I know in British Columbia seaplane operators only charge your card on the day of travel rather than the day of purchase. They also charge a premium for that service. No such thing as "just a seat" on Harbour Air or Sea Air... ..And a lot of their off-peak revenues are come from the fact ...Jump to post
158 seat 737-400’s operating as an LCC/ULCC in Canada.
There is no possible scenario, at any fuel price, that makes this a viable business plan.
Even Flair figured that out.
We’ve seen this movie before and we all know how it ends.
Not news to anyone familiar with Max operations.Jump to post
WN is not a LCC Their CASM is lower than AA/DL/UA/B6/HA, at least as of 2018 which are the latest numbers I could find quickly. While they are higher than the ULCC (NK/F9/G4) they are nowhere near the big 3. Southwest is nearly a penny higher than JetBlue (more if you don't count fuel), and way hig...Jump to post
Wardair rarely made money operating the airline.
They made a ton of money trading iron though.
Eventually, there was nothing more to trade.
Max then schooled Rhys Eyton, selling him a near bankrupt airline and walking away like a bandit.
WestJet implemented this policy 3 weeks ago.
134 seat B737-700’s are capped at 81 seats.
The market will return, with blowout travel-stimulating fares. Business travel will take a while longer to resume.
Once again, low unit costs will be king.
It’s great to be back at work, but to do what?
Transcon loads these days could be comfortably operated on Q400’s.
$40m is a rounding error at AC. The company did $18b in revenue in 2019. On the other hand, $40m to TS gives them a get out of jail free card for maybe a quarter as the market slowly spools back to whatever is the new normal is down the road. AC may have already experienced the nightmare of a forced...Jump to post
Having read the report, and noting that very little in it comes as a surprise, only an extreme optimist could conclude that this merger transaction will be permitted without some very significant, to the point of painful, undertakings. Said undertakings, added to a very ugly outlook for AC and it’s ...Jump to post
Anyone who thinks this isn’t the fate of every airline operating in the world is whistling past the grave yard. There isn’t a private sector airline out there that, from a practical perspective, has the cash reserves to withstand anything more than about 6 weeks of this without draconian cuts. No ai...Jump to post
Is it not enough that longhauler takes the time to share this info with everyone. BTW, longhauler, a lot of us on here appreciate it. Just to clarify, I have nothing against Longhauler. I find his posts very informative about many aspects, namely the operations side. Like you I appreciate all of hi...Jump to post
If keeping a limited sched operating at the lowest possible cost is the name of the game, as it is at every airline on the planet these days, then surely substituting Rouge’s simple operation, with somewhat juniority wages in the back end, more efficient contracts for the front end crew and the adva...Jump to post
Flair’s in a classic Catch 22. They haven’t shutdown, (yet), because they know that if they do, they’re pretty much assured they’ll be done. Unlike WestJet in 1996, they’ll be no public outcry if they shutdown. No one really cares. If they keep going, they drain their already minimal cash to nothing...Jump to post
A smart move by Porter. They’ll be back. I expect WS to cut domestic route capacity by at least 80% within the next few days, effective within a week. Who knows what AC is up to. Last I checked, they hadn’t even acknowledge any Covid carriers on their flights, even though they have at least 50% dome...Jump to post
Sherry Brydson’s 737-500
In executive configuration has tremendous range.
Very low cycle.
I believe Viking Air still manages that aircraft.
I could definitely see the Calgary to Castlegar route being the next to fall. I'm sure WS would be quick jump in if that happens. WestJet isn’t allowed into YCG without amendments to the participation act between AC and the Federal Govt. With more pressing issues I doubt there’s even time to consid...Jump to post
This is going to impact ALL carriers, everywhere. AC has massive international exposure and had daily expenses of $48m in 2019. At this time of year, as summer long haul travel is planned, they’d be expecting to bring in about $50-$53m a day in new bookings. I doubt they did 25% of that over the pas...Jump to post
No business would move revenue generating assets (newer 737-800’s), from the profitable side of the business (WS), to an allegedly unprofitable side of the business (Swoop). That is even more the case when the profitable side of the business can’t replace those assets with new airframes, (Max). Tryi...Jump to post
Good luck trying to prove anything. Egg head Harvard economists can’t even agree on how to calculate variable / incremental costs. Your head would spin if you sat in on the Tribunal Hearings when they dive deep into this stuff. It is incredibly complex and there is merit to all the arguments, no mat...Jump to post
If fares are similar, there wouldn't be a snowball's chance of Flair being profitable operating to YYZ vs YHM. Costs and congestion resulting in lack of utilization guarantee that. At YHM, it's not unusual for the takeoff to be delayed because the inflight crews haven't finished their safety demos, ...Jump to post
I wonder what the cycle costs are like operating 787’s on 65 minute sectors.Jump to post
One forgets there’s another rather large and aggressive Montreal headquartered outfit that operates 100% of those routes.
