fledermaus
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Canjet Postpones YFC Service

Sat May 10, 2003 3:02 am


Good day,

I just noticed that CanJet has quietly 'postponed' ( cancelled ) the start of service from YFC > YYZ and YFC > YUL. This must have been a very last minute decision as the local papers are still printing advertisements for the June 2nd start date. Combined with the recent postponement of the start of Delta's scheduled service from YFC to BOS it looks like YFC will stay all AC for the near future  Sad.

http://micro.newswire.ca/releases/May2003/07/c9124.html

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Dash8King
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RE: Canjet Postpones YFC Service

Sun May 11, 2003 3:59 am

Welcome to A.net. I guess Canjet wants to use their 732 on a route that might be more profitable, but once they get more planes I am sure there will be more YFC service.
 
captaingomes
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RE: Canjet Postpones YFC Service

Sun May 11, 2003 10:01 am

Looks like a new member here! Make sure you get your money's worth, and let's see if you renew your membership after one month!

Canjet has been very quiet compared to the rapid expansion being showcased by both Jetsgo and Westjet. Let's see if the Westjet "bubble" will end up exploding one day and if Jetsgo has enough funds to grow so quickly so early since its inception. My wish is that all of them survive in the long-term.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
 
fledermaus
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RE: Canjet Postpones YFC Service

Sun May 11, 2003 10:49 am


Thanks for the welcome guys!

I was surprised when CanJet initially announced YFC service, mainly because as Dash8King mentioned, they need to concentrate on the more profitable routes. Although disappointing, I would rather see them expand slowly and be around for a while, then expand too fast and disappear.

On the positive side, with Delta and CanJet not flying out of YFC, I have more excuses to fly the Pan-Am J31 out of YSJ! (Which is a lot of fun when the weather is nice).
 
Noise
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RE: Canjet Postpones YFC Service

Sun May 11, 2003 12:01 pm

Hey welcome to the forum! I though Delta was flying in to YFC. Did they change it recently?

YYZ-YFC is a think route and they weren't going to make any money on it. I think they should go after YXU or if they want to venture out west, YWG.
 
fledermaus
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RE: Canjet Postpones YFC Service

Sun May 11, 2003 1:37 pm

Delta was going to start flying YFC > BOS with a Dornier 328JET on June 1st, but the start has been delayed until at least August 1st.

To get Delta interested in the route, the local community set up a 'travel bank'. The idea was that $2.5 million (US) was to be collected from local businesses and then they would have a year to spend it on Delta flights. This way the risk for Delta is a lot less as they have a guaranteed minimum of 2.5 million in sales for the first year of operation. They got the 2.5 mil in January, so it may not be too long before they start flying.

[Edited 2003-05-11 06:58:34]

[Edited 2003-05-11 06:58:52]
 
Samurai 777
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RE: Canjet Postpones YFC Service

Mon May 12, 2003 3:04 am

Why is Fredericton being shunned, so to speak? The New Brunswick capital has about 100,000 residents - enough of a market for Canjet to tap into, I hope.

According to the news article, the VP of Canjet, "CanJet's decision was dictated by existing market conditions and that the service postponement will allow the airline an opportunity to fully review and re-assess the situation." CanJet might be just being extra cautious as it might not have enought 732s to serve YFC on a regular basis yet or it's trying to study what kind of an impact DL's service might have on YFC even though that's transborder service as well as AC's current situation with YFC.

I think CanJet will serve YFC inevitably. AC, as it undergoes its restructuring efforts, is likely cut service to YFC. I honestly don't know what the AC service is like out of YFC or even how far it is to drive from Fredericton to Moncton and Saint John, as these two other NB airports if they're close enough might be undercutting YFC's service.

BTW, welcome to A.net. Big grin

 
Noise
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RE: Canjet Postpones YFC Service

Mon May 12, 2003 4:48 am

What kind of transborder service does Moncton and Saint John have?
 
yow
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RE: Canjet Postpones YFC Service

Mon May 12, 2003 10:14 am

Moncton has absolutely no transborder service, yet they too are trying to woo Delta. YSJ has Pam Am Clipper Connection service to BGR and PSM. Kinda ironic given YQM handles about double the traffic of either YFC or YSJ, yet is without transborder flts.

YFC still only has Jazz/Tango service to YHZ, YUL, YOW and YYZ.
 
fledermaus
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RE: Canjet Postpones YFC Service

Mon May 12, 2003 11:17 am


I suspect that Fredericton is loosing a lot of traffic to not only Moncton ( ~2 hour drive ) and Saint John ( 1.5 hours ), but also to Bangor, which is only about 2.5 hours away. In the past I think this has been mostly leisure travelers but if Air Canada reduces flights even further, more business travelers will be driving to catch flights.

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