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by yulexpansion
Thu Apr 15, 2021 8:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 457
Views: 74080

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Why did AC change international flight numbers? Noticed YULFRA is now 844/845... Looks like long gone are the 874/875 days :( The second daily YUL-CDG that runs from June to October will be taking the 874/875. I believe it was just to do a clean up and save the 800 series for Europe, but maybe some...

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by yulexpansion
Sat Mar 27, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2021
Replies: 199
Views: 34857

Re: The WestJet Thread - 2021

Taken from their 2017 Investor Day presentation . Post pandemic , it is anyone’s guess , but perhaps they will try to form new ties into Europe from western Canada. A world of opportunities for them . Would make sense to pick the market that recovers the quickest or will show signs of quickest reco...

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by yulexpansion
Fri Mar 05, 2021 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANA to turn Air Japan into a new mid-haul LCC brand
Replies: 21
Views: 3887

Re: ANA to turn Air Japan into a new mid-haul LCC brand

Is Air Japan expected to take over NH flying to S-E Asia and also feed long-haul flying? If so, it would need to keep the overnight layovers in outstations that NH normally has, which naturally take a toll on utilization.

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by yulexpansion
Sun Feb 28, 2021 7:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2021
Replies: 39
Views: 4710

Re: Romanian Aviation Thread - 2021

I've wondered when they'll be demand for a US airline to fly direct between the US and OTP. I think DL or someone used to fly there but I've heard that it was highly seasonal and not doing very well? Does anyone have any more info about the past DL flights and how they did? The fact that AC Rouge w...

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by yulexpansion
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: CSA/Czech Airlines declared bankrupt - operations to continue
Replies: 118
Views: 28223

Re: CSA/Czech Airlines collapse imminent - all staff furloughed

Balkan, CSA, Interflug, TAROM and LOT were the big eastern bloc airlines. Let’s hope the latter two hang on. Well LOT seem to be in good shape. Not sure about TAROM but no news is good news I guess. I’d also add Malev and JAT to that list too. LOT and Tarom are the only two remaining. How much long...

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by yulexpansion
Sun Feb 07, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 2498

Re: Austrian Airlines News and Discussion

I am confused..Aren't turboprops better suited and cheaper to operate on thin routes (of short distance too) where capacity of 100+ is not needed?And the Q400s are fast not like the ATRs, so flying difference compared to an Ejet is not that great.. 1. Fleet simplification; for an airline the size o...

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by yulexpansion
Mon Jan 25, 2021 3:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 457
Views: 74080

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of interest for AC to start a whole lot of routes out of routes out of YYC which rely on funnelling in connecting traffic. If a route isn’t more or less supported by the local YYC population, AC isn’t interested, and less so in COVID times, it seems. In the past...

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by yulexpansion
Sat Jan 23, 2021 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 457
Views: 74080

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021

Going after VFR demand seems to be the gold standard for long haul flying nowadays. CAI doesn’t surprise me. Decent sized O&D, and let’s not forget MS used to serve YUL a while back. RJ won’t be happy, as I’m sure they used to carry a decent amount of CAI traffic through AMM. YUL-DEL, on the ot...

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by yulexpansion
Fri Jan 22, 2021 9:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2021
Replies: 457
Views: 74080

Re: Air Canada Launch Flights To Egypt

From a very rough standpoint, it might make sense. All of the main North African airlines have (or had, due to COVID) flights to North America: - TU: YUL / JFK; - AT: YUL / JFK / IAD; - AH: YUL; - MS: YUL / LAX / JFK / IAD On the other hand, AA and UA do not fly to North Africa at all, while DL onl...

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by yulexpansion
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR flying Daily to YUL (7x weekly) February 2021
Replies: 101
Views: 9172

Re: QR flying Daily to YUL (7x weekly) February 2021

Really? Wow... So I guess nevermind that Seattle is one of the largest metro areas in the US, with a population of 4 million, and is HQ to some of the largest corporations in the world, and has demand, on it's own merits, to Western Asia, the Middle East, and the Indian sub-continent. He’s not wron...

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by yulexpansion
Tue Dec 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85360

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread

https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/procurement/strategic-tanker-transport-capability-project.html This is a $1-5B dollar project. It's currently a buyer's market. The Canadian government should consider all options before spending money on some old and decrepit A332s or w...

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by yulexpansion
Thu Dec 03, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 107
Views: 14572

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

So YYC will finish the year ahead of YUL? It looks likely. YYC has already surpassed YUL in total YTD pax. YYC YTD: 5,093,356 YUL YTD: 5,021,450 But does it really even matter this year? It's a functional of the reliance to domestic travel in YYC as well as the first wave disproportionately hitting...

