WestJet to increase Hawaii flights - ...

WestJet to increase Hawaii flights - Business

There are 4 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 22, 2008, titled WestJet to increase Hawaii flights - Business. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

Calgary-based WestJet is increasing capacity from Vancouver to Hawaii in the wake of an economic slump that has led other airlines to drop flights to the islands.

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Saskatoon, Canada

#1 Oct 22, 2008
as the Canadian dollar keeps slipping against the US dollar (now $.83) Canadians will start dropping out of travel to the islands as well as other US destinations, the perfect storm that has/is been brewing continues to gain strength from all sources, 17% on every cdn dollar spent combined with higher airfares unfortunately will take some wishing to travel out of the picture.

Saskatoon, Canada

#2 Oct 22, 2008
In addition, this article must have been written months ago, when the Canadian dollar was close or at par with the US buck, just in the last 8 weeks, it has lost almost $.17 cents to the US dollar.

Wahiawa, HI

#3 Oct 22, 2008
In the meantime the Yen is the strongest currency in the world and oil prices are under $70.
Yet a ticket to Tokyo is $1000. Crazy.
Since Canadians are the lowest spenders and Japanese are the biggest..........
What about a low cost carrier to Japan???????!

Waimanalo, HI

#4 Oct 22, 2008
funny, i love to go to Vancouver every year. round trip on Westjet can be had for less than $500.

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