You are talking about product, but I think there is also the matter of price. I fly AC and WS mostly transborder, and on close-in purchases, WS is routinely well more than 50 percent cheaper than AC (on BNA-YYZ, my most frequent route, it can be as much as 80 percent cheaper). AC chooses not to mat...Jump to post
Despite what the WS CEO has stated, I can’t see Onex just sitting by allowing WS to execute their current plan. I think they will push WS to be more aggressive in order to capture a larger share of the business market. That is where the money is; not chasing after low yield passengers with Swoop. T...Jump to post
Westjet has very similar yield (17.55c vs 17.9c) but lower CASM (14.16c vs 16.6c) than Air Canada does. If Westjet can maintain the lower cost while expanding internationally, it will indeed become a formidable competitor. Can’t. Growing their revenue beyond the Domestic, USA, and Mexican/Caribbean...Jump to post
The pictures of the newest Boeing are certainly impressive. I wonder though about those long, impressive wings. The folding winglets hardly seem worth it when looking at rest of the wing. I’m sure that Boeing felt it was necessary and not a gimmick. I remember many years ago there was an article ab...Jump to post
I am in Canada, AC bought a cheap and apparently flawed aircraft and they deserve to be exposed for it. They were boasting about it. In the open market they would be finished but aviation is a total government entity so they are protected as it's in their name. You build no credibility by making su...Jump to post
Still so much focus on MCAS. While there is always a chance that MCAS may be involved on some way, if the flaps are extended, MCAS is designed to be disabled...which means that the sensors which trigger MCAS, are irrelevant in this case, as would be their potential failure modes. If the flaps were ...Jump to post
I think Air Canada should look to grow their UK operation - especially at London Heathrow and Manchester. These two airports have large amount of Star Alliance connections, and have high point to point traffic. Potential changes could be: LONDON HEATHROW: LHR - YHZ reduce from 7 to 5 weekly upgauge...Jump to post
If AC is short one 77W this summer, that may explain why YVR-PEK (AC029/AC030) will no longer be operated with a 77W. That flight is now scheduled to operated by a 77L. As there are not enough 77Ls to take on this flight, that means that one of the currently scheduled 77L flights will have to be op...Jump to post
This one’s blah, but the old one was just gross. Yes, that "fresh take" on the next older one, which not only started to "look dated" but "screamed 70s all over the place". Then, it "grew on" everybody all of a sudden. Which was a pity when "no one cares...Jump to post
https://calgaryherald.com/business/local-business/weve-just-grown-too-big-too-fast-ceo-ed-sims-taps-the-brakes-at-westjet "Sims said he firmly believes the Calgary market is under-served internationally." The success of their strategy hinges upon the accuracy of this belief. Based on AC a...Jump to post
Who set market price? The CEO of the big airlines. They meet once a year in the USA or some other part of the world to set the price for the next time few years. This last meeting was In the Caribbean if am not mistaken. Listen DY is shaking up the market like southwest did. My friend market price ...Jump to post
80% of the posts here talk about long haul operations as the main cause for Norwegian weakness in finances. What if they just get rid off them all, grab the money and re-focus on being an ultra-low-cost-Pan-European operator? They’d still be “pretty” at the eyes of IAG, plus I am pretty sure they c...Jump to post
If this is the end there will be few in the industry to shed tears for their disappearance. All they do is come into markets, operate at a loss. The established carriers have to compete with them and it puts downward pressure on all employees. In the end they cost the established carriers and emplo...Jump to post
There isn’t much credabiity in the article. All very superficial with no substanance, just tittle tattle from an analyst. Agree; long weekend ahead and slow news-wise in the airline sector. Dust off the imminent Norwegian collapse story. Makes for good filler. Are we to read that as in you don't th...Jump to post
blooc350 wrote:UAEflyer wrote:So SQ is another EY !!
The understatement of the century. I dont recall SQ losing $1.87 Billion and axing routes left and right like EY..............
Depending on how one views Emirates, these results are good or they really stink. Good, if you’re of the mind that Emirates is fulfilling it’s purpose as a government vehicle to bring in ever greater numbers of people and business to DXB. Bad, if you regard Emirates as a profit-oriented entity. “We ...Jump to post
What could go wrong!
I don’t think there are too many maniacs looking to play tourist in Maduro’s Venezuela at the moment. Putting more good money after bad.
Surely there are better markets to chase than CCS.