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by yulexpansion
Fri Nov 27, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85360

Re: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread

Hopefully these cargo flights are out of YMX :) The transport minister announced plans to inject cash into Mirabel to make it a cargo hub Doubt that. AC's current lineup of cargo only flights - as far as Montreal is concerned - are operating out of YUL. I would expect that to continue. That's only ...

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by yulexpansion
Mon Nov 09, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways network updates
Replies: 583
Views: 90839

Re: British Airways network updates

Aircellist wrote:
And YUL


It looks like they cancelled YUL.

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by yulexpansion
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321LR made 7600km flight YUL-ATH
Replies: 15
Views: 6059

Re: A321LR made 7600km flight YUL-ATH

TS690 YUL-ATH. 7600 km, it lasted 8:20. Tail wind must be helpful. I wonder what payload was on this flight. https://twitter.com/Airbus/status/1320729744988606466 https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ts690#25de756a Ha - but it didn't make it back ;) They had to divert in CDG - most likely for...

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by yulexpansion
Fri Oct 23, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 164715

Re: The WestJet Thread

Well YUL did not pony up the funds or proposition the federal government to run a trial , so move on. The the province of Quebec , I feel , has more pressing concerns to deal with at the moment ,as they are the viral epicentre of Canada right now. Yul may have more intl flights coming in. What kind...

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by yulexpansion
Thu Oct 22, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 164715

Re: The WestJet Thread

Well put. Perhaps the yul cheerleader squad can go approach premier Legault with bonjour/hi and ask for more monies? https://youtu.be/fdmMWqSf8gI Also isn’t Montréal a viral city right now? Lockdowns here and there , with Toronto not very far behind, what point would it serve to do this trial there...

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by yulexpansion
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 164715

Re: The WestJet Thread

Once again the government showing where its head lies. Instead of focusing on a real international airport - the likes of YVR/YYZ/YUL - it is going to pilot this in Cowboy land with nil international presence. Since its being partly funded by the Alberta government, it seems fairly obvious to me wh...

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by yulexpansion
Thu Oct 22, 2020 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 164715

Re: The WestJet Thread

Once again the government showing where its head lies. Instead of focusing on a real international airport - the likes of YVR/YYZ/YUL - it is going to pilot this in Cowboy land with nil international presence.

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by yulexpansion
Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sunwing to resume flights in November
Replies: 8
Views: 1977

Re: Sunwing to resume flights in November

Their schedule is cute - at this point WG should just shut down until Winter 2021-2022.

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by yulexpansion
Fri Oct 09, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85360

Re: Air Canada NS21 International service changes

Need to remember that much of the traffic to Brazil comes from many places, not just only Montreal. YUL likely is a less costly airport for AC to operate from and convenient for connecting passengers. I never thought of that as a factor of YUL being cheaper than YYZ as being one of the reasons why ...

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by yulexpansion
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85360

Re: Air Canada NS21 International service changes

I don't understand what the problem with Air Canada is. It is a cosy duopoly in a rich nation. From the friends I have, I also hear YUL to GRU is loss making ego route of the bosses. I also surprise they do not go to more places from YYZ or add frequency. It's always great to throw bland statements...

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by yulexpansion
Thu Oct 08, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85360

Re: Air Canada NS21 International service changes

I don't understand what the problem with Air Canada is. It is a cosy duopoly in a rich nation. From the friends I have, I also hear YUL to GRU is loss making ego route of the bosses. I also surprise they do not go to more places from YYZ or add frequency. It's always great to throw bland statements...

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by yulexpansion
Tue Oct 06, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85360

Re: Air Canada NS21 International service changes

suspect a lot of these are ‘place holders’ no way are some if these routes getting mainline A330’s. All the unallocated Rouge transatlantics still to be revealed.. If you haven't been following the news these past 6 months, Air Canada has announced it is retiring its 767 fleet, both Mainline and Ro...

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by yulexpansion
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What is the next international airline to launch flights to Pakistan?
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: What is the next international airline to launch flights to Pakistan?

After UA's extensive international announcement, do you really believe they would announce Pakistan? They've shown their cards on ORD-DEL/SFO-BLR

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by yulexpansion
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qatar Airways News and Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 493
Views: 29080

Re: QR DOH-YYZ eff. July 4, 2020

Fake news - QR only received approval to operate in July, yet they are spinning the story to seem like this is a new route.

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by yulexpansion
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85360

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

pictues1981 wrote:
I would also suspect that Air Canada may try and paint a few extra planes during this time if they can get the hanger space



I would suspect that Air Canada wants to preserve cash and not spend on paint aircraft unless deemed necessary from an airworthiness perspective.

