We are getting way off-topic... but it doesnt matter
at first opposed the move, but are glad with it today let me tell you. They have a 20% connecting rate, and will expand to 3 daily. If they werent happy, they wouldnt expand and build on the connections with DL
. In fact, AF
is seeking big-time interline agreements with WJ/SG etc for connections into YUL
would never have been a serious threat because AC
makes mnuch of its money in YUL
on the short-hops to YYZ
. A 45minute drive to YMX
would negate the advantages that are YUL
. The study that I am speaking of, is that AC
would lose a ton of business to trains/cars/buses with the YMX
consolidation. Then they said, build a high-speed train, and extend the 13, but between you and I WE
ALREADY pay the highest taxes in the G8
, so I am not willing to pay even more for something we can already do at Dorval thank you very much. AC
has its HQ
(which employees 4,000) and its maintenance hub (which employs over 5,000) at Dorval. What are you gonna tell AC
, move all your 10,000 employees to YMX
? They would give you the finger and joined the "401 movement" if you know what I am speaking about...
Remember a solution was made to stop the exodus of the Lufthansa's, Alitalia's, and LOT's to Toronto, and that solution was Dorval. Austrian, Lufthansa, Air France 3rd flight, KLM, Swissair/Sabena (bankrupt), Air Canada, United, Continental, and others have expanded service. Remember Canada 3000 making the headlines in the business section of the gazette saying "Dorval or nothing".... Canada 3000 wanted to fly YULLAX, YULLAS, and a whole bunch of other routes but were not able to due to YMX
. Remember Royal saying the same? If you dont remember, I have all the articles archived....
is not comparing apples vs oranges one bit. LHR
just shows you what you can do with limited space, and 2 runways. YUL
can do the same until we are six feet under.
Starting in 37 days, there is a new era opening. The new TB
finger which I have visited several times, will definitely open your eyes about the prospects of YUL
. The TB
essentially triples the amount of existing bridges/and gates on the current TB
pier at YUL
. THe new international will add 14 over the current 9. Each finger could be expanded to handle 40 gates combined.
The capacity at Dorval goes from 8 million to 15 million to 25 million in no time.... your just not willing to wait and see...
Mr.Cherry said "Build it and they will come"... ive seen quite a few coming, and there are more on hold waiiting to see for themselves.