From the offices of The Modern Alliance.
The Modern Alliance is shocked and saddened to learn of Canadair's sudden exit from The Modern Alliance which we learned about from the press release. No formal notice was given, no courtesy advance notice was sent to the alliance management, nor any messages at all, just the sudden departure Canadair's management announced today.
The Modern Alliance had always treated Canadair with the greatest of respect, furthermore a number of other alliance members removed their own flights to and from Canada at great costs to themselves so that Canadair could take on the routes and maximize their profits. Yet the management of Canadair decided to aggressively compete on an alternative route with another alliance member, not by one or two flights, but by eight a day. Not conduct one would expect from a member of the friendly alliance.
We wish Canadair well in the future and hope they continue to meet success in the Canadian market.