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Harmony Eyes Regional Jets  
User currently offlineFlying-Tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4166 posts, RR: 36
Posted (8 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2493 times:

Harmony eyes regional jets
Niche player expanding
Published: Saturday, May 27, 2006

Upstart Harmony Airways is considering buying regional jets to expand its North American footprint without needlessly stepping on the toes of Air Canada and WestJet Airlines Ltd.

Gary Collins, Harmony's chief executive and a former minister of finance of British Columbia, said the 70- to 110-seat jets made by Bombardier Inc. or Brazil's Embraer SA are a cost-effective way for the Vancouver-based carrier to build a domestic network to feed planned Asian routes.

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User currently offlineVoodoo From Niue, joined Mar 2001, 2101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

110 seat jets made by Bombardier? 900X?


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User currently offlineDFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

It would have been nice to see Harmony launch the C-Series. But what markets would Harmony target to feed into YVR? And would Harmony's main Asian base be YVR or would they want to operate flights out of YYC and YYZ as well?

User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

HQ is going to start YVR-YYC with a Voaygeur Airways CRJ-100.

http://www.harmonyairways.com/about_harmonyairways/company_info.shtml

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User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

I imagine they would use them for routes to Alberta and the Western United States to feed their upcoming Asian flights and those of their partner airlines. I can see them using the RJs to YYC, OAK and PSP as well as opening up newer markets (ie. SMF, GEG).

I wonder if they would start a feeder type carrier or would they be "mainline" HQ?



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User currently offlineCRJ900 From Norway, joined Jun 2004, 2234 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2383 times:
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Quoting Voodoo (Reply 1):
110 seat jets made by Bombardier? 900X?

Wouldn't that be a marketing coup, a Canadian airline launching a Canadian 100-seater...?



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User currently offlineDFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2383 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 3):
HQ is going to start YVR-YYC with a Voaygeur Airways CRJ-100.

Any idea what the service will be on this flight? Will the F/A be a Harmony employee or Voyageur?


User currently offlineC3000flyboy From Canada, joined May 2000, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2275 times:

Answers Re: Harmony / Voyageur YYC Service

There were recent HQ f/a interviews and during the process candidates were asked if they would be interested in working the regional service - f/d are all Voyageur crew. Those candidates that prefered this as well as those that could not be fit into the "mainline" class were then interviewed by the Voyageur f/a mgr. The successful candidates will now do CRJ training with Voyageur and effectively be Voyageur f/a's. As to service, all new f/a's will be made to complete HQ service training.

Hope this helps!



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User currently offlineWolsingerjet From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2249 times:

Well some of the guys are moving over from the voyageur dash-7 and 8s onto the RJ.The company has also said it may purchase more RJs depending on how well the YYC flights turn out to serve other cities such as YLW,and YEG.This came right from a voyageur pilot I spoke to at YEG.


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User currently offlineB757capt From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1421 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2171 times:

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User currently offlinePPVRA From Brazil, joined Nov 2004, 8976 posts, RR: 39
Reply 10, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2136 times:

Quoting CRJ900 (Reply 5):
Wouldn't that be a marketing coup, a Canadian airline launching a Canadian 100-seater...?

In Canada, maybe. If Aeroflot buys a new Russian jet, I doubt you'll hear much about it elsewhere but in Russia.

In a way it's already expected that a Canadia airline will buy a Canadian aircraft, so it won't stir things up much.

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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Quoting Flying-Tiger (Thread starter):
Vancouver-based carrier to build a domestic network to feed planned Asian routes.

That caught my attention. Planned Asian routes?
I hope not using 757s. Are they looking to bring in some used 767s, A332s or get some new planes?



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User currently offlineWolsingerjet From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2059 times:

HMY has been shopping around for aircraft to fly planned asian flights.A ex evergreen 747-200 was looked at but then passed on.It looks like it will be either 763s or 332s from what I have heared.


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User currently offlineIrobertson From Canada, joined Apr 2006, 601 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2032 times:

Quoting PPVRA (Reply 10):

Well... except that Air Canada is the only airline in Canada buying from Bombardier (IIRC), and they also have a sizable fleet of Embraers now. I think the ERJ-170 would probably be the best suited for Harmony as far as the Embraer regional jets go and based on their estimated size requirement. If they wanted a similarly sized CRJ, they'd have to get a 700.

Lets see how their Voyageur service goes first. Whether they like it or not, YYC-YVR steps on the toes of Westjet and Air Canada and Westjet has quite a firm footing. Their excellent service might be what's necessary in filling their planes, since though their intentions are to eventually connect to pacific routes, they have none as of yet. And I don't think there will be many people in Calgary planning on taking HMY from YYC to YVR and then on to YYZ when there's plenty of direct flights.


User currently offlineDFORCE1 From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 505 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

Quoting MD90fan (Reply 3):
HQ is going to start YVR-YYC with a Voaygeur Airways CRJ-100.

Do you think the aircraft that will be operating the YVR-YYC flights be painted in a Harmony scheme or will it remain Voyageur?

Quoting Wolsingerjet (Reply 8):
The company has also said it may purchase more RJs

Which company? Voyageur? Why would they do that when Harmony is looking at acquiring its own regionals?

Quoting Wolsingerjet (Reply 12):
A ex evergreen 747-200

Too bad...It would be great to see another Canadian registered 747, even if it is a 200 series.

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 13):
Their excellent service might be what's necessary in filling their planes, since though their intentions are to eventually connect to pacific routes, they have none as of yet. And I don't think there will be many people in Calgary planning on taking HMY from YYC to YVR and then on to YYZ when there's plenty of direct flights.

Well said - I think they should establish the Asian routes and then set up the regional network. Their prices on the YVR-YYC are not even competitive as of now.


User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3599 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1846 times:

Quoting Wolsingerjet (Reply 12):
It looks like it will be either 763s or 332s from what I have heared.

767-300ER 5875nm
A330-200 6750nm

Since they are already using Boeings maybe they will go for 763s but from the market/range stand point the A332 has the legs for really allowing expansion.

A 763 and A332 both would allow for Japan, Korea, Northern China and Australia via HNL.
But the A332 by itself can do all of China, Vietnam and with limits Thailand.

As for regionals. I would bet CRJs. Nothing about being from Canada but with getting slots and meeting their need. EMB would be good but they seem to be kind of full. Bombardier needs some orders on something.



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User currently offlineMD90fan From Bahamas, joined Jul 2005, 2931 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1824 times:

Hello all  wave ,

Quoting DFORCE1 (Reply 14):
Do you think the aircraft that will be operating the YVR-YYC flights be painted in a Harmony scheme or will it remain Voyageur?

I would think it would be painted in HQ colors for brand recognition, but of course you never really know  wink 

Quoting Irobertson (Reply 13):
except that Air Canada is the only airline in Canada buying from Bombardier (IIRC),

Porter/REGCO too  Smile

Quoting Centrair (Reply 15):
As for regionals. I would bet CRJs. Nothing about being from Canada but with getting slots and meeting their need. EMB would be good but they seem to be kind of full. Bombardier needs some orders on something.

Well with the recent mass exodus of CRJ's at the same time, HQ/Voyageur can pick up some fairly new machines for a reasonable price  Smile Alot of new exotic airlines are planning or are picking up CRJ'S (Georgian National, Belavia, That new Mexican start up)

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