Air Canada has reached a three-year deal with the Quebec government that will see its Jazz subsidiary offer "low, flexible Internet-only fares for half of the local traffic capacity between regional communities and both Québec and Montréal."
According to AC's media release, the government has agreed to buy $2.5 million worth of tickets for government and government-agency employees, while AC will maintain Quebec City-Mont Joli and Mont Joli-Gaspe until at least February 2003.
But what about the low Internet fares for the general public? Sound to me like Premier Landry is opening the public wallet to Air Canada as a way to get himself and his party out of the political basement, hoping taxpayers won't notice they're paying for Jazz's generosity.
Full media release