F9 mainline upgauges have freed up CR7s for expanded JetExpress service.
Quoting Visityyj (Reply 8): Several QX CRJs are in Frontier JetExpress livery complete with critter-tails.
Well, it isn't Critter on those tails
Mangeons les French fries, mais surtout pratiquons avec fierte le French kiss
Ytib From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 495 posts, RR: 1 Reply 11, posted (7 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1250 times:
In the agreement with Frontier which started on 1 Jan 2004, Horizon provides 9 CR7's for the service. 8 of these are painted with Frontier JetExpress livery, while 1 is plain white. The unidentified aircraft was done so to easily swap out between JetExpress service and Horizon. There have been instances where the Frontier JE aircraft have been seen on Horizon routes.
The new Canada service will be with those existing 9 aircraft. Frontier will upgauge GEG and Dayton service over the summer to Mainline, and Tucson at the end of August when the end of summer will change demand.
The 9 aircraft are as follows: N601QX, N602QX, N605QX, N608QX, N609QX, N611QX, N616QX and N617QX. The white aircraft is N604QX.
Visityyj From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 519 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1065 times:
Quoting N1120A (Reply 10): In recent years, QX has been very tight for aircraft and has traded CR7 orders and options for Q400s. Possibly new Q400 deliveries and F9 mainline upgauges have freed up CR7s for expanded JetExpress service.
OK, understood now
N619QX was delivered 31st Jan 2006 (it's in Horizon scheme).