What I'm surprised of is that there isn't any word of layoffs with Skyservice. Transat better adapt and get 320's of their own. There was talks of substituting PTS (A333 mainly based in YVR
) with 2 320's from their french wholly owned subsidiary Star Airlines (IATA:2R, ICAO:SEU).
As much as I HATE to admit this, their fleet is ill equipped for handling high frequency low yield sun destinations. They need to "double up" on their narrow bodies. I don't like the idea of 1011's and 310's being replaced with narrow plastic, from what I can see with Skyservice's success this winter, it works very very well.
Nevertheless, I firmly believe TS
has a much better product. The level of service is much better than the two other alternatives here in Toronto (Air Canada aside). Movies in flight, clips on the destination during boarding, food, interior presentation and corporate branding, above par. All the best though those tough times Air Transat.