Neilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (12 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 831 times:
Interesting! I wonder if there will be a discounted starting fare. I'll have to go check out the site. I know Hawaiian has a cheap fare out of Sacramento and Ontario, CA. For there new service. It was about $400 in the middle of the summer. The only problem is that it is expensive to get there from Detroit where I am. So it ended up being the same price as flying AA or NWA through the West Coast. I’m off to check out alohaair.com
For this expanded service they are putting the newest 737-700s that are on property. AQ is not paying the leases until these aircraft enter service (I never heard of an airline having planes on lease that don't need to be paid for till they are used, must happen more often with new planes).
They will be competing with AC and Air Pacific (as mentioned in the posts, and some might point out that AQ maybe filling the void when Canada3000 discontinued service between the cities.