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by whywhyzee
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Alitalia to cancel Primera A321neo lease deal
Replies: 40
Views: 6941

Re: Alitalia To Cancel A321neo Order

gatibosgru wrote:
Wonder who'll take them instead? What engines?


Leap

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 105
Views: 8419

Re: LOT Polish international growth

All what you mention is horrible yield. It's really quite simple. As long as you can't lure the business passengers (not only business class, but also higher yielding Y+ and Y passengers), these mini-hubs are doomed to fail. LO's home market of business pax can maybe sustain routes like JFK, PVG an...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LOT Polish international growth
Replies: 105
Views: 8419

Re: LOT Polish international growth

Very true LOT announces new 5 weekly Delhi-Warsaw flights effective 17Sep using a B788. The flight schedule caters largely to EU traffic as only one way connections to North America exist. The P2P market demand isn’t large enough (28,000 pax round trip in 2017) to generate a decent base load plus y...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jan 16, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Egyptair to debut the 789 on Cairo-Toronto as of next October. Huge improvement in on board product, now just hoping for more frequency in light of their recent bilateral expansion. Another Boeing 777-300ER gone. KE, SV (of course gone gone). PR no more past Mar 31. TK may be next with the Dreamlin...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Maxed out as in profitable routes or maxed out at YYZ terminal 1? I'm wondering as to when will AC announce new routes out of YYZ, every other airline has added new routes out of many airports except for AC this year. Also VIE doesn't count because it's just a fleet upgrade to me as OS is part of s...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 7767

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

Does anyone think they would ever serve ATL from YUL again? DL currently has the monopoly. Doubt it. YUL-ATL can't be bigger than YYZ-ATL and AC doesn't even serve that route with mainline. Operates with Express E75s. Frequency and competition matters. DL is 7x daily mainline on ATL-YYZ, so AC comp...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

[*] I'm wondering as to when will AC announce new routes out of YYZ, every other airline has added new routes out of many airports except for AC this year. Also VIE doesn't count because it's just a fleet upgrade to me as OS is part of star alliance. They likely won't, not much if any. They have alr...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 7767

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

I'm surprised as to why YVR-MCO or YVR-FLL can't work with the A220? Do people in Vancouver just go down to SEA and fly to Florida? Florida is a huge distance from YVR, I'm not sure what it's actually draw is. Nevertheless, those would be Rouge routes for certain, and they aren't slated to get any ...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)
Replies: 52
Views: 7767

Re: Air Canada Possible New Routes (A220)

YUL-SEA is certainly surprising to see. Really? SEA and SAN are the two largest US MARKETS not served nonstop from YUL. Maybe so, but SEA only has seasonal service to YYC on AC. Just because it’s a large market unserved, doesn’t mean there is a huge market for an airline to service it. AC still ser...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

With the new Jazz CPA, it looks like (read: it's going to happen, just hasn't been 'officially' announced) YYZ will get a Jazz RJ base, and the Dash 8 100s will likely be replaced by Q400 and Dash 8 300 flying. Will put the new pier G to good use.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 40
Views: 4371

Re: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035

There has been an amendment to the numbers, 12 ex GGN RJs to Jazz, 4 or 5 RJ900s to Jazz this year, sourced by AC, 9 new builds in 2020. All Dash 100s likely to retire, no Q400s and up to 3 dash 300s retired.

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 40
Views: 4371

Re: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035

What isn't explained (obviously) is the actual fleet Zoe plan moving forward. The new guarantees are for no more dash 100s, 15 -300s, 35 RJ900s, 15 RJ200s and 36 Q400s. If they were to move to that, and cut off GGN, it'll be -25 frames net, which I don't suspect so be the case given that that would ...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 14, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035
Replies: 40
Views: 4371

Re: Air Canada and Jazz (Chorus) Extend Agreement to 2035

Basicially, Jazz takes over GGN jet flying, looks like GGN with lose their contract once the B1900s are gone from YYC. 14 new RJ900s total and 5 RJ200s from GGN. New CPA guarantees 105 frames at minimum for the duration of the old contract length, and then 80 minimum (all 70+ seats) thereafter. Dash...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Jan 13, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Egyptair to debut the 789 on Cairo-Toronto as of next October. Huge improvement in on board product, now just hoping for more frequency in light of their recent bilateral expansion.

