For all of those who have participated in the AC widebody order threads, this is one reason AC asked Airbus and Boeing for a comprehensive widebody/modernization growth deal, eventually replacing AC's current fleet and adding additional fins. The winner has to be able to deliver 777s or 346s starting NEXT YEAR. Do both have delivery slots for the summer schedule of 2006? The Canada-India bilateral is also being renegotiated and AC will want to start n-s service to Mumbai from YYZ and possibly one Indian destination from YVR. AC will need incremental fins by 2006, with more deliveries in 2007.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4716 posts, RR: 44
Reply 3, posted (9 years 20 hours ago) and read 2732 times:
I hope AC will not be solely reliant on O&D Canada-China-Canada traffic and focus its marketing strategies for these new flights on American, Brazilian, Argentinian, Caribbean passengers as well who would fly to PEK and PVG via YYZ.
Dalecary From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (9 years 18 hours ago) and read 2612 times:
Quoting Sebring (Thread starter): The winner has to be able to deliver 777s or 346s starting NEXT YEAR. Do both have delivery slots for the summer schedule of 2006?
Yes, I believe they both do, as they do with other ongoing campaigns such as QF/AI. I don't think the order will come down to aircraft availability, although I'm not sure about the availability of the 346HGW, which you have consistently said is the type AC is looking at.
Do you have a timeline on the Indian bilaterals?
Sebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1663 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (9 years 18 hours ago) and read 2547 times:
The Canada-India bilateral talks are in progress. I presume the fact AI is re-entering the Canadian market makes it more interesting for both sides to liberalize the current deal which, for all practical purposes, gives each side the maximum of a daily flight. At the very least, there should be room for another two daily flights for each side.