Slawko From Canada, joined May 1999, 3799 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 2 days ago) and read 826 times:
The first Polar flight ever of a pax airline was Cathay Pacific A340 Service from Toronto (YYZ) To Hong Kong (HKG) it was the first polar route, and was used on a trial basis to see how well this type of flight would do, after a few flights the route returned to the regular YYZ-ANC-HKG.
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada
Frostbite From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 395 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 804 times:
Condor German Airlines, FRA-Whitehorse (YXY)-Fairbanks (FAI)-FRA with a 763ER. Similarly FRA-ANC. Not to mention many cargo carriers between FAI/ANC and Europe.
Maybe I'm missing something, what is so special about these new polar HKG flights other than their long duration. Commerical flights have been traversing, and for that matter serving communities in the high arctic for many years.
DL staged a flight test JFK-PEK-ATL using a 777 a couple months back. No revenue pax of course.
AirBoyYVR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 10 months 1 week 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 798 times:
On October 19, 2001 Air Canada will start nonstop flights from Vancouver to Delhi which are scheduled to operate over the "polar route" -- it will be a 4-times-a-week seasonal service that will run through April of 2002.