Fallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 19 Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 3459 times:
here is a brief breakdown of the carriers:
Air Canada: AKA-MapleFlot
Tango: Created by Air Canadato be a lowcost Eastern Canadian brand.
Jazz: name of the 5 Air Canada Regional Carriers merged into one.
Zip: future Western based discount carrier operating initially between YYC-YVR to replace current Air Canada flights. Will be non-unionized unlike the rest of Air Canada.
The funny thing is that Air Canada sells Zip as being independant of itself. But then why is a Zip plane flying for Air Canada....
NBC News1 From UK - England, joined May 2001, 324 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3453 times:
Jazz is just like US Airways Express, United Express, American Eagle, Lufthansa Cityline, etc...
I compare Tango to JetBlue or AirTran.
I compare Zip to Westjet or Southwest.
Air Canada is also developing a low-cost International Airline......like QANTAS' new Australian Airlines (I think Australian Airlines is international).
Air Canada's goal was and is to introduce these new brands so that Canadians subconsciously believe there are a lot of choices and that Air Canada is not really running a monopoly. Although, most Canadians are able to connect the dots.
Air Canada can't win in. They won't keep their 80% market-share for long no matter what they do. The age of high prices is heading out the door.
The only airline under Air Canada's banner that I feel is in real danger is Air Canada itself. Tango, Zip, Jazz (although not really low-fare), and the International Airline soon to come, are what will be the Air Canada of the future.
Mark_D. From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 1447 posts, RR: 5 Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3447 times:
There're also a couple non-geographical angles to all this malarkey:
--Zip supposed to get the 732s before they finally get retired, a "few short years" from now, perhaps?
--Jazz sort of circumvents scope-clause restrictions from mainline and so becomes privvy to some RJs, small, medium, and maybe large too.
--Tango originally hatched while Canada3000 was still around and probably meant to undercut it. And while it didn't do it in directly --C3 having Sept.11 aftereffects as a blow it couldn't recover from-- Tango's very much still around as a hedge against new and recycled C3 entrants to the market in the East, which at the moment meaning Jetsgo, Canjet, and a slowly-Eastwardly-expanding-Westjet), and regularly seems to be engaging in price battles to make it difficult for those other guys.
--Zip is hatched,even more obviously it would appear,-- right down to also having Headquarters in Calgary for instance -- to go up against WestJet out West and do the same kind of playing around with the market and competitors that Tango does in the East.
Fallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 19 Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3445 times:
Air BC, Canadian Regional, Air Ontairio, Air Nova and...I'm not usre if there is a fifth one. Central Mountain Air is a tier three Air Canada carrier so it's exempt for Jazz. (basically it's a separate carrier feeding service for AC.)