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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: 779
Views: 178363

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: 98
Views: 18363

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: 33996

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: 779
Views: 178363

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: 21232

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: 21232

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: 21232

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: 779
Views: 178363

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: 119
Views: 18963

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: 119
Views: 18963

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: 119
Views: 18963

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: 779
Views: 178363

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: 740
Views: 104284

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: 740
Views: 104284

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: 33640

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: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 210
Views: 33913

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: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 210
Views: 33913

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: Another Canadian ULCC startup - Lynx Air
Replies: 210
Views: 33913

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: 6749

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: 10231

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: 200805

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: 118271

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: 37531

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: 1381

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: 5727

Re: Air Canada Cargo Announces First Routes

Any idea what the livery will look like?

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by Speedalive
Mon May 31, 2021 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 93042

Re: Cathay Pacific to be re branded Cathay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZRcQfecTDo So in a space of 1 year, we have lost both Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon to simply have an airline called "Cathay" You posted the same video link that I posted two posts up. The more that I think about it though, the video really doesn’t say ...

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by Speedalive
Sat May 29, 2021 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 338
Views: 93042

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion Thread - 2021

There's rumours about Cathay Pacific being rebranded to just "Cathay". Couldn't find any news article reporting on it, but found a link to this video on another website. Seems like a huge waste of money with their current situation...
https://youtu.be/WZRcQfecTDo

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by Speedalive
Wed May 26, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2
Replies: 224
Views: 37531

Re: Porter orders 30 Embraer 195 E2 (?) - Article

Could this be Porter's way of pressuring the government to revisit the previous talks to expand the island airport? They would be ordering a brazilian aircraft which could have instead been a Canadian built plane that would have helped contribute to our economy. Porter has always found a way to get ...

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by Speedalive
Sun Apr 25, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chrono Aviation To Add ex-Air Transat 738 to Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 3032

Re: Chrono Aviation To Add ex-Air Transat 738 to Fleet

I wonder if we’ll see some ex-transat 738’s at 5T. We’ve already picked up two ex-WS 737’s with a third on it’s way later this year. The -800 seems like a decent replacement for our all pax -400’s. Are you guys going to convert those ex-WS 73Gs into combis? No they’ll remain in the all pax config. ...

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by Speedalive
Sat Apr 24, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chrono Aviation To Add ex-Air Transat 738 to Fleet
Replies: 15
Views: 3032

Re: Chrono Aviation To Add ex-Air Transat 738 to Fleet

I wonder if we’ll see some ex-transat 738’s at 5T. We’ve already picked up two ex-WS 737’s with a third on it’s way later this year. The -800 seems like a decent replacement for our all pax -400’s.

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by Speedalive
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 450970

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Some update for Cargojet 777s, although still unclear where these are coming from or new. "Two Boeing 777 freighters will be arriving in 2023 with Cargojet having the option to add two more B777s in 2024. The first two of these freighters will be deployed for long haul Asian routes and Emergin...

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by Speedalive
Thu Feb 11, 2021 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021
Replies: 3033
Views: 450970

Re: Air Cargo (non-Amazon/DHL) Thread - 2021

Some update for Cargojet 777s, although still unclear where these are coming from or new. "Two Boeing 777 freighters will be arriving in 2023 with Cargojet having the option to add two more B777s in 2024. The first two of these freighters will be deployed for long haul Asian routes and Emergin...

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by Speedalive
Thu Sep 24, 2020 3:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner
Replies: 63
Views: 7052

Heart Unveils Electric Propulsion System for ES-19 Airliner

This is the first I've heard of this aircraft. I think it's a neat concept and I really like the resemblance to the classic Dash-7. What are your thoughts on the feasibility of this aircraft and it's potential success in the market? Interesting to note that there's a few companies who've already sig...

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by Speedalive
Tue Aug 18, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139332

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

What's taking CX so long to announce redundancies? Every other major carrier around the world has been quick to react and shrink to the optimal level, but over in HK, it's like CX is paralyzed and not sure what to do. Do they know something the others don't, or are they banking on a quicker recover...

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by Speedalive
Sun Aug 16, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139332

Re: Cathay Pacific News and Discussion thread

What's taking CX so long to announce redundancies? Every other major carrier around the world has been quick to react and shrink to the optimal level, but over in HK, it's like CX is paralyzed and not sure what to do. Do they know something the others don't, or are they banking on a quicker recovery?

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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: 12898

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 - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139332

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 News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 92780

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 - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139332

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: 28239

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 - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139332

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 - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139332

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: 11889

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: 190532

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: 9346

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 - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139332

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: 220761

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 - 2020
Replies: 529
Views: 139332

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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