voodoo
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Air Canada: YYT-LHR A330?

Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:13 pm

The photo below, which was shot at YYT/St.Johns NL, clearly shows an A330. But is this a regular event or was it a one-off from the usual 767?

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Photo © Lars Wahlstrom



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matt
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RE: Air Canada: YYT-LHR A330?

Thu Apr 29, 2004 10:23 pm

In the summer of 2003, AC flew YHZ-YYT-LHR with the 333 on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The rest of the week it was flown with a 763.
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RE: Air Canada: YYT-LHR A330?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 1:12 am

That's a surprise, I thought the YHZ-YYT-LHR market was too small for the 330, even the 763....
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matt
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RE: Air Canada: YYT-LHR A330?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 2:38 am

Not at all... It's a very profitable route for AC. I've taken the flight several times, and there are often just as many, if not more, passengers getting on in YYT.

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RE: Air Canada: YYT-LHR A330?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 3:41 am

YYT usually has the majority of boardings. Large numbers of full revenue Scandinavian off-shore oil workers travel the route.

AC would love to deploy a 333 for the summer schedule.

Problem is simple--aircraft availability (or lack thereof).
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voodoo
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RE: Air Canada: YYT-LHR A330?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 4:30 am

The reason it surprised me is it leaves YYT for LHR after midnight and at one point (maybe 2-3 years ago) when it was mooted that they'd use a 330 it was an issue that the YYT airport fire service was too poorly staffed after that time to allow use of such a large capacity aircraft. Perhaps that has been surmounted/changed.
I have been on that flight on absolutely packed 767-300s ... the market is def. there for the 330, albiet seasonal, especially considering the freight, e.g. huge ocean bouys and oil drilling eqpt., that I have seen being stuffed into the belly at LHR and YYT. Its a nice quick crossing...as little as 4 hours eastbound with a strong winter jetstream push.
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