AC buying/bought AT

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AC buying/bought AT

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OK, so don;t start beakin off at me that I'm spreading rumours and yadda yadda yadda, I'm just saying what I'm hearing today and you guys and trolls can flame away all ya want, but rumours are that AC has bought AT and will make an annoucement tomorrow.

Have at'er kids !!
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I can't see how that would make any sense. Stranger things have happened.
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That's so crazy it is probably true :rolleyes:
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Doubt it
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hmm lets see;

A company just out of bankruptcy who currently has their triennial bankruptcy proceedings pre booked and forms stamped for 2016 is buying another company going through some difficult times. Additionally Air Canada is launching rouge their low cost carrier, and WestJet Encore about to begin flying against AC on other routes I conclude:

What you heard its completely true! This makes absolute sense in terms of Canadian Aviation.

Oh BTW I heard it was WJ that bought AT.
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I heard it was sky regional...
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No no no no no no no..

Jazz has cut it's dividend in half so it can save up and buy AC... which has bought AT.

Duhhh
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Makes sense.

170's are gone. 190's are next.

AT has 330's. AC has 330's. Perfect match.

Yuuuup. Got-r-done.

And nobody got hurt.

And all done in the wonderful country of Quebec.
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Strategically makes sense. Buy the tour operation cut the airline division loose because of its high cost structure. Rouge gets instant market share, eliminates their main competitor for the euro market and has one less headache for the winter. I'm sure the bean counters are looking at this option. Mergers and acquisition are the name of the game and we are all just pawns in the millionaires club game. Just look at the euro and american legacies. This is nothing new, been going on hard and fast in the post 9/11 era of aviation. I also find it ironic that they used a French word for the new brand, targeting the Transat loyal French Canadian travellers in PQ and looking to establish a new brand loyalty?
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I'm buying them both. I am going to become the Frank Lorenzo of Canadian aviation. :twisted:
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727driver wrote:Strategically makes sense. Buy the tour operation cut the airline division loose because of its high cost structure. Rouge gets instant market share, eliminates their main competitor for the euro market and has one less headache for the winter. I'm sure the bean counters are looking at this option. Mergers and acquisition are the name of the game and we are all just pawns in the millionaires club game. Just look at the euro and american legacies. This is nothing new, been going on hard and fast in the post 9/11 era of aviation. I also find it ironic that they used a French word for the new brand, targeting the Transat loyal French Canadian travellers in PQ and looking to establish a new brand loyalty?
TS has a higher cost structure than Rouge? :lol:
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Have you seen the pay scale at Rouge for fa's and pilots. Lots of of skippers are at year 10 pay at AT, not to mention senior fo's making +100k in Yul. Mostly all new right seat meat and year 2-3 skippers starting at little red.
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Perhaps this would be more interesting if the OP gave us an idea of where he heard it.

Also, I find it hard to imagine that any announcement would be made on a Saturday.
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This isn't much if a secret. There's been speculation in the press already.
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Merger [shudder]
With a Quebec company [oh god]
Wait we're a Quebec company [oh god why]
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Wonder what they will rename it?

Air Canada Bleu?
Air Canada Etoile?
or, perhaps keeping with their musical repetoire after Tango, Jazz, etc., and a name that sounds OK in both official languages, how about "Air Canada les Blues"?
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Was there an announcement?
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What would they be buying? A330's and A310's. Their routes have no value as AC can operate them if they wish. They risk opening the union can of worms.

I don't see the strategic value to AC. What am I missing, except for a cold beer in my hand?
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Established client base, extensive network of nationwide travel agencies, hotels, established travel products, marketing programs and infrastructure. Group Transat is not an airline, it is vertically inter grated tour operator. That's something you need to be in order to compete in the leisure market and what rouge will need to establish to be a player.
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