Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 10 Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1184 times:
But thats because those airlines are entirely geared toward that type of business....there is no route that CSA flies the 310 on that isnt primarily low yeild vacation traffic....If the "Air Canada Sun" brand ever comes into being, that is the all economy 767-200 leisure product then Athens, as well many other European destinations would work very well...Lisbon, Prauge, Budapest, Warsaw, Kyiv, Berlin, Nice all come to mind....As for a regular ACA 2 class layout I think it will be tought getting the loads up, especially with Olympic already being a big player on that route...
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Spyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1144 times:
So last summer was the year of widespread domestic Tango service, and this summer seems to be expansion on Trans-Atlantic routes. I noticed that at least for the new YUL-FCO, that it will be served by a domestically configured 763 with Super-Comfort (i.e. 2-2-2) layout and regular economy. While Athens is low-yield, a domestically configured 763 could do the job since it seats more than an internationally configed 763. Yet with the impending conflict in the Mid-East, I think we'll see international air travel drop dramatically, and therefore having an Athens route this year probably wouldn't be a wise idea. I say increase capacity in Canada this summer, since domestic air travel shouldn't decline as much as internatinal air travel.