LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9 Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1611 times:
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)?
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1556 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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Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1546 times:
It's great to see nonstops returning between YQG and YOW. I will definitely be flying that one this summer to bypass YYZ. 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.
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 1527 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.
Tennisace From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 219 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1505 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.
LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1496 times:
"I'm sure these two cities are glad to get the new service, especially jets!"
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.
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?).
Mcdougald From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1490 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?
Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1485 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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