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by whywhyzee
Mon May 04, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26837

Re: Air Canada to Cut Capacity 75% July-September

Canada is taking a much more conservative approach to the restrictions surrounding covid-19, and people for the most part are on board with it. If there is a second spike, were finished, there won't be much left to recover, it's the only logical thing to do. Also keep in mind, it's a lot easier to a...

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by whywhyzee
Mon May 04, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft
Replies: 165
Views: 26837

Re: Air Canada announced for Q1 2020 a $1.05B loss + retirement of 79 older aircraft

I like the strategy, considering it'll take a few years until demand returns to pre covid levels, essentially all of the frames in that retirement list would have been due to go anyhow, no sense keeping them on property to sit or fly around empty. The bulk of the 767s are still highly valuable as po...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 27, 2020 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789
Replies: 43
Views: 11475

Air Canada flying cargo SYD-YYZ direct on a 789

Crazy impressive stuff. Block time of 16:55. Some data from the ofp: It took off at 239 tons, 95 tons of fuel, 17 tons of payload. 8558nm filed route. MTOW is 254 tons, max fuel is 102.7 tons. It could theoretically have taken full passengers (30 tons payload) given the winds today with extra gas to...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Potential for an 787-10ER ?
Replies: 65
Views: 8433

Re: Potential for an 787-10ER ?

Yes, the travelling world will change post Covid-19, but it's not reasonable to assume it'll just fold up and die altogether. Demand will grow in the next few years as people return to travelling and natural population growth increases the pool of potential travellers. Not going to happen overnight,...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Apr 24, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26748

Re: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X

Not that they need it for long haul flying, but considering CX runs low density configurations for the most part, the 787-10 could very easily fly almost all of their long haul flying program, save for JNB/North America. Obviously with the A350, it's not necessarily relevant, but it's another option...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

https://youtu.be/LUZtW1XXV2s Video Link to the announcement WestJet today announced that 6,900 WestJetters will be leaving the organization, with 90 per cent of those leaving voluntarily. The airline had approximately 14,000 employees before this announcement. “Today, 6,900 WestJetters are receivin...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Apr 18, 2020 3:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three LH Cargo flights currently between YYZ and FRA
Replies: 7
Views: 3290

Re: Three LH Cargo flights currently between YYZ and FRA

LH has been flying multiple daily cargo flights to YYZ pretty consistently now for the past little while from what I've seen. Not sure exactly what they are hauling.

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020
Replies: 105
Views: 21818

Re: Lufthansa Group Fleet Thread - 2020

https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/lufthansa) for the LH fleet? If you look at the LH website/seatguru, there are a huge number of different configurations, this site seems to have a much more consistent layout across the fleet.
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Are the cabin configurations accurate on the google site (https://sites.google.com/site/lhgroupfleet/lufthansa) for the LH fleet? If you look at the LH website/seatguru, there are a huge number of different configurations, this site seems to have a much more consistent layout across the fleet.

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by whywhyzee
Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A321neo longest flight?
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: A321neo longest flight?

Primera used to use standard A321neos on various TATL flights with a fairly dense (~200 seat) configuration. These flights were all in the vicinity of 8 hours.

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

Any truth to the rumour that 50 737s are being placed into long term storage? Long term meaning for all intents and purposes, retired? Heard the same for the 767. Removed as a position for pilots to bid on. If this is the case how will they avoid pilot layoffs? The 767s are retired, or will be. Tha...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Apr 06, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 8976

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

But for how much more time can you keep flying the aging dash? The life extension program will add 15 years extra life minimum to the DH3s. Did Air Canada use this program on its Dash8-100-200-300's? They do on the Dash 300s. The 100s were always on their way out, the -311 fleet is staying, I belie...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement
Replies: 72
Views: 8976

