AAmd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1059 posts, RR: 1 Posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3893 times:
The flights have been on sale for ages, just never announced until now.
Up to 17 daily departures between Toronto and Ottawa. The flights peak on Wednesdays and Thursdays, there's fewer flights on Mondays (15 both ways), Tuesdays (16 each way) and Fridays (16 YTZYOW and 17 YOWYTZ).
Additional flights also to Halifax from Ottawa - including an 0630 departure which originates in Ottawa rather than Toronto (at present, all Halifax bound flights originate in Toronto). This flight continues to St John's.
Three Porter Q400s will spend the night in Ottawa from Sunday thru Thursday, and two others will spend the night in Halifax and St John's. The East is becoming a major focus of Porter operations!
Schedule begins October 5th.
Also, at long last, they've announced the Porter Lounge in Ottawa. The space between gate 18 and 20, which they've had the keys for and have been working on now for over six weeks. It's being designed and furnished by the same people that did the lounge at the island, and the space will look very similar to YTZ.
AAmd11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3668 times:
Quoting YZFOO7F (Reply 1): Does Porter have orders for more Q400s placed at the moment?
All 10 options have been exercised, so they have 20 on order.
C-GLQP is to be delivered imminently, and that'll be aircraft number 13 in the fleet. 'LQP will provide the additional lift to enable 3x daily BOS operations starting September 14th.
Two more will follow within a month or so to enable the expanded YOW/YHZ/YYT services. Another three aircraft will follow in quick succession, bringing the fleet to 18 by the end of the year. What those three aircraft will be doing is anyone's guess... YUL is eventually going up to 18x daily flights, so that's one additional aircraft... I guess the other two will be for a couple of new US destinations perhaps? Washington? Philadelphia?
The final two aircraft will be delivered by Spring 2010. That's it for current orders...
Yegbey01 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1726 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3660 times:
In a way, Porter hurts YOW. As more and more pax fly down to YTZ, AC and WJ will less and less likley to offer new destinations (beyond the existing ones) out of YOW simply because they will need to fill up the empty seats.
Jamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3503 times:
I don't think WS takes the YOW market that seriously anyway, it's been very slow to grow there, and hasn't seemed all that interested in being overly competitive (same is true for YUL). The situation with AC is interesting and I honestly don't know how that would resolve. I do strongly suspect that Porter is going to increasingly focus on markets outside of YTZ as the opportunities from YTZ become less lucrative. If that is the case, YOW is almost certainly going to benefit in a big way.
9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1392 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3459 times:
As much as I don't think it was nice for PD to boot QK off the island,I will give them credit for maximizing the potential of YTZ. AC left themselves open to an enterprising individual and for that they have no one to blame as they could have done with QK what PD has for YTZ. I suspect PD will do very well in YOW and become entrenched in the market;too late again for AC.
Thenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2493 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (5 years 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3198 times:
Quoting Yegbey01 (Reply 3): In a way, Porter hurts YOW. As more and more pax fly down to YTZ, AC and WJ will less and less likley to offer new destinations (beyond the existing ones) out of YOW simply because they will need to fill up the empty seats.
AC has expanded its operations at YOW by up to 35% in the last couple of years, right about the time when PD began operations. AC started Frankfurt, Montego Bay [seasonal], Santa Clara [seasonal], Fort Lauderdale [seasonal], St. John's, Fredericton, Thunder Bay, Moncton, Charlottetown, Saskatoon. etc They are also starting seasonal flights to Providenciales, in the Turks and Caicos Islands in December, and all of this, while PD started at YOW as well.
YOW saw over 4 million passengers last year for the first time, the main reason being AC.
YOW is an AC focus city, just like YEG and YHZ.
[Edited 2009-08-31 19:11:31]
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