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Canada 3000 Major Expansion!

Thu Apr 12, 2001 5:38 am

CANADA 3000 unveils nationwide domestic flight schedule

Expanded scheduled service provides Canadians with a true national
New daily flights to Los Angeles and New York

TORONTO, April 11 /CNW/ - CANADA 3000 today unveiled its dramatically
expanded national scheduled service that completes its integration of Royal
Airlines and CanJet schedules. Highlights of the new schedule include:

- Air service linking 69 Canadian city pairs, offering travellers in
Canada more flights between more cities with more frequency
- CANADA 3000 now serves 21 Canadian cities
- Twice-daily scheduled service (Monday to Friday) to New York (Newark)
from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto
- Daily service (Monday to Friday) to Los Angeles from Vancouver,
Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax
- Economy airfares at 60-85% less than Air Canada
- Improved flight times and frequencies for business travellers
(e.g. 11 flights daily between Toronto and Montreal) with no advance
booking requirements, no minimum stay and no Saturday stay
- Effective June 1, introduction of "Club C3", a Big Seat premium
service for business travellers

"We are proud to offer a 'made in Canada' solution, providing convenient,
value-driven, competitive domestic air travel," said Angus Kinnear, President,
CANADA 3000. "With the unveiling today of our new integrated flight schedule,
the vast majority of Canadians, wherever they live and wherever they wish to
travel in Canada, will now have access to a fully national, affordable
airline. CANADA 3000 is the true national alternative."
Beginning May 1st, Canadians in 21 cities linking 69 city pairs will now
have access to scheduled CANADA 3000 flights. In addition, CANADA 3000 will
offer daily scheduled service (Monday to Friday) to New York (Newark) from
Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Toronto, and daily service (Monday
to Friday) to Los Angeles from Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, Ottawa,
Montreal and Halifax. This will complement CANADA 3000's existing, affordable
global network with service to over 100 cities in Canada, the United States
and around the world.
"CANADA 3000 is taking a major step to meet the air travel needs of
Canadians in every part of the country at dramatically reduced prices," said
Michel Leblanc, Vice Chairman and Managing Director, Canadian Scheduled
Services, CANADA 3000. "Regular one- way fares are 60-85% less than Air
Canada. Some examples include Montreal-Halifax $89, Calgary-Winnipeg $96 and
Toronto-Vancouver $199."
This integrated schedule, which brings together the extensive networks of
CANADA 3000, Royal Airlines and CanJet, provides the only alternative for the
business traveller by offering excellent value, frequency and a premium
service. Beginning in June, CANADA 3000 will offer "Club C3", a Big Seat
premium service for business travellers that includes wider seats, express
check-in, upgraded meal service and full complimentary in-flight service.
"Club C3 is a true alternative for the business traveller," said Mr.
Leblanc. "It will provide maximum comfort and convenience at half the cost of
Air Canada's business class product. For example: Toronto-Calgary $753,
Montreal-Halifax $349, and Ottawa-Vancouver $939."
Business travellers in particular will benefit from convenient flight
times and greatly improved frequencies to major cities. The Toronto schedule,
for example, will include 11 daily return flights to Montreal, seven to
Ottawa, five to Calgary, four to Vancouver and three to Winnipeg.
All passengers flying on domestic scheduled flights will be able to earn
Aeroplan points and enjoy the benefits of 20 interline agreements. Also, those
traveling through CANADA 3000's hub location at Toronto's Lester B. Pearson
International Airport will enjoy the modern conveniences of a single Terminal
CANADA 3000 is Canada's second largest scheduled airline, serving over
100 destinations worldwide, with a global route structure extending from
Sydney, Australia to Vienna, Austria. The airline will also begin flying to
India this October. The new CANADA 3000 employs 4,400 staff and last year
combined carried over 5 million passengers on its affordable global air
networks. Reservations for CANADA 3000 can be made by calling 1-888-3000-669
or on-line at

