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AC Adds 25 Weekly Legs To Mexico For High Season  
User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3894 times:

This winter addition brings the total weekly flights to Mexico to 61, with Cancun getting 9 more 767 flights.

http://home.businesswire.com/portal/...&newsId=20060927005812&newsLang=en

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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4079 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3827 times:

Quoting Juventus (Thread starter):
This winter addition brings the total weekly flights to Mexico to 61, with Cancun getting 9 more 767 flights.

Skyservice charters finally have some real competition from a scheduled carrier from the Great White North. It looks as though AC is banking on the shorter term Canadian on holiday, rather than the usual 2-3 week tropical getaway. They can cater to the more U.S. like 7-10 day type, with the flexibility of scheduled service.



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User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

wow very nice.. I thought more increasing flights to other destinations in MExico?..

User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3660 times:

I was looking at their route network, and San Jose Del Cabo is not on there. Hope they add it some day.

Question to our Canadian friends, any chance of West Jet launching flights to Mexico????


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4079 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (7 years 12 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3632 times:

Quoting Juventus (Reply 3):
I was looking at their route network, and San Jose Del Cabo is not on there. Hope they add it some day.

Question to our Canadian friends, any chance of West Jet launching flights to Mexico????

Cabo (SJD) would be a great destination from YVR, YYC and YEG since it would logistically be quite close.



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User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3485 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 4):
Cabo (SJD) would be a great destination from YVR, YYC and YEG since it would logistically be quite close.

That would be great, Canadians going to Cabo wouldn't have to connect in the US. YVR would be a better choice than YYZ.


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4079 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3451 times:

Quoting Juventus (Reply 5):
YVR would be a better choice than YYZ.

Let those from Toronto dominate the Cancun scene and the D.R.!



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User currently offlineCXH From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 146 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3413 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 1):
Skyservice charters finally have some real competition from a scheduled carrier from the Great White North. It looks as though AC is banking on the shorter term Canadian on holiday, rather than the usual 2-3 week tropical getaway. They can cater to the more U.S. like 7-10 day type, with the flexibility of scheduled service.

There are many airlines flying from Canada to "sun" destintions such as Mexico, the D.R., etc. Although Air Canada Vacations (using Air Canada planes) is big, Transat A.T. Inc and its' tour operators Transat Holidays and Nolitours are the biggest using Air Transat and WestJet.

Although lots of Canadians fly to "sun" destinations on scheduled flights and carriers, the Canadian sun market in Winter is alot like the British / European 'beach' season in summer: that is, most fly on Charter flights (the carrier may be Scheduled or Charter) which are packaged with a hotel by a Tour Operator. In fact, a fair chunk of the Skyservice 757s and A320s are actually subleased during the winter peak season by Skyservice from First Choice Airways and MyTravel Airways on behalf of First Choice owned Signature Vacations and MyTravel owned Sunquest Vacations. Skyservice also operates aircraft for Canadian firm Conquest Vacations.

Since Expedia, Travelocity, etc. don't carry most charter flights, its' hard for non-Travel industry people to see that. (But lots of other websites do!)

Hang around CUN, PVR, VRA, PUJ, POP, in January and you'll see lots of Skyservice, Air Transat, WestJet, Air Canada, Sunwing and even Zoom aircraft.

Duration: most Canadian go for 1 week vacations. I think its the Brits / Europeans who often do 2+ week trips.

Quoting Juventus (Reply 5):
That would be great, Canadians going to Cabo wouldn't have to connect in the US. YVR would be a better choice than YYZ.

I'm pretty sure that at least one Canadian charter airlines flies to SJD during the winter. And to be fair, lots of Canadians do fly via the U.S. on U.S. carriers. Here in Western Canada, Alaska Airlines and its' vacations division are quite popular.



