Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
Air Canada To Moscow Domodedovo?  
User currently offlineOrca767 From Canada, joined Mar 2010, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 7471 times:

Just noticed that Air Canada opened an office in downtown Moscow, Russia. Checked their timetable but do not see any direct flights this summer. Not sure if this was mentioned on here before. Does anyone have any news whether the airline is about to start direct service from YYZ or YUL to DME? SVO is out of the question since it is SkyTeam hub. My guess would be 3 or 4 times weekly service on a B763. Any information is greatly appreciated. Thanks folks!

5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineYXD172 From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 449 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7070 times:

(All speculation) It does look like they're starting a new route. Air Canada doesn't even have offices in all of the countries that they already serve, and I don't know of any in countries that they don't serve. Also, SU is no longer flying to YYZ, so AC may be picking up the slack, although I got the impression that the route was mostly VFR and therefore more difficult to profit from.

That said, how does Russia compare to the rest of Europe as far as booking online vs. in person? If booking in person is much more common in Russia, AC may just be trying to grab a greater proportion of PAX and get them onto AC flights with connections through Star hubs.

Jon



Radial engines don't leak oil, they are just marking their territory!
User currently offlinepnwtraveler From Canada, joined Jun 2007, 2250 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 6887 times:

Watch for Moscow to launch when the 787 arrives and the priority routes are looked after. In the meantime with new cross Atlantic partnership with the key 4 Star airlines, AC will be able to sell LH flights to FRA or MUC, and then on a LH or AC metal to a Canadian destination. There is quite a bit of business travel, but it has been growing slower than expected. If the partnership works as envisioned it might make an actual AC aircraft necessary. IF volume is significant enough a direct flight would be considered.

User currently offlineDash8Pilot From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 86 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6617 times:

Air Canada operates an office in Dhaka, Bangladesh as you can guess they do not fly to DAC. I went to the office to find out what it was about. They sell tickets with Air Canada connections.. (Eg Dac to Hkg on a code share then HKG to YYZ with AC)..

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25700 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6362 times:

Quoting Dash8Pilot (Reply 3):
Air Canada operates an office in Dhaka, Bangladesh as you can guess they do not fly to DAC. I went to the office to find out what it was about. They sell tickets with Air Canada connections.. (Eg Dac to Hkg on a code share then HKG to YYZ with AC)..

And those types of offline offices are probably operated by general sales agents, not AC staff.


User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1755 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (4 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5843 times:

I think Russians still prefer booking in person.. Even in Hungary it was impossible to book Malev flights online for Hungarian residents until a few years ago. Had to be done in person. Only tickets booked abroad could be bought online.


Next Flights: LHR-OSL (319-BA), OSL-LHR (319-BA), LHR-CPH (320-BA), VXO-BMA (S20-TF), ARN-CPH (738-SK), CPH-LHR (320-BA)
Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
Air Canada To Beirut? posted Mon Mar 2 2009 09:47:24 by Raffik
Air Seychelles To Moscow posted Wed Jan 7 2009 15:35:10 by LIPZ
Air Canada To Launch Montréal-Rome posted Mon Dec 15 2008 06:03:48 by LIPZ
Air Canada To Launch Geneva (Official) posted Mon Nov 17 2008 04:25:59 by Runway23
Majority Shareholder Of Air Canada To Sell? Buy? posted Tue Nov 11 2008 13:47:11 by Bakersdozen
Manitoba Taking Air Canada To Court Over Job Cuts posted Thu Oct 30 2008 14:20:03 by CB97
Air Canada To Charge $3 For Headsets posted Tue Aug 19 2008 11:10:16 by JoePatroni
Air Canada To End Cargo Flights posted Wed Apr 23 2008 00:21:10 by OceansWorld
Air Canada To Separate Caracas, Trinidad Flights posted Thu Oct 18 2007 07:19:41 by Sebring
Jet And Air Canada To Code Share To India? posted Thu Aug 23 2007 18:17:58 by Sebring