Connector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 930 posts, RR: 2 Posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 3376 times:
On June 24, a mysterious all white painted B757-200 was parked at the US terminal. Registration number - N253CT. Looks like an US reg?! Could this be a new delivery of some sort? Does anybody have any info/guess on where this plane may go to?
Spyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3189 times:
Also located on HMY's website is a short news brief about how they've signed a Bilateral Interline Traffic agreement with China Airlines. No details were released, yet I guess it marks the beginning of their foray into Asian service.
Connector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 930 posts, RR: 2 Reply 5, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3120 times:
Very good point Rindt. Indeed HMY could fly all three destination YYZ, LAS, LAX with only 2 aircraft. I would agree though that the schedule it's very tight and if one flight gets delayed for any reason, everything else could go haywire. I still remember the days when travelers were supposed to call in Canada 3000 and Airtransat to find out what time of the day their flight will eventually take off. People shouldn't put up with that crap anymore. That's probably why HMY wisely decided to delay their YVR-LAX run to August 01. Wonder what other destinations are they contemplating once the third aircraft will become operational.
In my opinion The Bilateral Interline Traffic agreement with China Airlines it's definitely a much better approach to HMY's Asian market ambitions, at least for the time being. It makes a lot of sense to fly travelers on behalf of CI beyond Vancouver to various Canadian and US destinations and viceversa.
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 56 Reply 7, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 3100 times:
Interesting about the CI agreement. I too think it would be risky for HMY to acquire larger aircraft to fly trans-Pacific, and it's a better strategy to at least in the beginning get into an agreement with an airline currently doing the service. If they see demand increasing or warranting the acquisition of dedicated aircraft, then maybe it could work out. For the sake of all involved, I hope HMY will be here for the long-run.
In the mean time, any word on Canada West Airlines? Their website still says "Look for us in spring 2003." I'm looking, and I don't see them!
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