Originally Posted by MonctonRad
St. John's would definitely work. Moncton used to have a CanJet flight to St. John's before the airline tanked. It was popular. I would like to see WestJet or Porter do it.
Quebec City could work. Again, the Acadian population would support it.
There are enough north shorers working out in Alberta that a direct run to Calgary or Edmonton might be feasable.
Boston would work better for Moncton than it would for SJ or Freddy. It's just far enough away that driving there is inconvenient.
I agree that Orlando(year round), Chicago and Paris would be long shots.
I'm not sure why they don't fly to St. John's if the pax are there. I could see Westjet doing YYZ-YQM-YYT-YQM-YYZ. Maybe a 737 is too much aircraft and the yeilds are not there. Aircraft routing is very complex. Having it parked somewhere doing nothing is not an option. Porter even have less of an option given aircraft availability. As for Jazz, they could do the same as Westjet with a smaller plane but again, yeilds must not be there. Citing an airline that went only charter (Canjet) is probably not the best business case.
Quebec City, have no idea what the numbers are. I do know one guy who flies out of there twice a year on business to here through Montreal.
Flying out west, well, its a long stage length. Your better off as an airline going through a hub. You can offer more frequencies, get better yields and utilize your aircraft and crews more efficiently. Plus my own personal opinion, being stuck in a metal tube for five or six hours in a smaller type aircraft blows.
I'm not sure if Boston is a hub for any of the major US airlines. I know Delta use to have a mini hub there. If business traffic demanded a Oneworld or Skyteam member flying into New Brunswick, then I could see a flight. Would probably make more sence out of JFK though.