Media Release – What’s Next in the Air Industry?: The Canadian Air Industry and the Case of Porter Airlines

Press Release, Transportation, Frontier Centre

Today, the Frontier Centre for Public Policy issued The Canadian Air Industry and the Case of Porter Airlines, authored by Mary-Jane Bennett. There have been big changes in the Canadian aviation sector. Porter Airlines announced an ambitious expansion last month. WestJet, built on the low-cost model and now in the international market, announced the launch of subsidiary, Encore, to debut this summer. Legacy carrier Air Canada intends to launch its new subsidiary, rouge, this summer as well.

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No Faith in Media?

Commentary, Culture Wars, Lee Harding

You’ve heard of stage diving and you’ve heard of photo bombing…but Faith Goldy just pulled a new one: stage storming. “Good morning, sorry to interrupt, I must have missed my invitation in the mail,” she said, having taken a debate …

Media Release – Competition can give Saskatchewan inter-city bus riders more for less

Press Release, Transportation, Frontier Centre

Saskatchewan’s inter-city bus ridership levels have declined significantly over the last several decades, while subsidy levels have climbed to $10.5 million in 2012. Saskatchewan should follow states such as Washington, which has de-regulated fares and scheduling, while providing subsidies for unprofitable routes that are socially desirable through a least-cost system awarding routes to carriers willing to do so for the lowest subsidy level possible.