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by samuelx88
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XL Airways France stops selling tickets
Replies: 39
Views: 10303

Re: XL Airways France stops selling tickets

Is it because too many French Airlines (Corsair, French Bee and XL) only focus on flying from Paris rather than flying from other cities like Marseille, Lyon and Nice which saturates the market from Paris?

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by samuelx88
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2732

Re: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019

Where do they all park? I don't think the whole airport at YUL has 3,000 parking spots. The current multi level parking alone can accommodate 4,600 cars. Overall, there are 11,000 parking spots available at YUL, and they are all full in winter. The new multi-level P4 they are building behind the tr...

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by samuelx88
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2732

Re: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019

On a more positive note, it is a very good new that Air Transat increased its winter frequency for YQB-CDG from 1x weekly to 2x weekly starting in December

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by samuelx88
Thu Sep 19, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2732

Re: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019

How does anybody know how many people drive to YUL from YQB to fly? I simply don't believe the 1 million number. That's 3,000 people per day. Where do they all park? I don't think the whole airport at YUL has 3,000 parking spots. Here is a new article where the previous YQB CEO mentions that 1.4 mi...

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by samuelx88
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2732

Re: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019

From October 27th, Air Canada will reduce its YYZ-YQB flight frequency from 5x daily to 4x daily. It used to be 5x daily year round. This significantly reduce the connection possibilities from YQB to AC hubs as the only other options are YUL and YOW (6 days a week). How many departure banks does YY...

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by samuelx88
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 144
Views: 30846

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

So when are they supposed to start selling tickets or show their route map?

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by samuelx88
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2732

Re: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019

From October 27th, Air Canada will reduce its YYZ-YQB flight frequency from 5x daily to 4x daily. It used to be 5x daily year round. This significantly reduce the connection possibilities from YQB to AC hubs as the only other options are YUL and YOW (6 days a week).

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by samuelx88
Fri May 24, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 3021

Re: YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe

Is the runway long enough at 6,000ft/1,829m, to handle such flight across the ocean? That was my though exactly. Even with the neo that's not a lot of runway to fly TATL, throw in an afternoon thunderstorm and that'll be tricky. If anything they may do a weekly YUL-YYY flight to feed connecting tra...

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by samuelx88
Tue May 21, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 323
Views: 56984

Re: Air Canada in exclusive talks to buy Air Transat

AC added today YQB-PUJ and YQB-CUN on Rouge 1x weekly, both of which are also on TS. It seems like AC wants to prepare Quebecers to fly on AC rouge instead of TS following a purchase of the company. And it is weird because it is the first time in more than 15 years that AC adds a new destination fro...

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by samuelx88
Thu May 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 323
Views: 56984

Re: Air Canada buying Air Transat

Are they going to keep TS hubs and bases at YYZ, YVR, YYC and YQB or they will all connect in YUL instead for transatlantic flights? Because the official press release mentions YUL many times without mentioning other airports.

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by samuelx88
Tue May 14, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe
Replies: 10
Views: 3021

YYY (75k pax) in talks with TS to get flights to Europe

Mont-Joli YYY airport is in talks with Air Transat (or another airline) to get direct flights to Europe despite having only 75 000 pax in 2018. While YYY potential market is about 400 000 inhabitants (6 200 from the town itself), I wonder if there is a market for summer transatlantic charters or lei...

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by samuelx88
Thu May 09, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 21
Views: 4827

Re: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20

It's good that Air Transat more than doubled the number of flights YQB-CDG from 1x weekly starting in February to 2x weekly starting in December for all the winter. According to the seat map, the load factor in winter was already good. Or perhaps it is because of the construction work done in YUL th...

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by samuelx88
Wed Apr 24, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8978

Re: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020

I sure hope (but am not holding my breath) that the 321LR will mark the reinstatement of transatlantic ops outside of YYZ and YUL. The 321 is the perfectly sized aircraft for a place like YOW to the likes of LGW, CDG, GLA and DUB 1-3x/week. They could easily base a 321 at both YQB & YOW if they...

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by samuelx88
Tue Apr 23, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020
Replies: 40
Views: 8978

Re: Air Transat's A321LR scheduled European routes for Summer 2020

Does this mean that they will replace 3x weekly A310 by 2x A321 for YQB-CDG? The load factor is already very high with the A310 so I don't understand where they will put the other passengers instead.

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by samuelx88
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special committee report on lack of flights leads to resignations from YQB board
Replies: 40
Views: 5449

Re: Special committee report on lack of flights leads to resignations from YQB board

The former vice president of YYC, stephan poirier, was elected today as the new CEO of YQB. I hope that he will be able to develop the airport and bring new flights to YQB to Paris, London and Vancouver. Since he is from WS's biggest hub, YYC, I guess that he will be able to convince westjet to atte...

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by samuelx88
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Corsair's ORY-YUL to become year-round
Replies: 21
Views: 3442

Re: Corsair's ORY-YUL to become year-round

Does any of you remember why Corsair cancelled ORY-YQB in the early 2010s? Was it because of a low load factor? I remember it was using 747 and A330. They used to have NTE-YQB too.