Re: Jazz Dash8-100 200 retirement

I have to wonder if Viking Air (DHC) will offer a DH8D combi conversion. Such would basically result in a Dash 8-300 cabin, but also the ability to carry cargo, in a Dash 8-400-style frame (the Dash 8-400 combi is offered new). Such could be useful especially out of YYZ, YUL, and maybe even YYC to ...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: "Vancouver (YVR) passenger volumes to return to 1995 levels this year"
Replies: 18
Views: 3757

Re: "Vancouver (YVR) passenger volumes to return to 1995 levels this year"

If you look at 2008, traffic rebounded fairly quickly. 9/11 took a bit longer, but that was a different event entirely. From a financial perspective, there's nothing to say things won't start back on the upswing this year. It's a question of getting the general public back onto planes and I think th...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Feb 17, 2020 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

It won’t be WS probably as there are a lot more connections in YYC for passengers. I think Link is full in the west and they are looking for CPA in east. If I were to guess about an East Link partner, I could see PAL getting picked. It seems like Air Georgian is a no-go. Every other option seems li...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Feb 04, 2020 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR
Replies: 32
Views: 6891

Re: ANA converts some A321neo order to A321LR

YYZORD wrote:
Is YYC too far for the A321LR from NRT?


It's 4300NM, or about a 10 hours flight. That would be a hell of a long flight, even for an XLR. Would have to be severely payload restricted. Not to mention Calgary isn't exactly an in vogue destination.

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by whywhyzee
Sat Feb 01, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route
Replies: 15
Views: 2350

Re: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route

According to them, it's awaiting government approval. I'd have to guess it'll be A319 or A320neo metal.

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jan 22, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?
Replies: 66
Views: 10717

Re: Air India 788 DEL-IAD nonstop?

voxkel wrote:
One other thing AI could try is a daily YYZ on 788. Would be slightly higher capacity but not that much more than current 3/w 77W and complete better with AC daily flight.


AI is moving to daily 77W this spring, and AC is maintaining daily 77W service on the route as well through the S20 season.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: +4,624,897 passengers at Vienna in 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 1804

Re: +4,624,897 passengers at Vienna in 2019

A 17% increase in traffic only due to added low-cost airlines? Surely there must be another factor, 17% is just too much... Faro As part of the change, OS used to serve YYZ with 211 seater 767s. The route has been taken over by AC and operated with 789s during summer seating 298, that's +87 seats a...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Jan 18, 2020 5:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s
Replies: 125
Views: 30624

Re: SAA trying to sell 9 A340s

Anyone want to start an Anet pool to buy one up. I think if enough of us chipped in we might just have a competitive offer. :lol:

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by whywhyzee
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

See the problem with this comment is that the general public doesn't really care about what type of aircraft is being used at the end of the day if the flight with the A321LR is 1$ cheaper thats the flight they are booking. I also live in Toronto and have taken narrowbodies to Europe from here mult...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Jan 10, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

Next 789 will be registered C-GKKN, delivery date is February 6th.

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by whywhyzee
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did Porter suspend service to MLB?
Replies: 14
Views: 4526

Re: Porter Airlines suspends routes news. Why did it?

Porter is reducing their flying right now as they reconfigure airplanes, so they are short frames. Getting new cabins.

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by whywhyzee
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

https://www.yyc.com/Portals/0/MEDIA/...r_paxtotal.pdf YYC November numbers are out, with a huge jump in international traffic. Considering Year over Year, both BA and HU are missing from those numbers, and AC reduced LHR from 298 seats to 250 seats daily each way, speaks volumes to how well WS is d...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

https://www.yyc.com/Portals/0/MEDIA/...r_paxtotal.pdf YYC November numbers are out, with a huge jump in international traffic. Considering Year over Year, both BA and HU are missing from those numbers, and AC reduced LHR from 298 seats to 250 seats daily each way, speaks volumes to how well WS is do...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

Happy New Year everyone. In light of the new year, I thought it might be interesting to discuss what we all think might happen to WS moving forward into this new year. In my opinion 2020 will be a really big year in terms of the direction the company takes. It'll be Onex's first year at the helm, so...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15395