Don't think I've ever agreed with aviationaware on anything but he's not wrong here. The Government's own review of the Canadian Transportation Act echoes his views: "Since 2006, Canada’s balanced approach to determining the national interest seems to have emphasized Air Canada’s well-being as...Jump to post
Any idea why they pulled out the Bom-yyz flight from S19 schedule, despite announcing a frequency increase from 3 to 4 weekly services? Karan Per the analyst conference call for the Q3 results, it is a seasonal suspension because it was not meeting expectations during that period of time and the a/...Jump to post
So much for Asia. Guess we all got hyped for nothing. I think it boils down to a matter of financial sense vs. prestige. Asia fares quite frankly suck at the moment. Why bother? Also, ZERO brand recognition in Asia. Exciting announcement for Calgarians though. Finally some new international routes ...Jump to post
By my back of the napkin count, YUL drops 1 daily A333 flight, and there are 4 more coming on line late winter, which means this expansion might not be over. While most will be used for 767 replacement, there is still ~ 1 surplus widebody, so there is a fair chance of another route. Betting that YV...Jump to post
On this note, I am aware that in the 80s, Air Canada had a longhaul 747 route of of CLE, I think to LGW. With Air Canada struggling lately in many respects, I wonder if we will ever see a similar 5th freedom route again with the 787s or even a 767. Say.....what is that again? You must be getting a ...Jump to post
The 333 on YHZ-YUL was not assigned there for the sake of passengers or simple vanity. It was put there to ferry a full lower hold of seafood to YUL so it would be able to make widebody connections to international flights. YHZ would otherwise not be a WB destination, for domestic legs anyway. YHZ ...Jump to post
That YUL-YHZ-YUL ‘333 is gone (last week) and now we’ve got a ‘763 doing a YYYZ-YHZ-YYZ turn each afternoon. Wonder what the plan will be for next summer? Back to a YUL-YHZ-YUL ‘333? So far, it seems they'll only send a mix of narrowbodies from both YUL and YYZ. You can keep an eye on it here: http...Jump to post
codyul wrote:Nice upguaged going on here. I'm wondering what routes all the 87-8's are going on..
Hope this is dealt with by more than a fine,selfish idiot. Seriously, he broke a lock and ran out on the tarmac, obviously has some mental issues, and who knows what issues. Big deal . Not the end of the world. That's why there is security at the airport to control stuff when something spills over....Jump to post
Scary stuff indeed.
One has to wonder if the actions of the PR pilot saved the day. That sudden burst of bright light would definitely grab their attention!
Come to think of it, the illumination would have created a pretty epic, in-your-face, silhouette of UA001.
Do they integrate itineraries with LH? If so, would make a lot of sense.Jump to post
https://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/news/2018/09/18/wow_completes_bond_offer/ WOW air have completed their bond offer worth €60m - €10m still to be sold. This will not be convenient for the narrative how WOW is not a sustainable business... I find it very convenient. 9% on a bond? Practically the gu...Jump to post
it should become one time daily Read those four words after "weekly service" one more time.... Also SN and AC are star alliance partners so this shouldn't be the problem AC had with EK & EY at YYZ or QR at YUL. Singapore Airlines = SQ Also, belonging to the same alliance doesn't mean ...Jump to post
I don’t understand why the average airliners poster seems to hate competition so much. There’s thread after thread foaming about the hopes for elimination of a competitor through merger or liquidation. So “there aren’t any takers” for bonds. That is a lie. There may not have been takers at the term...Jump to post
Doesn't the 747-8 need similar facilities gate-wise to the A380 which would have meant Terminal 7 wouldn't have been able to take the aircraft anyway? No the 747 fits. A380 doesn't. The 748 is Code F, officially, like the 388; however its wingspan is what barely pushes it into that next level up. S...Jump to post
Naples has really turned around. Used to be dump which I think still hurts it in the USA. For those who love Amalfi there is a little town called Agerola overlooking it. You can stay up there for a tenth of the cost and walk down the hill. 45 minutes down and 1.5 hours up. Fantastic views. I was th...Jump to post
I have noticed on here that whenever anyone on this site knocks westjet, the response from the westjet employees always mentions Air Canada. "Ya but, ya but, Air Canada did this ..... " It's like Air Canada never leaves their sights. I know by comparison, the average Air Canada employee n...Jump to post
78X will be the king in the atlantic....only need a few years Which is depressing news for window seat fiends like yours truly! Imagine flying over Greenland with the stupid dimming windows forced shut by the crew. :mad: I can tell you from experience that it’s not an issue at all. “Imagine” seems ...Jump to post
Yet, somehow, lowly little YYC manages to sustain flights with Hainan to PEK, BA and AC to LHR, WS and TS to LGW, KL to AMS, AC to FRA, and Edelweiss with seasonal service to ZRH. Am I missing any? I'm pretty sure there was enough traffic for a daily 737 to the largest city in North America, and Me...Jump to post
The same verbal diarrhea being dispensed here by Jimbo is consistent with what is seen on other sites that have discussion re: investing in T.AC. Always the same user with the same know-it-all attitude, just a different handle. Take note of which analyst and company is consistently poo-pooing AC’s b...Jump to post
Well, you’ve got 1 side of the profit (loss) equation there. With fuel having gone up by such a significant amount in the past 6 months, a paltry 1% increase in RASK shouldn’t shine through as a great result. Their model will really be feeling the squeeze for FY18 if the price of fuel stays elevated...Jump to post
What constitutes success? Launching routes irrespective of profitability?Jump to post
So basically all low yielding routes that they are not really losIng out on Well, that's really my point. You started this discussion stating that competition would suffer, when as you yourself state, they are "low yielding", thus ... the best fares across the Pacific. You think that is g...Jump to post
I’m just going to leave this link http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1357305&start=150 to a closed thread, just to point out to the doubting fanboys that my predictions regarding a variety of issues have been accurate. I’m wondering if anyone is actually willing to refute th...Jump to post
Norwegian plunges on IAG signal The Norwegian share plunges eight percent on statements by IAG chief Willie Walsh that he does not want to make a hostile purchase of Norwegian. TDN Finans quotes Reuters that IAG will not conduct a hostile acquisition of Norwegian Air Shuttle, nor expect anything to...Jump to post
49Paralell wrote:I love the new Livery. It retains elements of the “old” Westjet while encompassing the Maple leaf in a new livery. I wish they would have had an element of red on the leaf but that would have been AC... I love it!