Matt D
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The Canadians Might Come To ONT

Wed Jan 12, 2000 12:08 pm

Ok...y'all should have a field day with this....
Air Canada coming to my local hometown airport of Ontario, Ca????? Will this happen?
Take a gander at this article:

Wednesday January 5, 8:01 pm Eastern Time
Company Press Release
Air Canada Studies Service to Ontario International Airport
ONTARIO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2000--Following Air Canada's announcement that it is studying the introduction of air service between Toronto, Canada, and Ontario International Airport (ONT), Dr. Warren Valdry, a member of the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners, said, ``We are delighted with the news and will do everything possible to ensure Air Canada's success at Ontario International Airport. International air service will bring greater economic benefits to the Inland Empire, so this potential new service is a win-win situation for travelers and the regional economy.''

Lydia H. Kennard, Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) interim executive director, said, ``This will be the first time ONT serves the Canadian market and it is a big step in Los Angeles World Airports' efforts to take a regional approach in meeting Southern California's air travel demand by distributing it throughout the region.''

City of Ontario Mayor Gary Ovitt said, ``Ontario and the entire Inland Empire continue to experience unprecedented growth in our business, residential and tourism areas. We are very pleased that Air Canada is interested in coming to Ontario because we feel that ONT is well-located to serve businesses and tourist attractions in Southern California.''

Canada, Mexico and the United Kingdom were identified in an international air service study as potential markets for ONT. The study was conducted in 1999 by SH & E International Transport Consultancy, a private transportation consulting firm contracted by LAWA and the City of Ontario.

The proposed Toronto-Ontario route is part of Air Canada's initial plans for major service enhancements over the coming year.

According to ONT Airport Manager Peter Drinkwater, ``We are still in preliminary discussions with Air Canada officials. Since Air Canada pre-clears U.S.-bound passengers through federal inspection services in Toronto, this would be a big plus in facilitating start-up at ONT.'' He added that a start-up date has not been finalized.

``Connecting both Ontarios -- ONT in Southern California and Toronto, Ontario, in Canada -- will provide us with numerous marketing opportunities,'' said Jim Robertson, president of the Friends of ONT, a long-established organization of business and community leaders who support ONT operations.


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ywg777
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RE: The Canadians Might Come To ONT

Wed Jan 12, 2000 12:58 pm

I think thats a good route. Air Canada also is flying into SNA and still LAX. Can you keep me informed if there will be a direct flight to YWG,YVR,YOW. That has been the rumors around here.
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Matt D
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Air Canada At SNA

Wed Jan 12, 2000 1:01 pm

When did that start??????
 
LatinPlane
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The Mexicans Were Here Too,

Thu Jan 13, 2000 11:10 am


Well, hopefully Air Canada can develop that route and make it a profitable one.

However, Ontario gained the reputation of being an international airport, back in 94 when Mexicana, AeroMexico and Alaska Airlines where flying internationally out of Ontario. CA

For some reason, all these airlines raised to start international service to Ontario, however, it seems like they never really made it, because none are flying that destination anymore.

I remember that my aunt took a flight on Alaska Airlines
out of Ontario to a destination in Mexico and I remember that the MD-80 was almost completely empty. There was also a Mexicana A320 that night and I noticed that it too was completly empty.

So, lets see if Air Canada will hang around for a while...
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LatinPlane
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The Mexicans Were Here Too, But Not Anymore

Thu Jan 13, 2000 11:14 am

Well, hopefully Air Canada can develop that route and make it a profitable one.

However, Ontario gained the reputation of being an international airport, back in 94 when Mexicana, AeroMexico and Alaska Airlines where flying internationally out of Ontario. CA but that is no longer the thruth.

Back in 1994 my aunt took a flight on Alaska Airlines
out of Ontario to a destination in Mexico and I remember that the MD-80 was almost completely empty. There was also a Mexicana A320 that night and I noticed that it too was completly empty.

So, lets see if Air Canada will hang around for a while...
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