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AirTransat To Launch New YVR-Europe Routes In S09  
User currently offlineLIPZ From Austria, joined Jun 2006, 1075 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 6879 times:

I do not know if this has already been posted, anyway new TS weekly services from Vancouver to Spain (YVR-BCN-MAD-YVR) and to Italy (YVR-FCO-YVR) are available for booking through the GDS systems.
1st flight to Rome (TS 924/925) will take place on May 29, while to Barcelona/Madrid (TS 452/453) on June 4. Both routes are supposed to be operated by A330 (-200 or -300).

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User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6550 times:



Quoting LIPZ (Thread starter):
while to Barcelona/Madrid (TS 452/453) on June 4.

How long is it supposed to stay? end of Sept?



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User currently offlineYXXMIKE From Canada, joined Apr 2008, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6545 times:

That's great news! YVR has always been over served with flights to the UK so its nice to have some other options and another way to avoid going through London!

Good luck TS with the seat sales, I hope they are strong and full of yield!


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6520 times:
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Hi Lipz,

if you look carefully, the flight from BCN to YVR will have a technical stop at YMQ. It will not be direct flight.

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Gerard



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User currently offlineUPPERDECKFAN From Spain, joined Jun 2007, 992 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 6492 times:



Quoting RAFVC10 (Reply 3):
the flight from BCN to YVR will have a technical stop at YMQ.

Unless it's sold as part of vacation package if someone have to go BCN-MAD-YMQ-YVR it might be better to go BCN-CDG-YVR or BCN-LHR-YVR



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User currently offlineYVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6227 times:

It also looks like FRA flights will be 2 weekly nonstop + 1 weekly 1/stop (via YYC).

In prior years they had 1 nonstop/week and + 2 weekly 1/stop (one via YYC the other via YEG).

Looks like YEG has lost their 1 flight a week to FRA?


User currently offlineKrisYYZ From Canada, joined Nov 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6131 times:



Quoting LIPZ (Thread starter):
Both routes are supposed to be operated by A330 (-200 or -300).

Is 4 A330s enough to operate all these west coast long hauls routes? Granted these routes run at a low frequency, but AMS and some other routes to Europe require the range capabilities that only the A332s can provide.


Any news on TS's fleet renewal plan? TS is suppose to choose between A350s and B787s before Q2 2009.

KrisYYZ


User currently offlineSafeFlyer From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 627 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 5176 times:



Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 6):
Any news on TS's fleet renewal plan? TS is suppose to choose between A350s and B787s before Q2 2009.

Not that anyone knows of I think... They just added a 14th A310 sourced from TAP less than a month ago.


User currently offlineEZYAirbus From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 2460 posts, RR: 52
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5072 times:

Look out for a new YYZ-LTN service for Summer 2009 to be announced!!

Glenn



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User currently offlineYVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 4977 times:

Since Zoom is toast, I wonder if any other carriers will pick up the YVR-CWL/BFS route?

If my memory is right, that was the first direct link from YVR-CWL?

This may be a good routing for TS to pick up.


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4727 times:



Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 6):
Is 4 A330s enough to operate all these west coast long hauls routes? Granted these routes run at a low frequency, but AMS and some other routes to Europe require the range capabilities that only the A332s can provide.

The A310-300 has a range of over 5200 miles and should easily be able to fly non-stop from Europe to the west of Canada!

I thought the aircraft was already used by TS on non-stop services between the UK and YVR/YYC. I stand to be corrected... If it isn't they should consider it and is the ideal aircraft for the long thin routes from the likes of CWL to YVR!

I personally think it is a great aircraft and Airbuses equivalent of the 757, and is such a versatile aircraft, with great range, short take off capabilities and the lower capacity other long rang aircrafts don't have!


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25626 posts, RR: 22
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4698 times:



Quoting YVR1968 (Reply 9):
If my memory is right, that was the first direct link from YVR-CWL?

Canadian carrier Wardair (which merged with Canadian Airlines in 1989) operated Canada-CWL for a while, probably only in the peak season, and with a stop somewhere else in the UK as CWL's runway wasn't long enough for nonstops then. I expect any CWL flights were to/from YYZ, not YVR.


