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Transport committee  I'm sorry. Are you talking about the airport or the airline?

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Joseph Sparling

Transport committee  They reached out to us for feedback. We provided them with feedback. Whether it was before or after November 26, I can't remember.

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Joseph Sparling

Transport committee  Employment.... With 1,500 local Yukon shareholders, that's between 1 in 15 and 1 in 20 Yukoners who has an equity stake in the airline. Our shareholders are our customers. When we hold our annual general meeting in our hangar, we get better than 10% of our shareholders showing up.

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Joseph Sparling

Transport committee  Well, in terms of airline economics, you've likely all heard people describing airlines as often running in a hub and spoke system. In a typical hub and spoke system, the cash tends to flow from the spoke to the hub. In the case of Yukon, by making Yukon our hub, when Yukoners buy their travel locally their travel dollars stay in Yukon to support the local economy, and when visitors come to Yukon, their travel dollars flow into Yukon to support the local economy.

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Joseph Sparling

Transport committee  Firstly, as an industry, we sympathize with Nav Canada's problems. They're just like the rest of us. They're trying to keep their expenses from getting too far ahead of their revenues. Nav Canada has proposed a 30% rate increase to airlines. As an industry, we've come back to them and said they should look at cutting costs before they look at increasing rates.

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Joseph Sparling

Transport committee  There's not been a lot of attraction so far, but we're working on it. It's one of those things I expressed in my remarks: the notion of market intervention is not one that first comes to mind for the government, and it's probably not one that its hearing from everybody. To me, it just makes sense, so we're going to keep on with the same message.

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Joseph Sparling

Transport committee  To answer your first question, whether the funding is enough, we don't know where the bottom will be. However, as I have observed, with associated conditions tied to the funding, it would certainly be enough. We're comfortable that we could operate with less financial relief if we could get more people on our airplanes.

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Joseph Sparling

Transport committee  Competition is important, but it's only one factor in keeping airfares low. Airline costs are a much larger influencer on price. In that respect, the numbers don't lie. The cost of flying a passenger on a 50%-full flight is exactly 50% more than on a 75%-full flight, so it's much more important to get capacity right.

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Joseph Sparling

Transport committee  Thank you for giving me the opportunity to speak with you today. Air North, Yukon’s airline, has been in business for 43 years. We are based in Whitehorse, and we currently provide gateway jet service from our Whitehorse hub to Vancouver, Kelowna, and Victoria, and regional turboprop service to Dawson City, Old Crow, and Inuvik.

December 8th, 2020Committee meeting

Joseph Sparling