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by Speedalive
Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet
Replies: 100
Views: 11283

Re: Airbus completes testing of self flying jet

NASA Chief: Uncrewed Aircraft 'Safer' https://www.ainonline.com/aviation-news/general-aviation/2020-07-27/nasa-chief-uncrewed-aircraft-safer?utm_hsid=45278629&utm_campaign=AIN%20Alerts&utm_medium=email&_hsmi=92182624&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-81JXGiBqJn_VokEEBpNIbCpuS-DekciTaXuBWU02h6XtoW331wKD...

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by Speedalive
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87753

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

Cathay Pacific Airways shareholders – including main shareholders Swire Pacific, Air China and Qatar Airways – have approved a plan to raise HK$39 billion (US$5bn) in a government-backed rescue package that includes the sale of shares and a rights issue. Cathay will sell HK$19.5bn of preference sha...

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by Speedalive
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767
Replies: 68
Views: 13790

Re: Air Canada Officially Retires the 767

Sad news. One of my most memorable childhood experiences was flying YYC-PUJ on the '67 in 2011 - my first time travelling outside of Canada. It was my dream since that trip to fly an AC 767 from the pointy end, but I guess I was a few years too late. I really liked how it combined the new and the ol...

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by Speedalive
Thu May 07, 2020 4:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87753

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/3083196/coronavirus-cathay-pacific-eyes-structural-change-see-hong I wonder if this might be the end of KA. It would make sense to just consolidate KA and CX as a unified full service carrier under the Cathay Pacific name and then have HK Expres...

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by Speedalive
Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific eyes Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner as swap for 777X
Replies: 161
Views: 26763

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

An earlier article from a few days ago on this topic: https://www.forbes.com/sites/willhorton1/2020/04/18/cathay-pacifics-fleet-puzzle-swap-777x-for-787-dreamliners/#3ffc77cc14f5 One of the quotes I found interesting is this: The upper end of Cathay’s regional fleet is the original 777-300 (non-ER) ...

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by Speedalive
Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87753

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

mercure1 wrote:
In some good news, CX bringing back additional flights. Service to BKK and DEL will resume May 3 and 6. Will bring service network to 16 destinations through June 30th.

Do you have a source for this? This is great news!

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by Speedalive
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87753

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

CX postponed all Second Officer courses indefinitely this week, leaving many of us without jobs. Somehow they're still finding money for the cadets though. Fun times. I have a feeling the hiring won't resume until the end of this year, if not next year at best. The worst probably still hasn't come e...

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by Speedalive
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s
Replies: 53
Views: 11280

Re: Air Canada Cancels 11 737 MAX, Oman Air & Air Lease Convert Some MAXs Into 787s

I think the 330NEO is a no-go for now. If there is an order, like others have said, it’ll probably be the A320NEO. I would argue that there won’t be any orders in the short term at all though, considering the current events i.e. SARS2. The grounding of the Max and the cancellation of the -9’s might ...

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by Speedalive
Sun Mar 08, 2020 11:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020
Replies: 1143
Views: 182696

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020

Cathay has cut all service to Japan and reduced Taipei to 4 weekly :shock: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/290158/cathay-pacific-to-maintain-taipei-service-in-march-japan-changes-as-of-0100gmt-08mar20/ EDIT: Seems to be caused by new rules for entering Japan from HK: https://www.bl...

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by Speedalive
Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO
Replies: 25
Views: 8818

Re: AC 8839 evacuated at SFO

767333ER wrote:
theasianguy wrote:
Air Canada just can't stay out of trouble in SFO, eh?

The joke doesn’t work sadly because it’s Jazz, not Air Canada.

A couple Jazz pilots I know put "Air Canada Express pilot" in their instagram bios. Can't have it both ways ;) :stirthepot:

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qf789 wrote:
Cathay Pacific latest changes for Feb/March

https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/ai ... f-21feb20/

Not good! :shock:

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by Speedalive
Thu Feb 13, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87753

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

"Cathay Pacific to close three premium airport lounges in Hong Kong as outbreak wreaks havoc on travel - The Bridge and Deck business-class lounges along with the first-class Pier will be closed ‘until further notice’ from Monday" https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/30505...

