"In order to achieve the right economics with the older fleet of Dash 8-100 and Dash 8-300 aircraft, the business will consist of two operating units. The first unit, which is Jazz, will transition to a mix of larger, newer aircraft comprised of Q400, CRJ 200 and CRJ705 aircraft. The creation of a second airline will address the requirement for improved economics of the older Dash 8-100/300 fleet. This unit will be similar to Air Canada's rouge as it will have its own work force."
I then looked through the actual CPA presentation PDF and it clearly states there that at some point there will be a branch off of the crj+q400 vs the dhc8-100
"The to-be-formed classic airline will shrink in size over time to accommodate the addition of Q400s, replacing older, less efficient Dash 8-100s that have a higher value in alternative uses"
Is this still taking place? What benefit is there doing this? If it is happening, then does anyone have a timeline of when they are doing this suposed split? Will it be different payscales....etc...