This is great. Good to see Brazilian expansion.Jump to post
Isn't the DUB focus for IAG also meant to be the vehicle for a lot of BA's non-London traffic? That is quite right. The isssue (from IAG's perspective) is that MAN O&D passengers have generally turned to other, non-IAG, direct services rather than fly via LHR or DUB. The question for IAG/BA is ...Jump to post
I like YYZ's Master Plan and especially its efforts for regional transit hub and integrating itself further into the community.
I'm also glad to see the terminal expansion to H pier. And it's a good idea to link T3 and T1.
4 flights a day out of LGW? There's still MCO, ANU, UVF, GND, TAB, MBJ, BGI, and HAV from LGW... so that would require more than 4 slot pairs at LHR I did a search to check... Antigua 3 x weekly Barbados 7 x weekly Grenada (same flight as Saint Lucia) Havana 2 x weekly Montego Bay 2 x weekly Orland...Jump to post
Thanks for sharing this thread. It's interesting to see KE's strategy to testing the appeal of secondary cities by "chartering" but with a mainline fleet.
Would they ever go the route of starting a cheaper version of their brand such as Rouge? Sounds like they don't need to.
He also helped start Azul and I believe was a part of the Westjet story when it was coming to fruition.
He clearly likes building blocks.
It's a big move to long-term collaboration and access to China. Will Air China have more flights to Canada as a result? Part of Air Canada's strategy when ordering 787s was to access "secondary" cities in countries like China. Does this JV potentially give them a release from that, in that...Jump to post
I think the tail colours will look brilliant in actual sunlight and really pop. The attached article with CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) outlines how hungry they are for global travelers. But the fact they didn't change their name, to me, reflects that they are most focusing on Canadian tra...Jump to post
Hi, hope I am posting this in the right place. I have a colleague who is traveling from Toronto to South Africa for her honeymoon. Any recommendations on the ultimate routing? And, does anyone recommend connecting through Sao Paulo onto LATAM or South African? Also, she is a nervous flyer...not sure...Jump to post
I noticed this piece in Flight Global this morning about United's plans for Dulles. I have been travelling from Toronto to Sao Paulo over the past year. I fly direct on Air Canada but check connections too. United via IAD frequently comes up. Just wondering if there could be an appetite for more So...Jump to post
I noticed this piece in Flight Global this morning about United's plans for Dulles. I have been travelling from Toronto to Sao Paulo over the past year. I fly direct on Air Canada but check connections too. United via IAD frequently comes up. Just wondering if there could be an appetite for more Sou...Jump to post
Regional hub as in aircraft feeding a connection bank of flights or regional hub as in it's the biggest airport in SW Ontario? Maybe AC will try YYC-YXU again at some point, but that seems more like a Rouge 319 route candidate than a mainline CS3. YXU's current service offering is: AC Express to YYZ...Jump to post
As a bit of a tie-in to this post...
Is there any sort of need to make London a regional hub with something like C-Series? How robust are the airport's services now?
I think this design (if the final design) is very lively and vital. The flag clearly points to national state identity. And the fact that is billowing, to me, is lively and non-static, sort of moving forward. And the animal on the tail, which also appears to be active, gives it a sense of vitality. ...Jump to post
The Argentine economy is clearly improving. Air Canada has also resumed EZE from YYZ. Also, with Level and Norwegian, tourism is getting a strong boost.Jump to post
Perhaps YYZ, which is also a Star Alliance hub through AC, and the third biggest metro area in the US and Canada (after NYC and LAX). Yields might also be better at YYZ, given the restrictions placed on the ME3 in Canada, who would likely carry some ASEAN-bound traffic. Cheers, C. YYZ is a real pos...Jump to post
After the US, the UK (and Europe) are Canadians largest travel destinations. I think an airline with an established reputation could definitely fill a 787 out of YYZ, especially into the London area (currently, I believe, 8 flights per day). And, the population catchment area for Toronto, I suspect ...Jump to post
The economy is definitely improving in Brazil, as is much of South America, including Colombia and Chile. I believe there is a general renewed interest and awareness of travel to South America (from here in Canada too, which has been expanding). I went to Brazil twice last year and loved it. However...Jump to post
I think this idea has legs...at least enough to try three days per week.
There is a lot of Asian feed into Vancouver.
I'm sure there is a high demand for cargo too.
Westjet certainly is diversifying its product: Westjet as we know them, swoop and then the long more premium product. I am pulling for them as I think the competition is healthy. But I wonder if their strategy is to "catch" Air Canada? As is mentioned here, Air Canada is a mature carrier, ...Jump to post
Westjet announced this week that they are commencing TATL from Halifax to LGW and CDG on Max. http://westjet2.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1317 This is good news for Halifax but I have a few questions: - how much feed does Westjet have into Halifax? - Is this a stop gap move until the Dream...Jump to post
This is a great post. I enjoyed reading the up-to-date stats. I believe that within in 5 years Dublin will be a substantial connection point/hub for Europe. I live in Toronto and in peak season we have 4 flights a day now to Dublin (EI, AC, TS, WS). IAG, Brexit, infrastructure investment...all are g...Jump to post
Nice. If I can call it though and say I dont think it will last. Just a hunch nothing more. Do remember that Aer Lingus has decent portion of their transatlantic flights filled with connecting passengers from the UK regions and Europe. They are very successful at this which is partly why they are d...Jump to post
I think it looks a bit more corporate and clean. I like it a lot.Jump to post
I think the 7M8 too and they specifically mentioned that. I think AC are just beginning to realize how many possible 7M8 transatlantic routes they can open up. Not only out of YYZ and YUL, but opening thinner routes out of secondary markets like YOW/YQB-CDG for example. I have felt this for a while...Jump to post
ACs incremental orders should be for CS3s and B789s mainly as these are the best aircraft for them in the long run. I think the 7M8 too and they specifically mentioned that. I think AC are just beginning to realize how many possible 7M8 transatlantic routes they can open up. Not only out of YYZ and...Jump to post
This is a fantastic, smart forward thinking leadership on Airbus' part. Not only does the C-Series get a major jolt of life support, it finds it with a major partner. Airbus gets access to the 100-150 seat market. Jobs get created (and hopefully preserved in Canada and Northern Ireland). I'm so happ...Jump to post
Hello, I've been following this site for years but am only getting putting my enthusiasm/thoughts to writing now. The future is very bright for Dublin. The trinity of IAG, Dublin infrastructure investment and Brexit are all a plus for Dublin (and EI). I read recently that several major investment ba...Jump to post