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by Speedalive
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1387
Views: 211133

Re: Corona Virus outbreak - Aviation related News and Discussion Thread

Anybody know how this is affecting CX Cargo, CI Cargo, etc? Could there actually be an increase in cargo demand due to less belly freight capacity and the need to transport medical supplies to China?

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by Speedalive
Tue Feb 04, 2020 9:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87753

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd (0293.HK) plans to cut 30% of its global capacity over the short-term, including 90% of capacity to mainland China as it grapples with a sharp fall in demand due to the coronavirus epidemic, its CEO said on Tuesday. https://www.reuters.com/a...

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by Speedalive
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020
Replies: 970
Views: 80419

Re: Boeing 777-9 first flight 25 January 2020

Is anyone else still just seeing a blue screen?

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by Speedalive
Mon Jan 20, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 747-8F Max range
Replies: 14
Views: 2278

Re: 747-8F Max range

Cathay regularly sends a B748F on Sunday’s direct to Hong Kong from JFK (most likely empty). That’s about a 16 hour flight plus the 30 mins reserve, alternate, and contingency fuel.

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by Speedalive
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed
Replies: 41
Views: 6017

Re: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed

Given the current Italian economy, AZ in a terminal death spiral, Air Italy's growth stagnant, Rome probably wants as many foreign tourists as possible spending their money in the country. That’s not how Chinese inbound tourists work, they fly in on Chinese airlines, take Chinese owned tours, stay ...

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by Speedalive
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed
Replies: 41
Views: 6017

Re: China, Italy expand flying rights dramatically: 174 weekly frequencies allowed

Ahh so that unidentified A330 NEO order is for launching an air bridge to Italy from China ;)

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by Speedalive
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87753

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

Article on Leeham on certification on the 777X may push EIS to 2022 and questioning if the 779 is needed at CX with all their retraction. https://leehamnews.com/2020/01/16/certification-process-for-777x-is-another-hurdle-for-boeing/#more-32216 That’s a very short term point of view. The retraction ...

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by Speedalive
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87753

Re: Cathay Pacific to cut capacity

CX and CX Dragon offering unpaid leave to staff https://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/transport/article/3045760/cathay-pacific-set-offer-unpaid-leave-staff-hong-kong I really hope the situation improves in HK. It would be an absolute shame if CX started laying off staff. Thankfully, it does seem like...

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by Speedalive
Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft, UPDATE: HNA group revealed as buyer
Replies: 271
Views: 64647

Re: Undisclosed customer orders 40 A330 NEO aircraft

The other wild card is Cathay Pacific (plus Dragon), as they have some ancient A330s (including the first one ever built) that need replacement, along with B773(A) frames that are are 18 years of age or older., this would be a replacement of their ancient A333s (the oldest 25) and the 17 B773(A) fr...

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by Speedalive
Fri Jan 10, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread
Replies: 252
Views: 87753

Cathay Pacific to Cut First Class at ORD

Cathay will be replacing the B77W on the HKG-ORD route with the A35K between June 1 and October 24, 2020. This will mean more seats, but also the removal of first class from the route. Looks doubtful that this will last for just the summer. Do you think there are any other routes at risk of loosing ...

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by Speedalive
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cathay Pacific A350 routes
Replies: 7
Views: 2597

Re: Cathay Pacific A350 routes

ZK-NBT wrote:
Australia gets 359/35K/333/77W mix, I think all ports get A350s though on atleast some services, SYD may not?

350's go to all Aussie destinations save for ADL which is still 333's. SYD has been getting 350's on CX111.

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by Speedalive
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112155

Re: The WestJet Thread

I'm honestly surprised that Westjet doesn't have a few daily flights from YQG to YYZ on their Q400s. I know Porter is also there, but they serve a different market: business travel to YTZ and connections to YUL and YOW, etc. One would think they (WS) can connect pax in YYZ. Is Encore short on Qs? A...

