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 Air Canda have withdrawn their own flights, which was a primary reason why bmi wouldn't touch the route.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.
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