The article spoke of these as long-term plans. And Milton loves to namedrop. Aside from a couple of Toronto-Asia routes like Toronto-Seoul and more Canada-China which is a sure bet, I believe he was just blue-skying. AC
would need A340-500s for Teheran. Given current geopolitics, I'd say Tehran in particular is 5-10 years away. We would probably have to see the overthrow of the current theocracy before there is any movement.
got more A340-500s, there would be a lot of interesting candidate routes - YVR
-BOM. None of these three routes are served nonstop from Canada, and would provide some competitive advantage to AC
. While SAA flies a couple of US-JNB
routes, it's now becoming a member of Star Alliance, and may wish to share a YYZ
service with AC
How about Indian´s and Pakistani people living in Canada? Quite a lot I guess...
How are the AC
routes to N Dehli / Islamabad? I´m just curius...
likes Delhi, but doesn't fly to Pakistan. However, Karachi is on the short list for new destinations. Then again, right now AC
would need another aircraft or two to launch such a long haul service. It's ULH fleet is fully allocated, and AC
has no widebodies of any kind on order for the next few years, although it has some distant Airbus deliveries that could, I suppose, be advanced.