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by Speedalive
Sun Feb 05, 2023 4:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 223
Views: 24438

Re: Porter Airlines News and Discussion - 2023

Man... this is getting ridiculous. The Canadian aviation threads always turn into a degenerative argument; generally because of the same few people. This is a hobbyist forum - not Routes World.2023 with airline delegates from around the world. The vast majority of people on this forum (with a few no...

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by Speedalive
Fri Feb 03, 2023 11:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 172
Views: 29664

Re: Air Canada News and Discussion - 2023

AC could easily swap slots around or obtain one from a A++ partner. In the meantime, the fact that they have added LHR capacity ex-YUL is a clear indication of their strategy. The reality is, AF entering YOW makes 0 difference to travellers, except those flying YOW-CDG, all other markets will still...

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by Speedalive
Thu Feb 02, 2023 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 172
Views: 29664

Re: Air Canada News and Discussion - 2023

With AF's YOW-CDG announcement today, they managed to get in a jab clearly directed at AC, lol: "We are proud to be the only airline flying non-stop from Ottawa to Europe," declared Jean-Eudes de La Bretèche, General Manager of Air France KLM Canada, "and are delighted about the new ...

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by Speedalive
Wed Jan 25, 2023 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 172
Views: 29664

Re: Air Canada News and Discussion - 2023

RobertoS9 wrote:
Anyone think there is a case to order more 777-300's? Or just wait the next decade for the 777x?

The 77X is too big for AC’s needs. They have a seasonality issue already and that will compound it more.

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by Speedalive
Thu Jan 05, 2023 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 248
Views: 35329

Re: WestJet News and Discussion - 2023

Both flights are full on the days they both operate. We'll see if that remains the case once both ramp up to double daily, but up to this point there's no reason to question why they're operating to both LGW and LHR. High LF’s do not equate to profitability as you should know. I'm just giving them ...

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by Speedalive
Thu Jan 05, 2023 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 248
Views: 35329

Re: WestJet News and Discussion - 2023

Both flights are full on the days they both operate. We'll see if that remains the case once both ramp up to double daily, but up to this point there's no reason to question why they're operating to both LGW and LHR. High LF’s do not equate to profitability as you should know. I imagine the LON mar...

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by Speedalive
Tue Jan 03, 2023 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet News and Discussion - 2023
Replies: 248
Views: 35329

Re: WestJet News and Discussion - 2023

What purpose does it serve to WS to run YYCLHR and YYCLGW daily? Do they have some sort of commitment to Easyjet Worldwide? Is this purely for overall YYC-LON market share/Would they run double daily LHR if they could?

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by Speedalive
Sat Dec 17, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1437
Views: 288278

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

IceCream wrote:
Looks like AC is ending YUL-LYS in April?

Temporarily for the summer.

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by Speedalive
Thu Dec 15, 2022 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 455
Views: 65164

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

Outside of July and August, guessing all three western routes they've announced are going to be massive losers for pretty much everyone. Too much capacity and if we really do go into recessions it's going to get ugly fast. What other routes in the world with populations this size have this many car...

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by Speedalive
Thu Dec 08, 2022 11:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 455
Views: 65164

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

I'm joking! On another note, Porter's site seems to have gone down. Hopefully that means some good interest in YYZ service. Sorry mate, that sarcasm went over my head. :duck: :D Website is back up online: https://www.flyporter.com/en-ca/ Slight correction to the launch date vs what was posted above...

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by Speedalive
Thu Dec 08, 2022 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 455
Views: 65164

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

Took them about a year just to announce YYZ-YUL?? Why would they announce something before they even know when they can commence operations as they've been working for months with Transport Canada to get the aircraft certified to fly in Canada. Now they have a few months to certify the E95 with the...

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by Speedalive
Sun Nov 20, 2022 9:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 455
Views: 65164

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

Any updates on Porter's E195 ops?

