AC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 841 posts, RR: 12 Posted (7 years 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5727 times:
The CTA has suspended Go Travel Directs plans to launch Trans Atlantic flights between LGW and various cities in Canada due to a restriction regarding the use of Finnair a/c.
According to the CTA, Finnair a/c are only permitted to be used on routes between Canada and Finland, not to other destinations outside Finland.
I checked GDT's website, and it is showing their website under construction. http://www.thetelegram.com/index.cfm?sid=216884&sc=82
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YXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 week 6 days ago) and read 5587 times:
Hmmm... selling flights without government approval... not a good sign (even if they had good intentions). In a case like this, would they have to refund the existing bookings or just hold the money until they're legal?
Also AC_B777 you may want to modify the title, sounds like all airlines' LGW-Canada flights are suspended!
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Humberside From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 4948 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4437 times:
Quoting Trintocan (Reply 2): I think that Canada would need to have Open Skies with the EU to permit AY to operate between it and the UK. Has there been any sort of discussion about that sort of thing?
An open skies deal has been reached between the EU and Canada. Maybe its a phased implementation because this intervention by the Canadian authorities doesn't make any sense
YVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4076 times:
Well, even without these flights, if they don't "resolve" this, there will be plenty of capacity from Canada to the UK/Europe for the summer 2009 season. I would suspect these flights would have just been a drop in the total capacity bucket.