This is my own opinion on how C3 can be successful against Air Canada.
First of all, no one in Canada can compete with Air Canada on a 1 to 1 basis. There is definitely a market for C3 and they will be successful if they don’t try and out do AC, but C3 should just be a cost effective alternative. I don’t think C3 can offer all of the flights that Air Canada offers, I don’t think C3 can fly YYZ-JFK, or LGW, or Newark as often at as AC does. But…if they try and get a daily flight to the busiest of the three they will be providing the alternative a lot of passengers will want. If their business class is just a little more expensive than AC’s economy than you will see that section full.
The aircraft are fine for now. They have the aircraft they need to operate and let these aircraft’s make the money to lead way for an evaluation of the proper aircraft. The A310 from QN is a good fit in their fleet and the 732, ya old and all, but they will due for the time being. Last week was the best in a long time to spot at YYZ. But, to see the trail of black smoke come from the 732’s (both AC and Royal) in the clean sping air with a bright blue sky as the background, shows they are not a healthy aircraft. I don’t think that C3 needs the A319’s right now, but if they get them they can move some 732’s. I think that C3 will be able to evaluate which Airbus they need for certain routes. They may find that the A321 can be used or as someone said, the A318 may be coming. Slow and steady win’s the race, and I think someone else said that too.
C3 will be successful as the Safe and Efficient Alternative to Air Canada, that’s about it right now.
Thanks for listening to my opinion,