Originally Posted by Bigtime
Wonder what the reason is for this dramatic reduction?
AC getting ready to announce a whole bunch of YYC-Hawaii when they start up their international LCC?
Last winter AC had 3 to 4 charter config 763, this year the company only has 2 aircraft.
The AC HNL/OGG service feeds from AC Vacations wing, much like WS Hawaii operation feeds from WS Vacations. Reduction in HNL from both AC and WS signals a possibility the hotels are turning to other sources for package deals. On the domestic front all the major airlines are expanding into Hawaii. Plus tje Japanese traffic is picking up from DL, ANA, UA, and JAL. Similar thing could be happening in OGG for AC Vacations.
The AC LCC operation will become a WS killer. The 319s will be heavy into Florida, LAS, and Mexico. The 763s will cover flying from YYZ to Carribean, Mexico, and Florida. Wondering aloud what a charter config 763 on YYC-LAS would do to WS. Also the 763 operation will run to places where WS could legitimately set up their own flights. So look for AC LCC to become the second flight to either LHR or LGW.