Not surprising at all seeing how many new immigrants land at Vancouver, how many return to visit and those coming to visit family and friends. Not to mention there is also increase in cultural and economic ties between the two cities and countries.
I see MU
doing better than AC
on this route for they have a bigger network in mainland China to feed their longhauls while AC
only rely on Canadian pax going to China. Thing is, I see more people from big cities in China coming to Canada than vice versa. I also think that since most passengers on this city pair would be of Chinese national, they would prefer flying their 'home' airline wouldn't they? To get the type of hospitality they are accustomed to and also some may not speak English well and prefer having more cabin crew to be speaking Mandarin. I know AC
's flights have one or two Mandarin speaking attendants but this is just my 2 cents.
Glad to hear that they are operating the A346 into town while I also wouldn't mind seeing the A343s either.
Anyone have pics or more info on MU
's inflight product onboard their long haul fleet - namely A343 and A346? Wouldn't mind flying them if price is decent.