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by Speedalive
Sun Nov 20, 2022 5:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022
Replies: 1367
Views: 184603

Re: Flair Airlines Network Thread - 2022

jimbo737 wrote:
Keen observers will note that Flair's trans border loads in the first 4 months of 2019 (46.6%) was HIGHER than their loads in the first four months of 2022, (42.9%).

How does that compare to other Canadian airline LF's? Omicron was in its peak around Q1 of 2022...

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by Speedalive
Wed Oct 12, 2022 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1656
Views: 237124

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2022

People that go through Mount Royal will be just like everyone else and go wherever they feel like it’s the best fit. IE Wages, schedule, commuting policy, benefits, career progression, etc. If the government had any real interest in helping in a pilot shortage they should look at the airlines and m...

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by Speedalive
Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1437
Views: 288278

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Any insight on why AC1062/1063 YVR-AUS-YVR was dropped after 2 Oct? Family was booked on it for the holidays to visit family up in YVR and we are obviously annoyed at having to do a connection; it was so nice to be able to fly n/s back home to AUS last July. I asked in the AUS thread and two theori...

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by Speedalive
Sun Sep 18, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heart Aerospace unveils new ES-30 design, ditches ES-19
Replies: 40
Views: 5469

Re: Heart Aerospace unveils new ES-30 design, ditches ES-19

Interesting video from Heart Aerospace. Hints of a 50 seater stretch as well.

https://youtu.be/s2zLsM-1T4E

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by Speedalive
Fri Sep 16, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 455
Views: 65164

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

Any rumours on a route network, launch date for the Jets? not sure about dates but i suspect that YOW-YHZ and YUL-YHZ will be the initial markets to get crews up to speed and then probably YVR and Florida markets after that. With only a YYZ crew base, I find it highly unlikely that they wouldn't to...

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by Speedalive
Sun Aug 21, 2022 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 162
Views: 42115

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Not sure what you mean but everyone who has been laid off at the start of Covid who is elibigle to return (Residency holders) has already been recalled. That is not true, all of the the 100+SOs that were let have go have not been brought back, many of which were checked to line. They have actually ...

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by Speedalive
Fri Aug 19, 2022 1:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1437
Views: 288278

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

https://twitter.com/aircanada/status/1560597832574402561?s=21&t=Jrn-UHmONGou-hUvFdpG8Q
AC finally has a 767F painted in the new livery. It is a thing of beauty.

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by Speedalive
Fri Aug 19, 2022 10:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 162
Views: 42115

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

We have lost so many crew through resignations that CX will struggle to get back to how things were, although the fleet has shrunk too, so that 'helps'. To my knowledge, they haven’t recalled anyone who started in late 2019/early 2020 aside from a few HKID holder cadets so they don’t seem to be in ...

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by Speedalive
Thu Aug 18, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 162
Views: 42115

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Interesting article on their cargo challenges thus far. "The freighter division will be ready for the annual peak-season surge this fall, and partial restoration of passenger capacity to a quarter of pre-pandemic levels will bring overall cargo capacity to 65% by year’s end, various executives ...

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by Speedalive
Mon Aug 15, 2022 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 455
Views: 65164

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

I presume YVR will be one of the first destinations with the 195. They're hiring a YVR Base Engineer: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3209315475 Makes sense. With 3 aircraft to start, they could launch 3 daily YYZ, 1-2 daily each to YOW and YUL (wouldn't even have to worry about WS for the latte...

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by Speedalive
Fri Aug 12, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 455
Views: 65164

Re: Porter Airlines Discussion Thread - 2022

I presume YVR will be one of the first destinations with the 195. They're hiring a YVR Base Engineer: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3209315475

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by Speedalive
Mon Jun 20, 2022 6:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1437
Views: 288278

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

fly2yyz wrote:
Well if the yields are there AC could add a 77W to the route if needs be. This is a route that is covered under the A++ JV with UA no?

Yes. It very much depends on A++ cooperation.

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by Speedalive
Sun Jun 05, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 162
Views: 42115

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2022

Looks like CX is recruiting SO's and FO's again. Is this a sign that HK is going to open their borders again soon?

