FLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 5010 posts, RR: 51 Posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2385 times:
According to a the Air France director of Canada, Air France is to add a 3rd flight to Montreal next summer with a Boeing 767-300er. This flight is shown on amadeus.net as AF348 and AF349.
They also want to add another flight to toronto. This flight does notshow yet but there is a clear intention to develop this service.
I do not understnad why Air France or Air Canada have no intentions in commencing a YYZ/YUL-Lyon/Nice flight, although the charters have the market at the moment, a Boeing 767 could suffice......Something to think about!
Sn330 From Belgium, joined Nov 2004, 16 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 3 weeks ago) and read 2265 times:
AF only flies to one French city from Montreal?! That is very puzzling, as Montreal has the worlds second largest french speaking population, city wise. I would think they would operate at least to Lyon, and maybe Marseilles.
AFa340-300E From France, joined May 1999, 2084 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2177 times:
Operating a flight from LYS (Lyon) or MRS (Marseille) would require to base a long-haul aircraft, and crews there. This would be costly, and there CDG hubs offers a great choice connections throughout the date to numerous French destinations (90% of the AF domestic network).
Air France and Air Canada used to have an alliance back in the early 1990s. But Air France was busy with recovering from heavy troubles, and AC decided to drop the alliance, because Air France had other, more important things to do to save their business.
For this winter, Air France will operate a Boeing 767-300ER on CDG-YYZ instead of the usual daily A340-300. This is probably because of an heavy check on an A340.
Nicolaki From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2145 times:
AF/AC does not serve other cities in France for simple reasons. AF/CA is mostly made of business travellers, leisure travellers travel more with Air Transat, Royal or Canada 3000. I think Paris would have a higher business linkage with Montreal than any other cities in France.
FLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 5010 posts, RR: 51
Reply 12, posted (14 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2123 times:
Ac did pressure AF to cease their 2nd daily flight in the winter. It was quoted in the Globe & Mail and La Presse. AF flights in the winter aree always overbooked on a 747-400. They desperately need more capacity but the CTA did not allow more winter slots to AF.
AF can manage a flight to LYON. I dont care about Transat or Royal. If Toronto-Copenhagen and Toronto-Glasgow survive (there is all charters on that route), than A montreal-Lyon, (AF's 2nd hub) could survive..There is an oppurtunity for a 15-20% connection in Montreal possbility. What is ever worse is that lyon a city of a surronding of 2.5mil people, is only linked to New York JFK..........
In my oppurtunity, it something to be developed......