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

I'm surprised to see AC puts 400 to 450 pax on their 77W. Compared with around 350 for UA, EVA, Emirates, Aeroflot, etc., and only around 300 for AA and BA. AC must have the highest 3-cabin density of any 77W operator. I thought AC had comparable seat pitch and a fairly large premium cabin, how are...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15395

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

Ironically the smaller A350-1000 has a higher exit limit at 480, though hitting that would not occur in an AC configuration, they would likely hit 400 in a high density configuration. The Air Canada 777s are pretty economy heavy. How much are those extra economy seats really worth though? I somehow...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?
Replies: 126
Views: 21324

Re: The Boeing 787-10 range: how far can it stretch its wings ?

The 787-10 is an excellent airplane because it provides great payload capacity on a relatively light frame with very good fuel burn with a range that covers (my estimate) 85 to 90% of widebody routes.. Jayunited posted some details of one of the United 787-10 flights leaving TLV back to the states ...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15395

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

Will also mention that AC has a huge gap right now from the ~300 seat 333/789/77L category and their 400-450 seat 77W. This seems to be a great opportunity for the 78X. Or even the 35K. I agree, a 340ish seat A359 or 78X would be quite useful to grow some current 789/A333 routes. Especially Europea...

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by whywhyzee
Tue Dec 24, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15395

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

I can't see how AC would downsize to a 35K. They already put 400-450 pax in a 77W. Add in another decade of population growth in Toronto (another 1 million residents in the GTA). And downsizing seems harder, at least not without raising frequencies. 779s for AC would be configured for 470 pax. And ...

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by whywhyzee
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15395

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

Are any of Air Canada's hubs slot-restricted? LHR. And I only say that half-jokingly. I could see 779s fielded just for LHR-YYZ/YUL/YVR, CDG-YUL/YVR and PEK-YYZ/YVR. At 400-450 seats, all of AC's 77Ws are relatively high density. The 779 would let them move to 450+ across their heavy lift fleet and...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Dec 22, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15395

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

Several Rouge 763s are pushing 30. It seems like that's the most urgent replacement, even if only for 5 or so aircraft. Will they be replaced by additions from the TS fleet? There's a lot of Rouge transborder flying that can easily be shifted into A321s without any issues, if capacity is an issue, ...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Dec 21, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15395

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

I would suggest that there are two options on the table when it comes to their replacement, either go Boeing and order more 787s to replace the A333s, and 777-9s to replace the 777s. The advantages this presents are ease of integration, they already operate types from both families, and the 787 is ...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?
Replies: 61
Views: 15395

Re: Air Canada's 777 Replacement?

The A333 will have to be replaced long before the 77W. AC's first 777 arrived in 2007, and AC is no stranger to operating their frames for their entire service lives (see the 31 year old 767s still proudly wearing the rondelle). Realistically,the entire 777 fleet has another 10+ years of service lif...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Dec 21, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada receives first a220
Replies: 58
Views: 13496

Re: Air Canada receives first a220

I seriously cannot believe AC hasn’t launched YVR-IAD yet. There is substantial gov and policy traffic to Asia out of Washington and YVR is the airport in North America with the MOST Asian flights! YVR can be misleading when it comes to service to Asia. It has a bunch of ROUTES, not necessarily a l...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Dec 21, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: UK-Canada Flights
Replies: 14
Views: 2932

Re: UK-Canada Flights

Flights to the UK from Canada generally run very high LFs, and are often one of the only options to Europe from smaller hubs like Calgary and Vancouver during the winter months, so a combination of supply and demand drives prices up. The US by virtue of being 10x more Populus has more options to kee...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Dec 19, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination
Replies: 56
Views: 8371

Re: Canada Could Be JetBlue’s Next International Destination

There is one huge difference between Canada and US sun traffic. Especially for non-US sub destinations, the overwhelming majority of Canadian travellers book all inclusive travel packages, or hotel/flight packages. Most flights are charters by the tour operators, or predominantly filled by tour oper...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Dec 14, 2019 6:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Potential for A321 XLR
Replies: 130
Views: 22481

Re: Potential for A321 XLR

Is it not true that for ranges a 321xlr can do, the cost per seat is much less than a 330neo or 787. Not necessarily. Tests done in 2016 compared an 321LR to a 330neo did not show an advantage per seat. I don't think the XLR will have better numbers than the LR. Airbus A321NeoLR : 154 [email protected],300 k...

