First of all...with regards to YVR
flies a B 744 daily, AC
flies an A 333 nonstop daily as well as a B 763 BUT VIA YYZ
thus not nonstop.
Is there demand for another entry like VS
...maybe so but not with a B 744...an A 343 or A 346 is perfect for the route to be flown daily from LHR
has anyday on its A 346 and A 343 a better inflight product than AC
so it can capture a lot of its mkt share on this route as well as YYZ
Lots of Indians will welcome VS
as it will give them another (very good) option to take to DEL and tourists can take it to South Africa + oil businessmen in Calgary and Edmonton fly via YVR
and then via LHR
to LAGOS (Nigeria is the world's 5th largest oil producer and OPEC member).
As far as FLYYUL feels that there is too much competition on the YYZ
and that VS
will feel the brunt of it...you should know by now that especially between May-Sept and late Nov-late Jan...seat demand on this route over exceeds supply each year so in the peak season the additional capacity offered by a VS
A 346 or even a B 744 is very much welcome and appreciated by locals and foreigners flying the route!!!
Once again I repeat, VS
has a superb marketing team and an amazing inflight product which is 100 times better than ACs in premium and economy class plus from LHR
you can connect and take GF
-EK onwards to the Middle East and Indian subcontinent (those cities which VS
doesnt fly to) as both airlines have agreements with VS
for trans-atlantic routes to USA and CANADA.
comes to YYZ
starting with daily B 744s, expect a brutal fare and marketing war to be unleashed in YYZ
and the media between itself-BA and AC