Air Canada prepared to tackle new low-cost carriers in the country

Business - Pavan Pandey - Nov 10,2016

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air canada ready to tackle new low cost carriers in country

Air Canada experienced a higher profit on Monday as compared to the previous three-month mark. The airlines forecasted lesser costs for this quarter by increasing the stock up to 7 percent. The Chief Executive officer and President of Air Canada, Mr. Calin Rovinescu, stated that the airlines is prepared to tackle beginners as soon as the federal government eases regulations for two forthcoming ultra-low-cost carriers. He also mentioned in a conference call that, “we are familiar with low-cost competition and we expect to be able to compete profitably”.

The Federal Transport Minister of Canada,Mr. Marc Garmeau, declared last week that Ottawa plans to increase the foreign proprietorship cap for airlines would spike to 49 percent from 25 percent in an offer to encourage competition and lower fares. The flag carrier airlines of Canada said in a statement, that it is not scared of competition from new Canadian low-cost airlines. Air Canada mentioned that, it has worked to eliminate expenses on fuel and unusual items for bringing a drop of 5 % to 6 % in the fourth quarter and 2.75 % to 3.75 % in the overall year.

The revolution declared last week includes release in fare from the 49 % limit for Canada Jetlines Ltd. and charter airline Enerjet. This fare release is estimated to permit the two airlines for providing organized facilities by the start of the upcoming year. Another Canadian airline WestJet said that, it will start offering journeys between Vancouver, Hamilton, and Ont., beginning next year in the month of April.

On Monday, while criticizing the exemptions allowed by Canada Jet-lines and Enerjet, the CEO of Air Canada Mr. Rovinescu stated that, “Air Canada will do what is compulsory to stay competitive.” He also declared that Air Canada may expand their vacation airline ‘Rouge’ which has lesser charges than the basic airline fares. The vacation airline Rouge has been used mostly for abroad destinations as part of Air Canada’s scheme to compete with its low-cost rivals.