Just my thoughts.
Applications are in for landing rights at some new destinations, or so the rumour goes. As to where and when, I guess we'll have to wait and see. Some of these rumours are flying around all over the place, but coming from people who seem to be "in the know". The A340 from Sabena rumour was around for the longest time.
Yes this is a heavy-weight of an A340 we're getting from Sabena, so i would guess as a result the passenger capacity and cargo restrictions have resulted in a strange configuration in comparison to our A330, not to mention this a/c has a middle galley, which is unlike any of our other a/c. Throw in "clubC3" and a middle galley into our A330, and i'm sure it's seating configuration would be a lot different from what it is now.
A scheduled flight for C3 is identified as 2t, whilst cmm appears to identify the charter flight.
For example i mentioned that there were three a/c in LGW all at the same time, their flight numbers were listed as follows if i remember correctly:
2t776 (sched service to YEG/YVR)
2t312 (sched service to YOW/YYZ)
cmm312 (supplemental charter to YYZ)
The service is no different on a charter vs a scheduled flight. Cabin crew are given manuals as to the service to be offered on board any of our a/c on every flight based on time of flight ie: red-eye, long sector pm, short sector am, etc. A short sector am scheduled flight gets the same service as a short sector am charter flight.
67's would be awesome, and can't see why they couldn't come from AC, if the ones AC are getting rid of are going back to ILFC. We do most if not all our leasing from them.
As far as the domestic front, seeing where things were before the Royal/Canjet purchase and where things are now, that has been a big step for C3(we're not sure in what direction that step was yet..hehehehehe). The plan: I think we're up to about 10to12 A319's on order which start arriving in October, and rumour has it that Kinnear is considering a large request for the A318, obviously neither of these a/c types will be flying over seas so they will be used to increase frequency domestically and on transborder. Plus we will be retiring/phasing out the 737's(thank God). We also used to have temp bases in various Canadian cities, like Halifax, and Edmonton, these no longer exist as they used to.
Personally i think we should master what we're doing now before we start upping the ante. We need the manpower, the a/c, and a unified airline first. We're flying our pants off over here at C3, and can't seem to get the manpower trained and online as fast as the routes and flights are being added.
Slowly but i'm sure surely.