Dash8King From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 2742 posts, RR: 11 Posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1627 times:
"The Tango fleet will be reduced to 11 aircraft from 20 and seven cities will be dropped from its schedule, including Victoria, Kelowna, Abbotsford, Windsor, Charlottetown, Deer Lake and Gander, said Laura Cooke, a spokeswoman for the airline.
But while Air Canada said the cuts reflect a drop in demand from the peak summer season, one analyst suggested they may also indicate Tango is hurting the mainline carrier and its regional arm, Jazz."
Fallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1515 times:
Well of course Air Canada is going to say it's a decrease in summer traffic. It was hurting the mainline carrier, and with competition to Jazz on some routes. A great thing to do when you are trying to sell of Jazz. Also the Christmas season would be big business for Tango, by getting passengers who normally don't fly to take to the skies. Most of the flights they cut are typical summer routes though.
LY744 From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 5536 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1237 times:
The Christmas season has been mentioned, and according to Tango's website they were supposed to re-instate the YQG routes in December (after quitting Sep 7), which would make sense since they probably don't depend much on business traffic. So, is that still on, or are they definitely not expanding back until at least the next summer season?