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by whywhyzee
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

Another route worth watching is YYZ-AMS, certainly one of the strongest routes out of YYZ to Europe. Jet Airways is a significant player on the route, if they die as some signs point to, there is going to be an absolute disaster for anyone trying to get from YYZ to northern Europe. That's a daily 77...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

Probably daydreaming here, but I would like to see AC start YYZ-YFB. In 2010, AC had daily YUL-YOW-YFB service, but it was discontinued after just over a year. At the time, the Iqaluit airport terminal was inadequately small, and AC faced tough competition from 5T and 7F, who were both flying YOW-Y...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Aug 14, 2018 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

In terms of sourcing 777s for Air Canada, there are three B77Ls that will soon become available for lease once Etihad completes the sale of A6-LRA/B/C to lessor Altavair AirFinance. Granted, they probably wouldn't be ready until spring 2019, but at 12 years old and not many customers, I can't see t...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

The next likely additions are BEG on air Serbia (which they have already applied for, just awaiting the official announcement) and Hong Kong airlines to HKG, which was originally slated to start at the end of October, but is currently up in the air due to the HNA groups financial problems. Beyond t...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 8228

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

Airlines are becoming like telecom companies in Canada with their multiple brands. I think the BA approach of tailoring their fleet to the destinations (especially out of LGW) is the better approach for AC. Have never understood why AC can't just "rouge-ify" mainline. We all know it's hea...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

If Air Canada Rouge has some 787, I could see them flying to Islamabad or Lahore. With Saudia gone, PIA might benefit from reduced competition, I know Saudia was a popular route people took to Pakistan. PIA can easily go to the 77W to make up for it. Not sure AC or any Canadian carrier would try th...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

YangFeng wrote:
What about CA PEK-YYZ?


HU flies PEK-YYZ, under the one carrier per route policy in China, CA cannot serve the route.

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by whywhyzee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

bmacleod wrote:
RainerBoeing777 wrote:
Tokyo Narita (NRT)
Rio De Janeiro (GIG)


As far as I know, AC currently operates this route YYZ-NRT unless it's been recently cancelled.

AC previously operated YYZ- GIG now codeshares through UA and CM.


The route became YYZ-YYC-NRT after they opened YUL-NRT. YYZ-HND remains however.

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by whywhyzee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

Iberia to Madrid at some point maybe? Canada seems to be on the radar of the Spanish carrier, and YYZ seems option number 1;) They actually announced YYZ when they announced SFO, but for whatever reason, never started. Iberia never announced YYZ. They announced back in 2014 intentions to serve (amo...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

AC and AC Rouge seem to be doing a quite successful push to Europe, with even Bucharest and Zagreb being served starting this summer. So may be we will see them venturing into Kyiv ? And what about Barcelona ? Seems BCN is a large and popular tourist destination missing in the network. Any chance o...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

a350lover wrote:
Iberia to Madrid at some point maybe?
Canada seems to be on the radar of the Spanish carrier, and YYZ seems option number 1;)


They actually announced YYZ when they announced SFO, but for whatever reason, never started.

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by whywhyzee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

I'm surprised there is no apparent move to AC mainline between YYZ-MAN. There is currently a seasonal Rouge service, which would presumably be redeployed, and there is competition from TS all year. The main question is whether the market is there in the winter months, and if not whether AC would co...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes
Replies: 51
Views: 4082

Re: Future Toronto Pearson YYZ Routes

The next likely additions are BEG on air Serbia (which they have already applied for, just awaiting the official announcement) and Hong Kong airlines to HKG, which was originally slated to start at the end of October, but is currently up in the air due to the HNA groups financial problems. Beyond th...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 8228

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

The ECAM on AC's 25 year old A320s is miles ahead of the EICAS on your Max 8. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/aSGuest141720-1501168-ecam-eicas-differences-desmond/ And leaving aside the fact that the A320 cockpit is roomier and looks more modern, the overhead panel in the cockpit of the Ma...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 8228

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

Airlines are becoming like telecom companies in Canada with their multiple brands. I think the BA approach of tailoring their fleet to the destinations (especially out of LGW) is the better approach for AC. Have never understood why AC can't just "rouge-ify" mainline. We all know it's hea...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 8228

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

Completely agreed with you there before the absurd comment about a 25 year old aircraft being more modern than a new 737. The ECAM on AC's 25 year old A320s is miles ahead of the EICAS on your Max 8. http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/aSGuest141720-1501168-ecam-eicas-differences-desmond/ And ...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition
Replies: 55
Views: 8228

Re: Air Canada prepares Rouge for ULCC competition

Airlines are becoming like telecom companies in Canada with their multiple brands. I think the BA approach of tailoring their fleet to the destinations (especially out of LGW) is the better approach for AC. Have never understood why AC can't just "rouge-ify" mainline. We all know it's hea...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Aug 09, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Trans-Atlantic Berlin
Replies: 68
Views: 6896

