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Westjet Montreal Announcement Feb. 13

Fri Feb 10, 2017 8:58 pm

https://www.canadianinsider.com/media-advisory---westjet-announcement-in-montreal
What could this be about? CSeries order? Montreal hub?
 
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Re: Westjet Montreal Announcement Feb. 13

Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:03 pm

I would go for a major expansion in its Eastern network. Westjet's eastern network has always been relatively weak. Regarding the CSeries jet, they have continually expressed no interest in it, (but so did Air Canada before it ordered it). The CSeries would be a logical replacement for its 737-600's and 737-700's.
 
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Re: Westjet Montreal Announcement Feb. 13

Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:08 pm

On the one hand, "is committing to serve its eastern guests more than ever before," would suggest new routes. On the other hand, that seems like a fairly small thing for the Minister of Transport to be attending.

If it is new routings, my bet would be YUL routes to Europe... Either LGW or CDG/ORY. I would think they'd get killed to Paris, though, given the fierce competition on that route...
 
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Re: Westjet Montreal Announcement Feb. 13

Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:19 pm

I would think it may be a mixture of things. First a C Series order, with the announcement of a Focus City there and new routes, some domestic, some international. I'm tempted to state they may make a long haul widebody order announcement, but that doesn't fit with the circumstances.
 
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Re: Westjet Montreal Announcement Feb. 13

Fri Feb 10, 2017 11:01 pm

I see the event is at a hotel, not Mirabel YMX where BBD makes the CSeries. And Transport Minister Marc Garneau's home riding is in Montreal, so I would lean toward new routes, a hub/focus city, etc.

However, I would be pleasantly surprised if they did order the CSeries!
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Re: Westjet Montreal Announcement Feb. 13

Sat Feb 11, 2017 9:15 pm

I would think their next jet order would be wide-bodied jets- 787, 330 or 350
 
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Re: Westjet Montreal Announcement Feb. 13

Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:25 pm

My guess would be a flight attendance base, perhaps along with some routes.

The Minister of Transport is no longer attending as he is with the PM in DC today. That affects federally who is available to attend this event. Here is the revised list from the media advisory. The provincial attendance suggests perhaps a building would be involved. Maintenance base?

Who: WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial Bob Cummings
François- Philippe Champagne , Honourable Federal Minister of International Trade
Martin Coiteux , Provincial Minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy
Harout Chitilian , Vice-President of the executive committee of the City of Montreal , responsible for information technology, smart city, administrative reform and youth
 
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Re: Westjet Montreal Announcement Feb. 13

Mon Feb 13, 2017 12:39 pm

.. already a long thread on this subject is underway

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1355319

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