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AC Tango To Commence YQG And YXU Services  
User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1630 times:

Finally!  Big thumbs up

AC Tango will start daily flights to Windsor ON (YQG) and London ON (YXU) this June 17th. Tickets will become available for booking on Feb. 28th. No info about the a/c to be used on the flights. This will bring the number of cities served by Tango to 23. They will fly the following routes: London-Halifax, London-Calgary-Vancouver, Windsor-Ottawa-Halifax, Windsor-Winnipeg-Calgary. It seems that AC chose not to "compete with themselves" with the new routes (to YQG anyways, as Air Ontario only serves YYZ). Two other new routes to be introduced are Saskatoon-YVR, and Regina(YQR)-YVR.

Anyone knows what a/c they will use on the new routes (A320/732)?

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http://www.flytango.com/en/tango/press/21feb2002_1.html


LY744.


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User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 1575 times:

I am very interested in seeing how these services do. I have a feeling that some of the smaller "underserved" markets might do reasonably well with new, value focused air travel, and will see increased air travel numbers at their respective airports.
This is just a theory I have, and might not necessarily hold true for all airports (such as YWG, hehehe).

So with Tango and Westjet expanding to new, previously underserved airports, let's see how they end up doing, and if they give up those routes, or end up expanding.



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User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1565 times:

It's great to see nonstops returning between YQG and YOW. I will definitely be flying that one this summer to bypass YYZ.  Smile If AC continues to turn Tango into serving secondary markets and to a large degree not competing head-on with WestJet, it will successful for them, b/c the lower costs of Tango, should make these routes with lower yield potentials profitable for them.

User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1548 times:

Look for most of those flights to be with 732's. I'm probably pretty sure that the YXU-YYC-YVR flight will be one since last summer this route was operated with a Air Canada mainline 732.

anywho


User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1546 times:

I wouldn't be surprised if eventually AC has 20-30 732s in addition to the eventual fleet of the 13 ex-CP 320s, flying in Tango colours someday; especially if the economy continues to gradually improve.

User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1540 times:

Any news when the 737-200's are joining the fleet? Where are they to be painted?


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User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1533 times:

They are basically turning this into the LLC.


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User currently offlineTennisace From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 1524 times:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't both Windsor and London at one time have service to all of Toronto Pearson, Toronto Island, Ottawa, and Montreal?? I'm sure these two cities are glad to get the new service, especially jets! I bet the London-Halifax route will be summer only.

User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1520 times:

Don't be surprised if the majority of AC domestic will be ALL Tango in the future...


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User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1515 times:

"I'm sure these two cities are glad to get the new service, especially jets!"

Oh yeah! Big grin

It's just that the only place you can fly to from Windsor on an airline (Air Ontario) is YYZ, with Dash-8-100 and -300's. There is also the 3x weekly winter SSV A320 service to popular southern destinations. Apart from that, there are a few Georgian C208's daily flights from YHM, YXU, and possibly YYZ (don't remember). Those are all cargo, though. The C208's carry a nice CP-like livery.  Smile

I believe you are right about the flight from YQG to YYZ, YUL, YOW and T Island. The Air Ontario YOW flights were only introduced (re-introduced?) in the spring of 2001, but cancelled a few months later, I believe the Montreal flights were also cancelled relatively recently (last year?).

LY744.



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User currently offlineMcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1509 times:

Lymanm wrote: "Don't be surprised if the majority of AC domestic will be ALL Tango in the future..."

Given the big hints that Robert Milton has been making about running Air Canada more and more like a low-cost carrier, it's not far-fetched to assume that Milton's intentions are for Tango to overtake the mainline in the domestic market.

AC mainline would then become a primarily trans-continental and international carrier, no longer doing milk runs like Toronto-St. John's, Winnipeg-Calgary or Vancouver-Edmonton.

The decision to go into Abbotsford is interesting. Can an attempt at extracting wage concessions be on the way, in order to get costs closer to Westjet levels?



User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1504 times:

its really funny how that are trying to get at westjet but don't even fly into their eastern hub hmmmmm. ]People fly with us at yhm from as far away as places like Barrie and Guelph. Supposily AC has been at YHM lately and been talking about bringing Tango but im not sure about it.




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User currently offlineYow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (12 years 10 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1494 times:

Lymanm...I won't be surprised at all, at least on the non-ACR, secondary routes.

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