TC957
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Westjet Expansion Leave Air Transat Vulnerable?

Tue Sep 15, 2015 4:52 pm

With WS serving LGW with 4 flights a day, plus AC Rouge, next summer, I'm wondering how TS will react. Surely they will need to trim their LGW flight capacity.
However, I feel there is still plenty of growth to Canada from MAN & BHX and perhaps they can look at STN too.

Thoughts ?
 
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RE: Westjet Expansion Leave Air Transat Vulnerable?

Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:05 pm

Quoting TC957 (Thread starter):
I'm wondering how TS will react. Surely they will need to trim their LGW flight capacity.

Since most passengers are looking for the cheapest fares, TS may not be that much in danger. Also to reduce their CASM, they have decided to dedicate their A333 on routes to London and Paris and also to increase the number of seats in those.


Air Transat To Add More Seats On Its A330-300s (by SpaceshipDC10 Mar 16 2015 in Civil Aviation)
 
TC957
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RE: Westjet Expansion Leave Air Transat Vulnerable?

Tue Sep 15, 2015 5:25 pm

It's all very well adding more seats, but capacity LGW - Canada will more than double next summer.
 
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RE: Westjet Expansion Leave Air Transat Vulnerable?

Tue Sep 15, 2015 6:38 pm

Quoting TC957 (Reply 2):

It's all very well adding more seats, but capacity LGW - Canada will more than double next summer

Fares coming downnn
 
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RE: Westjet Expansion Leave Air Transat Vulnerable?

Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:14 pm

Quoting infiniti329 (Reply 3):
Fares coming downnn

Canada has been in this situation before and yes the fares go low....but somebody usually doesn't survive so this should be interesting. TS is a pretty strong, stable and established charter carrier so it could either be really bloody or with the fact that Rouge is going after some new markets that this could work but I do wonder if three in the bed is too much here?
 
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RE: Westjet Expansion Leave Air Transat Vulnerable?

Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:17 pm

Maybe WS will find it less interesting than anticipated, just my thought.
 
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RE: Westjet Expansion Leave Air Transat Vulnerable?

Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:28 pm

Quoting SpaceshipDC10 (Reply 5):
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TC957
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RE: Westjet Expansion Leave Air Transat Vulnerable?

Tue Sep 15, 2015 8:36 pm

So it looks like yealds will be trashed....just hope for all concerned fuel stays as low next summer then.
Still, gives us in the travel trade a great opportunity to encourage more people to visit Canada in 2016.
 
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RE: Westjet Expansion Leave Air Transat Vulnerable?

Wed Sep 16, 2015 10:33 am

Quoting TC957 (Reply 7):
So it looks like yealds will be trashed....just hope for all concerned fuel stays as low next summer then.
Still, gives us in the travel trade a great opportunity to encourage more people to visit Canada in 2016.

Plenty of non-rev opportunity. !
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RE: Westjet Expansion Leave Air Transat Vulnerable?

Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:19 pm

Transat A.T. have said they are on track for their third-best summer. It will be interesting how they evolve with that new competition. If I remember correctly, TS serves LGW year-round.


http://www.thestar.com/business/2015...n-track-for-third-best-summer.html
 
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RE: Westjet Expansion Leave Air Transat Vulnerable?

Wed Sep 16, 2015 2:30 pm

Quoting TC957 (Thread starter):
I feel there is still plenty of growth to Canada from MAN & BHX and perhaps they can look at STN too.

I agree. With such a strong focus on the Heathrow/Gatwick markets there's an opportunity to build elsewhere. I'd love more options for central or the north west but I have a bias given I travel there multiple times a year.

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