CO764 From United States of America, joined Jan 2012, 143 posts, RR: 0 Posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3080 times:
I was just wondering why Air Canada operates its CDG flights out of Terminal 2A, but not Terminal 1, where its Star Alliance partners operate out of. Wouldn't that enable much more convenient connections and more benefits?
ORDBOSEWR From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 360 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2820 times:
Quoting northstardc4m (Reply 1):
CDG isn't a STAR hub, AC isn't the only STAR airline at T2A (ET also), and AC has been there for a long long time... why move now? It does cost money to move operations around...
correct, but other *A carriers have moved to T1. It was done under the 'move under one roof' campaign by *A.
At some airports the airlines choose not to be in one place (NRT has Air New Zealand as another lone wolf) or the terminal just can't fit them all.
Sometimes it comes down to times of flights and if a carrier like UA and LH can utilize the same gates at different times of the day that would enable them to align together. CDG is not a traditional *A transit point, but I have seen some connections offered.
Quoting blueflyer (Reply 2): And there's also the Maple Leaf lounge at T2A. Building out a new lounge isn't cheap, and then there's the issue of available space...
there is a *A loung at CDG that was opened for all of the carriers. UA closed their lounge in T1 for a long time (cue all of the haters of the former CDG UA RCC, it was small and tired, but who really cares) and closed it in favor of the *A. I believe LH did the same.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23165 posts, RR: 23 Reply 4, posted (11 months 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2806 times:
AC has a lot of connections to/from AF at CDG. You don't only connect with alliance partners. CDG isn't a Star hub. CDG tried to force AC to move to T1 some years ago and AC refused. They did have to move temporarily to T1 if memory correct due to construction at T2 but moved back as soon as they could.
brilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 3785 posts, RR: 1 Reply 14, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
Quoting thenoflyzone (Reply 11):
Quoting cgnnrw (Reply 8):
Just curious how big are AC operations at CDG?
Two daily flights, one from YUL and one from YYZ. In previous years, there used to be double daily service to YUL during the summer season, but not anymore.
Does AF still operate a flight from CDG-YUL using the A380, or have they reduced the capacity to a 777, or have AF revamped their operations into Canada altogether with the current economic situation in Europe?
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23165 posts, RR: 23 Reply 16, posted (11 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1276 times:
Quoting brilondon (Reply 14): Does AF still operate a flight from CDG-YUL using the A380, or have they reduced the capacity to a 777, or have AF revamped their operations into Canada altogether with the current economic situation in Europe?
No AF A380s or 777s CDG-YUL during the winter. Current CDG-YUL schedule is 2 x daily (one 744 and one A343). CDG-YYZ is 1 x daily 772.