Flair’s route planning dartboard is getting a good workout.
They still manage to steadfastly avoid the one strategy that might actually allow for a modicum of success.
Jetlines will never make it. They do not even have any money to start operations. And even they, or Enerjet (another planned startup) start operations, are going to compete in already thin secondary markets with Swoop and Flair as competitors? And if Jetlines was going to operate out of YHU, watch ...Jump to post
I wouldn't wager that Flair will be around in June to operate any of these new services. Trying to operate as a ULCC out of YVR and YYZ is absurd, and even more so when operating the route with no frequency, resulting in it appealing to only the lowest of the low yield market. In the next few weeks:...Jump to post
SYR has no service https://syrairport.org/airport-guide/destinations/ ROC has no service https://www2.monroecounty.gov/airport-airlines.php ALB has no service http://albanyairport.com/flights/airlines How many more do you need ? The ones that actually have the demand to fill up the 19 seats of a B1...Jump to post
First of all, Jetlines is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! It's metabolic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket. It's shuffled off it's mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined ...Jump to post
WJ will go after him in a civil case and win. WJ has to set precedent that this sort of behavior results in very serious criminal and civil, (in the pocketbook), consequences. WJ us now privately held. They aren't concerned with a share price. Onex didn't get where they are today by being jerked aro...Jump to post
AC has a 3 month unlimited, network wide, (or even Canada-wide), flight pass that includes a checked bag for under $700?
How long do you think they'd stay in business with that sort of deal?
First of all, Jetlines is no more! It has ceased to be! It's expired and gone to meet 'is maker! It's a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! It's metabolic processes are now history! It's off the twig! It's kicked the bucket. It's shuffled off it's mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined t...Jump to post
Check out WS’s stage length adjusted casm compared to their main domestic competitor. LCC has always referred to the unit cost of operations. Don’t confuse that with the prices charged. It’s a commodity business. Prices will be instantly matched and within a very short period time, memories quickly ...Jump to post
Propping up failing airlines is a fools game. Let it fail. The economically viable operations / routes will quickly be filled by existing and new operators not saddled with the baggage of a failed operator and and untenable strategy. A year from now, very close to the equivalent number of people tha...Jump to post
marcogr12 wrote:Is it doable on a 737NG without payload restrictions, esp. Westbound?
No one is going to convince WS that doing anything but LGA-YYZ with those 8 slots would make any sense whatsoever. Remember, you can count the quarters WS has lost money since their launch in 1Q 1996 on one hand. Even DL can't make that claim. In a related story, WS plans on suggesting that Delta pu...Jump to post
Money is not an issue. Prior to be taken private, WS was sitting on c$1.5b in cash. Selling the slots for c$30m+ doesn't engage the mechanism that moves the dial that moves the dial. The thought that Delta will somehow control / dictate the usage of WS's slots, and cause them to be used on anything ...Jump to post
The 8 slots In question are owned and controlled by WS, and will continue to be owned and controlled by WS, regardless of the JV. WS purchased them on the open market in an auction in which every single one of the whining complainants were completely free to have bid higher, but chose not to. The sl...Jump to post
Let's put this another way. Imagine a US major network carrier being told it could no longer operate LAX-SFO, leaving the market in the hands of just one other airline that already had ATI, a 60% share of the market from and 100% share of all domestic "beyond markets" from SFO. It wouldn't...Jump to post
I realize WS fanboys are easily triggered when someone actually prefers AC over their favourite airline. However, you should be listening to people like me rather than calling me a troll. Why does WS continuously fail to attract lucrative business travellers in the Toronto/Montreal/Vancouver market...Jump to post
Historically, sched airlines that ran with completion factors under 95% over the previous 12 month period have a 90% likelihood of failure in the following 12 months of operations.Jump to post
There is nothing stopping B6 from announcing routes from Boston to Canada this afternoon. Same with FLL to Canada. Nada. Giddy up. Fill yer boots. The issue is that B6 is whining about WS having 8 LGA slots which are 100% used to operate to YYZ, and have been for about 7 years, perhaps longer. WS b...Jump to post