SQuared From Canada, joined May 2005, 387 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2525 times:
It's related to demand. YVR and YYZ have flights to Asia. Those long routes are where the A340s are best utilized. YUL has no flights to Asia, so why use an A340 out of YUL?, Especially when AC has a shortage of lift for long-haul international flights...
Ktachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1763 posts, RR: 2 Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2435 times:
Quoting SQuared (Reply 2): YVR and YYZ have flights to Asia. Those long routes are where the A340s are best utilized.
Yes but routes like NRT are both done from YYZ/YVR on a B767-300ER, so is this just a capacity issue? Last summer, AC flew a A333 over the Pacific to NRT on one day and it was on an airline magazine's "rare birds," section.
I have been reading for a long time about the shortage of AC long-haul fleets but is it impossible to lease anything? Or, can't they get the long-haul fleet like the B767-300ER from its YYZ-YVR flights and divert that to a new international destination?