Like I said before I think that ACR will be sold.
BUT, it will be a hard sell, even if the company is making money, there are the contractual restrictions on the company that have existed since the days of Great Lakes airlines, and unless AC and ACR can resolve those problems selling the company will not be easy. The restrictions on routes, and on aircraft types makes ACR an tough sell. The differance between ACR and the US regionals is that they are not bound by the same kinds of restrictions, and they are free to contract themselves out to more then one airline at once. IF the independant ACR could take contracts from Air Canada, as well as Skyservice or Transat feeding their major centers, they could grow to be very big. The question is, will they be able to do it?
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada