Noise
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Canadian Start-Up Airlines

Wed Feb 20, 2002 8:19 am

I read in a recent newspaper article that there is a a number of Canadian start-up airlines that are trying to take to the skies, about seven of them, maybe more, I forget. Now, I know there is C3 and Royal, also Air Columbus and Canada West, but is there any more? Have you guys heard any news?
 
Dash8King
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RE: Canadian Start-Up Airlines

Wed Feb 20, 2002 8:29 am

There is also that new Regional one using Dash8's and based out of Toronto. I think ex-C3 heads are running that one too.
 
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RE: Canadian Start-Up Airlines

Wed Feb 20, 2002 8:31 am

What's the latest news on all of the carriers?
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polaris
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RE: Canadian Start-Up Airlines

Thu Feb 21, 2002 7:27 am

Conquest Vacations is expected to announce the start-up of their own charter carrier...very soon...
 
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RE: Canadian Start-Up Airlines

Thu Feb 21, 2002 8:45 am

Why would a domestic carrier be a charter?
 
polaris
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RE: Canadian Start-Up Airlines

Thu Feb 21, 2002 9:17 am

Because you are buying a package through a tour operator rather than a flight through an airline. As such, tour operators charter aircraft to provide their services...whether domestic or international.
 
airman99o
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RE: Canadian Start-Up Airlines

Thu Feb 21, 2002 1:08 pm

Cnoquest is using SkyService for this Domestic Charter service.

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tygue
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RE: Canadian Start-Up Airlines

Thu Feb 21, 2002 4:20 pm

Well, I can only provide some insight here as far as Canada West goes...

Essentially we'll be seeing a two-757-200 charter operation based out of Vancouver (although there is also a LOT of rumour that they're looking at Edmonton as well). I quote airline President Gordon Andrews, "We're looking to reintroduce service into the travel industry...". Imagine the Southwest Airline's business type modeled into a charter airline. By the end of the year we'll see flights to Mexico. Summers in Europe. They're also looking to add a third 757 for destinations in Hawaii and increased frequency.

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RE: Canadian Start-Up Airlines

Thu Feb 21, 2002 4:48 pm

What about Canjet? Will we see some 717's in Canada?
 
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RE: Canadian Start-Up Airlines

Thu Feb 21, 2002 11:54 pm

Air Columbus seems to be a good bet as on of the 727 is at the kelowna Flightcraft Hangar at YHM or atleast it was on monday.
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airman99o
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RE: Canadian Start-Up Airlines

Fri Feb 22, 2002 1:23 am

You also forgot Triton Airlines International. A carrier that was going to be based out of St John's Newfoundland. They had tried and tried to get off the ground many times. I think 4 in total.


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