While many of the above mentioned routes have some potential, most if not all can be flown right now with only one connection. Air Canada for example has their network set up so that many of the YYZ
flight to YVR
connect directly to Asian destinations. and I can't see that changing any time soon. Furthermore the current YYZ
facilities do not make for a very attractive destination for airlines who want to offer quick and easy connections, as well as modern facilities. Not untill New-T1 opens its international phase (Pier F) will YYZ
be a very attractive place for new airlines to open up new long haul service. That said, when T-New is up and running with Pier F it will be a very attractive destination for foreign airlines wanting to avoid overcrouded US airports namely NYC, and CHI airports but still offer their passengers a wide range of connections through north america. There are currently about 4 airlines in various stages of negotiation for service to YYZ
, and I think 3 of them are foreign carriers. Service to Dubai, Cairo, Bombay, and varous South American destinations is likely to be in YYZ
's future. As would additional asian non-stops. But as I said this will all have to be post New T1 being much further along then it will be in April.
"Clive Beddoe says he favours competition, but his actions do not support that idea." Robert Milton - CEO Air Canada