longhauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 6004 posts, RR: 43
Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 5066 times:
Quoting B-HOP (Reply 8): But didn't CP used their 767 to Kai Tak for a time in the 90's? I am sure with shorter routing over Russia, the time would be even shorter.
I am not sure about Kai Tak, but CP did fly the B767 to PEK during low season. Also, AC flew the B767 YYZ-NRT, which is close to the same distance.
The YYZ-NRT flights were possible by restricting passenger loads to 160 passengers, and routing all cargo through YVR. The main intent was to keep the route open during the low/winter season. I don't imagine it was very profitable.
A YVR-CAN flight would face the same restrictions. And right now, while passenger loads are strong, cargo appears to be a huge profit area with respect to China flights. This would not be possible with a B767.
Just because I stopped arguing, doesn't mean I think you are right. It just means I gave up!
YVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2934 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 4697 times:
Quoting Allee (Reply 5): CZ's first flight Guangzhou-Vancouver starts in two days (June 15th).
Is this still happening? I thought it had been removed from all booking systems and it seems the flights were postponed (again...) indefinitely. Maybe this is news and they are now planning on coming next year.
Likewise cargo, they were supposed to have been here since April with 747 & 777 F's, but they have not shown up so far.
Quoting longhauler (Reply 9): cargo appears to be a huge profit area with respect to China flights.
I am very surprised AC do not have 2 or 3 more 77W's on order. Or maybe they do...