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by Speedalive
Mon Apr 04, 2022 12:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Condor launch new livery
Replies: 271
Views: 35265

Re: Condor launch new livery

I love it! I wouldn't say it's an elegant livery, but it's incredibly unique and striking.

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by Speedalive
Tue Mar 29, 2022 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1437
Views: 288278

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

“ Air Canada CEO sounds optimistic note, despite rocky outlook for aviation industry”.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-air-canada-michael-rousseau-speech/
The article is behind a paywall, but I like the optimism of the title…

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by Speedalive
Tue Mar 22, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada to add 26 A321neo
Replies: 185
Views: 23481

Re: Air Canada acquiring 26 A321XLR's

Rouge’s operation is not lower CASM anymore. The pilots are on the same narrow body contract as AC pilots since the onset of the pandemic, and the new 220s and 737MAXs destroyed any advantages the densified Airbuses had. AC’s new narrow-body aircraft are quite dense, yet have a decent J class cabin...

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by Speedalive
Tue Mar 22, 2022 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada to add 26 A321neo
Replies: 185
Views: 23481

Re: Air Canada acquiring 26 A321XLR's

The article says that these XLR's will "be used both for incremental growth of Air Canada's fleet and to replace older, less-efficient aircraft expected to exit the fleet." Does this mean it's just an outright replacement (and overall expansion) of the 321 fleet? Some are saying it's a di...

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by Speedalive
Tue Mar 22, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Air Canada to add 26 A321neo
Replies: 185
Views: 23481

Re: Air Canada acquiring 26 A321XLR's

The article says that these XLR's will "be used both for incremental growth of Air Canada's fleet and to replace older, less-efficient aircraft expected to exit the fleet." Does this mean it's just an outright replacement (and overall expansion) of the 321 fleet? Some are saying it's a dir...

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by Speedalive
Mon Mar 14, 2022 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1437
Views: 288278

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

What is a more fuel efficient fleet though? They have the Max', A220s, A330s, 777s, 787s. How could they possibly get any more efficient? Not being condescending towards the comment, I just don't see the logic there I was speaking towards the previous comments that mentioned a theoretical shortage ...

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by Speedalive
Fri Mar 04, 2022 3:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 128
Views: 22360

Re: WestJet acquires Sunwing

You entirely missed my point. Read again… Since the Westjet group is absorbing Sunwing Vacations and the associated vacation packages that comes with that, the overall experience of flying Swoop vs Sunwing to your packaged vacation destination will become identical aside from the colour of the plan...

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by Speedalive
Thu Mar 03, 2022 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 128
Views: 22360

Re: WestJet acquires Sunwing

I get the sense that once it's all ironed out and finalized, the Sunwing brand will be exclusively the vacation brand, WestJet vacations isn't exactly a mainstay, so they can take advantage of the significantly.better recognition and reach of their newly acquired counterpart to build up a single, l...

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by Speedalive
Thu Mar 03, 2022 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet acquires Sunwing
Replies: 128
Views: 22360

Re: WestJet acquires Sunwing

I get the sense that once it's all ironed out and finalized, the Sunwing brand will be exclusively the vacation brand, WestJet vacations isn't exactly a mainstay, so they can take advantage of the significantly.better recognition and reach of their newly acquired counterpart to build up a single, l...

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by Speedalive
Sun Feb 27, 2022 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022
Replies: 1437
Views: 288278

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2022

Probablem with the LR is the very limited TATL range, it can make it from YYZ/YUL to GB/France but that's about it. XLR opens up way more possibilities. Was told from my source a few hours ago that the original plan was a mix of LR and XLR, so they may start with LR. As far as Im aware the XLR hasn...

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by Speedalive
Tue Feb 15, 2022 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1656
Views: 237124

Re: Swoop Airlines expands

I wonder if we'll ever see a ULCC on YYC/YEG-YZF. I don't think there's a lot of northern routes where that model would work out, but I feel like YZF could on a seasonal basis. There's definitely a fair amount of tourism up there and the route sees quite a bit of competition already but with fares ...