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by whywhyzee
Fri Dec 13, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

I think what is being lost here is the fact that yes, AC is the better airline for business travellers in Canada RIGHT NOW. WS is the new upstart, it takes time to become a viable competitor on all fronts. That will come, will they ever be as big as AC, who knows, probably not to be honest, but tha...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

I think what is being lost here is the fact that yes, AC is the better airline for business travellers in Canada RIGHT NOW. WS is the new upstart, it takes time to become a viable competitor on all fronts. That will come, will they ever be as big as AC, who knows, probably not to be honest, but that...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

Give me a break. Where has the bureau publicly stated they are “not happy” with AC’s LHR market share. AC has had these slots for decades before WS was ever conceived. I suspect it is WS (and you) who are not happy with AC’s presence at LHR. Get over it. WS is good at one thing - hypocrisy. On the ...

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by whywhyzee
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

The AC / Transat merger will require AC to accept a number of conditions and undertakings to ensure a sufficient level of domestic competition in the marketplace, not only from gateway cities with n/s tatl service, but as importantly, every other domestic market. The Bureau is not happy that AC alr...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787
Replies: 84
Views: 14694

Re: 'Hub-busting' effect of A321(X)LR compared to 787

IMHO, we're more likely to see real 'hub busting' from the A321LR/XLR than we've seen from the 787 so far. The vast majority of 787 routes have a hub at one end if not both. With the A321LR/XLR I think we'll see many more routes with secondary airports at both ends. Possible. Just as likely you'd s...

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by whywhyzee
Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Most popular international airports for Americans
Replies: 10
Views: 2257

Re: Most popular international airports for Americans

YYZ is IIRC the ~forth biggest port of entry to the US, even including US airports. (You can actually clear USCBP and legally enter the United States in Toronto). Between O/D and connections, the number of people entering the United States is greater than most US airports total international traffic.

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by whywhyzee
Thu Nov 28, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines for YYZ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3780

Re: New airlines for YYZ?

Qatar is limited by bi-laterals and seems happy with YUL Norwegian isn't doing too well, but they were seemingly ok with bookings from YHM before the MAX grounding, I don't see them moving to YYZ if they return. Virgin tried LGW-YYZ pre-9/11, and now the market YYZ-LON is too hot as it is, AC, BA, ...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Nov 28, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New airlines for YYZ?
Replies: 29
Views: 3780

Re: New airlines for YYZ?

Keep in mind that many of these shifts are related to current JVs, with the theme being that AC prefers to be the metal operating out of YYZ and lets the other airlines into YUL. OS got shifted to open up a new route, and AC took over the YYZ one. Same for SN. Same for some LH frequencies, same for...

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by whywhyzee
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs
Replies: 69
Views: 16302

Re: Korean Air Chairman: business conditions poor, looking to divest assets, form more JVs

WS has mentioned numerous times that they are seeking a JV with Korean. This could be the impetus of talks between the two.

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by whywhyzee
Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?
Replies: 184
Views: 30926

Re: Rumour: Singapore Airlines looking at another US ULR route - ORD, BOS or IAD?

Last time this rumour floated before they consolidated them on SFO/LAX/EWR, ORD and YYZ ended up being the two 'favourites' so to speak. I cannot recall if that was based on anything concrete or merely speculation. Keeping that in mind, considering how well ORD has been doing lately internationally,...

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by whywhyzee
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 670
Views: 111533

Re: The WestJet Thread

I highly doubt you will see any 787s on Caribbean runs, they are configured for a different mission entirely. There is no demand for lie flat J seats down to Cancun for example. The 787 is designed to take on AC, or at very least occupy a similar market space. That's where they will have to prove th...

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