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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4626 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):

Zoom flew CWL-YYZ and CWL-BFS-YVR IIRC



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User currently offlineGooner From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4544 times:



Quoting Gkirk (Reply 12):
Zoom flew CWL-YYZ and CWL-BFS-YVR IIRC

I have read today that GSM will be flying CWL-YHM in the summer of 2009


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4465 times:



Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 10):
I thought the aircraft was already used by TS on non-stop services between the UK and YVR/YYC

All A330 200. And theres no way I would ever fly an A310 for 10 hours  crowded  crowded and I didnt think they had the range anyway.

Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 8):
Look out for a new YYZ-LTN service for Summer 2009 to be announced!!

Thought it was already announced. Great news for LTN - and I may endure an A310 to fly straight into my old hometown airport.

Quoting YVR1968 (Reply 9):
Since Zoom is toast, I wonder if any other carriers will pick up the YVR-CWL/BFS route?

I think a LGW - BFS - YVR would work for TS - I took this Zoom flight at an off peak time and it was packed both ways.

Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 6):
Is 4 A330s enough to operate all these west coast long hauls routes? Granted these routes run at a low frequency, but AMS and some other routes to Europe require the range capabilities that only the A332s can provide.

I was thinking the same, but maybe they can use the extra A310 to re-deploy the A330 300 out west - it will be OK for MAN & LGW, but will struggle with anything further.



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User currently offlineGooner From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 week 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4357 times:



Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 14):
Quoting KrisYYZ (Reply 6):
Is 4 A330s enough to operate all these west coast long hauls routes? Granted these routes run at a low frequency, but AMS and some other routes to Europe require the range capabilities that only the A332s can provide.

I was thinking the same, but maybe they can use the extra A310 to re-deploy the A330 300 out west - it will be OK for MAN & LGW, but will struggle with anything further.

Possibly TS will have a code share with TCX and use TCX's A330's on some of the routes from the UK


User currently offlineGilesdavies From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 3037 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4241 times:



Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 14):
Quoting EZYAirbus (Reply 8):
Look out for a new YYZ-LTN service for Summer 2009 to be announced!!

Thought it was already announced. Great news for LTN - and I may endure an A310 to fly straight into my old hometown airport.

Sorry don't mean to highjack this thread, but as it is being discussed thought I might as well post here... Doesn't seem like an LTN-YYZ service will be going ahead next year, despite what seemed to be reliable rumours. Maybe the current economic situation and fuel prices have changed their mind...

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User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4132 times:



Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 14):
And theres no way I would ever fly an A310 for 10 hours  crowded   crowded 

TS's A330s aren't much better .....  Wink

Its good to see that YVR's departure board will be looking a bit more International with these additions, just a shame that they're not daily.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25626 posts, RR: 22
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4061 times:



Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 14):
Quoting Gilesdavies (Reply 10):
And theres no way I would ever fly an A310 for 10 hours and I didnt think they had the range anyway.



Quoting ACDC8 (Reply 17):
TS's A330s aren't much better .....

Wardair operated their A310-300s YVR-LGW nonstop.

If not mistaken, TS recently increased the seat pitch on their A310s and A330s by about 2 inches so they're much better than they used to be. And for the price-sensitive market they're mainly catering too they seem to have a good reputation for service and reliability.


User currently offlineACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7643 posts, RR: 35
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4049 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 18):
If not mistaken, TS recently increased the seat pitch on their A310s and A330s by about 2 inches so they're much better than they used to be.

The A332s 3-3-3 seating is still is too much of a tight squeeze for my liking (and I'm pretty thin) ...  Smile



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User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 week 1 day ago) and read 3815 times:



Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 18):
increased the seat pitch on their A310s and A330s by about 2 inches

pitch isnt the issue, Im 5'6" tall - its the width of the seats, its impossible for me to get my shoulders straight.

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 18):
they seem to have a good reputation for service and reliability.

Certainly - no problems with the service. The reliability issues were Tristar related I think, as in recent years with the Airbus's they have been fine.

Quoting Gooner (Reply 15):
Possibly TS will have a code share with TCX and use TCX's A330's on some of the routes from the UK

TCX already operate some of the Canadian Affair flights - its possible they will do more of the UK flights to free up the TS fleet for the new routes.



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User currently offlineGkirk From UK - Scotland, joined Jun 2000, 24947 posts, RR: 56
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3575 times:



Quoting Gooner (Reply 13):
I have read today that GSM will be flying CWL-YHM in the summer of 2009

Yup, 1 x weekly 738 via DUB and KEF  Wink



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