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12 minutes ago, caribb said:

It’s definitely the best case scenario for all parties including YUL. Westjet would have been the next best case. The HQ won’t move out of Montreal. Air Canada will have a fortress hub more capable of connecting passengers to more cities worldwide. They will acquire and integrate Air Transat’s best and most innovative  employees and add them to their talent pool. The hotels TS and AC own will likely be fuller as they will be in reach of more people. Fleets are similar and familiar.  Air Canada has been criticized for its lack of French usage but compared to all other suitors they are the best match to Air Transat on this front (imagine Westjet).. YUL won’t likely see a massive withdrawal of available seats although I’d expect some service cuts for TS (Paris, Brussels, Barcelona, Athens) as Air Canada Rouge or Air Canada mainline will take over with  a larger plane or an extra flight or two per week depending on the route. 

Next step, let’s see which players will oppose this merger and tries to stop it. Let’s see if Onex tries to somehow undercut the deal. When that’s over let’s see what the regulators decide. My gut says Air Canada wouldn’t have done this if they felt it couldn’t happen. 

L'article de Radio-Canada à ce sujet rapporte que AC va payé 40M$ si le deal n'est pas accepté par le bureau de la concurrence. J'imagine donc qu'ils ont validé avant.

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1170149/transaction-transport-aerien

AC a affiché une certaine irritation par YYZ, surtout depuis 2 ans. Le plan stratégique de YYZ n'est pas tellement ambitieux non plus. Avoir AC se tourner vers YUL (en plus de gains de temps vers l'Asie et l'Europe via les correspondance américaines) est donc naturel.

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Je rêve en couleur, mais j'espère vraiment que les prix restent abordables pour les destinations vacances.

Bravo pour AC et Air Transat, super nouvelles pour Montréal.

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FWIW, j’ai érit ca sur A.net;

I remember how messy was the pilot seniority list integration when AC bought Canadian. Particularly since Canadian’s pilots tended to have considerable seniority (Canadian airlines having suffered slow/negative growth in its last few years)

–> Would that be legally possible to keep Transat AT as an independent subsidiary – in order to avoid the pilot seniority list integration?

But yes, integrate AC Vacations into Transat AT leisure unit.

Also coordinate flights to optimize domestic feed, avoid international redundancies and maximize global reach. (BTW, Air Transat is a well more recognised brand in many parts of France / some parts of Europe, we may want to still ride on it.)

Also Air Transat average CASMs must be pretty close to those of AC Rouge anyways, so keeping it separate would still result in gaining additional lift at a relatively low CASM.

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I would rather fly with Air Transat than Air Canada Rouge.

Honestly, no one else could have bought AT?

I am not sure how this will pass anti-competition laws.

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C'est une tres mauvais nouvelles pour les voyageurs, il n'y a pas de comparaison entre AT et Rouge et on va tous payer le prix pour le monopole d'Air Canada

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11 hours ago, alaink said:

C'est une tres mauvais nouvelles pour les voyageurs, il n'y a pas de comparaison entre AT et Rouge et on va tous payer le prix pour le monopole d'Air Canada

You never know though, Air Canada may roll Rouge into Air Transat and keep them as a separate entity, or run all three carriers as separate but integrated like Lufthansa does with its airlines.  No details have been signed or revealed yet. Keep your fingers crossed. I’d also say AC won’t have a true monopoly. There are still competing airlines on many of routes or at least alternate routes flown by the competition  

 

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1 hour ago, caribb said:

You never know though, Air Canada may roll Rouge into Air Transat and keep them as a separate entity, or run all three carriers as separate but integrated like Lufthansa does with its airlines.  No details have been signed or revealed yet. Keep your fingers crossed. I’d also say AC won’t have a true monopoly. There are still competing airlines on many of routes or at least alternate routes flown by the competition  

 

Je verrais bien Air Canada Transat en remplacement de Air Canada Rouge.

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Est-ce que les avantages de travail chez AT moins bonnes que Rouge?

Si oui, peut-être que AC va en profiter pour faire disparaitre Rouge au profit des conditions de travail chez AT.

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5 hours ago, p_xavier said:

Je verrais bien Air Canada Transat en remplacement de Air Canada Rouge.

I like the new Air Transat star motif on the tail and wonder if Air Canada might keep it.

 

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Il y a 4 heures, mtlurb a dit :

Est-ce que les avantages de travail chez AT moins bonnes que Rouge?

Je ne sais pas pour Rouge mais j'ai entendu dire que les conditions de travail chez Air Transat sont excellentes. AT a toujours été une compagnie très professionnelle, même à ses débuts; tandis que Rouge est une filiale low-cost d'Air Canada, donc possiblement moins intéressante.

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