Brilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 3279 posts, RR: 1 Reply 3, posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2583 times:
Great for YOW. I like the ability to go from YXU to YOW instead of having to travel through YYZ all the time. (I realize they have always had a flight, but hopefully this new service will only be the start)
JoePatroni From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 199 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2335 times:
I'm particularly impressed with the 4x Daily YOW-BOS. The yields must be really improving because not too long ago, QK couldn't fill a single DH8. I wonder if any of those 4 flights will be with AC mainline or are they keeping it strictly Jazz. Anyone know?
AC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 785 posts, RR: 13 Reply 11, posted (5 years 10 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2194 times:
Quoting 9252fly (Reply 6): I'm curious about the YOW-YYT route. Has it ever been operated as a daily scheduled non-stop flight before(any carrier)?
I know that this route was operated in 2000-2001 using DC-9 equipment. However, I think there was a stop in YHZ, but I'm not positive. I'm sure there have been other similar routes in the past as well, but I'm not too sure of the dates.
YOW is a very popular destination from YYT, and it's nice to see the route coming back.
In life, some days you are the bug..... some days you are the windshield!
Of course it is, so many people looking for hand-outs from the gov't. Of course if the oil deals help the province it will be Ottawa holding out it's hand when they come visiting. Look for poor loads on the flights then.
These new flights connect nicely to/from YYC, the new YEG flights, YVR and YXU & to and/or from a couple of US destinations as well, and there's also YHZ flights at above the above times of the day.
YHZ - depart YOW 18:40 & 19:55 / arrive YOW 07:50
These 3 new routes along with the increases on existing routes will definitely greatly strenghen AC's YOW route network and increase the number of pax connecting at YOW further strengthening their long-term viability.
These new flights will hopefully help YOW sustain the airport's monthly 8-10% pax growth number for the next 12-15 months.
The 1-stop YYT-YOW-YYC should mean AC will have no problem filling YOW-YYT. YYT-YYC will probably easily get 20 pax per flight on average and the above connections will probably add another 10-15 on average. I remember when at C6, they along used to average about 30 enplaned YOW-YYT pax per day, so getting 50-60 nonstop pax shouldn't be a problem most days, especially with the traffic stimulation the nonstops will produce.