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Questions About Astoria And Vistajet In Canada  
User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3126 times:

What kind of (short lived) airlines were Astoria and Vistajet ? Where did they flew ?


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User currently onlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25336 posts, RR: 22
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3120 times:

If memory correct, they both attempted to compete with AC on the YYZ-YUL, and possibly a few other, routes. Like several other small carriers that tried the same thing, they failed and went out of business rather quickly.

User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

They both flew to cities in between Windsor and Montreal, tried to compete with ACA/Air Ontario...vista was more leisure market, and i think Astoria was aiming for the business traffic. They both folded pretty quick.


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User currently offlineBriboy From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3046 times:

Vista also had plans to serve YYC > YYZ. Don't know if they ever did, but I do know I had a ticket on them OW from YYC home to YYZ.

Ended up flying on a Royal Air 752.

-Brian



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User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2993 times:

Thanks for your replies.

They were indeed really short-lived airlines. Here are the details of their respective fleets.

Astoria

C-FVHC 06/1995-09/1995
C-FVHG 04/1995-09/1995


Vistajet

C-GVJB 04/1997-09/1997
C-GVJC 08/1997-09/1997


User currently offlinePnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2241 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2959 times:

Was one of these the premium business class airline that started up and shut down very quickly? I remember hearing about that service between YYZ and YUL and thought that would be interesting to fly. I can't remember the name now.

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16266 posts, RR: 56
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2920 times:

Astoria was the premium carrier.

Here's some trivia...after Astoria went under, their 2 732's migrated to the new upstart Westjet. The Westjet livery was (and is) a minor change from Astoria.



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineOceansWorld From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2891 times:



Quoting Yyz717 (Reply 6):
The Westjet livery was (and is) a minor change from Astoria.

You gotta be kidding ! It's nowhere near a minor change. It's just a different color scheme.



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User currently offlineBriboy From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 366 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2888 times:

Well, if you count a tail with a logo on it, a white fuselage with titles, it is similar...  sarcastic 


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