polaris
Posts: 1128
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2000 7:03 am

Royal Air Maroc/Austrian To Montreal

Tue Feb 20, 2001 5:48 am

There has been some speculation on these boards about Royal Air Maroc leasing aircraft from Austrian Airlines for their Canadian operation.

On Feb 16th, the Cdn Transportation Agency issued a notice stating that, from February 17th to March 10th, Royal Air Maroc would be using leased Austrian Airlines aircraft and flight crew on their Casablanca - New York - Montreal service.
 
Guest

RE: Royal Air Maroc/Austrian To Montreal

Tue Feb 20, 2001 6:02 am

Yes, this is true. They are either leasing A330s or A340s to fill in until the 767s arrive. RAM is also still deciding what series 767 they will order.
-Tom
 
Transat1011
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 1999 11:14 am

RE: Royal Air Maroc/Austrian To Montreal

Tue Feb 20, 2001 9:25 am

Polaris:

This is correct. Tomorrow, we expect an OS A332 (259 seats configuration) in YUL. We do not have any words, as passenger agents, however for how long we will have this kind of Airbus. Regarding the reason, the B744 is currently used by the King of Morocco (Arab Summit) and the B742 is undergoing maintenance checks apparently.

Best rgds,
F. Meunier
 
polaris
Posts: 1128
Joined: Thu Feb 10, 2000 7:03 am

RE: Royal Air Maroc/Austrian To Montreal

Wed Feb 21, 2001 12:35 pm

Transat1011:

Thank you for the info about the 744 and 742. I was wondering why RAM had to lease an aircraft for a month.

Merci.
 
Transat1011
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 1999 11:14 am

RE: Royal Air Maroc/Austrian To Montreal

Thu Feb 22, 2001 4:50 am

Polaris:

AS we talk, RAM`s B742 is now back into service. It will however go on the CMN-JED route, where traffic is of course very high at this time of the year.
The whole crew of the A332 is of course from Austrian with their traditional "red" uniform, but RAM sends 2 extra FAs, regarding the language barrier, although 3-4 crew from OS spoke an excellent French.
I also saw the usual Star Alliance announcements on the screens in the aircraft and I wondered "RAM in Star...Why not ?"
Or Egyptair...

Rgds,
F. Meunier

 
flyyul
Posts: 4394
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2000 11:25 am

RE: Royal Air Maroc/Austrian To Montreal

Thu Feb 22, 2001 4:58 am

According to the CTA, RAm is to continue using the OSA330 until March 20th 2001.

Felix, who are loads for the A330..?

Mark
 
flyyul
Posts: 4394
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2000 11:25 am

RE: Royal Air Maroc/Austrian To Montreal

Thu Feb 22, 2001 4:59 am

Sorry, I meant, how are loads for the OS leased A330...? Getting more PAX from JFK?

sincerely,
Mark
 
Transat1011
Posts: 112
Joined: Tue Nov 16, 1999 11:14 am

RE: Royal Air Maroc/Austrian To Montreal

Thu Feb 22, 2001 10:23 am

Over the last few months, most pax on RAM were boarding in JFK. But on the Tuesday Airbus flight we left with about 160 pax from YMQ, including the 15 or so RAM crew who had to be "ferried" back to CMN. It was overbooked both from YMQ and from JFK.

Rgds,
F. Meunier
 
flyyul
Posts: 4394
Joined: Sun Jun 25, 2000 11:25 am

RE: Royal Air Maroc/Austrian To Montreal

Thu Feb 22, 2001 1:08 pm

Felix,

Do you have any pax that just fly for the yul-jfk portion of the flight? How are connecting pax numbers as of late?

Truly Yours,
Mark

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: airzim, alski, BC77008, crazytoaster, czpdx, eidvm, guyanam, KLDC10, Mikey711MN, msycajun, piedmontf284000, wolbo and 268 guests