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by Speedalive
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112155

Re: The WestJet Thread

OGG increases to 5x a week with the B787 mid March till end of April. Plus YYC-LGW and YYZ-LGW year round. CDG starts in March next year, 3x a week and bumping up to 6x. The next 3 airframes arrive in Feb, Mar and May. Yes, but what about next winter when YYC-CDG/DUB/FCO finish up for the year? Wha...

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by Speedalive
Wed Oct 30, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112155

Re: The WestJet Thread

Here's the official news release from Westjet. Really exciting!! http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2019-10-30-WestJet-answering-Italian-holiday-dreams-with-non-stop-Dreamliner-service-between-Rome-and-Calgary As I saw someone once say that Calgary is a place you live and work, but you go elsewhere to pla...

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by Speedalive
Thu Oct 24, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 671
Views: 112155

Re: The WestJet Thread

What’s with all of the YYC-BCN speculation? Have they hinted at this? Seems like a really wild suggestion.. I’m pretty certain that if the 787 gets sent on YYZ-BCN, the freed up 767 will be used on additional sun capacity from YYZ/YYC/YVR or used to develop another European route from YYZ or maybe Y...

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by Speedalive
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines / Case study
Replies: 21
Views: 4475

tRe: Porter Airlines / Case study

If the conservatives get voted in with Ford sitting in office, I hope the tripartite agreement gets revisited. I’d love to see some A220.s flying into YTZ. Problem is the local nimbys and Adam Vaughn though. From what I understand, PD still hasn’t cancelled their conditional order, so maybe they’re ...

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by Speedalive
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: SAS presenting new livery
Replies: 597
Views: 142053

Re: Updated: SAS presenting new livery

I think it looks amazing. Excited to see some pics of a painted aircraft.

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by Speedalive
Wed Sep 11, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LH announces FRA-YOW eff. May 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 9160

AC 788 and LH A343 to YOW

Looks like AC is finally putting the Dreamliner on YOW-LHR and they're trading places with Lufthansa on YOW-FRA with LH sending 5x weekly A343's. Exciting times for YOW spotters. https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/air-canada-to-launch-dreamliner-service-from-ottawa-to-london-heathrow-876775733.ht...

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by Speedalive
Mon Aug 26, 2019 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans
Replies: 43
Views: 9481

Re: Westjet 787 Post-summer Plans

Skyblue39 wrote:
Dublin is back for S20 at 3W again and Paris is also back, both from Calgary.

Looks like it. Glad to be wrong!

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by Speedalive
Mon Aug 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread - 2019
Replies: 398
Views: 124170

Re: AC A330 Fleet News and Updates Discussion Thread

Do star alliance carriers need to have a certain amount of aircraft painted in the star alliance livery in their contract, or is it by choice?

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by Speedalive
Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation
Replies: 45
Views: 6611

Re: Social Credit Score Impact on Chinese Air Transportation

Somebody high up in the Chinese government must’ve watched too much Black Mirror.

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by Speedalive
Sun Aug 18, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes
Replies: 133
Views: 26469

Re: Air Canada A220 launch - Interior Picture and New routes

I think that over time you'll see Rouge moving its narrow body fleet to A320/A321 sized aircraft, given that AC can operate the mainline product at lower cost in that size category. AC can hand down quite a few A320s once the 737MAX deliveries resume. They have already been opportunistically purcha...

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by Speedalive
Thu Aug 15, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44582

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

Maybe Japan like CX did on one of their JFK flights (completely avoiding Chinese airspace)? This has to do with the jet-streams, not politics. Negative. Take a look at CX899 (13 Aug). It clearly avoids Chinese airspace. Oh sorry thought we were talking about the eastbound flights which almost alway...

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by Speedalive
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest
Replies: 183
Views: 44582

Re: Hong Kong airport disruptions due protest

n92r03 wrote:
Maybe Japan like CX did on one of their JFK flights (completely avoiding Chinese airspace)?

This has to do with the jet-streams, not politics.

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by Speedalive
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 24998

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

Except that even gov't official documents is showing that it can just be resurrect on a whim. Nobody trust Carrie Lam by now, period. If it's truly dead, then Carrie Lam should just completely withdraw it, officially. Her words mean absolutely nothing. That may be possible, but the fallout wouldn't...

