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Air Transat Expansion Summer '09: Italy/Spain  
User currently offlineFlyyul From Italy, joined Jun 2000, 5029 posts, RR: 50
Posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4084 times:

Seems like Canadians love Spain and Italy, and why not  Wink

Air Transat has listed in the Italian vervsion of their website new services expected for 2009:
Toronto-Roma
Toronto-Milano
Montreal-Venezia

Spanish version

Vancouver-Barcelona
Vancouver-Madrid

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User currently offlineThenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2984 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4016 times:

Wont they be needing new metal for some of these routes?


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User currently offlineA5XX From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3963 times:



Quoting Thenoflyzone (Reply 1):

Maybe they could buy some of the A330's that Air Canada would like to get rid of.

A5XX



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User currently offlineConnector4you From Canada, joined May 2001, 938 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3872 times:



Quoting Flyyul (Thread starter):
Spanish version

Vancouver-Barcelona
Vancouver-Madrid

Good choice I would say. Once a week summer + December-January Vancouver to Vienna should also be given a try (when oil comes down)


User currently offlineKrisyyz From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1605 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3728 times:

Isn't Air Transat expected to replace the A310 fleet soon? I read in their annual report that a decision on replacing the A310s with A350s or B787s will be announced sometime this year or early 2009.

Quoting Flyyul (Thread starter):
Vancouver-Barcelona
Vancouver-Madrid

I would think that the A332s will be operating these routes as I doubt the A310s have enough range.


User currently offlineCharlem From Canada, joined Jul 2008, 7 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 3698 times:

It will be a good news to have more flights from Montral to Italy since only Zoom has direct flights from Montral to Italy.


charlem from YHU
User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3619 times:

Quoting Krisyyz (Reply 4):

A310-300 have a pretty good range

Maximum Range 11 hours 30 minutes, up to 5,200 nautical miles (8,320 km)

A332

Maximum Range 12 hours, up to 6,000 nautical miles (9,600 km)

Granted the A332 would make it more easily coming back to YVR  

Transat got 14 A313 and 3 A332 + 1 A333 3-4 more frames than 2-3 yrs ago...

[Edited 2008-07-23 06:16:44]

User currently offlineOlympus69 From Canada, joined Jun 2002, 1737 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3497 times:



Quoting Krisyyz (Reply 4):
Isn't Air Transat expected to replace the A310 fleet soon?

If they're thinking of B787s or A350s I think "soon" is a litttle optimistic.  Smile


User currently offlineThenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2984 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 3455 times:



Quoting Charlem (Reply 5):
It will be a good news to have more flights from Montral to Italy since only Zoom has direct flights from Montral to Italy

TS offers flights from YUL to FCO (Rome-Fiumicino airport) !!

Quoting Krisyyz (Reply 4):
Isn't Air Transat expected to replace the A310 fleet soon?

A310's are staying in the fleet at least til 2012 !

Thenoflyzone



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User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 905 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 3341 times:

I suspect some of these flights will be operated by aircraft that used to operate to the UK. They have consolidated the UK market by using Thomas Cook aircraft for a lot of rotations and this will leave the aircraft to operate other routes.

User currently offlineSteelyman From Andorra, joined Feb 2007, 129 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3143 times:

TS is doing pretty good at BCN. We started with only 1 flight, then grow up to 2 in just 2 months, and now we have 3.

I hope that they keep growing because a Canadian carrier was needed at BCN.

Probably YVR will make better than other destinations and now that TS is even more open for spanish people this destination will fit all the Canadian needs.



BRGDS, Mike
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4133 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3112 times:



Quoting Rdwootty (Reply 9):
I suspect some of these flights will be operated by aircraft that used to operate to the UK. They have consolidated the UK market by using Thomas Cook aircraft for a lot of rotations and this will leave the aircraft to operate other routes.

Quite the opposite actually, Air Transat are taking over much of Thomas Cook's Canadian operation. They've gone from having four 757s in long haul configuration to just three this year, and the Gatwick based aircraft operates more short haul flights than long haul. Air Transat have taken over much of the Gatwick-Toronto traffic, as well as the Birmingham and Newcastle flights.


User currently offlineHumberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4939 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3032 times:

Air Transat have started using Skyservice B757's on some UK flights instead though


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 25216 posts, RR: 55
Reply 13, posted (6 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3023 times:



Quoting Humberside (Reply 12):
Air Transat have started using Skyservice B757's on some UK flights instead though

EDI and BFS only IIRC.



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