|Quoting haggisman (Reply 49):|
I'd love to see Westjet get some Q400s and go head to head with Air Canada on the YVR-YCD route. Air Canada have had it to themselves for years and as a result prices have doubled in the last three years - $142 for a 7 minute flight.
That would fill in Westjets Vancouver Island service nicely. They already fly Comox to Calgary and Victoria to Calgary. Feeding their YVR base with traffic from the island would be a good move in my opinion.
If it is Q400's that WS is after then the route possibilities become very interesting to Vancouver Island. Seeing as WS already dominates at YQQ, would the offer a regional service to YVR out of YCD or YBL? Or go head to head at YCD and seasonal out of YBL to compete on the fishing market? Would they expand their offerings out of YYJ to start competing with horizon on SEA?
From what I've heard, WS has some very very deep pockets at the moment and are ready to wage war. Should be another interesting chapter in Canadian aviation if they do decide to go head to head with AC on the regional markets.