Lymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1 Posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2227 times:
WestJet Airlines Ltd. said yesterday its traffic for the month of February was up 58.4%.
However, the increase came on a 63.5% rise in capacity, meaning its planes were flying less full than a year ago. They were 68.5% full on average, down from 70.7% a year earlier. "Even though our load factor was somewhat depressed over last year, I am still pleased with our traffic results for February," said Clive Beddoe, president and chief executive.
Guys, if this doesn't prove that WJ is going bankrupt within the next 6 weeks, then I don't know what is...-2.2%...that is HUGE! Even Clive is shaking: he says "our load factor was depressing last year"...if the CEO says that, it *definitely* means they are going under.
And with Air Canada getting their new A340-500s this year, AC will be there to pick up the pieces.
Now, if only Air Canada bought 757s, they would force Transat to go bankrupt, too.
With that in mind, they should also buy SABRE from AA and steal AA's traffic. I wonder why they haven't thought of this before!!!!!!
TNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 19
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1898 times:
Since when does "..our load factor was depressed over last year" - something which could be said by most airline CEO's, translate into "...our load factor was depressing last year"? Are you training to be a journo??
Fly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1691 posts, RR: 9
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1815 times:
first of all your dumb
Westjet is not going under as I highly doubt they would have gotten a lease on 2 737-800 because their -700s arent coming fast enough. Also I dont think they would have just confirmed their order for 2 more -700s with boeing.
I dont know why you would even suggest this
As dash8King said what ever crack you are smoking I would like some of it. I work with Westjet here in YHM and I can tell you our loads are awsome coming in and going out of here. Also We have passengers come here from place the would bring them right past YYZ and guess what I have asked a few of them about why they don't fly AC and they say because they want to save funny while not having shit service and shit experiences.
If you like Air Canada then like Air Canada but if dont go around bad mouthing one of the greatest airlines. around
oh 1 more thing some of the Air Canada Staff in Montreal have been asking us when we are going to be their.
Where will you spend eternity? He,s more real then you think!!!!!
Samurai 777 From Canada, joined Jan 2000, 2461 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1796 times:
Lymanm, it sounds like you're overreacting here!
The drop in WJ's traffic is nothing to worry about. WJ seems to be in very good shape in many ways. If it was in any danger of going under, we would've started to see some warning signs by now. Such as a dangerously low amount of cash on hand, for example. And certain changes in management practices, too, especially after a switch of CEO's. Or signs of an impending sale. There doesn't really seem to be anything like what Canadian Airlines (God bless the Blue Goose...!) was going under prior to it untimely demise. WJ seems to be a pretty well managed company.
Wait'll the summer season comes into full swing - your fears will be totally unfounded!
BlueShamu330s From UK - England, joined Sep 2001, 3161 posts, RR: 22
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1696 times:
What a crazy, groundless post.
Lymanm, are you a westjet hater ? Are you a frustrated aviator who didn't make the grade to work for them ? As someone who is aged 16-20, on what facts do you base your wild prophecy; with your head for figures, perhaps you should consider working in the finance department of Enron
So I drive a 4x4. So what?! Tax the a$$ off me for it...oh, you already have... :-(