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CalJet End Service After Only 3-weeks.....  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26168 posts, RR: 50
Posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 7126 times:

Cant say we did not see this coming....

CalJet the inderect air carrier which began service to Mexico with rather ambitious schedule from Denver, Houston, San Antonio, Los Angeles and Oakland using Xtra Airways, is pulling the plug on mere 3 weeks in.

The planned Mexico service which launched on January 9th, will now end immediately with last flights on February 5th.
Prior to this, CalJet was taking reservations through April 7th, with an expected follow on summer schedule to be released.

Carrier says load factors were lower then expected, combined with a decision by its Mexican partner to end the services.
The government of Mazatlan had invested $2 million into the CalJet program to help promote the new service.

CalJet is offering refunds for those bookings after February 5th.


Story:
http://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-N...s-two-months-earlier-than-planned/

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From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
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User currently offlineflyingcaT From United States of America, joined May 2007, 547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 6745 times:

Note to airlines

January is not the best time to start Mexico service


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26168 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (1 year 10 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 6153 times:

The whole indirect air carrier concept is a bit iffy.

In essence these guys are nothing more than a tour operators chartering planes with steady flight schedules.

Unlike the normal charter business where you try to pack in 100% load factors with weekend flights to resorts these guys were out there competing against regular airlines for customers with seat-only sale also.

As regular airlines show us, loads and revenues earned can vary greatly from day to day, route to route and season to season while companies battle for the attention of consumers.



From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineB727FA From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 815 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4668 times:

This could free up the fleet for use (sale) to PeoplExpress...


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User currently offlinebohica From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2750 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 3192 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Thread starter):
CalJet

Who???   

My response sums up why they are no longer operating. If an a-nutter like me never heard of them, I can't expect the general public to know who they are.

Quoting B727FA (Reply 3):
This could free up the fleet for use (sale) to PeoplExpress...

I was thinking the same thing. How convenient.  


User currently offlineclickhappy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 9668 posts, RR: 68
Reply 5, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2808 times:
AIRLINERS.NET CREW
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Weren't they around a bit longer than 3 weeks? Seems like they were flying to LTO maybe even a year ago?

User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 26168 posts, RR: 50
Reply 6, posted (1 year 10 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 2262 times:

Their indirect air carrier operations started with first flight on January 9th.

Prior they had been running traditional charters to various places such as Mexico, Laughlin Nevada, etc.



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