Sebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1658 posts, RR: 15 Reply 1, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 2368 times:
EK can't get in until there is a new bilateral agreement between UAE and Canada. That hasn't happenned yet, and goodness knows if there are even talks. The word I hear is that the Canadian government does not feel very motivated at present to extend EK the daily rights it has been seeking. Informal exchanges of views have taken place, and nothing more has transpired. By the way, a number of airlines have offices in Toronto. It means nothing. Turkish doesn't fly to Toronto but has a large ground floor ticket office and signage in an office tower on University St.
Effective June 1st 2003, UAE airlines could fly upto 6 weekly flights to Canada so instead of being fools and demanding a daily flight...EK should have just taken the 6 weekly offer and made money of it as they could fly any aircraft size they desire. Their onward hub connections to Asia, Indian subcontinent and East Africa is far superior to EYs/GFs so they could have easily made decent money in YYZ.
Now with EY flying 3 weekly, it will be even more harder for EK to have the bilateral amended. When u get too greedy, it strikes u back in the face!!!
Dont be surprised to see Etihad launch a 4th weekly YYZ flight within 18 months time.
MSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 846 posts, RR: 9 Reply 4, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2096 times:
Another Airline is trying to get permission to fly to YYZ , it is Egypt Air . For some reason the Canadian authorities granted MS flights to Montreal only , almost 3 years ago , since then MS is trying hard to fly to Toronto with no luck .
Sebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1658 posts, RR: 15 Reply 5, posted (7 years 5 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2076 times:
I also believe Air Canada doesn't have the aircraft until 2007 to add DxB or anywhere else in the Middle East Were the obstacles stalling a YUL-BEY service to fall by the wayside, I suppose AC might find a 763, but for any Gulf service, AC would need a larger, longer-range widebody (340 or 777) and would need fifths beyond to another point in Asia beyond the Gulf to make it economical. To date, UAE/EK has not shown an interest in granting such fifth freedoms, and to the best of my knowledge, the Canadian government has told EK and its demands for daily service to "bugger off".
MSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 846 posts, RR: 9 Reply 6, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 1897 times:
It would be great to see Emirates in Toronto , i have heard that Etihad is doing great on the YYZ-BRU-AUH route .
The presence of EK would mean more competition less ticket prices and better deals for Pax .
Any news on any other international Airlines intersted in serving YYZ ?
FLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12 Reply 8, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1811 times:
Quoting Behramjee (Reply 7): Thats interesting because EY cancelled two of their YYZ bound flights in the same week (3rd week of November) due to horrible pax loads both ways!!!
While EY has had some high profile local advertising the route, perhaps SN Brussels who sells seats on the YYZ-BRU sector of the flight should do the same, to help beef up the loads. I have not seen a single ad promoting the only link between YYZ - BRU, and would wager that the load potential is greater on that sector than on YYZ - AUH.
Emirates773ER From Pakistan, joined Jun 2005, 1448 posts, RR: 10 Reply 10, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1794 times:
Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 9): EK will perform better because of its onward connections. EY flies only to a "dozen+/-" places as of now.
True and considering the fact that a lot of people traveling to North America live in Dubai (like me for example) does not make things easier for EY. This is the best time for EK to act by adding 3 weekly flights to YYZ without any connections and put pressure on EY.
FLYACYYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 1914 posts, RR: 12 Reply 11, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1782 times:
Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 10): This is the best time for EK to act by adding 3 weekly flights to YYZ without any connections and put pressure on EY
EK should take what is offered for the time being to get their foot in the door. They have very high brand recognition in YYZ, and expect that they will make a killing on their flights in terms of loads, and most probably revenue.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4447 posts, RR: 43 Reply 12, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1773 times:
Quoting TRVYYZ (Reply 9):
EK will perform better because of its onward connections. EY flies only to a "dozen+/-" places as of now.
Thats 100% true...EYs best connections from YYZ via AUH are to BOM, DEL, CMB and KHI only...but DEL in the fog winter season requires a 10-18 hour transit both ways for which EY gives a free hotel stay though.
Quoting Emirates773ER (Reply 10): True and considering the fact that a lot of people traveling to North America live in Dubai (like me for example) does not make things easier for EY. This is the best time for EK to act by adding 3 weekly flights to YYZ without any connections and put pressure on EY.
If EK were'nt so arrogant, they had the liberty of flying upto 6 weekly "any aircraft size" to YYZ from 2003 onwards according to the Canada-UAE bilateral treaty...but they said daily or nothing and in response AC and Ottawa said "take it or leave it". This is the same attitude they displayed for CPT flights and lost there too.
EK would be welcomed and embraced massively in the YYZ market because of their excellent reputation here + a variety of onward connections to East/Southern Africa, Gulf, Indian Subcont and the Far East...plus decently sized O&D market between DXB and YYZ.
Kahala777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 1743 times:
Sri Lankan to Toronto will only happen as a codeshare operated by Emirates from Dubai. It would make near zero sense for Sri Lankan to enter the North American market, let alone Toronto. Saudia to Toronto? That is a novel idea, but the odds of it happening seem slim if none. Saudia could fly to Chicago, which heralds a much heartier connecting base of flights.
TRVYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2004, 1311 posts, RR: 11 Reply 14, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1702 times:
Quoting Kahala777 (Reply 13): It would make near zero sense for Sri Lankan to enter the North American market, let alone Toronto.
Not exactly. During Tsunami, I heard that the largest population of Srilankans outside Srilanka is in Canada. Not only that, Srilankan serves India more than Srilanka and to exaggerate a bit, serves India more than AI. AI basically caters to BOM & DEL. Also the rates are cheap and I have heard that their service is excellent.
So, UL could get a portion of the Indian traffic in addition to the Srilankans. Since EK is a Partner of UL, I wouldn't expect both to come here, but UL could get more rights to Canada compared to EK.
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4447 posts, RR: 43 Reply 15, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1660 times:
Before this discussion goes any further it is worth mentioning that Canada doesnt have an Aviation bilateral agreement with Sri Lanka so there is no chance of UL flying to Canada and thats the bottom line.
The countries that however do and their respective features is given here :
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4447 posts, RR: 43 Reply 17, posted (7 years 5 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1626 times:
There shouldnt be any reason...knowing ACs lobbying in YOW the max allowed for UL would be 3-4 weekly flights...I bet is 3.
Even if that was approved, UL doesnt have an aircraft capable of flying such a long distance...even an A 343 would struggle to do DXB-YYZ-DXB with a full payload year round...therefore a stop enroute preferably for UL in BHX or MAN enroute to YYZ would be the ideal choice for UL.