Accargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8 Posted (10 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 12202 times:
Air Canada introduces new non-stop routes Canada-wide; North American fleet renewal brings more point-to-point services and improved schedules
MONTREAL, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the
introduction of a series of new non-stop services between Edmonton-Regina,
Edmonton-Saskatoon, Hamilton-Montreal, Hamilton-Ottawa, Calgary-Las Vegas,
Vancouver-Las Vegas and an improved schedule between Montreal and Las Vegas.
The new routes will be operated by Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz, and are
being implemented to respond to new market opportunities made possible with
the renewal of the carriers' fleets that has now begun with the delivery of
new, smaller jet aircraft.
"With the arrival of new, modern and fuel-efficient aircraft in our North
American fleets, Air Canada is now able to implement significant network
improvements that will benefit consumers with more point-to-point, non-stop
flights and enhanced schedules," said Ben Smith, Vice President, Network
Planning. "The introduction of new Embraer and Canadair Regional Jet aircraft
beginning this year allows us to redeploy existing aircraft to pursue new
market opportunities and meet travellers' needs with the best schedules, the
most choice and the lowest fares on an everyday basis."
With the renewal of its North American fleet, Air Canada will introduce
the following new services:
Edmonton-Regina: Effective August 1, 2005, Air Canada Jazz will introduce
twice daily non-stop flights operated using 37-seat Dash 8-100 aircraft. Air
Canada will thus offer the most flights between these cities and the
opportunity for same-day return itineraries, as well as connections to/from
Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray. To promote the new route, Air Canada is
offering a special introductory fare starting at $99 until July 2, 2005 for
travel until September 30, 2005.
Edmonton-Saskatoon: Effective August 1, 2005, Air Canada Jazz will
introduce twice daily non-stop flights operated using 50-seat Dash 8-300
aircraft. Air Canada will thus offer the most flights between these cities and
the opportunity for same-day return itineraries, as well as connections
to/from Grande Prairie and Fort McMurray. To promote the new route, Air Canada
is offering a special introductory fare starting at $79 until July 2, 2005 for
travel until September 30, 2005.
Hamilton-Montreal: Effective September 18, 2005, Air Canada Jazz will
introduce four daily non-stop flights operated using 50-seat Canadair Regional
Jet aircraft. Air Canada will thus offer the only non-stop flights between
these cities and the opportunity for same-day return itineraries, as well as
convenient connections at its Montreal hub. To promote the new route, Air
Canada is offering a special introductory fare starting at $99 until July 2,
2005 for travel until October 31, 2005.
Hamilton-Ottawa: Effective September 18, 2005, Air Canada Jazz will
introduce three daily non-stop flights operated using 50-seat Canadair
Regional Jet aircraft. Air Canada will thus offer the most non-stop flights
between these cities and the opportunity for same-day return itineraries. To
promote the new route, Air Canada is offering a special introductory fare
starting at $89 until July 2, 2005 for travel until October 31, 2005.
Vancouver-Las Vegas: Effective October 30, 2005, Air Canada will
introduce daily non-stop flights operated using 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft.
To promote the new route, Air Canada is offering a special introductory fare
starting at $149 for travel until December 11, 2005.
Calgary-Las Vegas: Effective October 30, 2005, Air Canada will introduce
daily non-stop flights operated using 120-seat Airbus A319 aircraft. Air
Canada will thus offer the only daily service between these two cities, in
addition to convenient connections in Calgary to points within Air Canada's
extensive network in Western Canada as well as to/from London, UK and
Frankfurt. To promote the new route, Air Canada is offering a special
introductory fare starting at $149 for travel until December 11, 2005.
Montreal-Las Vegas: Effective October 30, 2005, Air Canada will increase
service from twice weekly to daily non-stop flights operated using 120-seat
Airbus A319 aircraft. In addition, Air Canada will offer an improved schedule
featuring convenient daytime departures.
Air Canada Jazz took delivery of its first 75-seat CRJ-705 aircraft on
May 27, 2005 and will be taking delivery of up to three new CRJ-705 aircraft
per month for a total of 15 by December 2005.
The new CRJ-705s are being introduced on the following routes: Calgary-
Houston (June 1, 2005), Toronto-Houston (July 1, 2005) and Toronto-Dallas
(August 1, 2005). Customers will have a choice of Hospitality or Executive
Class service, a new feature on the Toronto-Houston and Dallas routes.
Executive Class offers 37 inches of legroom, and Hospitality service offers an
industry leading 34 inches of legroom. Both cabins feature all-leather
seating, and in-seat audio and personal television systems will be installed
beginning in the fall 2005.
Air Canada will begin taking delivery of the first of 15 Embraer 175
aircraft in July 2005, joining 45 Embraer 190 aircraft set to begin delivery
in November 2005.
YOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (10 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 11936 times:
I see Jazz is taking on CanJet on the YHM-YOW route. That one will probably be a bit of a battle ground. When WestJet flew the route they had 5 daily 737s, but had more connecting feed than what will now be available.
