lavalampluva wrote:Does Canada have the pilot shortage issue that seems to be plaging the US?
While Swoop did add YXU-YEG/YXX, WestJet cancelled YXU-YWG. Well look at that. So the net gain in seats is actually far less at YXU. Assuming the launching YXU routes are successful, bringing back YWG on Swoop in 2020 would seem likely. BTW, do WS staff above-the-wing handle Swoops or is that contr...Jump to post
Thanks for the update CFM565A1. To make up for the capacity loss it looks like YQG is up to 9x daily this coming summer -- drops back to 5x DH4 in the late fall -- but that's likely a placeholder -- maybe we will start seeing RJs. With the DH1 fleet dropping down to 10, all DH1s will be based at YY...Jump to post
dr1980 wrote:Evas is still flying regional services out of YHZ.
If AC can fill up planes from YVR to Australia, I’m sure they can fill up a dreamliner to Moscow. LOT flies to YYZ. I get that the visa could be annoying. One big difference is that both LO and AC are both in the Star Alliance, whereas SU is in the SkyTeam alliance. LO also offers connections to de...Jump to post
It will be interesting to see how their new services to YHZ and YQB pan out. What's new about their service to YHZ? They've done summer service to YHZ before. SurfandSnow was referring to AA's recent route announcements at YQB and YHZ. As for Flair's transborder routes, it was always a head scratch...Jump to post
N112PS Sky Way Enterprises is still operational, no? Yes and they're marked as SKZ above. Their frame was acquired when Kitty Hawk went bankrupt but before Connie Kalitta rescued that airline. That said, what's the advantage of operating 50+-year old DC-9s? (Most if not all are owned by their opera...Jump to post
It's always a good idea to use a sub brand to bypass your fortress hub 90 miles down the road, with 11 daily non-stops connecting into the network, including one stops out the ying yang to Calgary with canibalizing non stop on the discount brand. That'll open up about 120 seats a day on the YXU-YYZ...Jump to post
YXU will almost certainly be the fastest growing airport in Canada in 2019. In 2018, YXU served +/-536,000 passengers. With Swoop's three new routes and RV latest addition, this represents 178.038 additional seats to/from YXU. If by any chance all of those were to be filled, London would experience...Jump to post
Well AC is now also adding a nonstop of its own in YXU - a daily summer seasonal Rouge 319 to YYC: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/air-canada-to-launch-seasonal-flights-between-calgary-and-london-ontario-800786953.html YXU will almost certainly be the fastest growing airport in Canada in 2019....Jump to post
As mentioned above last flights in system for MD-80s are all on Sept. 3, 2019. A parade of about a dozen MD-80 flights arriving DFW just after 21:00 with the last MD-80 flight scheduled to arrive at 21:18 MKE-DFW. Interesting. So no final farewell then? Just a bring them all back to DFW at once, th...Jump to post
stlgph wrote:These days, such numbers simply aren't needed to bring them earned media placements.
I find the one additional 330 in 2020 quite interesting. Would they really be looking to add a single 330, or is this a preview of another similar lease of example the 4 ex SQ birds. It would seem that they could put three quarters of their Atlantic flying on 330s and free up the 87 and triple for ...Jump to post
It would have to be DL or WS doing the LGA to YQB as it wouldn't be in the best interest of AC's strategy to overfly their hubs. What is the smallest by seat capacity at the moment for USCBP pre-clearance? is it SNN? with a daily 318 and 752. Anyways, I figure there has to be a minimum number to ma...Jump to post
Runway28L wrote:Looking at NK's numbers, I'm assuming they did not fill out the rest of November?
