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Westjet To Serve Mexico From...almost Everywhere!  
User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32596 posts, RR: 72
Posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3595 times:

Westjet went crazy today. The follow new Mexico routes launch in the fall:

Abbotsford-Puerto Vallarta (Sa)

Comox-Puerto Vallarta (Sa)

Hamilton-Cancun (Sa)

Kelowna-Cabo San Lucas (Fr)
Kelowna-Cancun (Sa)
Kelowna-Puerto Vallarta (Su)

Moncton-Cancun (Sa)

Montreal-Cancun (WeSa)

Prince George-Puerto Vallarta (Sa)

Regina-Cabo San Lucas (We)
Regina-Cancun (Su)
Regina-Mazatlan (Mo)
Regina-Puerto Vallarta (Tu)

Saskatoon-Cancun (Sa)
Saskatoon-Mazatlan (Fr)
Saskatoon-Puerto Vallarta (Th)

Toronto-Cancun (xThSu)

Vancouver-Puerto Vallarta (TuFr)

Victoria-Cancun (Sa)
Victoria-Puerto Vallarta (Su)

Winnipeg-Cancun (MoFr)


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User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3576 times:

yet still no Grande Prairie....

When will they get anything good?


User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3548 times:

JEEZ, I guess most airlines decreased service to Mexico, seems to me WestJet wants to get a jump start before the others go back....

Kelowna, Moncton, Regina, Saskatoon, Comox, these are cities i definetly didn't see getting direct Mexico service.......

Best of luck to WestJet


User currently offlineRP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3450 times:

Should be interesting to see what AC and CO do once they start working together. You can expect a lot of feed from Canada to Houston, with massive connections from there to Mexico.

User currently offlineJunction From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 766 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3421 times:

Where is service being reduced to allow for this, or will they have enough planes?

User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3398 times:
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Quoting Heathrow (Reply 1):
yet still no Grande Prairie....

When will they get anything good?

As it happens, the Mexican Peso is **very** friendly to the Canadian dollar -- better than the Caribbean where currencies are based on the American dollar or the British pound.

I've been at YYC with heavily tanned Mexican vacationers returning to White Horse and Yellowknife -- as well as Grande Prairie. All those cities could probably support -- maybe -- a once-a-month Sunwing charter.

By the way, from the perspective of any airlines which might happen to be based at Calgary International Airport, why should Air Canada, Continental, Delta, Frontier, United, and USAir have all the regularly scheduled Mexican-bound leisure traffic out of Calgary? Or Abbotsford or Comox or Hamilton of Kelowna for that matter  

[Edited 2009-06-04 12:58:37]

User currently offlineJuventus From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 2835 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3283 times:



Quoting Junction (Reply 4):
Where is service being reduced to allow for this, or will they have enough planes?

They have the airplanes, as you can see, the service is not daily......

Quoting KGAIflyer (Reply 5):
As it happens, the Mexican Peso is **very** friendly to the Canadian dollar -- better than the Caribbean where currencies are based on the American dollar or the British pound.

That's a big miscomseption, Mexico is always cheaper.... Cancun and Cabo can get very pricy


User currently offlineKGAIflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4227 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3227 times:
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Quoting Juventus (Reply 6):
That's a big miscomseption, Mexico is always cheaper.... Cancun and Cabo can get very pricy

Uuum -- Mexico is *always* cheaper?

Where did I say that?  Confused


User currently offlineHeathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 978 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3145 times:



Quoting KGAIflyer (Reply 5):

As it happens, the Mexican Peso is **very** friendly to the Canadian dollar -- better than the Caribbean where currencies are based on the American dollar or the British pound.

I've been at YYC with heavily tanned Mexican vacationers returning to White Horse and Yellowknife -- as well as Grande Prairie. All those cities could probably support -- maybe -- a once-a-month Sunwing charter.

For some reason whenever I'm on my flight to YZF and I see tanned people it makes me cringe. Maybe because I'm originating from YYZ and not CUN? Would be nice to see WS start up YXY.


User currently offlineCXH From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3063 times:



Quoting Juventus (Reply 2):
Kelowna, Moncton, Regina, Saskatoon, Comox, these are cities i definetly didn't see getting direct Mexico service.......

These cities have had non-stop seasonal charter service to various Mexican vacation destinations for years on TS and/or SKyservice and often Sunwing and C6. (Comox only got service a year or two ago.)

WestJet and the Transat group (owners of Air Transat) had a deal where WS did a lot of charter flying for them year round (especially winter). The deal ended a few months ago and now Transat has signed a similar deal with CanJet.

So bascially WS is just replacing similar capacity but selling the flights themselves (or throught WestJet Vacations which only started a year or so ago).

Canada is a lot like Europe when is comes to "sun" destinations: more pax travel by charter then sked service. Although that may be changing both here and there!



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User currently offlineRSW88 From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3008 times:

Does WS have a nice chunk of orders? Seems like this might be difficult to do when their season starts back up. Yes it just weekly in some destinations, but what about their FLL, MCO, TPA and RSW services during the Fall/Winter too. Also remember they add in several Caribbean destinations during this season along with their regular service in Canada.

I know WS is doing very good, as at one point we were getting more flights a week from WS then AC. WS began two YYZ flights on Saturdays in addition to the daily YYZ flight we already had. Would be nice to see some more YYZ or even a YYC flight from RSW next season- I could seriously use the hours!


User currently offlineYXXMIKE From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 308 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2987 times:

Kind of funny really that WS is doing their own sold and serviced YXX - PVR. This was sold through TS Holidays and a wet leased WS was used on the route.

Funny thing about this route is that it's not the top choice destination in Mexico by residents of the Fraser Valley. CUN is!! I think we'll see TS combined with someone like Canjet or Enerjet go in and run YXX - CUN service.


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24794 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (5 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 2971 times:



Quoting Junction (Reply 4):
Where is service being reduced to allow for this, or will they have enough planes?

They have to find some way to use aircraft during the winter when domestic traffic drops off drastically. Canadian carriers have always used Mexico and the Caribbean to use surplus capacity during the winter. These are basically charter-type services and most of the capacity will be sold through tour operators.


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