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Jetsgo Books 11,330 Tickets  
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 1216 times:

Jetsgo books 11,330 tickets

By MIRA OBERMAN
Globe and Mail Update


Before its first plane takes to the skies next week, new discount airline Jetsgo Corp. has grabbed 11,330 bookings.

Tickets for flights beginning June 12 went on sale May 28 and more than $2.1-million in sales were registered, Jetsgo said Wednesday. Some flights are already fully booked, with the Toronto-to-Vancouver flight on June 12 the first to be sold out.

"The immediate and overwhelming response to Jetsgo shows that there is a huge consumer demand for a true discount carrier offering a simple, economical way to travel," said Michel Leblanc, the former chairman of Royal Aviation Inc. who launched Jetsgo.

"Consumers obviously like the idea of having a true discount alternative to the Air Canada family of companies."

While Jetsgo's two-for-one introductory offer has proven popular with customers, more than 70 per cent of the bookings are for flights after the June 12 to June 21 offer, the company said.

A $10 discount for on-line booking has also proven to be a successful promotion as 54 per cent of all tickets were purchased on the Internet, Jetsgo said.

The discount market in Eastern Canada should be well-served this summer with Tango expanding and CanJet Airlines, a division of Halifax-based IMP Group Ltd., set to relaunch on June 20.

I tried posting it earlier but I think it was deleted perhaps by accident. I wonder how many Canjet has snagged. Looks like this airline might do the impossible and Survive!


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User currently offlineBa777-236 From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 674 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1128 times:

Interesting news. By the way, has anyone grabbed a picture of JetsGo's Md-80?


I like British Airways! I'm not sure why, but I do! ;-)
User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

At this point they are upto 2 MD-83 waiting for service.


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 3, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1113 times:

I hope these customers used their credit cards in case their tickets are useless!  Smile But this is great news, and even if there are a few iffy details about this venture, I believe it has staying power. There is a good potential here, and I do know that customers want an alternative. I wonder how SkyService is doing so far with their domestic network. I hope they are doing well.


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1074 times:

Has Jetsgo gotten the go yet? I know that Canjet hasn't. I

User currently offlineSlawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

Jetsgo had their O/C approved before the announced their launch. Leblanc said he had the approval to sell tickets before hand, but did not want to do so untill he had transport sign off the O/C. Canjet on the other hand does not have an O/C yet, but they are selling tickets, they got approval to do so from the CTA. But as a customer I would rather buy tickets from an airline with government approval, rather then one still waiting for approval.


"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1048 times:

This is interesting news indeed. It's similar to the Southwest effect down south - a whole new market segment (that would never have flown before) is finding that flying can be cheap. Good news all around for Canadian aviation.


buhh bye
User currently offlineSilver_wing767 From Japan, joined Oct 2000, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1021 times:

Fallingeese:
At this point they are upto 2 MD-83 waiting for service.


Sorry bud you are mistaken, they actually the 3 aircraft now, 2 ex-koreans and 1 ex-american! they have one plan flly painted and ready to go, and they are now painting the last 2!!!


User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 983 times:

Are there a lot of MD-90's on the market or is it going to be hard to find new aircraft to expand with?

User currently offlineLY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 968 times:

MD-90's???

LY744.



Pacifism only works if EVERYBODY practices it
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 967 times:

LOL MD-83's thanks for correcting me LY744.

User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 11, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 961 times:

There are only two registered MD-83's in Canada according to transport Canada.


Mark McWhirter...Contrails Photography
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 957 times:

The MD-90 is too modern for ML, get it right Dash8King!!!
I suppose that on their first day, they'll have signs on the outside of the airplane cautioning people because of the "wet paint".

With things being so rushed, I wonder how smoothly the day will go for them? Will they be able to get good on-time performance? I wonder how all those inexperienced flight attendants will perform too! Can't wait to find out  Smile



"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 945 times:

How many years did you have with Royal Captaingomes?

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 14, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 940 times:

Dash8King, I was only a flight attendant at Royal and I started in March of last year. Don't let my Captaingomes name fool you  Smile I enjoyed the 8 months I was there very much though, and it gave me a good feeling for the industry (the good and bad), met lots of great people, and let me earn money to start my pilot's license  Smile Why do you ask?


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 927 times:

Captaingomes, you were only a flight attendant? Here I was thinking you were an A310 captain and now you tell me you were JUST a flight attendant??? Hehe  Smile I want some crispers!

