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WS Adding South Flights On 737-200  
User currently offlineavroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 3377 times:

At least according to the photo in this article from the CBC.
http://www.cbc.ca/money/story/2010/02/17/westjet-earnings.html
Yes I know its a file photo.  


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User currently offlineWedgetail737 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5830 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 3416 times:
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I wonder where they're going to fly during the Spring and Summer. Could SAN be a big winner here? I think WS should apply for rights to fly into SNA.

Are we going to see more Caribbean flying during this time period?


User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3395 times:
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Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
Are we going to see more Caribbean flying during this time period?

Yes, WS will add flights into Cuba. In May, WS will launch a new daily non-stop service between Toronto's Lester B. Pearson International Airport and Port-of-Spain, Trinidad.


User currently offlineavroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3296 times:

I can't see Caribbean Airlines being too happy about the daily POS rotation, but of course from a consumer standpoint this is probably a good thing. I've always been surprised by the number of people I know who go to Cuba and similar destinations between May and August. I guess the advantages are that even though the weather is warm in Canada, the beaches are still nicer in the Caribbean and the food and booze is all inclusive for a good price due to it being the low season.


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User currently offlineSCL767 From Chile, joined Feb 2006, 8607 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 3256 times:
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Quoting avroarrow (Reply 3):
I can't see Caribbean Airlines being too happy about the daily POS rotation, but of course from a consumer standpoint this is probably a good thing.

Caribbean Airlines can hold its own on the route since Caribbean Airlines offers multiple daily connections to GEO via POS. I do not think that Air Transat will be too happy with WS on the route though.


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5229 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

Quoting Wedgetail737 (Reply 1):
I wonder where they're going to fly during the Spring and Summer. Could SAN be a big winner here? I think WS should apply for rights to fly into SNA.

I would like to think you might be right about SAN, '737, but if things go the usual way, it won't happen. Of course we do need to note that WS apparently kicked some AC-butt in the Battle of Calgary (in May, AC is cancelling their daily SAN-YYC service after a year while WS is, so far, continuing their 4x-weekly-service without change.) I personally have hoped that WS would try some additional routes from Lindbergh this year -- YVR is certainly high on the list and YYZ is a possibile long-shot -- but it's really hard to judge how things are really going for WS at SAN.

Also remember that SNA is very slot-tight and a "high-maintenance" market that takes lots of desire, effort, time, planning, and some luck for a carrier to get started in. I don't recall hearing WS's name mentioned recently in discussions of cx interested in (read: having applied for any available slots) John Wayne Airport. (And it is true that AC is starting SNA-YYZ in April!)

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User currently offline9252fly From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 1381 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2941 times:

Quoting SANFan (Reply 5):
(And it is true that AC is starting SNA-YYZ in April!)

There are several routes that AC is starting in the spring. You are probably aware that YYZ-SAN is returning?

Quoting SANFan (Reply 5):
I personally have hoped that WS would try some additional routes from Lindbergh this year -- YVR is certainly high on the list and YYZ is a possibile long-shot

Keep in mind WS has their main hub in YYC,where YVR is more of an O&D city so it may be difficult to fill a B737 in that market


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5229 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2899 times:

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 6):
You are probably aware that YYZ-SAN is returning?

On AC, oh by all means, yes I am!

Quoting 9252fly (Reply 6):
Keep in mind WS has their main hub in YYC,where YVR is more of an O&D city so it may be difficult to fill a B737 in that market

Understood but I'm pretty sure that SAN-YVR must be the largest SAN-Canada market. I also know that WS already flies many routes from YVR to the southwestern US -- LAX, PSP, PHX, LAS and SFO. And I would safely bet that if WS can succeed with YYC-SAN (with 3 or 4 flights a week) they can do at least that well between YVR and SAN... (Another head-to-head with AC would be interesting as well.)

I will definitely be staying tune!

bb


User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5229 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2611 times:

I guess this thread was started mostly in gest (because of the article's photo) but can anyone with any inside knowledge at WS -- in addition to that provided by SCL767 in Reply #2 -- reveal any additional info about possible new routes to the US? It is a rather compelling article and some of us would like to find out how much new stuff is really going to happen!

bb


User currently offlinecslusarc From Canada, joined May 2005, 829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2489 times:

Please correct the title: WS no longer flies 737 Classics


--cslusarc from YWG
User currently offlineSANFan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 5229 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 2313 times:

Quoting cslusarc (Reply 9):
Please correct the title: WS no longer flies 737 Classics

Right idea, wrong new title!  

Please change the thread title to: "WS To Expand Summer Flying to US and Caribbean."

bb


User currently offlineavroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 2203 times:

I don't think that I can edit the title anymore so it'll have to be up to the mods to do it. As SANfan noted the title was a little bit of humour directed at the age of the photo that was chosen by the media for the story. I would assume that most people who care about WS know that the -200s went years ago.
WS Offically Retires Boeing 737-200 (by RyGuy Jan 24 2006 in Civil Aviation)



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