AirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1501 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 3623 times:
I was wondering if theres any high demands for AC to fly nonstop from YYZ to KIX? We all know AC is offering several nonstop flights from YYZ to HKG, NRT, PVG, SEL and soon PEK. Shortage of A/C possibly and if so then they might offer the flight with their brand new 777s and later 787s.
Carpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2876 posts, RR: 4 Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3552 times:
This route will definitely be viable when the 788 comes in 2010 or beyond. Anything bigger would not likely make profits.
During the slower winter season the route could be cut to 4/5 weekly with daily during the summer season. The YVR-KIX would be one daily year round perhaps upgauging the the 772LR during the summer.
Off topic: Does anybody have the delivery dates of the 777s arriving next year? I'm sure once delivered, it will do some familiarization flights on domestic runs before flying on slated int'l routes.
Sebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1661 posts, RR: 15 Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3513 times:
777s: Between March and July, seven will enter service. As AC likes to point out, that's 7 777s by 07/2007
KIX: AC lacks aircraft. Also, there are bilateral constraints on total Canada-Japan frequency, and you couldn't offer a service year-round. When AC has more aircraft, you could see it run a bigger plane on YVR-KIX and bring one of the two flights east, especially after it gets 787s. I think that would be highly likely.
M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2218 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3497 times:
I'd love to see some kind of breakdown for how many pax of what fare it would take to make the route profitable and include the famously high KIX landing/service fees. These have been blamed for curtailing sevice to that area before.
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