Grant, RootsAir does not have to look towards Canada 3000 for success. Nice suggestion, but have you ever flown on Skyservice? Our charter service is outstanding and our flights are always full. We are well respected in the charter industry and just because Skyservice decided to keep it's fleet smaller, please do not think that we don't know how to be successful. Skyservice has 3 divisions, a charter division, a medevac division and the Sporthawk.
We also have wonderful profit sharing cheques and bonuses at the end of each year. RootsAir will flourish under it's own umbrella. Yes, Canada 3000 has been successful, I used to fly with them when they were Air 2000 (still have my name badge). They started with 2 B-757's and have grown.
Lets remember how old they are, double the age of Skyservice. Their strategy is different than SSV and so are their meal portions (smaller). Notwithstanding this RootsAir is just fine the way we are. We have a solid group of partners and despite the announcement C-3 made last week re American Airlines.... they are paying AA a percentage of each ticket sold to be able to utilize AA's flyer plan, something RootsAir does not have to do because we are already a part of a strong alliance of partners.
I wish Canada 3000 all the luck as they take on Air Canada. Competition is good, let's wait and see what happens, but remember Air Canada knocked Canadian out of the sky and they will not take lightly to Canada 3000 honing in on their frequency and routes.