News Listings for Jetsgo

  • Carriers tackle Canadian duopoly

    News | 25 Jul 2007 23:00 | David Knibb

    A group of secondary Canadian carriers, led by regional start-up Porter Airlines and leisure carrier Air Transat, is refusing to accept that the Air Canada-WestJet...
  • WestJet takes on Air Canada

    News | 20 May 2007 23:00

    <P>WestJet is invading traditional Air Canada territory with the aim of lifting its domestic market share from 35% to 37% this year and reaching 45% by 2010. </P> <P>With CanJet, Harmony Airlines, and Jetsgo gone from scheduled service, Air Canada and WestJet are now in a face-off over domestic market share. WestJet launched its recent attack with deeply discounted fares in the busy Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal triangle, where Air Canada has traditionally dominated.</P> <P><IMG style="PADDING-RIGHT: 10px; FLOAT: left; PADDING-BOTTOM: 10px; OVERFLOW: auto; WIDTH: 167px; HEIGHT: 251px" alt="" src="../assets/getAsset.aspx?ItemID=17794" border=0></P> <P>The Calgary-based carrier has also set its sights on Quebec City, a bastion for Air Canada and its regional unit Jazz. Sean Durfy, WestJet's president, says it will launch flights into Quebec's French-speaking capital as soon as it can hire 70 more bilingual cabin crew.</P> <P>With seven new jets due this year, WestJet is expanding into other e
  • Network neighbours

    News | 23 Oct 2006 23:00 | Mark Pilling

    Network 2007 has grown to become the premier route-planning event for the Americas. In this issue, Mark Pilling profiles co-host St Petersburg-Clearwater International airport, with Tampa International to be featured in the December issue
  • TAT meets demand for VIP Fokkers

    News | 19 Jun 2006 23:00

    <P>Russian business aviation holding company Moscow Sky has appointed TAT Industries to convert three Fokker 100s into VIP configuration as demand for large-cabin business aircraft transport explodes within Russia.</P> <P>The privately owned aircraft, formerly operated by bankrupt Canadian carrier Jetsgo, will be equipped with three compartments housing first-class seating for up to 16 passengers and a 12-seat crew area at the rear. The aircraft will be available for charter at the end of the year. </P> <P>Dinard, France-based TAT and Moscow Sky say the Fokkers could be the first of several business aircraft to be completed and operated by the two companies. </P> <P>The three Fokker 100s will be operated under a management contract by Vienna, Austria-based Moscow Sky subsidiary International Jet Management. </P>
  • Service formula

    News | 21 Nov 2005 00:00

    As it approaches a decade of service, Canada’s WestJet is certainly not slowing down, but it is adapting its business model
  • Rivals jockey for Jetsgo’s share

    News | 21 Aug 2005 23:00

    <P>Canadian airlines are still adjusting to the demise of Jetsgo. At first they breathed a collective sigh of relief that the discount carrier, which had wreaked havoc on balance sheets everywhere, was gone. But now they are jockeying to fill the holes it left. Three weeks before its collapse in March, Jetsgo claimed just 8% of the domestic market, but the absence of those 844 weekly flights has left a vacuum.</P> <P>The initial winners from Jetsgo’s demise were WestJet in the west and Air Canada in the east, but that is changing. Halifax-based CanJet, which vaulted into the number three position when Jetsgo disappeared, has its own plans to grow. Fares stabilised at higher levels – as much as 42% higher on some routes – after Jetsgo’s collapse, but the growing rivalry among Air Canada, WestJet and CanJet means this stability may be short-lived.</P> <P>Air Canada and CanJet are both adding flights in the west. Air Canada and its regional affiliate, Jazz, have started taking delivery