BOAC707 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 278 posts, RR: 3 Posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1708 times:
The following article appeared today on YYZNews:
e)...effective tomorrow, June 1st Air Canada Cargo is getting back into the pure freighter business to a degree with a new scheduled weekday trans-continental service. The flights will depart Toronto at 0630 with a Boeing 727-200F wet-leased from All Canada Express and fly non-stop to Calgary, then on to Vancouver. The return flight will operate non-stop from Vancouver to Toronto arriving back at 1830hrs on a Tu/We/Th/Fr basis only for now.
Any chance of a nostalgic appearance of a 727 in AirCanada livery?
I also think this is the start of something bigger. There is still rumours of a similar arrangement with Atlas for inter continental flights.
Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1551 times:
This has been talked about a lot at AC. In fact, last year AC was supposed to have Atlas 747's flying to Hong Kong from Toronto, but that never materialized. Only time will tell really, but I'd like to see the re-emergence of Air Canada Cargo once again.
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Laxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25741 posts, RR: 50
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1532 times:
Yes, late last summer Air Canada got very close to leasing an Atlas 747 for Hong Kong services from Toronto, however my understanding was that this deal was killed based on the rejection by the pilots union.
Maybe the plan is possible now based on agreements that have been reached between the unions and company during the bankruptcy process.
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AWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1497 times:
So, thanks to AC, it looks like ACE gets another extension on it's lease on life. Can ya sense the irony here, folks?
I wonder what were the reasons for Air Canada getting out of dedicated freight operations?
Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 1410 times:
I imagine the cost of converting, re-fitting and operating a 742 that has been sitting in the sand for almost 10 years are much higher then getting an almost new 74F, or converting some of the 762's that they have just parked.
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
Wjv04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1325 times:
One dedicated cargo route, doesnt mean anything for Air Canada getting back in to the dedicated cargo bussiness. Its also a Wet Lease remember.
From what I heard is Air Canada doesnt have enough belly space on there aircraft for these routes, so they are having ACE fly it for them.