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by whywhyzee
Fri Jan 11, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Are there any photos of the construction currently underway or any links available that describe this work? Yes, but it's in a closed FB group, you can request to join. Someone who works there says the work has been dormant for the last few months. https://www.facebook.com/groups/434618733320212/pe...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

LOT has further expanded YYZ to 12x weekly this coming summer. 8x 789, 4x 788. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282399/lot-polish-airlines-s19-long-haul-changes-as-of-10jan19/ This should easily place YYZ as the top intercontinental destination from WAW. Peak one way seats weekly wi...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23204

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

Maybe this is nuts but from a distance I have wondered if QF could have closer ties with WestJet. Swoop would have been a good opportunity for a Jetstar JV ala Jetstar Japan. QF could invest in Westjet and bring it into the OneWorld fold and thereby Westjet could work more closely with the strong Q...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 133
Views: 20550

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

master14225 wrote:
Will YYZ hit the 50 million passengers mark in 2018?


Not likely. Probably about 49.6.

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat adding third frequency to YYZ-ZAG
Replies: 5
Views: 1096

Re: Air Transat adding third frequency to YYZ-ZAG

TS310/311 with A332 will operate Thrusdays/Fridays between June 20th and Sept. 13th this summer or on same days and period as their new weekly service to SPU. This is in addition to Rouge's fourth weekly service to ZAG. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/282356/air-transat-increases-...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23204

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

Yes, yes. There are always going to be exceptions. We can nitpick about this all day. BA only flies F to YYZ seasonally, by the way. EY has a multitude of aircraft equipped with F, yet they don't fly one to YYZ. LH flies a 747 to YYZ, but not one equipped with F. AF flies their 77Ws frequently to b...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 94
Views: 20501

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

TriniA340 wrote:
Does Rouge have any A32X with sharklets?

5 of 6 A321s do.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23204

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

Sorry LMFNINJA, the original meaning of this post was quite clear. 'First class equipped,' aside from perhaps some missing hyphens, is pretty evidently a reference to the type of classes configured within the aircraft. That assessment is also correct. Aside from EK, LX and a few other exceptions, m...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

AC are purchasing another 2 A320s, this time from Interjet. All the more reason to hurry up the expansion.

They are planned to arrive in September, and come as an addition to the 18 max, 4 A333, 2 789, 4 A321 and 1 CS300 arriving this year.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23204

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

What on earth are you talking about? Firstly, I never spoke about aircraft types. I'm talking about aircraft with first class service. (you know, first , business, premium economy, economy). Second: smaller population? Really? So a tiny country like Switzerland should have shit yields then i guess,...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 94
Views: 20501

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

Oh wow. Air Canada has been very aggressive in the used-aircraft market lately. My understanding is that they will be part of the 3 A320s that will join the Rouge fleet in 2019. How big is the Rouge narrowbody fleet now permitted to grow to? It's tied to mainline, for every mainline addition, Rouge...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

It's strange to me, especially since so many people have complained about the low quality of the transborder RJ area at Gate 193 and you'd think they'd want people to know it's much better now. The other big problem is the F hammerhead pier. At evening peaks, it becomes extremely overcrowded, to th...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23204

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

While I don't disagree with you overall, in all fairness to Canada, there are few places around the world that don't see seasonal variation. Even the highest of the high yield destinations like JFK and LAX see considerable reductions. Main Canadian hubs also don't see excessive seasonality, YYZ for...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

That's the GTAA's style, they never seem to make big announcements, they are building a brand new FBO as well on the south side...no mention of it. No real mention of the re-actovation of the IFT last year either.

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23204

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

And your other remark that traffic to Canada is highly seasonal is rubbish.Many foreign airlines flying to Canada fly here on a highly profitable basis all year round. I'm sure the CEOs of AF, BA TY, LH would disagree with your absurd remarks. First, TY (Air Caledonie) doesn't fly to Canada. I'm ob...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Are they doing the Pier H construction in phases or the entire pier in one go? Great to see a thread for my primary home airport. I think it's worth noting that HU recently extended its PEK-YYZ route to CKG, making it YYZ's first destination to secondary/inland Chinese cities. YVR has been getting ...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Great to see a thread for my primary home airport. I think it's worth noting that HU recently extended its PEK-YYZ route to CKG, making it YYZ's first destination to secondary/inland Chinese cities. YVR has been getting all those secondary routes instead of YYZ (capacity or policy restrictions?) Bu...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23204

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

WestJet has become reactionary and un innovative. Who would have thought just a few years ago that WestJet would be the struggling airline in Canada (unionization/failed 767 strategy/retreating in certain markets and so on). I feel that the "take a breather" strategy is not planned but ne...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 262
Views: 35153

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

They coukd benefit from a 779 with an extra row or two in each cabin. What you probably won't see is a 779 replacing the HD 77Ws, that might be a little too large. I'm not sure I get what you're saying. That they would buy the 779s, just not order them in similar HD format? AC has 2 77W configurati...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Jan 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 133
Views: 20550

