With lots of cheap F100s around (ex-US and soon ex-AA), the type would make a lot of sense for Jetgo........especially on short-haul routes within eastern Canada. Germania picked up a bunch of ex-US F100s for next to nothing (out of the desert) to operate their low fare divison - Jetsgo could do the same thing and probably make it work. The F100 is rather effecient (maybe not as good as an RJ
, but it has more seats and is a bit more flexible) and the cheap lease prices would allow for low operating costs. Jetsgo went with the MD80s (instead of 2nd or next generation 737s or A320s) for similiar reasons - they could be acquired cheaply!
Regarding the longer haul type or wide-body type, not likely unless somehow Jetsgo gets authority to fly some transatlantic routes AND Jetsgo determines that such services would make sense. The range issues with the MD83 are very much exagerated; (I think) one nasty article in the Canadian press started all of this. Toronto-Vancouver should not be a problem for the MD83s unless the load is extremely heavy or the weather/wind conditions are very, very usunusal. AA
used MD80s on routes out of ORD
to the West Coast for years and years without any difficulty whatsoever.