The history of the Canadian airline industry has been a story
fraught with tumultuous and rapid change. The airlines that will
best adapt will be those who understand and respond to shifting
public demand. The no frills, low cost airlines are currently
providing what the public wants.
The contemporary economics of the airline industry dictate
that the airlines must provide low fares. This goal is best
achieved with fleets of smaller aircraft that are of the same
make so that they have the same maintenance schedules and
replacement parts. Aircraft must fly to destinations highly
desired by passengers, in order to keep all flights near
As the Canadian civil aviation industry continues to evolve,
those airlines that are quick to respond to changes in passenger
demands and still be able to keep expenses under control will be
the ones that will survive.