BOStonsox From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 2005 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted
Tue May 6 2008 12:45:11 UTC (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1670 times:
How is the gas price in Canada? What "sunny destinations" are they looking at.
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Sebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1675 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted
Tue May 6 2008 12:46:14 UTC (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1662 times:
Tell me which plane, how much cash, which original markets, etc. It's all way too vague right now and seems to be moving more slowly than the principals anticipated.
YXXMIKE From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 313 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted
Tue May 6 2008 18:00:19 UTC (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1525 times:
Quoting BOStonsox ( Reply 1): How is the gas price in Canada? What "sunny destinations" are they looking at.
Gas prices are sitting at $1.20lt - $1.30lt in greater Vancouver at the moment. As long as the spots they fly to are sunny and your leaving from cold part's of Canada people will likely use them.
According to the report on business article it's going to either be a 737NG or an MD80? A bit of a weird choice as both are very different aircraft in terms of acquisition costs and operating costs.
I'm just very curious as to how another company will work in the current Canadian market, specifically something that is targeted at Western tier 2 airports like YLW, YXX, YXS etc.
With $50m in the bank and potentially more on the way, will that give them enough to put a serious campaign together?
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16427 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted
Tue May 6 2008 22:21:15 UTC (6 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1449 times:
Quoting YXXMIKE ( Reply 3): According to the report on business article it's going to either be a 737NG or an MD80?
The M87 is mentioned as the primary choice of aircraft. The M90 and 737 were mentioned as possibles.
Given the poor rate of survival for charter carriers, and high fuel costs (esp for older aircraft) the odds are against this new airline.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.