YWG777 From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1264 posts, RR: 1 Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 858 times:
I think a flight to PHX would be good to start. The question is where is a ticket counter going to go? I have seen them on YVR's Flight times to PHX and LAS.
This I can see working. It would take a load of C3000.
AC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 855 times:
I don't know IF they will, but it would make some sense, at least seasonally, for AWA to fly YWG-PHX. There is enough of a market already, nevermind generating some new traffic, that a Friday evening and Sunday evening flight would work for the winter. This could capture some weekend getaway traffic, as well longer trips. It would mostly be aimed at the leisure market. It would allow AWA to recapture some of the costs of ferrying aircraft, and wouldn't necessarily require high profitability, break-even would do. The biggest problem could be the scheduling of maintenance and the aircraft rotation to bring up the 737-300's and Airbuses exactly when needed to swap with the aircraft out of their checks at the hangar. But I don't think that's an insurmountable obstacle. To be realistic, however, just because it's a good idea doesn't mean it will happen. I'm certainly not betting on it, but I guess it could be possible.
Seat 1a From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 4, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 858 times:
i am confident in saying that America West will not operate seasonal or daily flights into winnipeg.
the business of 3rd party maintenance and passenger/cargo business is too unique. just because AC won the C/D work does not make winnipeg a prospect for the future. CO several years ago dropped in quite a number of 727's into YWG for D work.... have not seen CO since.
AA tried with fokker 100's to chicago and lasted less than 3 months.... (i went on record saying they would pull out in 6.... oh well.... almost had it right)
further, Northwest has been the one solid source for U.S. bound passengers over the last 40 years... not something they want to give up anytime soon.
AirBC which is an AC connector is currently operating Bae 146's once a day to denver... keep a close eye on that.
C3000 is a low fare charter where AWA would be full service with F-Class..... I do not think the economics will work in AWA's favour.
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1092 posts, RR: 14 Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 851 times:
Scheduling would be near impossible. And this is assuming the aircraft are returning to Phoenix. They could be going to Columbus, Ohio, or Las Vegas, or even some out stations for re-positioning purposes. It probably would not work. Too bad cause I sure hate to see an empty Airbus being pulled from the hangar and going with no pax. P.S. The website has some new photos of AWA planes at YWG. check it out.