Re: Trans-Atlantic Berlin

I think there's more to that. TXL's terminal is a dump (and I'm putting it mildly). When the new terminal at BER is finally completed (I think the latest estimate is in about another 50 years, the way it's going), there will be more capacity in a more modern terminal, so at that point I would not b...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 96
Views: 13959

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

Funny ... for once a government is interfering with it's country's airline and forcing it to drop a money losing route. Saudi Arabia can think whatever they want. At the end of the day they are no geo political power. They can only bully a tiny country, Qatar, with aid of neighbouring tiny countrie...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25242

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

What will WestJet be doing with their new 787s- will they be like for like replacements for old 767s or open up new TA routes? Quite big for any non LGW regional routes I would have thought but perhaps peak summer - if TS can do it to eg YYC. Don't forget that Westjet is in a joint venture with Air...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Aug 08, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TATL Announcements for 2019
Replies: 190
Views: 25242

Re: TATL Announcements for 2019

Blerg wrote:
Air Serbia is set to announce flights from Belgrade to Toronto. They were deciding between Chicago and Toronto but in the end they went for the latter. They did increase JFK from 5 to 6 weekly this summer.


Any idea on timeline/frequency?

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by whywhyzee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 96
Views: 13959

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

An eye for an eye makes the world blind. While I am far from a pacifist, and I believe in justified responses, closing the airspace to the Saudis would only promote bad faith. Canada hasn't done anything wrong here (or really done anything for that matter), there is no need to exacerbate an already ...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 96
Views: 13959

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

From an aviation perspective, it is unfortunate to see a foreign carrier go, especially this year, where YYZ is going to be so close to 50 million pax for the year, any small shift could upset the balance one way or the other. It was reported on another thread discussing this issue that thee demand ...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Condor flights between FRA & YYZ today August 6th?
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Two Condor flights between FRA & YYZ today August 6th?

However, the Rescue DE 753 yesterday diverted to YUL once again, didn't it ? Sitting in the FRA-YUL LH A340 yesterday I was quite surprised to see a DE 753 taking off in Frankfurt heading to Toronto. I was even more surprised when I saw the verysame DE 753 again after landing in Montreal. Where the...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 96
Views: 13959

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

SpaceshipDC10 wrote:
What's their frequency already?


They were 4x weekly.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudia suspends Canada service
Replies: 96
Views: 13959

Re: Saudia suspends Canada service

How childish! They did the same with Qatar. Dictatorships are very sensitive to criticism. What is the actual traffic between Canada and Saudi? I guess that the situation will become complicated for Canadian expats in Saudi.. indeed Canadian Muslims wishing to visit Mecca. Are there Large number of...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Condor flights between FRA & YYZ today August 6th?
Replies: 12
Views: 1391

Re: Two Condor flights between FRA & YYZ today August 6th?

The 757 was a rescue flight for a 767 that went AOG yesterday.

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by whywhyzee
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline
Replies: 51
Views: 7771

Re: Saudi gov graphic shows AC airliner heading for Toronto skyline

Saudia has just suspended YYZ flights. Unfortunately I know very little of their operation, I cannot imagine O/D is huge, which means any connecting pax they would have had can move onto other airlines. As for anyone who still needs to get to KSA, there are other ways I suppose. https://www.independ...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Aug 06, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?
Replies: 106
Views: 12369

Re: Q400: the underrated aircraft type?

Toronto- YUL is a perfect example of how the speed benefits. Those flights operate on min turns all day every day (be it Encore, jazz or porter). Having the ability to save 5-10 minutes per flight means an extra leg per day, maybe even an extra turn. The jet like speed also helps with routings, out ...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair moving from YHM to YYZ in late October
Replies: 28
Views: 2670

Re: Flair moving from YHM to YYZ in late October

Well, this is pure genius. Flair has raised the white flag on Swoop's 2 aircraft operation and has decided to take their ball and move to YYZ at the end of October. YYZ is easily the highest cost airport in North America, not to mention a utilization killer. It's also Air Canada's hub, meaning that...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair moving from YHM to YYZ in late October
Replies: 28
Views: 2670

Re: Flair moving from YHM to YYZ in late October

Well, this is pure genius. Flair has raised the white flag on Swoop's 2 aircraft operation and has decided to take their ball and move to YYZ at the end of October. YYZ is easily the highest cost airport in North America, not to mention a utilization killer. It's also Air Canada's hub, meaning that...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Aug 02, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN
Replies: 23
Views: 4282

Re: TK planning to fly to EWR and CUN

I've been told they are looking at YVR, contingent on either a bilateral extension or exception issued by the Canadian government.

