Quokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2950 times:
While an arrangement for interlining and possibly code-sharing may benefit both airlines, I am not sure that WestJest would benefit from lobbying for greater access being granted to EK, except for extra flights out of YYZ. If EK were to gain access to YYC and YVR, WestJet may not gain as much revenue as they would with channeling passengers through YYZ. On the issue of additional access they may have some common ground with AC.
Working with EK through interlining and code-shares can have benefits that may be eroded by direct competition. But if it results in greater choices for passengers and easier connections and transfers, it is something to be welcomed.
heathrow From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 979 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2903 times:
Quoting Fly2yyz (Reply 5):
Though both offer very very very different products and if YYZ would be used as a jumping points for flights all over Canada, then either airline would have to change terminals as well
Why? YYZ has a good train link system between 1 and 3. I can think of several airports where a terminal change may be required for a connection.
yowza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4870 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2862 times:
Quoting AirCanadaA330 (Reply 2): EK getting a friend in Canada, I wonder if Westjet will loby the government on behalf of EK....
That's pretty much all that's going on here. EK is looking for a buddy with whom a joint case for more rights can be made to Ottawa. WS is the only game in town for EK to try this with TS and WG don't fit the bill. If WS do pursue this I hope they get their pound of flesh from EK, they hold the power right now, they should use it.
Quoting SR4ever (Reply 4): Is the Canadian Government gonna allow this?
Why wouldn't they?
Quoting SR4ever (Reply 6): show EK and the Dubai government who rules Canada
The GoC does not need to make a statement... and if they did it would be far bolder.
Quoting SR4ever (Reply 6): prevent WS from acting as Trojan horse for EK
WS is a real airline with real goals and people, there is no way its leadership would let EK pull a fast one.
Can we please drop this notion that AC HQ has Harper on speed dial? Please. Jesus.
Quoting heathrow (Reply 8): Why? YYZ has a good train link system between 1 and 3. I can think of several airports where a terminal change may be required for a connection.
Switching terminals is not great fun at YYZ. Also you are not considering transit traffic originating in the US for whom immigration and paperwork issues become a pain in the butt. This is acutely important to EK given that they are hoping to carry a good number of non-US/Canadian citizens back to SAARC and African countries.