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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4079 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3241 times:

Quoting CXH (Reply 7):
There are many airlines flying from Canada to "sun" destintions such as Mexico, the D.R., etc. Although Air Canada Vacations (using Air Canada planes) is big, Transat A.T. Inc and its' tour operators Transat Holidays and Nolitours are the biggest using Air Transat and WestJet.
Although lots of Canadians fly to "sun" destinations on scheduled flights and carriers, the Canadian sun market in Winter is alot like the British / European 'beach' season in summer: that is, most fly on Charter flights (the carrier may be Scheduled or Charter) which are packaged with a hotel by a Tour Operator. In fact, a fair chunk of the Skyservice 757s and A320s are actually subleased during the winter peak season by Skyservice from First Choice Airways and MyTravel Airways on behalf of First Choice owned Signature Vacations and MyTravel owned Sunquest Vacations. Skyservice also operates aircraft for Canadian firm Conquest Vacations.

I've actually had a few of my Canadian friends do trips to the D.R. and Mexico with both Signature and Sunquest Vacations. They (Skyservice) even send charters to SXM during the winter. They negotiate cheap all-inclusive rates for long periods of time, and get rates their friends south of the 49th can never touch. In Mexico they do fly to the said beach resorts: CUN, PVR, MZT, SJD and even ACA (not sure on that one). In the D.R., PUJ and POP are the resort towns of choice, having friends do long 2.5 week stints in both places there. You're very right , most of these aircraft (A320s and 752s--RR powered) do charters to Europe during the summer months.

Quoting CXH (Reply 7):
I'm pretty sure that at least one Canadian charter airlines flies to SJD during the winter. And to be fair, lots of Canadians do fly via the U.S. on U.S. carriers. Here in Western Canada, Alaska Airlines and its' vacations division are quite popular.

That is a given that you'll see a Skyservice charter on the tarmac at SJD and know a bunch of Cancuks are there having fun on "holiday!"  hot  laughing 



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User currently offlineYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days ago) and read 3132 times:

Quoting SLCUT2777 (Reply 1):
Skyservice charters finally have some real competition from a scheduled carrier from the Great White North.

Skyservice could really care less about competition as all they do is fly the airplane. The competition comes from the tour operators themselves.


User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4079 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (7 years 12 months 2 days ago) and read 3119 times:

Quoting YOW (Reply 9):
Skyservice could really care less about competition as all they do is fly the airplane. The competition comes from the tour operators themselves.

They actually do it for substantially less cost to the consumer than the scheduled carriers. All the resorts are sold to the tour operators at rooms for double occupancy at a minimum, so a single person can take a partner for $200-$350 or so more for even 2.5 weeks. Try booking something like that through AC, AA or DL. Having the AC frequency merely allows someone to cut their holiday short to get out easier and faster although it would be more expense, but less to a Canadian who otherwise might be stuck on AA or DL and have to connect through MIA or ATL and deal with U.S. Customs as well.



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User currently offlineXA744 From Mexico, joined Mar 2004, 734 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

Quoting CXH (Reply 7):
Hang around CUN, PVR, VRA, PUJ, POP, in January and you'll see lots of Skyservice, Air Transat, WestJet, Air Canada, Sunwing and even Zoom aircraft.

Yes sir, down here at PVR we get to see on busy winter days, up to three Skyservice 757s, two AC´s 320s/319s, two Westjet´s 738´s, and one Zoom's 763 parked simultaneously at the apron, not to mention all the other birds coming down from the U.S. The Air Transat´s A310 comes at night, by moonlight !!!

PVR is just to small to handle all this amount of traffic... S.O.S., we need an additional expansion urgently !!!

I don´t know what about AC this year, but I just hope they also introduce additional frequencies to our destination. Puerto Vallarta is standing number two in terms of Canadian arrivals after Cancun. Let´s keep it that way for many years to come !!!

Best regards



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User currently offlineSLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4079 posts, RR: 11
Reply 12, posted (7 years 12 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3061 times:

Quoting XA744 (Reply 11):
down here at PVR we get to see on busy winter days, up to three Skyservice 757s

 laughing  One SLC based DL Captain told me not long ago that; "When you see that at PVR, it merely means you'll see more Canucks than ever in one place south of the 49th!" I'm sure the same rule holds true for CUN, MZT and SJD, as well as PUJ and POP over in the Dominican!  rotfl  I guess that merely means that Americans had better not brag about being superior in hockey or anything else for that matter!  rotfl   razz   mischievous 



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