Canadian City Pairs Served by CANADA 3000

Calgary - Whitehorse Montreal - Saskatoon Toronto - Moncton
Montreal - Edmonton Toronto - Montreal
Halifax - St. John's Montreal - Calgary Toronto - Ottawa
Halifax - Montreal Montreal - Vancouver Toronto - Thunder Bay
Halifax - Ottawa Montreal - Victoria Toronto - Winnipeg
Halifax - Thunder Bay Toronto - Edmonton
Halifax - Winnipeg Ottawa - Sydney Toronto - Calgary
Halifax - Regina Ottawa - Thunder Bay Toronto - Vancouver
Halifax - Saskatoon Ottawa - Winnipeg Toronto - Victoria
Halifax - Edmonton Ottawa - Regina Toronto - Abbotsford
Halifax - Calgary Ottawa - Saskatoon Toronto - Regina
Halifax - Vancouver Ottawa - Edmonton Toronto - Saskatoon
Halifax - Victoria Ottawa - Calgary Toronto - Sydney
Ottawa - Vancouver Toronto - Deer Lake
Moncton - Montreal Ottawa - Victoria Toronto - Stephenville
Moncton - Ottawa Toronto - Gander
Moncton - Winnipeg St. John's - Montreal Toronto - Charlottetown
Moncton - Edmonton St. John's - Ottawa
Moncton - Calgary St. John's - Th. Bay Winnipeg - Calgary
Moncton - Vancouver St. John's - Winnipeg Winnipeg - Vancouver
St. John's - Edmonton Winnipeg - Whitehorse
Montreal - Sydney St. John's - Calgary
Montreal - Ottawa St. John's - Vancouver Vancouver - Whitehorse
Montreal - Thunder Bay Vancouver - Edmonton
Montreal - Winnipeg Toronto - St. John's Vancouver - Calgary
Montreal - Regina Toronto - Halifax

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RE: Canada 3000 Major Expansion!

Thu Apr 12, 2001 5:58 am

Wow thats explosion of new routes. Can't wait to see the start up into the USA. Should be interesting now it looks like every canadian city is linked to each other.
Keep up the good work Canada 3000

RE: Canada 3000 Major Expansion!

Fri Apr 13, 2001 1:26 pm

Now if only they could think of expanding internationally such as to Seoul, Moscow, Hongkong, Beijing, Tokyo, etc. They will certainly be very competitive.

Keep it up Canada 3000!
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RE: Canada 3000 Major Expansion!

Fri Apr 13, 2001 2:02 pm

Goofy, C3 certainly is trying to expand overseas. Check out this article, from a while ago by local media. This could mean that C3 is just piling up on route rights, but at least there's a chance that C3 could fly to ICN. This would alleviate the 90%+ load factor on KE and less stellar load factor on AC during summer months.

Canada's #2 airline, 'Canada 3000' working on Toronto - Seoul flight. (Government aims for amendments by Oct.)

Toronto based Canada's #2 airline, Canada 3000 is working on starting a Toronto to Seoul flight. An aviation insider said on the February 21st that "Canada 3000 has been working on opening flights to Seoul for months and progress made thus far is significant". Spokesperson for Canada 3000 on interview with the paper on February 22nd said that "there is no official word on this matter. However, this does not mean that we have no such plans."
Another aviation insider said, "they could go code-share".
Korean embassy in Ottawa denied any knowledge of this possible service.
After swallowing Royal last month, Canada 3000 has been lobbying the government to make changes to the laws (restrictions) governing international route rights.
Amid Canada 3000 and other discount carriers pressures, Transportation Minister David Collenette, said earlier this month that, "Increased competition in international market will benefit consumers." and asked appropriate government authorities to make changes to allow this.
Under current regulations, those countries with less than 300,000 one-way travellers can only have one airline fly into that country. Don Kennedy, Canada 3000's CFO said, "this restriction should be lifted and should allow other carriers to compete." Last year, 56,000 Canadians visited Korea. Koreans visiting Canada numbered 105,000.
Ministry of Transportation is willing to give into these airlines' demands. Ministry of Transportation will make amendments to appropriate laws by spring and will have them go into effect by late October.
Canada 3000 started in 1988. B757-200ER, A330-200 and other planes totalling 17 jets. With recent acquisition of Royal and its 17 jets, it serves 94 destinations world-wide.

RE: Canada 3000 Major Expansion!

Fri Apr 13, 2001 3:12 pm

Why is every airline except for AC ommiting Kamloops BC? I find it ridiculeous that one of the largest cities in western canda is only served by a handfull of dash8's and those retarded beech 1900's. Oh well.

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RE: Canada 3000 Major Expansion!

Fri Apr 13, 2001 7:13 pm

Any new regulary longhaul flights? I know that they're doing charter flights to Germany once a week.
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RE: Canada 3000 Major Expansion!

Fri Apr 13, 2001 11:16 pm

I don;t understand why they would want to go long haul to places that Air Canada already serves....for exampe KIX is served by Korean 777/744 and Air Canada's 767/340. Is there still room for C3AL there? I do agree with some of the other destinations like India, which is not served at all from Canada. Or a few of the Eastern European capitals. I think C3AL should go after the untouched markets, establish it self, and then AC would be the one who would have to make a name for themselves on that route, not C3AL.
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
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Hey FP_v2

Sat Apr 14, 2001 6:06 am

You're right, FP_v2, the service to Kamloops is laughable. But I don't think its being ignored for any reasons other than business sense.

Kamloops is not one of Western Canada's largest centres, it is a blue-collar town that holds little appeal to anyone, for business or pleasure. And what demand exists for air service into the BC interior is already being funelled through YLW.

I do beleive Westjet service to Kamloops is long overdue but as for C3 entering that market, I think thats highly unlikely.

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