Spotter From Canada, joined Nov 2001, 86 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2188 times:
Will BMI ever fly to toronto YYZ? Just wanted to know as Virgin had started the route from Gatwick, but stopped flying here, would be great to see another British airline fly here, don't know how successful it would be though.
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16213 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2126 times:
Now that AC and C3 have pulled out of YYZ-MAN (AC will be back in summer 02), a BMI YYZ-MAN might make sense. Also an LHR-YYZ or LGW-YYZ. There are no regulatory restrictions on LHR access for sked flights to Canada.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
Johnnybgoode From Germany, joined Jan 2001, 2187 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 2090 times:
i would assume that bmi serving YYZ sooner or later is highly probable in my opinion.
since YYZ is one of bmi´s star partner´s main hub and that´s their focus, at the beginning primarily concentrate on star hubs.
If only pure sweetness was offered, why's this bitter taste left in my mouth.
Crosswind From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 2595 posts, RR: 58
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2062 times:
MAN-YYZ must be a contender for next Summer. Air Canda have withdrawn their own flights, which was a primary reason why bmi wouldn't touch the route. Air Canada plan to return in the Spring, but why not bmi?
-Canda 3000 is gone.
-Royal is gone.
-Air Transat would be the only direct competition and their reputation is in tatters.
British Midland have A330-200 G-WWBD, returned off lease by Scandinavian Airlines, and sitting at Manchester in full STAR Alliance livery. Maybe Toronto could be come a regular destination for this aircraft.
However, I still think flights out of Heathrow to a non-US destination will happen first, with Canada being unlikely out of London becuause of duplication of services with Air Canada.