"It would make a lot more sense to consolidate all flights to Asia from YVR
. even if it means flying twice to ICN
and so forth from YVR
in principle, has a lot of trouble on the domestic/transborder side of things. YVR
isnt much of a corporate town, and is very seasonal. In the summer time, AC
and other airlines have a significant cruise/tourist travel demand, all of which is relatively low yield. AC
has failed on a lot of transborder markets out there, such as PHX
and most of their US runs BOS
are seasonal on a reduced frequency basis.. for this reason, perhaps its best if Air Canada diversifies its Asia routes amongst its two big Asian O&D cities. Furthermore, if AC
is going to make a 7th freedom hub as Milty so brilliantly describes it, it needs more connectivity out of YYZ
. routes like GRU
/etc forget it.
When you check the behavioral patterns of airlines to YVR
(transborder mainly for this focus), you see a quick seasonal in and out. Funny how NW
goes from 5 flights in the summer to 1 in the winter...
So with this in mind, perhaps AC
's wont be getting the best possible bottom line out of its routes, due to network problems in YVR
on the other hand, you need all kinds of large equipment for all those routes to work. Im looking at general loads on HKG
of late (today;s flight is less than half full, same for tommorow), and they really arent that good for AC
seems to do a lot better. Even YYZ
is one of those routes that doesnt do so well, and is heavily bulked out in the summer to Japense groups visiting Canada etc. So in this context, I am skeptical also. As for YYZ
.. are you kidding me?
Lastly Martin...if your gonna comment bud, please stop the "We need more for spotters etc." type stuff, I know for sure that your smarter than that