Search found 43 matches

by MapleLeaf789
Fri Oct 12, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?
Replies: 41
Views: 8821

Re: DUB - Is the bubble going to burst?

Dublin is becoming a substantial connection hub airport, and this will continue.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?
Replies: 27
Views: 4043

Re: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?

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
by MapleLeaf789
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?
Replies: 27
Views: 4043

Re: Will BA/AA ever resume MAN-JFK in future?

Isn't the DUB focus for IAG also meant to be the vehicle for a lot of BA's non-London traffic?

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: COPA B39M Routes from PTY filed
Replies: 51
Views: 8871

Re: COPA 7M9 Routes from PTY filed

Wonder why they are not deploying it YYZ early on?

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?
Replies: 41
Views: 7934

Re: Is Toronto Pearson YYZ At Maximum Capacity? Why No New Gates Added Yet Or Expansion At Terminal 1?

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.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ
Replies: 59
Views: 7222

Re: Primera Air adds MAD-BOS/EWR/YYZ

Did anyone else notice that Toronto only has a 30 minute turn around time? Can't be right.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?
Replies: 31
Views: 4553

Re: Should/could VS move their LGW operations to LHR?

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
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300
Replies: 354
Views: 51555

Re: JetBlue Orders 60 Airbus A220-300

This is awesome for this aircraft. Feel bad for Embraer but no doubt the new Boeing deal with provide new opportunities for them too.

To think this program was on life support. Totally impressed with how Airbus stepped up to this.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE - Secondary Europe
Replies: 84
Views: 8059

Re: KE - Secondary Europe

Interesting to see Sao Paulo demand here. I believe that KE cancelled their GRU flight.

I think that this table shows how much demand there will be (externally) for Brazil once a full recovery takes place.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Jun 27, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KE - Secondary Europe
Replies: 84
Views: 8059

Re: KE - Secondary Europe

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.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Breeze - News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 996
Views: 192833

Re: David Neeleman Raising Funds for New U.S. Airline

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.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air China, Air Canada sign joint venture deal
Replies: 13
Views: 2081

Re: Air China, Air Canada sign joint venture deal

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
by MapleLeaf789
Tue Jun 05, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LATAM adding Munich
Replies: 54
Views: 7124

Re: LATAM adding Munich

Great to see this expansion for LATAM and for Brazil in general. It's a massive market, if challenged during the past few years.

Hopefully this growth will continue.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Fri May 25, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPDATED: Delta announces JFK-BOM
Replies: 1074
Views: 166470

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Air Canada are flying to Mumbai from Toronto and to Delhi from both Toronto and Vancouver.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Thu May 10, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet and the 787
Replies: 110
Views: 17997

Re: WestJet and the 787

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
by MapleLeaf789
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Toronto to South Africa
Replies: 11
Views: 1704

Toronto to South Africa

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
by MapleLeaf789
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8910

Re: United's Plans for Dulles

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
by MapleLeaf789
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's Plans for Dulles
Replies: 72
Views: 8910

United's Plans for Dulles

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
by MapleLeaf789
Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Adding Two Summer-Seasonal "Limited Addition" Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 6211

Re: WestJet Adding Two Summer-Seasonal "Limited Addition" Routes

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
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Apr 11, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet Adding Two Summer-Seasonal "Limited Addition" Routes
Replies: 36
Views: 6211

Re: WestJet Adding Two Summer-Seasonal "Limited Addition" Routes

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?

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR
Replies: 98
Views: 24121

Re: Air Canada begins MAX 8 service to LHR

How long is this flight? Is there a big need for a lie flat seat?

I guess the 767 will be re-deployed to Rouge?

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked
Replies: 155
Views: 35000

Re: The New Livery of PIA gets leaked

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
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires
Replies: 112
Views: 24723

Re: American Airlines announces service between LAX and Buenos Aires

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
by MapleLeaf789
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs
Replies: 114
Views: 19458

Re: SQ considering 3rd ULH destination and additional A359LRs

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
by MapleLeaf789
Thu Mar 22, 2018 3:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MAD expansion approved
Replies: 29
Views: 4701

Re: MAD expansion approved

Was just looking at the airport map (terminals, taxiways and runways)

From a traffic control perspective, ground movements and approaches to these runways must be logistically challenging.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018
Replies: 97
Views: 15014

Re: Norwegian Air Intl plans Canada launch on July 23, 2018

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
by MapleLeaf789
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New TAP safety video - different
Replies: 13
Views: 1632

Re: New TAP safety video - different

This is really creative and inclusive.

And, since I am learning Portuguese there is lots of use of the imperative (hehe).

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Capacity to return to Brazil?
Replies: 22
Views: 2845

Re: Capacity to return to Brazil?

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
by MapleLeaf789
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes
Replies: 72
Views: 9439

Re: New non-stop flights between YVR and Brazil 'imminent' after recent visa changes

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.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Canada in Cabin Service
Replies: 3
Views: 822

Re: Air Canada in Cabin Service

I like Air Canada's long haul in-flight product. But domestically/trans-border, I think they are fairly standard.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto
Replies: 41
Views: 6362

Re: Ethiopian Airlines going nonstop to Toronto

Although Ethiopian was already flying to Toronto, building YYZ's status as a major hub, the non-stop is attractive.

This obviously benefits Air Canada too for onward connections?

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 22266

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread

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
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Jan 31, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Aviation Thread - 2018
Replies: 212
Views: 22266

Re: Canadian Aviation Thread

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
by MapleLeaf789
Mon Dec 11, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo
Replies: 209
Views: 25390

Re: Irish 12/17: Ag eitilt gan teo

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
by MapleLeaf789
Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle
Replies: 110
Views: 16858

Re: Aer Lingus announce Dublin - Seattle

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
by MapleLeaf789
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th
Replies: 102
Views: 21785

Re: Air Transat to unveil new livery November 13th

I think it looks a bit more corporate and clean. I like it a lot.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Sun Oct 29, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 14776

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

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
by MapleLeaf789
Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)
Replies: 120
Views: 14776

Re: Air Canada says increased demand could prompt more airplane orders (CBC)

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
by MapleLeaf789
Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership
Replies: 1568
Views: 191890

Re: Airbus and Bombardier Announce CSeries Partnership

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
by MapleLeaf789
Wed Sep 13, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland
Replies: 53
Views: 14750

Re: Air Canada to fly B737 MAX 8 to Ireland

I love Air Canada's proactive approach to its business plan and desire to build its hubs. The airline is smartly utilizing its fleet renewal, and Rouge, to grow into a bigger player. It's great for Canadian airports too.

Jump to post
by MapleLeaf789
Fri Sep 01, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!
Replies: 216
Views: 28255

Re: Irish 9/17 - Hong Kong hootenanny!

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