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

However, even with recent airport improvements, Vancouver Airport Authority president and CEO Craig Richmond said the program has to proceed because estimates released in December predict that YVR can expect annual passenger numbers to hit 29 million by 2020 and 32 million by 2022. The airport will...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23204

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

Fortunately for them, profits will likely return moving forward as they have taken measures to trim excess capacity. Moving into 2019, a lot rests on the DL codeshare, which should take effect in May. Based on reports, it seems DL will focus more on the YYZ side and WS the YYC side. The feed is one ...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 262
Views: 35153

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

AC - need capacity Basically lots of orders from Asia due to the booming Asian market. 60% of the world's population lives in Asia and they have a long way to grow. I wouldn't be surprised if even smaller Chinese airlines like HU end up leasing a 778 or 779 due to their bottomless pit of subsides a...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Jan 04, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO
Replies: 98
Views: 23204

Re: 'We've just grown too big, too fast:' - WestJet's CEO

Ah Canada, not quite big enough to support two full-fledge national carriers, yet too big to be dominated solely by Air Canada. If is relying upon YYC for their international expansion, they're in trouble. I have always questioned WS strategy on eastern Canada, particularly with YYZ vs YUL. To me, ...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B777-9 future prospects?
Replies: 262
Views: 35153

Re: B777-9 future prospects?

AC is likely to replace 77Ws and to grow slot constrained routes, but an order is likely still the better part of a decade away.

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Somewhat newsworthy, I noticed an American Eagle flight use the IFT today. AA wasn't one of the original users, so this means it's likely being used as overflow.

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Very interesting, thanks. The master plan seems to indicate a lot of these kinds of piecemeal expansions as you describe. It's a great way to avoid the situation of huge capital expansions opening all at once and being half-empty at first. They don't seem to think the runway capacity constraint is ...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Peak times it operates well in excess of capacity. T1 is getting 5 new contact gates this year, they are in advanced stages of construction, as well as 5 new permanent hard stands with enclosed boarding structures. That will add a significant amount of capability and a much better experience this c...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Was running some back of the napkin calculations, next summer will see over 500K additional seats spread across numerous increases (AF, LH, etc) along side AC adding 29 planes, most of which will pass through pretty frequently. Look for ~ 53 million total pax next year barring anything crazy. How m...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 48
Views: 6042

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Was running some back of the napkin calculations, next summer will see over 500K additional seats spread across numerous increases (AF, LH, etc) along side AC adding 29 planes, most of which will pass through pretty frequently. Look for ~ 53 million total pax next year barring anything crazy.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s
Replies: 70
Views: 11060

Re: El Al after the withdrawal of the 744s

The 787-10 boeing should be incorporated very quickly in the EL AL fleet is excellent for its high demand missions such as JFK, EWR, BKK and HKG, LHR The Boeing 787-9 will be used in long range missions such as SFO, LAX, MIA, PEK When they incorporate the Boeing 787-8 for their missions to BOS, YYZ...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 01, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France increases Toronto and reduces Nigeria in S19
Replies: 2
Views: 997

Re: Air France increases Toronto and reduces Nigeria in S19

Good news for YYZ. I know AF was using a 787-9 on the route a while ago. Compare it to the frequency from YUL. Three 777-300ERs daily during the summer season. That is a lot of capacity. 787 was last winter. This year, it is a 772, so a pretty notable capacity increase in AF's configuration. YUL, b...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Dec 31, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 3 class 77W upgrade?
Replies: 2
Views: 1140

AF 3 class 77W upgrade?

Happy New Year's to all! I have long wondered, and was hoping someone on here could shead some light, is there any plan to retrofit the 3 class 77Ws at AF with the new J class seats? I know how slow AF has been with other fleet types, I imagine this will be no different, however, I figure it might b...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 94
Views: 20501

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

Anyone have any idea when they might arrive?

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by whywhyzee
Wed Dec 26, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW
Replies: 94
Views: 20501

Re: Air Canada to buy 4 A321s from WoW

Btw, it seems the 4 A321s are for main line Air Canada, not Rouge. https://www.mro-network.com/sites/mro-network.com/files/styles/article_featured_retina/public/A321-Montreal.jpg?itok=gjSmsDfm Picture : https://www.mro-network.com Where is this information coming from, the link doesn't mention anyt...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019
Replies: 27
Views: 3779

Re: Red Deer Airport’s prospects are looking up for 2019

The perfect service would be a link Saab to YYC. While it may not be convenient to fly between YQF and YYC, the goal should be connections. Think of the possibilities it would open going YQF-YYC-XYZ, not just the O/D, which would like overwhelmingly prefer driving. Same thing can be said of YXU-YYZ,...

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