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by whywhyzee
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet looks to grow ULCC Swoop ‘faster’
Replies: 1
Views: 390

Re: WestJet looks to grow ULCC Swoop ‘faster’

Loads so far are averaging mid to high 90% range. An estimated 5 million pax annually cross the border for cheap flights, seems to me like they already have a market, and a customer base.

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by whywhyzee
Thu Aug 02, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders
Replies: 45
Views: 7784

Re: Bombardier wins approval for 90-seat Q400, eyes more orders

Can't be that bad, the standard 78 seater is extremely comfortable and has more than enough legroom.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics
Replies: 56
Views: 7873

Re: Canadian Airports 2018 statistics

YYZ numbers as of any are out, amd current YoY growth is 5.9%. A growth rate of about 6.08% is needed to hit 50 million pax for the year, seeing as EK and EY have just announced an additional ~30,000 seats to the market, that seems very feasible. 50 would be a HUGE milestone, and will be heavily inf...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018

sixtyseven wrote:
Rare??

They lost money in Q1. They’re batting 1.000 for 2018 when it comes to unprofitable quarters.


No, actually they profited in Q1 at a margin of 4.7%.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018

How is it that Canada has only two major carriers and both incurred losses in Q2? Seems crazy to compare that with what's happening with the US airlines. Jeremy The relatively weak CAD$ is making the rising price of jet fuel (priced in USD$) a double-whammy. CAD$ to US$ is pretty near the average o...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018
Replies: 19
Views: 2278

Re: WestJet Announce Rare Loss in Q2 2018

https://www.westjet.com/assets/wj-web/d ... Report.pdf

Direct link to the full report. Not a strong quarter.
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https://www.westjet.com/assets/wj-web/d ... Report.pdf

Direct link to the full report. Not a strong quarter.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?
Replies: 18
Views: 2882

Re: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?

There are many considerations taken when negotiating bilaterals, one of them is O/D. If Qatar had the O/D which I suspect it does not (doesnt take a genius...) it would have got more rights.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?
Replies: 18
Views: 2882

Re: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?

There are many considerations taken when negotiating bilaterals, one of them is O/D. If Qatar had the O/D which I suspect it does not (doesnt take a genius...) it would have got more rights.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?
Replies: 18
Views: 2882

Re: Why Qatar Airways didn't get slot increase in Canada like Emirates and Etihad?

Qatar recently got a new agreement, expanded rights through codeshares, no new flights themselves. I wouldn’t expect anything new from them for a long time.

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by whywhyzee
Mon Jul 30, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement
Replies: 76
Views: 9195

Re: UAE And Canada amend Air Service Agreement

AC has the 777-300/ER scheduled from the 30th of October onwards on the route. Can't be doing badly if they have their flagship on it.

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by whywhyzee
Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?
Replies: 32
Views: 7578

Re: Where does China Southern Airlines fly their A380s?

Just throwing out an idea here, not where they do, but where they could. Toronto would likely be quite a successful route on the A380 given the growth of China-Toronto in recent years, and the restricted bilateral (maxed out currently), which prevents them from adding frequencies. Assuming the consi...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route
Replies: 13
Views: 3603

Re: UA to drop seasonal ORD-SNN route

AC has also added service to SNN from YYZ, so UA can route pax on their EWR flight or on the AC flight. Consolidation to boost loads and yields.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12765

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

One thing I find interesting is where they might go to replace the final 5 767's and A321's (as it stands, th max won't replace them). I can see potential for the new MoM or the 737-10 to fill that role. They wouldn't need too many, but it would be a useful aircraft for their premium trans on servic...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Oct 02, 2017 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12765

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

AC has made no push to retire the A330's nor have they said anything about it? It's a popular Anet assumption, which as per usual, is completely baseless. The a330's have started to be repainted into the new livery. The A330s, as per the last investor day, are intended as "flex capacity"....

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by whywhyzee
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12765

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

Interesting! What's the source for these? It also makes it all the more confounding that they haven't brought it along yet, especially to place that's already a station, and has pretty decent incentives out for near int'l destinations. Does AC do weekend-only US services to anywhere from YUL? O&...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12765

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

I like their strategy, they are really leveraging Canada's quiet push at diversifying it's economy and growing as a nation. They have been creating more overlap as the 787's arrive, no longer routing everything Europe via YYZ and Asia via YVR for example. YUL has really benefitted from this expansio...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Expands its Global Network
Replies: 60
Views: 12765

Re: Air Canada Expands its Global Network

The infield terminal is indeed being re-activated, though not sure who the tenant(s) will be. Rest assured it won't be AC though. The problem with them is T1 international, it is too small. I just don't think they foresaw the growth rate that is really occurring, and got caught with their pants down...

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