Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 23244 posts, RR: 23 Reply 10, posted (7 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2754 times:
Quoting longhauler (Reply 9): Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 6):
To the best of my memory, AC never operated LHR-DEL or FRA-DEL.
In the mid 1990s, AC operated 894/895 YYZ-FRA-DEL-FRA-YYZ with a B747 Classic all passenger, and operated 896/897 YVR-LHR-DEL-LHR-YVR with a B747-400.
AC's many efforts at service to India must set some kind of record for the most routes operated in relation to the relatively short total period of time they served India. Unless I've missed something:
callegro From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 17 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2304 times:
Thanks for the input guys I was wondering also if ACA used the 744 on the YYZ-HKG and YYZ-NRT routes? I'm assuming no, because those routes haven't been around that long right? They would fly to Asia via YVR.
longhauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4569 posts, RR: 36 Reply 14, posted (7 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
Quoting callegro (Reply 12): I was wondering also if ACA used the 744 on the YYZ-HKG and YYZ-NRT routes?
YYZ-HKG was inaugurated with the A340-300, then A340-500. Presently it is flown by a B777. The B747-400 never flew the route.
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 13): Never as far as I recall. YYZ-NRT has been around for quite a while. I believe CP began the the first nonstop service on the route in May 1989 using the DC-10-30.
Absolutely right. CP inaugurated the YYZ-NRT service with the ER version of the DC-10-30. This continued until the merger with AC when an A340-300 was substituted. With SARS and 9/11 demand waned and it became seasonal, with either A340-300 or B767-300 equipment.
Today it is operated daily with a B777-300. The B747-400 never flew the route.
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