Accargo From Canada, joined Sep 2004, 610 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 12 months 8 hours ago) and read 11913 times:
Quoting N77014 (Reply 6): Lots of Vegas service increase. Is this seasonal only?
The flights have yet to be loaded in our computers, so I am unsure at this time. However, with HP having a hub in Vegas and the US/HP merger it looks like AC is looking to add feed onto the merged airlines network as well as offer more service to Vegas.
EnviroTO From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 890 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 11613 times:
I notice that the Vegas flights are in October. It looks like they are moving fast on their HP/US deal. I would imagine these will be permanent additions to the route network since they are aiming to have these run from gates next to HP/US with US codeshares on them. They hope to use Vegas-Vancouver to funnel traffic onto the asian network. Using Vegas-Calgary to go to Europe doesn't make as much sense since they might as well fly to Toronto where there are more European connections, but the connections to western Canada from there should work (Saskatoon, Regina, and Winnipeg).
I would like to see YXU-YWG and YHM-YWG for western connections. YXU-YYZ used to get delayed frequently due to traffic and YXU-YWG would avoid that.
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34612 posts, RR: 70
Reply 13, posted (10 years 12 months 6 hours ago) and read 11540 times:
Quoting ACYWG (Reply 10):
um...last I checked SFO was San Francisco, California and not Spokane, Washington.
Very true. I have no idea why I though Spokane, probably from the "EG" in YEG. None the less, I think YEG-SFO has great potential. I don't see AC doing it though, but it would be a good route for America West. AC flew a daily YEG-SFO service during the summer of 2001. It was launched as a seasonal service, but never returned.
Noise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2119 posts, RR: 4
Reply 17, posted (10 years 12 months 5 hours ago) and read 11376 times:
Interesting, someone mentioned BWI. I feel that BWI was always a possibility for AC from YUL...I don't know why they haven't tried it yet. I guess the market just isn't there.
Regarding YUL-CLT...the market size for that route is about 26,000 pax per year, which is enough for a daily non-stop with a CRJ. I don't exactly know why this route was cut, but last I heard, it WAS doing pretty well.
YUL-RDU: I guess the YUL-RDU market is smaller than the YUL-CLT market. If YUL-CLT can't work, neither can YUL-RDU looks like.
Wait until AC adds more EMBs and CRJ-705s to their fleet...then you'll see them connecting the dots and adding even more route, thin routes.
ERJ170 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 6877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 18, posted (10 years 12 months 3 hours ago) and read 11243 times:
Quoting MAH4546 (Reply 4): AFAIK, they never flew it, they flew RDU-YOW.
And there is simply not a market to support RDU-YUL. US Airways Express twice tried, twice failed to fly YUL-CLT, despite the fact both are Star Alliance hubs.
Unless I'm not remembering correctly, and that could really be the case, AC has flown RDU-YYZ/YUL.. Canadian Regional (?? or something like that) flew RDU-YOW on F28.. The RDU-YUL was dropped when AC went from flying their DC-9 into RDU to their CRJ.
I don't know the RDU-YUL vs CLT-YUL market numbers.. all I know is AC flies 2 RJ to CLT and 3 to RDU.. US flies 2 RJ and 2 733 to YYZ (probably more for connecting that O&D).. Also, CLT and RDU are 2 different markets.. what could work for one would not necessarily work for the other..
And it is rumored AC wants to return F class to RDU for the business passengers.. but I can't confirm that, so it could be hearsay..
TIMEAIR From Canada, joined May 2005, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 12 months 2 hours ago) and read 11036 times:
As quoted in forum -ACJAZZ CRJ705'S-
ACJAZZ will ops CR705 YYZ-EWR/IAH/BOS/DFW/YQR/YXE
Western routes will go into effect gradually starting fall schedule change this year, with others starting as soon as proving flights have been completed out east.
You can't get there from here.
: I guess Air Canada isn't interested in profitable routes. They are only the fifth airline (Alaska, America West/Mesa, Harmony, Philippine) to enter th
: It actually costs less!!! RSM vs PSM is lower = more $
: Who cares about CASM? It's irrelevant if you dont put the extra revenue on the plane to cover the higher costs. It is the total dollars out the engin
: YYC-IAH is a high yield market with executive class requests and frequent flights..something WS cannot offer. 9 seats x 1515.00CAD = 13635.00CAD vs av
: That would be awesome. Air Canada has operated MIA-YVR for the past few winters, but it not operates this past winter. Hope it comes back. I assume b
: Along with the 319 & 320, I have seen AC 762 and 763 at MIA over the past couple months; are these used as well on the Montreal and Toronto routes?
: TIMEAIR, You intrigue me. Tell me where you get these stats.
: CLT-YYZ was orginally one CRJ and D9S...then with the Canadian Airlines buyout and the addition of "other" equipment, they were flying Fokker F-28's a
: The 767s are used on the MIA-YYZ route between November and April, daily. They are also used on the FLL-YUL route during the same period, also daily.
: As an aside--I recall having seen just about every AC aircraft type modern and current in MIA, save for the 343s. Maybe they have been there but I hav