Congrats to Barry, Tracy and the rest of the KF team on their continued success! Crazy to think this little OK Valley business that started out of a wine cellar at YLW has organically grown to what it is today. The tenure of many of their employees alone speaks volumes as to the type of company the...Jump to post
EBITDAR is a silly measurement of profit. "Look at how much money I made before I had to account for expenses" It's somewhat useful as an indicator for cash-flow purposes. I suspect the 2017 numbers are inflated due to the sale-and-leaseback of some 787s. Agreed that EBITDAR is good for c...Jump to post
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/air-canada-reports-2018-annual-results-848281414.html In the fourth quarter of 2018, Air Canada recorded adjusted net income of $54 million or $0.20 per diluted share compared to adjusted net income of $60 million or $0.22 per diluted share in the fourth quarter...Jump to post
I was surprised to note in the latest AC schedule that 3 of the 8 daily YUL-LGA flights will be upgraded to Air Canada A-320 from Skyservice E-75 equipment as of May 1'19. I fly this route often and don't ever remember mainline since the DC-9 days way back when (eighties?). Skyservice will continue...Jump to post
YXS - Prince George Someone from this website https://westernaviationnews.com/2019/02/11/quebec-city-records-passenger-record-but-is-it-a-high-point-for-flying-in-canada/ seems to have found YXS' 2018 pax total. The airport surpassed the 1/2 million mark for the first time. Prince George, B.C. - 50...Jump to post
Sort of reminds me of the old British airline, "Go-Fly". I don't understand what the dot represents? Their marketing video does little to explain why they've chosen the colors and brand that they did. They just repeat they are starting over (again) and focusing on customer service and rep...Jump to post
Well Jetlines have signed an agreement with YQB. That's a little surprising. YQB-YHU anyone? Pascan's been doing that route for eons already.
http://www.cbj.ca/canada-jetlines-and-q ... agreement/
I just got an email from Flair entitled "we look a lil' different (smiley)." It is mostly touting a new look in black white and green . The beauty is that most of the links don't work (yet?). Instead of flairair.com they point to flyflair.com So either the marketing folk got flairair conf...Jump to post
There’s one DH3 rotation in the schedule that is puzzling me (I’m guessing that it’s pending a further change for summer. A DH3 is currently as listed as operating YXU-YOW-YFC-YOW-YXU. However, before the aircraft returns to YXU, it sits on the ground at YOW for more than 6 hours. This seems mighty ...Jump to post
whywhyzee wrote:With 733 back, and AMS moving to 77W, seems all of the 400 seat 77Ws are fully allocated to YYZ routes, there is a chance they don't touch any other base barring any changes.
Given all the highly paid public sector workers in YOW with 6 or more weeks of annual vacation I'm surprised that their O&D traffic isn't far higher. I suspect there is more to the low statistics than driving to Montreal. The only people that would drive to Montreal would be for overseas and ma...Jump to post
Thanks so much Dominion301, great explanation, totally makes sense now. Thanks to you and westaust for the compliments. Keep those pax stats rolling in, in 2019. I've gotta admit I'm a bit of a pax stats junkie. :P Out of curiosity ACCS300, do you have any idea as to why YHZ do not publish pax stat...Jump to post
I just don't understand YOW, how can it be in decline as our nation's capital, surrounded by huge population centres and have only slightly more traffic overall than YHZ? Glad to see international up otherwise the overall decline would have higher. Well overall YOW didn't actually decline in Januar...Jump to post
I heard that the NG would cease production at the end of March. The source was reliable, but don't bet your last dollar on it. March of what year? There was a thread just a week or two ago about outstanding NG orders and there's something like 150 of them still to go. 150? When was it? Here the dat...Jump to post
This thread is to carry-on the discussion about passenger statistics at Canadian airport throughout 2019. Here's the link to the 2018 thread: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1392475&start=150 The first airport that I can find that has already reported stats for January 20...Jump to post
BravoOne wrote:I heard that the NG would cease production at the end of March. The source was reliable, but don't bet your last dollar on it.
