From what I have heard from AC
, it will be the CRJ-705's (for political reasons) and the E190's (for operational reasons).
If you recall, Milton said that AC
did not care about domestic market share - but that would be the discounted Y market share. So, to maintain the C and full fare Y traffic and international feed they will still have to offer frequency with obviously smaller aircraft. The 717 didn't really have a chance due to the range - it can't fly west coast/Kelowna to YYZ
while the E190 can. And the A318 is too heavy and too expensive.
Also, don't forget that GE
is providing $700 million DIP financing, and the 717 is the only aircraft without GE
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