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by Speedalive
Fri Aug 09, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends
Replies: 182
Views: 24998

Re: Do NOT travel to Hong Kong, in particular on weekends

These protests are going to go nowhere in my opinion. You can't beat China. The bill has been declared dead and that's probably the best you're going to get. The bill is not going to return - Carrie Lam is just far too concerned about saving face for her to officially withdraw it. The protests are n...

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by Speedalive
Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner
Replies: 90
Views: 17394

Re: Future operators of Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner

I think CX might be a contender for short haul intra-asian routes. It would provide commonality with the 779/77W. I'm definitely interested to see what will end up replacing their 773 fleet as well as the A333 when the time comes. The A333 fleet is decently young (with older frames being sent to KA,...

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by Speedalive
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to resume Moscow?
Replies: 12
Views: 2816

Re: Cathay to resume Moscow?

Huh? I’m not seeing Moscow on their website. But I see Seattle/Washington D.C. Same. Seems updated to me.. https://www.cathaypacific.com/destinations/en_CA/ No that’s different, you need to type up “Cathay pacific explore destinations” which had Moscow added in April apparently. Look at this https:...

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by Speedalive
Fri Jun 21, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay to resume Moscow?
Replies: 12
Views: 2816

Re: Cathay to resume Moscow?

Ishrion wrote:
Huh? I’m not seeing Moscow on their website. But I see Seattle/Washington D.C.

Same. Seems updated to me.. https://www.cathaypacific.com/destinations/en_CA/

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by Speedalive
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tecnam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter
Replies: 100
Views: 13023

Re: Tecam P2012 vs Cessna Caravan vs Cessna Skycatcher vs Twin Otter

Well I’ll agree to disagree about Tecnam products (partly because one of the ones I flew was involved with a fatal crash that lead to their grounding and withdrawal from service). I have heard too many horror stories from others as well about their lack of quality... it’s not like air operators hav...

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by Speedalive
Sun May 26, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 381845

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Check this out, I've been checking for a while but they are finally up. Boeing makes 3D computer models of each airline livery on each plane that their customers have and that they still sell. They finally updated the United livery, so you can now see what it looks like on the 777, 787, 737, and 73...

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by Speedalive
Sun May 26, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 218
Views: 51051

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

I hope these guys pull off a miracle and get going successfully. There planes look so slick.

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by Speedalive
Sat May 18, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72191

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

yulexpansion wrote:
Can you link a source?

I cannot. Got it from here http://www.avcanada.ca/forums2/viewtopic.php?f=140&t=132053&p=1078748#p1078748

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by Speedalive
Sat May 18, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72191

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

From avcanada... If the wording in Calin's message means anything Air Transat could remain its own brand/operation for the foreseeable future at least and no merge short term. 1. By connecting Transat to our own network 2. ....adding Transat services to our network would create new North American ma...

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by Speedalive
Fri May 17, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72191

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

beechnut wrote:
The Air Transat A330s would move to the LCC side with the current mainline A333s kept at mainline [Beech

A person on another forum stated that Calin had already said that the TS 330's would be incorporated into mainline. Can't find a quote to support his/her statement though.

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by Speedalive
Thu May 16, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72191

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

At 345 seats, it's a 22% capacity increase over the 282 seat Rouge 763. Seems perfect for some high volume destinations like BCN/ATH/VCE but slightly too large for others. That's what I was thinking. There is only 16 of them though so maybe it would be a 332/763 mix for the time being until a bette...

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by Speedalive
Thu May 16, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72191

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

Wonder if the A332's are better suited for mainline or replacing 763's at Rouge. At 345 seats, it's a 22% capacity increase over the 282 seat Rouge 763. Seems perfect for some high volume destinations like BCN/ATH/VCE but slightly too large for others. That's what I was thinking. There is only 16 o...

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by Speedalive
Thu May 16, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72191

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

Wonder if the A332's are better suited for mainline or replacing 763's at Rouge.

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