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by Speedalive
Tue Feb 15, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2022
Replies: 1656
Views: 237124

Re: Swoop Airlines expands

I wonder if we'll ever see a ULCC on YYC/YEG-YZF. I don't think there's a lot of northern routes where that model would work out, but I feel like YZF could on a seasonal basis. There's definitely a fair amount of tourism up there and the route sees quite a bit of competition already but with fares a...

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by Speedalive
Sat Jan 29, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair new livery
Replies: 173
Views: 34511

Re: Icelandair new livery

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FKN5BC5XMAMiBx2?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 Three of the five new tail colors in the latest artist rendition. Honestly, I really like it since Icelandair never gave the Max the full proper color scheme. Below is TF-ICE arriving in KEF. Photos from Icelandair https://pb...

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by Speedalive
Sun Jan 16, 2022 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lynx News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 40119

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

Can’t see them not making a play for YUL early on. Canada’s second largest city, four major universities, very travel-oriented population, and relatively less affluent than other major Canadian cities… quite a lot of price sensitivity there. WS website is available in French and Spanish. Flair’s we...

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by Speedalive
Sun Jan 16, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lynx News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 40119

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

Can’t see them not making a play for YUL early on. Canada’s second largest city, four major universities, very travel-oriented population, and relatively less affluent than other major Canadian cities… quite a lot of price sensitivity there. I agree with your reasoning for YUL. Not sure if anybody ...

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by Speedalive
Fri Jan 14, 2022 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lynx News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 275
Views: 40119

Re: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air

It appears that Lynx is about to annouce something big with their recent Facebook posts. Maybe some first clues as to what their start-up route network might look like?
https://www.facebook.com/LynxAir

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by Speedalive
Sat Nov 20, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat/Westjet sign transatlantic codeshare deal
Replies: 33
Views: 6883

Re: Air Transat/Westjet sign transatlantic codeshare deal

This is a very interesting arrangement and I never saw it coming. I definitely agree with an earlier post that this is not likely a precursor to a WS/Onex takeover, at least in the short term. If that were the case, they would attempt to choke TS and offer the lowest bid as a lifeline. It might be t...

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by Speedalive
Wed Nov 03, 2021 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fedex route map?
Replies: 48
Views: 11410

Re: Fedex route map?

Flightradar24 is useful for this.. ;) https://www.flightradar24.com/data/airlines/fx-fdx/routes

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by Speedalive
Thu Oct 07, 2021 7:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 980
Views: 205476

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Neat! Air Canada is launching YOW from YTZ. Wonder what took so long? Is this just because Porter isn't able to use all of the slots that they used to have which opened this opportunity? https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/air-canada-to-launch-daily-service-between-toronto-island-and-ottawa-beginn...

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by Speedalive
Thu Sep 09, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 642
Views: 120552

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/296685/westjet-ceo-eyes-transatlantic-rebound-as-canada-reopens/ An interesting article. Canada's WestJet sees promise in the transatlantic market as the carrier takes what it is characterizing as a prudent approach to rebuilding its European netwo...

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by Speedalive
Fri Jul 23, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 38458

Re: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2

Try as I might, I don’t see what Porter is bringing to YYZ, YUL, YOW, YHZ that the competition is missing. Beer/wine won’t cut it. The Canadian aviation landscape is littered with airlines that gave “a little more” and were not successful. Porter's value proposition isn't really about free beer and...

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by Speedalive
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airport Planning/Design
Replies: 2
Views: 1397

Airport Planning/Design

What career(s) would you get into to design airports? Would that be architecture, civil engineering or something else? I feel like it would be a neat job to look at a map of an airport and try and figure out where the ideal placement would be for a new runway or terminal expansion and consult with a...

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by Speedalive
Wed Jun 16, 2021 1:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Cargo Announces First Routes
Replies: 21
Views: 5862

Re: Air Canada Cargo Announces First Routes

Any idea what the livery will look like?

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