“Without government industry support and as travel restrictions are extended, we will look at other opportunities to further reduce costs and capital, including further route suspensions and possible cancellations of Boeing and Airbus aircraft on order, including the Airbus A220,” Air Canada Chief ...Jump to post
Are and were there international flights scheduled for the month of July?
YUL handled 84,300 pax in June, which is a 220% increase over May.
YTD total: 4,241,000
https://www.admtl.com/sites/default/fil ... _VA_VF.pdf
Well, temporary or not, there are still no flights bookable on the route past July 30th. That's in a few days. Pretty certain the bilateral agreement between the two countries only allows the frequencies YUL has, namely 4 x weekly, at least for passenger ops. As yulexpansion said, they must have got...Jump to post
I'm surprised at the low utilization. An A330 is certified for 180,000 hours and 60,000 cycles and over 24 years, this plane was just broken in. Lightsaber I initially thought of the same thing as well, but it could very well be that this particular frame still has the original LOV of 100,000 FH an...Jump to post
Well I’ll tell you what. You can’t assign anything higher than FL370 or anything faster than M.78 to an ERJ (only exception is the E145XR, which can go up to M.80). You can go as high as FL410 and M.81 for ALL CRJ100/200s. And were in peak summer now, and on FR24 I’m showing several CRJ2s in the sou...Jump to post
.....i think it boils down to engine performance more than anything else. The GE's on the CRJs must be more performant than the RRs on the ERJs. The specs speak for themselves. The higher service ceiling on the CRJ, the higher cruise speed. The de-icing engine temp issues on the RRs that I mentioned...Jump to post
A CRJ2?! A 7 or 9 sure, but never a 2. Yup, a CRJ2. I know AC Express has a lot of CRJ200LRs, so those are the ones I'm talking about specifically, and I'm comparing it to the ERJ's we see regularly up here. (E135/140/145) Let me put it this way..... Assign 280kts or faster to a CRJ200 and an ERJ a...Jump to post
As a controller, I'd rather work an E145 over a CRJ2 any day of the week. Exact opposite for me. Tell a CRJ to accelerate to 300 kts+ in climb, and it would do so in heartbeat, while still climbing at 2,000 or 3,000ft/min. Have you tried that with an ERJ ? It would need to almost level off to incre...Jump to post
Saudi Arabia has never signed the International Air services transit agreement. Bahrain, U.A.E and Egypt have. Saudi Arabia therefore has no legal obligation to let Qatar registered planes over its airspace if it doesn’t want to. The other 3 States have to abide by the agreement they signed all thos...Jump to post
What I find remarkable about the Dutch, is the willingness to discuss things over and over. Compare that to the AF-side, they just slash and cut, ask questions later. It seems KL is doing it the other way That's called the Polder model . It is what we are renowned for worldwide! See wikipedia Well,...Jump to post
Well, we know where OWG will be flying. https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/a-2020-130 The applicant has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for a licence to operate a scheduled international service, large aircraft, in accordance with the Arrangement between the Government of Ca...Jump to post
It seems to me that the A220 is not that a perfect flawless aircraft as widely advertised. Loads of tech and glitches. I hope they solve this sooner rather than later... All new technology has growing pains. These new geared engines are a huge leap. Give it time. When the A320 first flew 30 odd yea...Jump to post
It’s one of the all white HiFly A330s. So could be A332 CS-TQP or A333 9H-AGU. CS-TQP has been operating cargo flights from Asia to YUL the last few weeks. The A380 9H-MIP in the video is from HiFly Malta. Seems HiFly ans HiFly malta have the contracts for all these cargo flights to YUL. We’ve been ...Jump to post
The pilot needs to brush up on his airspace classifications. He seems to be under the impression that simply establishing communication with ATC enables him to enter class B, when that is not the case.
Either that, or he knows perfectly well how class B airspace works and he’s being a tool...
Santorini, Mykonos, and pretty much all the other secondary Greek island airports are heavily utilized in summer, but ghost towns in winter. Greece has an insane number of level 3 slot controlled airports in the summer season for this very reason. https://www.iata.org/contentassets/4ede2aabfcc14a559...Jump to post
It's a bit stupid that they built a brand new airport with closely spaced parallel runways with no parallel taxiway in between. That is a huge mistake. If you use both runways simulatenously, the risk of runway incursion is far greater in this configuration. That why an airport like LAX built a par...Jump to post
It's a bit stupid that they built a brand new airport with closely spaced parallel runways with no parallel taxiway in between. That is a huge mistake. If you use both runways simulatenously, the risk of runway incursion is far greater in this configuration. That why an airport like LAX built a para...Jump to post
what was the cheapest fare out of VIE pre-COVID?
Seems to me 40 Euros is not not much of a minimum. Then again, I live in Canada, where cheapest domestic fares we have here are 2.5 times that price.
