Avianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5883 posts, RR: 39 Posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5871 times:
well AirCanada is now serving since some weeks/days the DEL flight via ZRH with the B767-300 (AC-878 /YYZ-ZRH-DEL and AC-879 / DEL-ZRH-YYZ).
I am asking me how is AC doing on the route, better to say on every sector? Well I think the B767-300 is a little bit small for this route, as AirCanada has full rights on all sectors and ZRH is a reopened destination + Swiss is code-sharing on all flights. Swiss is also selling parts of the cargo capacities of the flights.
ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5563 posts, RR: 38 Reply 1, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5851 times:
Actually I don't know and I think it is a bit early to say. It is interesting that ZRH is becoming a Canada-India hub. AC has its flights Toronto-Zurich-Delhi with Swiss code-sharing. LX has the flights Montreal-ZRH, ZRH-Bombay with AC code-sharing. As all four flights come in and leave at about the same time at ZRH you can change from one to all others in each direction.
Gmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 21 Reply 3, posted (8 years 1 month 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 5759 times:
I think its the goal to be a carrier that can get a ticket all the way to india, there are a lot of carriers connecting pax into India, ie: LH, BA, AF, AZ, KLM, and etc from YYZ, if AC can fill the route and keep the aircraft full and not use an A340 then this is a great option!
IIRC AC operated briefly into BOM years ago via LHR , I think the a/c continued on to SIN afterwards. At the moment lack of a/c is a problem for AC (though one we know is going to be fixed over the coming years ) so I think they will be quite happy to continue to codeshare on LX ZRH-BOM at least as an interim measure
Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
LH477 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 584 posts, RR: 5 Reply 19, posted (8 years 1 month 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4744 times:
Quoting Ourboeing (Reply 18): I flew the nonstop YYZ-DEL-YYZ because of it being nonstop. I think they will lose the market to so many other airlines. Why did they stop the nonstop flight? It was a full flight both ways.
The yields did not materalize. They decided to put the A343 on other routes which would get greater yields. Right now they have a dire shortage of LH fleet.
Abrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5000 posts, RR: 55 Reply 22, posted (8 years 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 4135 times:
Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 15): IIRC AC operated briefly into BOM years ago via LHR , I think the a/c continued on to SIN afterwards.
= Yes. They had a 74M routed YYZ-LHR-BOM-SIN and had full freedom rights on all sectors including BOM-SIN. Later, they dropped the BOM-SIN extension and used 767's before completely abandoning the route.
Quoting Abrelosojos (Reply 22): = Yes. They had a 74M routed YYZ-LHR-BOM-SIN and had full freedom rights on all sectors including BOM-SIN. Later, they dropped the BOM-SIN extension and used 767's before completely abandoning the route.
It's a little disingenuous to say that they had full fifth freedom rights since BA and SQ complained that AC was too successful picking up fifth freedom traffic and basically pushed AC off the route. The Brits went as far as to try and abrogate the Canada-UK bilateral... because it was more important to protect BA in those pre-Virgin days.
25 Abrelosojos: = I had no such motives. Why are people so damn defensive here? Anyways, I apologize - I was just stating a fact. -A.
26 9V-SPJ: AC also used L1011s at one point on the YYZ-LHR-BOM-SIN route. I flew on one way back in the 80s and early 90s from SIN to BOM and back. 9V-SPJ
27 LFutia: Any chance YYZ-ZRH-DEL will get upgraded to the A343 or A345 in the summer? Leo
28 9252fly: If I was to hazard a guess,don't be surprised if it gets upgraded to an A330.
29 FLYACYYZ: I would say the chances are nil. Loads to DEL drastically drop off during the summer time, which acoounted for the reduced frequency in recent years,
30 Klyk1980: As November 12, the load was great, almost full flight from ZRH to YYZ. But right now the problem is, from DEL to ZRH, even for transit passnegers eve
31 Aseem: I'd be nice to see them RTW and I'm sure they already have it in their head, but then where are the planes. rgds VT-ASJ
32 LFutia: hmm well it looks like i'll be flying ORD-ZRH (Swiss) and then ZRH-DEL (Air Canada) in August... first time on both carriers... so i'm very curious to
33 Threepoint: Or, according to Yyz717, perhaps when hell freezes over. I think that eventually, YWG will warrant direct AC service to Europe as in days past, but r
34 Klyk1980: Lfutia, In Zurich you should arrive at Terminal E, you need to take the terminal train for immigration, or just stay in Terminal E for transit. In ORD
35 Thenoflyzone: Do ALL the passengers on board the flight AC878 from YYZ to ZRH have to get out of the plane once in Zurich, or the ones continuing to DEL stay on boa
36 LFutia: oh im familiar with ORD... been through T5 myself.. im just wondering if we'll have to change terminals in Zurich for the delhi sector... i'll find ou