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by samuelx88
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air France to MSY imminent?
Replies: 61
Views: 11544

Re: Air France to MSY imminent?

And yet, AF doesn't even fly to the second largest French speaking city of North America.

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by samuelx88
Tue Mar 26, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly
Replies: 144
Views: 30846

Re: CANADA JETLINES getting ready to fly

They announced in February this year that they will start flying out of YQB in winter 2020 without precising the month or the destination. But it looks as if it is going to be a flight to Florida. YHU should follow in Autumn 2020. https://www.lapresse.ca/voyage/nouvelles/201902/15/01-5214926-de-sain...

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by samuelx88
Wed Mar 20, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6375

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

Do you really think asian tourism to Quebec City would sustain a YQB-YVR link? Would be good to know YQB-YVR O&D traffic figures I've checked the number for YQB. In 2018, 40 000 passengers from China (not counting Québec city people going to China), 100% yearly increase of tourist from Korea an...

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by samuelx88
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6375

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

Do you really think asian tourism to Quebec City would sustain a YQB-YVR link? Would be good to know YQB-YVR O&D traffic figures I've checked the number for YQB. In 2018, 40 000 passengers from China (not counting Québec city people going to China), 100% yearly increase of tourist from Korea an...

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by samuelx88
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6375

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

the fact that the populated areas of Canada are generally on an East-to-West line and offering connections at a hub makes sense. The problem with this is that often, the passenger's final destination is not Canada. Let's take the example of someone in Québec City wanting to go to Australia. Instead...

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by samuelx88
Tue Mar 19, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6375

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

@samuelx88: You need to add Hamilton and Kitchener-Waterloo to your list. Both those cities are much larger than several within your list. I thought about adding them, however, I finally decided that the requirement for a city to be on that list is that areas that are too close to each other are no...

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by samuelx88
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6375

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

That's a lot of work and a bit of fun to review ...thanks. I'm unsure if I'm reading incorrectly but it appears to suggest that YVR to YOW is seasonal which it isnt for either AC or WS. The table shows that YVR-YOW is year-round for AC and seasonal for WS (which still appears to be from late April ...

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by samuelx88
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6375

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

In my opinion, any cities in that list should be at least directly connected to 3 major hubs of the two airlines, which is not the case for now. So, you don't think ability to earn satisfactory return on sales or invested capital should be the determinants for which routes operate with how many sea...

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by samuelx88
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6375

Re: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

Why are the two sides different? Windsor on the vertical shows red for Toronto and Montreal despite it being green on the horizontal. Quebec City shows yellow on the vertical for Calgary and Red on the horizontal. Edmonton shows seasonal on the vertical for Montreal, and green on the horizontal. It...

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by samuelx88
Mon Mar 18, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas
Replies: 40
Views: 6375

AC and WS Lack of Flights Between Largest Canadian Areas

Here is a table of the comparison of routes within Canada for AC and WS that I made to show which directs flights are missing. Obviously, Québec city (YQB), Windsor and London (ON) are the areas that are the most deserted and neglected by both companies. This topic aims at discussing which routes sh...

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by samuelx88
Tue Feb 26, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO
Replies: 77
Views: 12026

Re: AC to start YUL-GRU, YVR-AKL and YYZ-UIO

They should have added YQB-YVR, YQB-YHZ and YQB-YYC. A city of 800k people should have direct flight to all AC hubs in Canada even if it is only 3x a week or seasonal.

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by samuelx88
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special committee report on lack of flights leads to resignations from YQB board
Replies: 40
Views: 5449

Re: Special committee report on lack of flights leads to resignations from YQB board

But even YYT has a direct flight with London. I'm pretty sure that there are more British tourists in Quebec city than in St. John's and the opposite too. St. John's could get many daily connection to YUL or YHZ instead of a direct flight and that would do the same. I can't really believe that there...

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by samuelx88
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Special committee report on lack of flights leads to resignations from YQB board
Replies: 40
Views: 5449

Re: Special commity report on lack of flights leads to resignations from YQB board

The real problem is that even though the economy of Québec City keeps increasing, and that we have record number of tourists every years, the number of direct destination is decreasing. Here's a list of some of the flights YQB lost: -Edmonton ws 2008 -Halifax porter 2009 -JFK Delta 2017 -Boston NWA ...

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by samuelx88
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2732

Re: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019

What about ULCC? I know that swoop will go to YRQ and Jetlines to YHU, but would YQB be a potential destination for ULCC?

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by samuelx88
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2732

Re: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019

Anyone think there is a chance AC will launch YQB-BOS? Although Boston is one of the most popular destination in USA from YQB (with a stop in YUL), I don't think that there is enough demand and Star Alliance connections possible at BOS. Since AC doesn't even have flights between YQB and its other m...

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by samuelx88
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 26
Views: 2732

Quebec City Aviation Thread - 2019

Any prediction for YQB in 2019? In February this year, YQB will host Routes America 2019 where many large airlines will meet together, but also it will be an opportunity to make them discover Quebec city as a potential tourist destination for new flights. Actually, Québec city doesn't have a lot of ...

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