Regarding all of the South America Questions:
The U.S visa regulations are an untapped gold mine for Air Canada or any other carrier desiring or equipped to fly between South America and Canada. YVR
had huge amounts of flow through traffic on the days when CP
operated the route to Japan. Similarly, on my recent flight to GRU
50% of the traffic was connecting from NRT
. If the company is looking at LIM
, they should also consider GRU
. Both cities, particularly GRU
have sizeable Japanese population bases. Mark, don't know why this comes as such as surprise. Despite global alliances, I'm amazed that AR
/LA have not made a return to Canada. Because of LIM
's closer to proximity to Canada (3800mi?), the 763's could carry a max payload of passengers and cargo, which is currently a challenge ex SCL
. Several flights have been load restricted. Through trucking, and local air cargo agreements, LIM
could serve as a mini-cargo hub linking S.A. and Canada.
The schedule is currently only showing Sunday service through the summer, but expect that this will be bumped up to twice weekly. Scheduling is still juggling aircraft and routings. I believe that summer daily to HAV
is too frequent, while 1-2 weekly to GCM is to infrequent. AVIATIONMAN - AC
does not operate anywhere for prestige reasons. That ended in the days of operating to places such as GVA
. Bottom line, if there's not a buck to be made, they bail like a dirty shirt. Even secondary routes to Europe such as LA
/ EGPF), United Kingdom">GLA
, which typically started in April/May, are not commencing until June, where high load factors are guaranteed.
Jazz and the 146's are a permanent fixture until the ERJ 170/190's arrive. With the exception of certain peak hours, even the 146's are a challenge to fill. Similarly the CRJ's will stay on IAH
until the new aircraft arrive, at which time it will most likely shift back to mainline.
Currently showing 2 763's and 3 330's daily, although the 74E should make a return 4 times weekly probably on AC848/AC849 YYZLHR.
Did you hear the one about SNA
actively pursuing flights into Orange County CA
. Problem is airport lacks international designation, and is very tightly capacity and slot controlled.