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Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF
It gives some guarantees but from previous airlines flying out of waterloo have they flew routes that other airlines were flying out of kw. Will charter flights be included in the ban?
(09-16-2017, 01:38 PM)JoeKW Wrote: It's to prevent Air Canada from undercutting and duplicating successful routes to kill off the competition and then they kill the route, sending people back to Toronto.

Or Westjet.
Exclusivity for 2 years seems pretty inconsequential to me. If a new operator sets up, it's going to be at least that long for the service to gain enough use for it to be a potential target for competition.

And frankly, I don't think that many airlines are interested in running competitive services at YKF. They're clearly barely even interested in running non-competitive services here.
There's been some examples (http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/ne...-1.3920153) where Westjet/Air Canada have run routes seemingly to cause their competitors problems.  They're not looking at it as a profitable route that they want to also run to make money, as much as just stopping their competitor from making any money.  They're happy to lose money if in the bigger picture it also causes their smaller competitor to lose money.

In the end, I'm not sure if its a significant factor in an airline choosing to operate out of YKF - but it doesn't hurt us at all to make the offer and it has some benefit to new operators.  Seems like a smart decision to me.

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