WJ will operate about 65 departures a week from LAS n/s to YYJ, YVR, YXX, YEG, YYC, YXE, YWG and YYZ this October.
By the time all the details are ironed out, I wouldn't be surprised to see a small WJ presence in MDW, and potentially BWI and IAD.
WJ has a fairly substantial winter flying program from points in Canada to places like PSP, PHX, FLL, TPA, RSW and MCO and I don't think that will change.
YYZ-BWI-Florida is not a very competitive product compared to n/s YYZ-Florida, a 1,200 mile sector.
WJ has been producing operating margins in the top 3 in North America for quite some time now, and dare I say it, higher than SWA's, even operating without a fuel hedge.
Like SWA, they are sitting on lots of cash and have costs about 35% lower than their principle competitors when adjusted for stage length. WJA has about 35% of the domestic marketplace.
Due to cabotage, WJ can not operate, for example, YYC-SFO-HNL-YVR, nor could SWA operate LAS-YYC-YYZ-BWI.
It's a marriage made in heaven. The benefits for both carriers are huge.
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