The LHR crew base was opened in 1970 by Pan Am and came as part of United’s LHR asset purchase in 1991. There are still many former Pan Am’ers based in London, and a few who have been there since the original base opening in 1970 . I was privileged to be based at LHR for 4 years...the absolute high...Jump to post
It’s only poetic that this day is the same day my C-FCAG (767-375ER retired in 2018) fuselage skin key chain was delivered to me. Funny how things work. Equally poetic is that the seniority number held by the Captain who commanded the last flight is 767. No joke. I will miss this workhorse dearly. ...Jump to post
What a truly remarkable aircraft. The 767 paved the way for twin engine flying across the Atlantic, when it gained ETOPS approval. In fact, AC was a pioneer in that regard, being the first airline to crack the 60 min diversion rule across the North Atlantic, when it gained 75 min diversion approval ...Jump to post
32andBelow wrote:Why would you go to yxy and not jnu
I was researching pm-CO and found this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T2pTgZ4X8iw World's first trans-polar flight on a 777 from EWR to HKG. This was months before 9/11 and CO and truly an innovator linking the 2 cities non-stop for the first time. Interesting. While filming his return trip, at t...Jump to post
Is BA using passenger flight numbers to operate cargo only flights?
BA98/99 has been running LHR-YYZ-LHR daily as of late, but the flight isn’t bookable this month on their website.
Great work, but I fear this thread is becoming pointless now. Too much info = useless.Jump to post
Even with fewer domestic flights, I think YUL will see more passengers than YYC in April. You still have a lot of Canadians that will be coming back into the country in April. AC/WS have cut all international/US service from YYC for April. So have Asian/European carriers (KLM ends YYC today). That i...Jump to post
At least it was sunny for the very last one... https://youtu.be/b26y1Ug_4hY Nice personal touch from the controller That was me. Thanks. Sad to see the A310s go. The captain called up at the tower early in the morning to let us know it was the last flight out of YUL. I didn’t speak with him on the ...Jump to post
My understanding is that YYZ pays more in ground lease than all the other airports combined. I saw that in a presentation a few years ago. I assume it it still true. If so this is basically a bailout of YYZ. They do definitely pay the most, but it proportionately impacts all airports on the list. A...Jump to post
Link to the official competition bureau report: https://www.competitionbureau.gc.ca/eic/site/cb-bc.nsf/eng/04522.html or the collapse of Transat A.T., which needs this to go through for the brand to survive.. Before COVID-19, that was by no means a certainty. In the report, they state that a financi...Jump to post
matt wrote:And there is also AC7050 that just left YHZ for CMN (77W, C-FNNW) a little less than 2 hours ago.
My wife works for an OB/GYN and they're on an A/B rotation. A works one week, B works the next. Never mix the A and Bs on the same shift. That way if someone on A gets sick, they switch to the B team and A is out for two weeks. And of course they have docs on call for deliveries. I imagine for some...Jump to post
77W C-FIVX was flown as AC7066 YYZ-YHZ yesterday, and today it's on its way as AC7050 YHZ-CMN. Any reason for the Halifax stop?. Just a guess here, but it might be to limit the total flight time, especially for cabin crew, which most likely operated both outbound and inbound flights. There were als...Jump to post
January 2020 numbers for Canada's 6 busiest airports : YYZ 3,825,948 -0.3% YVR 2,021,535 -0.3% YUL 1,600,363 +4.5% YYC 1,337,788 -3.6% YEG 624,827 -4.5% YOW 406,382 +0.7% I would imagine both YUL and YOW will have very strong domestic February numbers thanks to the Via Rail blockades. AC were upgau...Jump to post
JayBCN wrote:And I meant to say ORY-PTP-PPT would be the longest domestic route, wouldn’t it?
MONTREAL YUL January 2020 Overall: 1,600,363, +4.5% Domestic: 491,540 +0.2% International: 760,535 +8.5% US: 348,288 +2.3% https://www.admtl.com/sites/default/files/2020/ADM_Statsdet_2020_EN.pdf Great results for January. February should be decent as well. It's in March and beyond that we will be b...Jump to post
The EU is willing to grant exceptions provided IATA produce hard data- not just colourful pictures which seems to have become the preferred information sharing method of the younger generation: https://aviationweek.com/air-transport/safety-ops-regulation/european-commission-rejects-slot-rule-suspen...Jump to post
As stylo777 said..... connectivity, connectivity, connectivity. There is nothing weird about it. These flights need to connect with the hubs in europe. This is why most airports in The Middle East/Western Asia are super busy during midnight hours. Western European hubs are busy during the morning. N...Jump to post
In situations like these, the slot rules should be put on hold.
This is why IATA is asking for global suspension of slot rules due to the Coronavirus.
Now that makes sense.
Announcement of a record 50.2 Million passengers at CLT airport. Move along. Orlando International Airport Ends 2019 With Record 50.6 Million Passengers. So did CLT move in the rankings at all? I don't think so. Quite a few North American airports passed 50 million pax in 2019. YYZ also, with 50.5 ...Jump to post
There is very little, if any, Canada POS to these cities, hence why no flights.
Canada POS to Mexico is generally limited to beach destinations and MEX.