FLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4949 posts, RR: 52 Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
The answer is eventually.
Currently AC has a severe lack of RJ equipment, and YUL-ATL the last time around didnt do so well. The main reason was that as soon as AC announced th new flights, DL was quick to add 3 RJ flights of their own.
FLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12 Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
AC could easily re-allocate CRJ's if the route had any promise or potential. Been there, done that, and loads were poor, falling way below marketing projections. DL's augmentation of flights was planned in the original marketing equation.
FLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12 Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 1846 times:
You're right. With 35 CRJ's (mainline or connector), if there was revenue potential on the route, it would be reactivated so fast your head would spin. Couple of routes that I can think of, where the aircraft are just floating around, till the next best thing comes along.
Speaking of the CRJ, apparently AC and Jazz have come to a tentative agreement regarding flying/fleet allocation. Details are being withheld until ratification on March 19th. Have to do some digging. This should be good.
FLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4949 posts, RR: 52 Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1812 times:
Dont even get me started on poor CRJ routes.
YYZ-STL/YYZ-MCI/YYZ-BNA/YYZ-CLT are just as bad if not worse than YUL-ATL. The problem is that there are based on YYZ, which these days, seem less likely to take a cut.
YUL-ATL was to be introduced in nov 2002. At that time, DL was the sole operator on the route with 2 DL MD88's a day. 1 week after AC's announcement, DL introduced 3 daily ASA flights on the route.
On the grand scheme of things, ATL is one of YUL's largest O&D pairings, with over 100,000 pax per year. Only NYC/Washington/LAX/FLL/ORD fall before this destination ... more people travel by plane to ATL than BOS/SFO/DFW/DTW etc.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16111 posts, RR: 57 Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 1744 times:
YYZ-STL/YYZ-MCI/YYZ-BNA/YYZ-CLT are just as bad if not worse than YUL-ATL.
Define "just as bad". If the yields are high despite lower load factors, these routes might be profitable. I've flown YYZ-BNA/STL a few times in the last few years and they are full of suits, which suggests high yield.
ATL has many former Montrealers- no doubt.
Every Cdn city of full of ex-Montrealers also! Blame the PQ.....
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.