flyyul
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JetsGo To YOW

Wed Jan 15, 2003 5:04 am

Apparently today there was a press conference in YOW, where LEblanc had announced service to YOW...

The conference was at 1030a this morning, anybody got info as to which routes are involved and frequencies?

Mark
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Wed Jan 15, 2003 6:34 am

Haven't heard anything. Nothing on their website too.
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Wed Jan 15, 2003 6:37 am

I believe the event is on Thursday (Jan.16).
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Wed Jan 15, 2003 8:49 am

Absolutely right Skywatcher. No rush. The press conference will be held on Thursday January 16th.

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flyyul
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Wed Jan 15, 2003 8:56 am

Yikes I should have read it before I posted...........  Big thumbs up

Mark
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Wed Jan 15, 2003 9:15 am

My guess is it will surley be YOW-YYZ 2 or 3 times a day. Some competition on the country's third busiest route is desperately needed.
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Wed Jan 15, 2003 9:17 am

Me too Mark. I was going to watch the local news tonight to get some more info. Oh well, will watch it on Thursday. Good thing I'm out of town all day tomorrow.
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Wed Jan 15, 2003 10:44 am

Yow, I agree, JetsGO will certainly be welcome in YOW. What are their fleet plans? Will their 6 MD-83 be sufficient for the extra capacity needed?
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Wed Jan 15, 2003 10:48 am

Good I hope they do start more routes...a little competition may get my employer(AC) back in gear. Gettin tired of the lazy attitude, too many things have just gone by the wayside..ie: OTP(on time performance), customer service etc.
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Thu Jan 16, 2003 12:25 am

Todays Toronto Star is reporting that they will be adding a 7th aircraft as well as YOW service...
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Thu Jan 16, 2003 5:49 am

I am sure that they will do some sort of connection... maybe combine it into an already established route? Like YYZ-YOW-YHZ (halifax), that route wouldn't need another aircraft....then they can return the same route.

Just my thoughts...but a good idea i think?

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flyyul
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Thu Jan 16, 2003 7:56 am

You'll probably see YOW-YYZ 3 daily or something..

Mark
 
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JetsGo To YOW Its Official....

Fri Jan 17, 2003 3:18 am

Here is the press release from the jetsgo website. Looks like YOW will connect through YYZ to YVR and EWR 2 flights a day during the week plus one on sunday. YYZ-YOW starting at $64 bucks is not a bad deal....Looks like they are also revising the schedule to timmins to fit in with the other flights...all in all seems pretty good....

Press Release

Jetsgo links Ottawa to discount network
Service begins March 2
Jetsgo is expanding its network to Ottawa and improving service in Vancouver and Timmins, Ont. This growth will be made possible with the addition of a seventh Boeing Super 80 jet to the airline's fleet, extending service to an increasing number of Canadians.

A weekday Ottawa-Toronto schedule begins on March 3 with twice-daily return flights, plus one return flight on Sundays. This provides a flexible schedule for both business and leisure travelers. Connections from Toronto are available to Vancouver, Winnipeg, New York, Timmins, Halifax and Charlottetown.

"Ottawa is the largest market in Eastern Canada where Jetsgo is not yet flying," said Michel Leblanc, president of Jetsgo. "This destination will open up new routes and connections across our network, while offering Jetsgo's economical service to over 1 million people in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. We wanted to be able to effectively service a city of Ottawa's size before adding it to the Jetsgo family. With the addition of our seventh plane, we now have that capability."

Vancouver will also benefit from the addition of three weekly Toronto flights, starting March 2, while Timmins is improving its weekday schedule to Toronto, allowing for connections to Ottawa, Montreal, New York and Vancouver.

Examples of Jetsgo fares from Ottawa include Toronto starting at $64, Winnipeg starting at $122, Vancouver starting at $196 and New York starting at $113. These fares are the lowest available to Canadian consumers on these routes.

Jetsgo's first-ever flight took off on June 12, 2002. Since that time, five new destinations and four additional planes have contributed to the airline's goal of being the leading discount carrier in Eastern Canada.

"We have been able to grow profitably since our launch with the support of customers looking for an affordable air travel alternative," said Leblanc.

The Jetsgo fleet now consists of seven Boeing Super 80s operating in a 160-seat configuration. The Super 80 is one of the most efficient jets in the marketplace, operating with excellent fuel economy, low maintenance requirements and a quiet, comfortable cabin.

Cabin crews on all Jetsgo flights are bilingual, providing an added benefit for markets such as Ottawa and Timmins.

Headquartered in Montreal with 250 employees, Jetsgo offers discount air service to 10 Canadian destinations including Vancouver, Winnipeg, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax. Service to the United States is to New York and Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. For a complete list of Jetsgo's destinations or to book a flight, log on to www.jetsgo.net, phone the call centre at 1-866-440-0441 or contact a travel agent.

http://www.jetsgo.net/en/04222news.shtm
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Fri Jan 17, 2003 6:24 am

Finally, we will have other options than AC's discount carriers in YOW. Any chance they could be increasing flights when T-New opens at YOW?

Note: I just can't believe they mentionned Gatineau, my hometown, in the press release.
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Fri Jan 17, 2003 6:38 am

Being so close to YYZ adn YUL YOW is limited in the types of flights that it gets, I think that if they do get more service it will be with connecting flights in either YUL or YYZ...But you never know, if they can do it cheap then a YOW-EWR operation may be do-able...
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Fri Jan 17, 2003 9:17 am

I'm very happy to hear that there will finally be some competition to YYZ again, although I am surprised that they will not initally be offering a Saturday flight. As far as I can remember this will be this fist time ever Super 80 (MD-80) apparatuses will be used on scheduled services out of YOW.
 
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RE: JetsGo To YOW

Fri Jan 17, 2003 9:41 am

YOW has never had any previous Apparatus service? Interesting to see Jetsgo's expansion. Hopefully they will announce more transborder flights, as prices are incredibly high from Toronto to anywhere in the States.... that's why I use Buffalo for all American travel now.

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