Sebring From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 1675 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 5169 times:
Anything is theoretically possible for the summer schedule, but this winter? That seems far-fetched. The winter schedule is almost half over, and traditionally, intercontinental airlines sell tickets for 3-6 months before launching a service. I certainly haven't seen any application by EVA to Canadian authorities to sell such a service, and I am skeptical about the demand, even in high season.
Pnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2367 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4935 times:
I too have heard the rumours of another Asian airline. The comment I was given was there was a very strong cargo component to decision and airline.
I wasn't even thinking of EVA Air due to the ease of the Vancouver connection. However, if they think there is a good cargo reason beyond picking up passengers that already connect through YVR then the idea starts to make some sense. I had assumed it was Air China or similar airline from the cargo comments with shipping starting to improve..
A direct YYZ flight with could pick up connecting passengers from smaller NE US airports I imagine for those that didn't want to connect at Ohare.
YYZ is currently served by KE and CX 747 freighters (3X weekly KE, 2X weekly CX IIRC). What sort of cargo is so plentiful between Canada and Asia? The high technology market travels quite a bit by sea. The air cargo market is more for high priority cargo such as live/fresh foods, and medical/cosmetic products.
Support the beer and soda can industry, recycle old airplanes!
Etoile From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 119 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 4642 times:
Quoting JAGflyer (Reply 5): The high technology market travels quite a bit by sea. The air cargo market is more for high priority cargo such as live/fresh foods, and medical/cosmetic products.
Industry has a different sense than you do of high priority. Clothing and technology products are among the "high priority" items that are frequently air freighted. The inventory be out of date the moment it arrived at Forever 21 if it took a boat. And no Mac or iPhone ever sees the inside of a TEU.