Ive been in Florida for 4 days, ive missed all the action here... good to see when things are slightly negative on the YUL side, Neil re-becomes the pest that he is. FYI, this little whirl of wind that Neil refers to at least at the integrity to show-up with the little student money that he is earning. The chief expert in economics with his feet toasty in his condo looking over the polluted lake, was not interested....... I wonder why..
YUL-SFO is not an unprofitable flight. The loads are very good on this flight, especially during summer. I remember this summer walking to US CUSTOMS where we had to fill out the load sheets, and you always say Air Canada's big 3 full flights AC 930 MIA, AC 797 LAX and AC 672 SFO. Save me the whole yield stuff, I know this was a big flight, just like YYZ-DFW is with its 37% load factors but thats a different topic all together
Now according to the CEO of ADM, Air Canada is looking to establish an evening bank of departures to California from Montreal. With the new finger opening up, Air Canada which would otherwise not have gate space, has it now. Air Canada in the past was running operations in the PM to MIA and LAX, which were good for the summer (they didnt even give winter a shot).
Now if Air Canada sees YUL-SFO as unprofitable (the routes been operating since 1997, only now they see it unprofitable?) why are they contemplating a 2nd flight? Why would Air Canada fly YUL-SFO since 1997? Why would Air Canada chop a route with origin & destination figures that are greater than 100,000 passengers?
The good thing is this flight will be back, just like Continental to Houston, just like SATA to Lisbon, just like Air Canada 2nd flight to FRA.