LGW
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Who Or What Is Roots Air?

Thu Mar 29, 2001 7:21 am

All this talk of 'Roots Air' what are they? Where will they be based? What equipment have they or will they have? Anyone got any photos?

LGW
 
Mr Spaceman
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RE: Who Or What Is Roots Air?

Thu Mar 29, 2001 7:49 am

Hi there. From what I remember seeing on the news, up here in Toronto, they are a "brand new" airline that had their first flight on March 26, 2001. They are an all "Canadian" operation. Aparently, "ROOTS" [the Canadian clothing company], wanted to get into the Airline Industry, and did so with a business partner called "SkyService" [another airline]. On the news, they showed the first flight taxiing to the RWY. The aircraft was an Airbus [I believe an A320-200], with the name "ROOTS" in Large letters behind the cockpit.

They plan on catering to "High End" customers, with extra legroom, better service and so on. I think they are only flying in Canada so far.

I hope that helps

Chris

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RE: Who Or What Is Roots Air?

Thu Mar 29, 2001 8:10 am

Hey... "Spaceman" is correct. SkyService is a charter company that has been operating for several years. Several months ago Roots got involved with them, I believe to take advantage of the perceived available market for a high end "business class" type service between major markets in Canada. I read SkyService has a 80% stake and Roots is assuming the other 20%.
They are using the A320..... and I must say the livery is quite bland. Perhaps a marketing decision due to the nature of business they are looking for. (I've only seen a B/W photo)

Can anyone tell me if SkyService is part of another corporation, I thought I had read or heard that, some time ago.

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Noise
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RE: Who Or What Is Roots Air?

Thu Mar 29, 2001 9:00 am

Roots Air is also using the Airbus A330 and 727(until more A320s come in).

They are based in Toronto and fly to Canada's biggest cities.

here is their website http://www.rootsair.com
 
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RE: Who Or What Is Roots Air?

Thu Mar 29, 2001 10:57 am

Thats got to be the funniest username I've seen since Seamen Staines  Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: Who Or What Is Roots Air?

Thu Mar 29, 2001 11:08 am

Funny because of the meaning of his username or the fact he spelled "toulouse" wrong?
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CP744

Thu Mar 29, 2001 11:08 am

Ya SkyService is owned by "SportHawk" I think? Its a company that shuffles around sports teams. Please correct me if I am wrong, but I know there is this other company, I will check it out for you.

Grant
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RE: CP744

Thu Mar 29, 2001 11:17 am

Gmonney, you got it right except backwards. Sport Hawk is owned by Skyservice.

I thought both the misspelling and the meaning was funny...I have a feeling that username won't be around much longer  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

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