MSYYZ From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 846 posts, RR: 9 Posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 1990 times:
I just read this on YYZnews ..
"New Kuwait Agreement ---the Canadian government has negotiated its first air transport agreement with the State of Kuwait for schedule air services. This is the latest agreement reached under the Conservative governments' new "Blue Sky" international air transportation policy. Canada and Kuwait can each designate as many airlines as they wish to fly between their respective countries and includes a flexible pricing regime, as well as strong safety and security provisions. The agreement also provides for a flexible regime for all-cargo services. Airlines can also code-share with no limitations on frequency of flights. This new agreement which takes effect immediately, is the first to be finalized with a member of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). There has not been any announcement so far from airlines in either country about new service. "
"Canada-UAE Agreement ---the existing agreement between Canada and the United Arab Emirates has seen Emirates Airlines designated as a carrier from the U.A.E. as of April 5, 2007. At this point, Air Canada is the only carrier designated from Canada to serve the U.A.E. With the announcement from Etihad Airways (see above) indicating their desire to go daily to Toronto and the recent announcement by Emirates of start up of Toronto service their is widespread speculation that a new "open skies" agreement may be signed later this summer or fall to facilitate more frequency. It is not inconceivable to suggest that once such an agreement is in place that we could see both carriers flying daily between Toronto and the U.A.E. The United Arab Emirates currently has signed 85 air service agreements with other governments and 30 bilateral agreements. The majority are "open skies" agreements allowing unlimited access to U.A.E. airports."
"Qatar Wants Agreement --media reports from Qatar indicate that Qatar Airlines is anxious to have a new air services agreement negotiated with Canada. This would allow Qatar Airlines to begin service to Canada connecting their home airport of Doha directly. Qatar is growing their fleet rapidly and just recently placed a large order for the new Airbus A350XWB aircraft."
So EY wants to go daily to YYZ .
QR wants to jump on the band wagon .
Emirates: Who knows what are they planning for YYZ and the rest of Canada ..
Kuwait signing an air agreement with Canada .
FLYYUL From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 4930 posts, RR: 53 Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 1519 times:
YUL carribean? Try everything else but that
Emirates would most likely try to flow India/Pakistan traffic from YVR, but DXB is a back-haul. I suspect China Airlines/Singapore, and impending Air India service are best positioned for this traffic.
I'm not sure how big YVR-Middle East is, other than the large YVR-THR market.