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CanJet Press Conference?

Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:19 am

The airline announced a press conference for Wednesday in Halifax. Anyone with some inside information ? End of the line or something positive ?
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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:41 am

I dont know but they have sent an aircraft to YHM today.

Should be interesting though.
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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:33 pm

I was coming on here to post the same thing. My guess is it will be to announced a deal with a tour operator, but that's just a guess. With WestJet moving into more Transat territory, maybe CanJet is a more interesting partner for Transat....
 
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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:39 am

Last year CanJet had the majority of Transat's YOW business, with WS making up the balance. This year C6 has been ditched completely. WS has picked up part of the slack with First Air getting the balance.

Hopefully the announcement involves CanJet acquiring a second aircraft type, like 757s.
 
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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Wed Sep 27, 2006 1:10 am

Quoting YOW (Reply 3):
Hopefully the announcement involves CanJet acquiring a second aircraft type, like 757s.

Considering they are going charter-only, this seems like an unlikely possibility.
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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Wed Sep 27, 2006 9:02 pm

I dont know if this is it forsure but I read this morning in the hamilton spectator that its just that Canjet and sunquest are staying togerther as partners but it could change however.

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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Wed Sep 27, 2006 10:03 pm

Fly_yhz is right. The conference is to announce the renewal of the sunquest deal.
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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Wed Sep 27, 2006 11:35 pm

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/September2006/27/c2216.html

"CanJet launches new charter operation"
HALIFAX, Sept. 27 /CNW/ - Kenneth C. Rowe, Chairman & CEO, IMP Group
Limited, stated today that CanJet Airlines' efforts to secure charter business
have been very positive to date. Mr. Rowe confirmed that CanJet has concluded
agreements to provide charter flights this fall and winter from various
Canadian cities to sun destinations such as Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican
Republic, the Bahamas and Jamaica.
"I am delighted to make this announcement today," said Mr. Rowe, "and to
state that in addition to the approximately 70 CanJet employees that over
100 Pilots and Flight Attendants will be re-hired to active duty to operate
the initial six Boeing 737 aircraft which will be deployed for charter
flights." Mr. Rowe went on to say, "I anticipate our personnel numbers will
increase as we secure additional contracts and I believe it is worth noting
that CanJet's initial charter fleet is 50% larger than the original CanJet
fleet we operated on launch day on June 20, 2002."
Mr. Rowe stated that CanJet personnel will focus their energies on
securing charter flying opportunities but he did not rule out a return to
scheduled service. He said, "Moving forward, we may look at providing
scheduled services during peak times on city pairs which have profit potential
but I want to emphasize that our primary focus will be the charter business."

I don't get why they didn't keep their Florida flights, which were probably some of their best performing routes. These could have easily been converted to charters.
 
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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Thu Sep 28, 2006 1:15 am

Sounds like there's a chance their entire 10-strong 737 fleet might remain in service if they can drum up additional business for the remaining 4.
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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Thu Sep 28, 2006 9:05 am

Possible return to sched services eh? Was the closure a possible attempt to shut down the union?
 
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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Thu Sep 28, 2006 10:47 am

it is very interesting.
I would believe one of three scenarios.

1. They may announce flying for Transat to Florida.
2. They may announce their own flights to Florida.
3. They may have leased all the aircraft.
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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Thu Sep 28, 2006 11:20 am

Quoting BillReid (Reply 10):
it is very interesting.
I would believe one of three scenarios.

1. They may announce flying for Transat to Florida.
2. They may announce their own flights to Florida.
3. They may have leased all the aircraft.

Would you happen to have some inside info Mr. Reid?
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RE: CanJet Press Conference?

Thu Oct 12, 2006 2:11 am

They will operate on behalf of Transat and Sunquest from YUL, YQB, YYZ and YHZ. No word on what destinations they'll fly to from each city. Sounds like their fleet will be fully utilized.

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/a.../11/c6762.html

"CanJet charter agreements confirmed"
HALIFAX, Oct. 11 /CNW/ - CanJet Airlines is pleased to announce that
details of its charter agreements with Sunquest Vacations and Transat Tours
have been confirmed for the 2006/2007 season.
Julie Gossen, Executive Vice-President & Chief Operating Officer, CanJet
Airlines, stated "I am very pleased to announce that CanJet has finalized
agreement details with Sunquest Vacations of Toronto and Transat Tours Canada for the provision of charter flights to 10 popular sun spot destinations. We have developed a strong working relationship with Sunquest and Transat over the past few years and I am delighted that we are in a position to provide
aircraft uplift for their winter package programs."
Chris Kelly, Director, Finance & Strategic Planning, confirmed that
CanJet will operate charter flights from Halifax, Montreal, Quebec City and
Toronto to fun sun spots in Cuba, Mexico, the Dominican Republic, the Bahamas and Jamaica beginning in early November and continuing into the spring of 2007. He went on to say, "Between early November and the spring of next year, CanJet will operate over 1,000 flights to and from Mexico and the Caribbean with our fleet of 737-500 series aircraft which feature an average seat pitch of 32 inches. These agreements are a very important and pivotal first step in developing CanJet's charter business going forward."

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