BWIA330 From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 922 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 8525 times:
I've noticed alot of routes that were previously flown by Air Transat are now being taken over by Canjet Airlines. For example St. Maarten from Toronto. What is the reason for all these flights being switched to Canjet? I'd rather to fly with Air Transat than Canjet to these southern destinations. I bet alot of the TS pilots arent happy about this either. I believe this was one reason they were wanting to strike is due to outsourcing.
cslusarc From Canada, joined May 2005, 854 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 8392 times:
When I first read the headline, I was thinking that CanJet had bought Air Transat, but it looks like the thread starter would like to discuss that CanJet is Air Transat's primary outsource partner. Previously WS was that outsource partner.
CXH From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 165 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8092 times:
Just like cslusarc was saying, Transat Holidays and Nolitours (the main tour operators in the Transat Group) use to use WestJet for charters flights where a TS aircraft was too big on not based in a smaller market (i.e. YXE). Now they have a deal with CanJet for most of that flying.
In the big picture, indeed, Transat Holidays is using CanJet more and more instead of TS getting narrow body aircraft. I've "heard" its' because it is cheaper for them. It all comes down to money!
I've seen the future, I can't afford it. - Martin Fry
pnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2406 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 7456 times:
The thread title sounds like it is additional flights rather than a shift of flights from WestJet to CanJet. I think WestJet wanted the aircraft available for their own WestJet Vacations use. I think AirTransat pilots will benefit in the long run. If these markets that are too small for the A310's now, perhaps the route will grow sufficiently in the future to enable AT metal to take over. Now if aircraft were being parked and large amounts of pilots sidelined that would be a different story. For AT to purchase/smaller planes and add that maintenance costs to their overhead would be a huge step and I think that would erode the company at this stage. Rumours abound about the replacements as it is for the A310 fleet. IMO that is where the company needs to be commiting its resources.