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Canada eh.

Abaker8
New Arrival

If SWA began flying to Canada, would you be interested in taking a vacation North of the border? If so, do you think there are specific popular destinations SWA should focus on within the Canadian market? 

 

 

-I am a college student creating a marketing strategy for SWA entrance into the Canadian market and would LUV your thoughts and feedback. 

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gsking
Rising Star

I'd totally go for it.   I've only flown into Vancouver and would gladly do so again... especially if I didn't have to deal with other airlines. 

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Goforwand1
Active Member

Absolutely! Would love to have a flight that goes to Calgary for a vacation to Banff  & Lake Louise

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dfwskier
Top Contributor

@Goforwand1 wrote:

Absolutely! Would love to have a flight that goes to Calgary for a vacation to Banff  & Lake Louise


If you want to go tBanff, unless you want to spend the rest of your life driving., try Vancouver instead.

 

edit add. Bad information. I was thinking whistler

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Goforwand1
Active Member

@dfwskier"If you want to go to Banff, unless you want to spend the rest of your life driving., try Vancouver instead". Why would I go to Vancouver if I wanted to go to Banff? Calgary airport to Banff is 90 minutes away

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dfwskier
Top Contributor

Correct. I was thing Whistler.

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jksobonya
Rising Star

I think it would be great if Southwest expanded into Canada. Maybe someday!

 

--Jessica

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SWFlyer007
Rising Star

Vancouver

Montreal

Toronto  

I would take a trip to all 3.  

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DancingDavidE
Top Contributor

Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal all would be good Canadates. 😂

 

I'm more into the urban eating vacation than hiking.

 

I have flown Porter to Toronto and Montreal before and they are very good as well in the meantime. 

 

 

Home airport MDW, frequent visitor to MCO to see the mouse.

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5280Av8r
Active Member

I know this is well after your project, but I think Southwest should try to enter Canada though right now they are trying to serve Canada with Buffalo NY (Toronto) and their intent to serve Bellingham WA (Vancouver). Canada has a lot of higher fees for landing, overflight, and for general use fees (passengers needing to use services such as customs). I would say:

Top Focuses - more leisure oriented

Calgary for Banff 

-served from Denver, Chicago, Oakland, Vegas, seasonally to Phoenix

Vancouver for Canadian Rockies/Vancouver itself

-served from Denver, Oakland, Vegas, seasonally to Phoenix

 

Secondary focuses

Toronto

-served from Baltimore, Chicago, Vegas* seasonally to Dallas, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa

Montreal

-served from Baltimore, Chicago, Vegas* seasonally to Dallas, Orlando, Phoenix, Tampa

I believe these to be slightly more business oriented still with significant tourism though.

*Saturday only service