YQB - Québec
1,774,871 = +6.2% for 2018
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/p ... 29466.html
Quebec obviously faced difficulties from various political issues, particularly the two referenda. But that has really dramatically changed in recent years as the threat has pretty much disappeared. As has been mentioned, Quebec City has close to the lowest unemployment rate in Canada. And if you t...Jump to post
I’ve heard rumblings that part of this announcement will include the addition of 3 destinations in Ontario. YOW (at last) seems like a given. As for the other two, it’ll no doubt be between YKF, YQT, YQG and YSB, or just maybe a return to YHM? I can’t see them copying Swoop and jumping into YXU.Jump to post
klm617 wrote:I find it pretty interesting that YQG is attending this conference.
I am anxiously awaiting their 2018 y/e financials. Burning $1M/qtr with $3M in the bank as of end Q3... then subsequently paying an additional $400k to AerCap for deposits on aircraft due to arrive this April, then getting a $7.5M lifeline from Smartlynx that will be flown off over the next 8 years...Jump to post
The real problem is that even though the economy of Québec City keeps increasing, and that we have record number of tourists every years, the number of direct destination is decreasing. Here's a list of some of the flights YQB lost: That's all I can remember The thing is, a lot of these lasted only...Jump to post
Well on the governance side, Transport Canada have just given their seal of approval to YQB: https://www.lelezard.com/communique-18616794.html
On the air service side, despite the reduced WS services, YQB did just gain a seasonal to ORD on AA.
SpaceshipDC10: Want to add in YTZ to your list? Even if they don't publish, they'll no doubt be in the 2.8 million ballpark like in 2017. Sure. The list from largest to smallest total of passengers handled in 2018: YYZ - Toronto YVR - Vancouver 25,936,907 +7,3% YUL - Montreal 19,425,488 +6.9% YYC -...Jump to post
YQT - Thunder Bay http://www.tbairport.on.ca/assets/uploads/2019_01_18_Airport_Sets_Third_Co.pdf For the third consecutive year, Thunder Bay Airport (YQT) has posted record passenger volumes. Volumes reached an all-time high of 869,404 passengers in 2018. Traffic grew by 2.9% over 2017 volumes comp...Jump to post
As long as Jetlines gets off the ground this summer, I think 1 million is just about guaranteed. I doubt it will ever happen... See --->https://globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/02/07/1711960/0/en/Canada-Jetlines-Announces-Secured-Slots-at-Vancouver-International-Airport-and-Has-Selected-the-Airp...Jump to post
YXE - Saskatoon YXE break through the 1.5 million mark. There's now a 280k gap between Saskatchewan's two international airports. 2018 was a year of growth and transformation at Skyxe Saskatoon Airport. Passenger demand was steady throughout most of the year with 10 months of consecutive growth tha...Jump to post
YQR - Regina Regina International Airport (RAA) warmly welcomed 1,238,239 million passengers in 2018. That is an overall increase of 1.55 percent over 2017 which saw 1,219,311 million passengers use the airport. I think that puts YQR at #14 in Canada. YXE should be #13. SpaceshipDC10: Want to add i...Jump to post
France and maybe parts of the US would seem the obvious place for additional flights. Quebec is beautiful and an attractive tourist destination, so seasonal flights to some big American cities might be viable--maybe Boston and Washington? I can definitely see YQB-BOS on DL happening once DL have th...Jump to post
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-02-06/westjet-cools-on-smallest-boeing-737-max-as-ceo-rethinks-fleet?fbclid=IwAR1e0_a8Gp11RgC4AakkbPPz4AsYBUi3nxzK1ebvdeb0rf8es2s9Ihj_AZo Interesting read. In so many ways, the CSeries is an ideal aircraft for WestJet. These MAX8s are a lot of plane for ...Jump to post
The nine aircraft will be delivered in 2020.
Here's the firm purchase agreement with Bombardier for 9 CR9s....much needed boost to the CRJ order book: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/c ... 33028.html
Jump to postThe nine aircraft will be delivered in 2020.