Jeremy



Think before you type!
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 16, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 910 times:

Yes I meant to type Flight Attendant after but was looking at your name. Just wondering is all. Did you even try to apply for Jetsgo incase they might have set the bar lower at the last minute and hire ex union employees?

User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 907 times:

Nah, I've set the bar higher and wont settle for working as a flight attendant for them!  Smile

I loved the job and have nothing against it, but it was a temporary job to get an idea of what it's really like to work in the industry and to make some money. Now I'm concentrating on finishing university and flying as fast as possible!




"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineSilver_wing767 From Japan, joined Oct 2000, 128 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 884 times:

Well you can trust transport Canada...or trust a guy who is a ramp rat at YUL and have see 3 planes as i stated before. Enev in todays gazette it says 3 MD-83. And i just read another post saying that they are looking for a forth MD-83!

User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16307 posts, RR: 56
Reply 19, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 865 times:

What is it that they call the MD-83 in the Quebec press again???????




Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineC-GRYK From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 751 posts, RR: 36
Reply 20, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 858 times:

Neil, I believe it starts with an A....

Jeremy
Hoping to shoot them apparatuses soon!



Think before you type!
User currently offlineCaptaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 21, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 836 times:

I just can't wait until another french article is translated again for us regarding Jetsgo  Smile


"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 22, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 805 times:

What do they mean when they say this "Not just a new discount airline, but a new kind of discount airline." How are they different from other discount airlines?


User currently offlineDash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2743 posts, RR: 11
Reply 23, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 803 times:

here is a press release from their site and again they say they are the true discount airline but what makes them so much different then Westjet?

June 05, 2002
We knew Canada was ready for a true discount airline, but the extent of the response from air travelers across the country to Jetsgo’s launch positively skyrocketed. Our call centres and website were overwhelmed by demand even before our President and GM, Michel Leblanc, wrapped up his press conference announcing the takeoff of Canada’s new and true low fare air service provider.

Thank you. You’ve confirmed beyond a shadow of a doubt that Jetsgo is filling a role that other air carriers have been unable or unwilling to take on.

The wall-to-wall throng of reporters who crowded the press conference room, and the ensuing ink and soundbytes they generated, is yet another example of just how the news of a new no frills, smiling airline with a can-do attitude and the lowest fares in the Canadian marketplace is being received.

Speaking of media coverage, below are some links to newspaper articles, video clips and press releases regarding Jetsgo’s launch. You’ll even find an interview with Jetsgo President and General Manager, Michel Leblanc, as well as an excerpt of the press conference he delivered on May 28.

Enjoy, and stay tuned to “What’s up” to keep up with Jetsgo and airline industry related info.





User currently offlineLymanm From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 1140 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (12 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 788 times:

What makes them different from WJ is that they have the guts to go head to head with AC.


buhh bye
25 Slawko : Thos "guts" may also be the end of them...but things are looking good I suppose...I hope they do well...
26 BR715-A1-30 : Forgive my ignorance, but........WHO IS JETSGO!!!!!? Shows where I have been lately... LOL
27 Post contains images Dash8King : Lymanm I doubt they mean that very much. Last time I checked AC and WJ do compete but whatever. But that could just be my bitterness towards because I
28 Captaingomes : The bottom line is that Jetsgo is a new low cost airline in Canada. It is NOT different. In fact, two aspects are especially intriguing about Michel L
29 Slawko : Well someone has to have the lowest price at one point in time, right? ANd he is paying the lowest wages in the industry, he has good lease arrangemen
30 Captaingomes : Sorry Slawko, but when you publicly claim you'll always be the lowest, you're asking for trouble. I'm sure ML doesn't have a pact with Westjet or Canj
31 Lymanm : Dash8dunce- What I mean about WJ going up against AC, of course they do. But WJ, to this point, has never gone right to the heart of AC - YYZ-YUL (and
32 Captaingomes : I don't think WJ will have any problems in dealing with Jetsgo. I believe that there's a good chance Jetsgo will be successful, but if we see everybod
33 Dash8King : The name is Westjet and they started out in the West on the western triangle. They battled with Canadian and Air Canada on the Western Triangle. They
34 Noise : I think the reason why Jetsgo claims they are different is because they will have no ticket counters and you won't need a ticket, only a pin number.
35 Yyz717 : The only possible way that Jetsgo could have the lowest costs on a sustained basis is if they fill the MD-80's. Since the MD-80 is larger than the 732
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