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Post by jet a1 » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:01 pm

WestJet's new service to Yellowknife is a gem
Airline introduces non-stop service from Edmonton to Yellowknife

CALGARY, Dec. 17 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced it will offer seasonal
non-stop service between Edmonton and Yellowknife daily starting May 4, 2009.
As part of its enhanced summer schedule, the airline will also expand seasonal
non-stop service between Edmonton and Kelowna to four times daily and between
Edmonton and Los Angeles daily.
"In addition to being the diamond capital of North America, Yellowknife
attracts ecotourists from around the globe," said Bob Cummings, WestJet
Executive Vice-President of Guest Experience and Marketing. "Our seasonal
non-stop service to Yellowknife from Edmonton will make it possible for more
people to enjoy this spectacular gateway to the North.
"With the addition of Yellowknife, WestJet will be able to offer our
great guest experience to an entirely new region of the country," he added.
"The 55 destinations in our network demonstrate that we are moving closer to
our goal of achieving market share of between 45 and 50 per cent in Canada by
2013. By continuing to strategically adjust our schedule to meet Canadians'
needs and staying true to our award-winning culture, we look forward to
sharing our great guest experience with more travellers than ever before."
As noted above WestJet's summer schedule also includes expanded seasonal
service to Kelowna. Service from Edmonton to Los Angeles will increase to
daily service as WestJet continues to expand service from Edmonton to the
United States and internationally.
Following are the schedule details of WestJet's new seasonal non-stop
service between Edmonton and Yellowknife, starting May 4, 2009.

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Edmonton - Yellowknife (daily)
Introductory fares starting at $149 (taxes and surcharges extra)
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Flight Departure Arrival
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From Edmonton - WS422 11 a.m. 12:47 p.m.
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From Yellowknife - WS635 1:20 p.m. 3:02 p.m.
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This announcement is part of WestJet's enhanced summer schedule, which
also includes the addition of three other new destinations: Sydney, N.S., San
Diego and San Francisco, as well as increased frequency in its existing
network. More detailed information about WestJet's enhanced summer schedule
and low introductory fares is available at westjet.com. Seats are available
for sale immediately and can be booked online at westjet.com or through travel
agents.

About WestJet

WestJet is Canada's leading high-value low-cost airline offering
scheduled service throughout its 55-city North American and Caribbean network.
Named one of Canada's most admired corporate cultures in 2005, 2006, 2007 and
2008, WestJet pioneered low-cost flying in Canada. WestJet offers increased
legroom, leather seats and live seatback television provided by Bell TV on its
modern fleet of 76 Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft. With future confirmed
deliveries for an additional 45 aircraft, bringing its fleet to 121 by 2013,
WestJet strives to be the number one choice for travellers.





For further information: Media Contacts: Gillian Bentley, Media
Relations, telephone: 1-888-WJ 4 NEWS (1-888-954-6397), e-mail:
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Post by Just another canuck » Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:04 pm

I'm sure First Air and Canadian North are thrilled about this.
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Post by YOWTXR » Wed Dec 17, 2008 4:42 pm

HMMMMMMM....This is a little too convinient. WJ pulling on up in YZF, and now rumours circulating of Canadian North's economic woes. Coincidence??

I think we're all open to speculation on this one.

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Post by Tuk U » Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:56 pm

To Quote YOWTXR

HMMMMMMM....This is a little too convinient. WJ pulling on up in YZF, and now rumours circulating of Canadian North's economic woes. Coincidence??

Oh yeah big conspiracy happening, and just to show them how seriously coincidental this is Cdn north responds by offering seats YZF-YEG $100.00 per seat one way same dates!!! And they wonder why they are in such bad shape, DUH, time now WAY past time they did some house cleaning before it's to late, I say sic JC on them to clean it up, he always has the answers, he's a kind of aviation GURU I think.
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Post by loopy » Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:01 pm

I hear Jazz is pulling out of YZF. I think WJ is just filling the void. Nobody goes north of there excepy CN and FA.
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West Jet in Yellowknife???

Post by MaximumAmazing » Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:04 pm

I know Yellowknife is a nice place but I don't see the need for 4 major players up here. While the 4 airlines are busy cutting each others throats I'm going to fly home cheap!!!!!
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Post by FICU » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:15 am

5Ts's woes are due to the price of oil.
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Post by HuD 91gt » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:38 am

FICU wrote:5Ts's woes are due to the price of oil.
And the fact that it hit a 4 year low yesterday at under $40 a barrel? :p
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Post by MUSKEG » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:45 am

Right and that shows up instantly in fuel prices doesn't it.
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Post by FICU » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:02 am

HuD 91gt wrote:
FICU wrote:5Ts's woes are due to the price of oil.
And the fact that it hit a 4 year low yesterday at under $40 a barrel? :p
The fact that 5T has been ramping up all year to crew for increased oil sands work that was expected to happen in 2009 but has now been put on hold due to the low cost of oil and the economic downturn.
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Post by Galaxy » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:17 am

.......and Enerjet!
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Post by FICU » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:26 am

Galaxy wrote:.......and Enerjet!
What does Enerjet have to due with 5T's contracted client?

