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Why Doesn't Air Canada Fly To AMS?  
User currently offlineDutchBoeing From Netherlands, joined Apr 2010, 115 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5918 times:

Hi all,

Can anyone tell me why AC doesn't fly regularly to Schiphol? KLM flies multiple times daily with large a/c to YYZ, YUL, YYC and YVR. In summertime there is also Air Transat to various destinations. There is a lot of VFR-traffic between the Netherlands and Canada. Surely they could fill a daily B763 to YYZ, esp. given all the connection opportunities thoughout Canada and the US? Why do they leave the Dutch market alone? Thanks!



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User currently offlineRJLover From Canada, joined Dec 2006, 580 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5797 times:

While I don't know the 'real' reason, one reason I saw tossed around on another thread was that we (AC) are focusing on Star Alliance in Europe versus competing in a Skyteam one.

That and while the loads might be great, the yield might not be so great.

That is just my opinion, I have no idea if those are real reasons or not.

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User currently offlineGlobeTrekker From Netherlands, joined Dec 2003, 851 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 5774 times:

Somewhere in 2006/2007 they stopped flying to AMS. They flew the route with a 767 and if I recall correctly it was only a seasonal service. They opted to funnel passengers bound for AMS via LHR and FRA with Star Alliance partners BD and LH. I do not know if they have any plans to reopen AMS in the future.

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User currently offlineSR4ever From Luxembourg, joined Mar 2010, 910 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 5701 times:

AC already serves BRU, where its is pretty successful.

KL is I'm afraid too dominant on AMS-Canada.

AC may try their luck on AMS-YYZ, but they shouln't go for anything bigger than a 763.

User currently offlineyenne09 From Canada, joined Jun 2010, 813 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 5297 times:

The only reason I can see is because of the Star Alliance. Brussels give a lot of opprtunities with SN Brussels to Africa.
Francfort is the tie with Lufthansa. Paris and London are the main European airports for historical reason for so long.

User currently offlineBlueFlyer From Tuvalu, joined Jan 2006, 4939 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days ago) and read 5177 times:
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With the limited supply of aircraft available, AC sees more benefit in taking on new routes where it has little to no competition and good feed at either end. AMS just doesn't fit the bill.

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User currently offlineWROORD From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 1069 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (5 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

Not enough demand for two carriers and especially that they can direct pax via several other cities (LHR, FRA, CPH, BRU or DUS) together with STAR partners.

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