On that note I heard EJ's -700 had cold weather issues in Firebag yesterday which grounded it for awhile.
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Post by Galaxy » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:46 am

Well......you (FICU) said 5T ramped up crews and aircraft for all the oil sands work in 2009. Now that Enerjet has entered the market and has already secured one major oil company contract, it means less flying for 5T.

I THINK that along with added competition on their scheduled routes now has created the WOES we are seeing at 5T.

Canadian North is one of the best airlines I have flown on. I only wish them the best in the future.
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Post by FICU » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:07 pm

Galaxy wrote:Well......you (FICU) said 5T ramped up crews and aircraft for all the oil sands work in 2009. Now that Enerjet has entered the market and has already secured one major oil company contract, it means less flying for 5T.

I THINK that along with added competition on their scheduled routes now has created the WOES we are seeing at 5T.

Canadian North is one of the best airlines I have flown on. I only wish them the best in the future.
5T's ramped up crewing was for it's contracted client not... anything Enerjet has secured.

From what I have heard 5T has had a VERY good 2008. It's 2009 that is the concern as I'm sure it is for all airlines including Enerjet because their flying might be cut as well.
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Post by Troubleshot » Thu Dec 18, 2008 12:47 pm

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On that note I heard EJ's -700 had cold weather issues in Firebag yesterday which grounded it for awhile.[/quote]

Awhile..really...it was on the ground for an extra 10 mins, still left before sched. and the issue had nothing to with temperature.
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Post by whiteguy » Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:35 pm

Galaxy wrote:Well......you (FICU) said 5T ramped up crews and aircraft for all the oil sands work in 2009. Now that Enerjet has entered the market and has already secured one major oil company contract, it means less flying for 5T.

I THINK that along with added competition on their scheduled routes now has created the WOES we are seeing at 5T.

Canadian North is one of the best airlines I have flown on. I only wish them the best in the future.
The work that Enerjet picked up was flying that was being done by Suncors RJs out east. They don't really have the legs for transcon flying! Again nothing to do with what 5T does.
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Post by HuD 91gt » Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:32 pm

MUSKEG wrote:Right and that shows up instantly in fuel prices doesn't it.
Not right away, but i'm paying almost half of what I was 4 months ago. I don't think it is fuel prices, it's lack of work.
But I guess in a sense your correct. It is due to the price of oil, not for the fact that they can't afford it. But because the lack of work because no one can afford to produce it.
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Re: westjet to yzf

Post by YOWTXR » Thu Dec 18, 2008 7:21 pm

Tuk U wrote:To Quote YOWTXR

HMMMMMMM....This is a little too convinient. WJ pulling on up in YZF, and now rumours circulating of Canadian North's economic woes. Coincidence??

Oh yeah big conspiracy happening, and just to show them how seriously coincidental this is Cdn north responds by offering seats YZF-YEG $100.00 per seat one way same dates!!! And they wonder why they are in such bad shape, DUH, time now WAY past time they did some house cleaning before it's to late, I say sic JC on them to clean it up, he always has the answers, he's a kind of aviation GURU I think.
Im definately not saying there is any conspiracy going on here. The series of events which has arisen is simply coincidental. We know there is only one airline that can operate successfully in the North, due to its development up there in the past.

Lol, I can see who bleeds teal in this discussion.
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Post by Tuk U » Thu Dec 18, 2008 8:46 pm

Oh we know do we?, doesn't appear that you know much YOWsa, you're not even making any sense
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Post by pelmet » Thu Dec 18, 2008 10:05 pm

While I don't have any specifics, it just seems that 5T underbid anything and everything in the north to get where they are now in size. Matching 7F in almost everything they can. Expanding like crazy. Maybe it is all profitable, but maybe not.
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Post by just curious » Thu Dec 18, 2008 11:11 pm

A decade from now, I can see Buffalo Joe rumbling across the terminal floor shaking his green-painted walker at the crowds, and yelling "Stupid bastards! I told you turbines were just a fad!" At least then all the airline pilots in the Arctic'll be able to wear leather jackets to work.
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Post by pelmet » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:49 am

Buffalo has quite the collection of turbine aircraft now. And I believe some 7F pilots and 5T pilots have leather jackets.
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Post by Hoov » Sun Dec 21, 2008 11:13 am

pelmet wrote:Buffalo has quite the collection of turbine aircraft now. And I believe some 7F pilots and 5T pilots have leather jackets.
Do they have more than the 2 lockheed's? If not I wouldnt call that much of a collection.
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Post by pelmet » Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:11 pm

King Air's I believe. But that could have changed.
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Post by Four1oh » Mon Dec 22, 2008 2:11 pm

YOWTXR wrote:HMMMMMMM....This is a little too convinient. WJ pulling on up in YZF, and now rumours circulating of Canadian North's economic woes. Coincidence??

I think we're all open to speculation on this one.

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I'm open to your speculation on this one, since you failed to expand on wtf you actually mean by the above statement. What's your conspiracy? Westjet is able to destroy a competitor merely by announcing a new destination? Westjet doesn't even need to fly there to compete?!!! WOW! LOL! :roll: :lol: Am I the only one who thinks this is the funniest post in a long time? :lol:
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