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by yulexpansion
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada News And Discussion Thread - 2020
Replies: 1145
Views: 85360

Re: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?

When cash preservation is the order of the day, why would AC park the lowest cost element of its operation, (Rouge, with all those “free airplanes”), and keep the high cost operation active? Jimbo, maybe you're not aware, but 767s and old narrowbodies are expensive to operate in terms of maintenanc...

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by yulexpansion
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights
Replies: 41
Views: 6033

Re: Vancouver Airport and Lima Airport meet to discuss direct flights

So, against all odds, LATAM is about to announce its first non-stop route from South America ever: LIM-YVR-LIM According to unofficial sources the route would be launched during the second half of 2020. I think you must mean first non-stop between South America and YVR, not sure if they tried YYZ i...

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by yulexpansion
Wed Feb 26, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom seeks US service resumption in 2020; lease widebody
Replies: 82
Views: 17566

Re: Tarom seeks US service resumption in 2020; lease widebody

Chicago? yes, it's gonna be hard. But JFK? The likely are way better. *sigh* I don't really know how to explain it to you any more clearly that you're conflating advertised range, with functionally usable range, farrrrr too much in this assessment. Best I can do is leave you with the question of: &...

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by yulexpansion
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020
Replies: 52
Views: 10816

Re: Avianca: massive BOG expansion in 2020

I'm guessing now that AC is staring YUL-BOG, AV has no plans to launch it anymore? Interesting enough AV will not fly to YUL but rather YYZ. They recently applied and received approval to launch non-stop operations from BOG Have they actually obtained approval? I believe the flight is not selling.

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by yulexpansion
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route
Replies: 15
Views: 2456

Re: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route

Ah okay, i see what you mean now. But bribes aside, why would AV use the NEOs on BOG if they dont have the thrust capacity ? Edit: Also, if the NEO is supposed to be the upgrade option, then them having weaker engines than the CFM makes that point moot? Depends of the kind of missions the narrowbod...

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by yulexpansion
Mon Feb 03, 2020 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route
Replies: 15
Views: 2456

Re: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route

What do you mean? AV sends around 150 pax northbound From BOG to JFK, which is "near" YYZ. Last year AV was flying BOG-ORD with a 319ceo with a full passenger load. That route is 1 nm difference than BOG-YYZ. Im not questioning the capacity of the A319. It has more than enough distance to...

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by yulexpansion
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route
Replies: 15
Views: 2456

Re: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route

whywhyzee wrote:
According to them, it's awaiting government approval. I'd have to guess it'll be A319 or A320neo metal.


Given the altitude in BOG, I doubt a 319/320neo would be able to carry much more than 100 pax on some days northbound.

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by yulexpansion
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route
Replies: 15
Views: 2456

Re: Avianca Announces Direct Bogota To Toronto Route

It's announced, but not selling. How do we know if this will materialize? AV had previously also announced YUL, yet they are not flying.

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by yulexpansion
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 164715

Re: The WestJet Thread

Things I'd like to see from WestJet in 2020:   1. I'd almost write this in bold and caps as I believe it is paramount to their future: Grow the YYZ widebody departures. I do get what they are trying to build in YYC....almost like a poor poor man's version of AC's YYZ Global Hub. But I firmly believ...

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by yulexpansion
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?
Replies: 13
Views: 3058

Re: THY - A330 routes - weight restrictions?

Furthermore, I do seem to notice, anecdotally, that the GE -300s seem to regularly fly long haul, while the RR -300s see both long and intra-European legs. Any info or correction on that would be greatly appreciated! Good point on this. I usually see the GE -300s here in Montreal, maybe a testament...

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by yulexpansion
Thu Dec 12, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WestJet clarifies aspirations for Eastern Canada
Replies: 26
Views: 2843

Re: WestJet clarifies aspirations for Eastern Canada

samuelx88 wrote:
If WS wants a stronger presence in Québec, they should choose YQB over YUL since the latter is already monopolized by AC. Québec city is also the largest city in Canada that is not the focus city of any airline.


YQB is also the only airport with a $35 AIF.

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by yulexpansion
Wed Dec 11, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR
Replies: 119
Views: 12208

Re: Air Canada Announce Summer Seasonal YUL-BNA, YYC-BOS & More YVR-EWR

AC operating YYC - BOS is akin to Delta operating DEN-CLT. It'd never happen. Delta is far too disciplined to take on this sort flying. That discipline is rewarded by annual margins AC could only dream of. Jimbo, who operates 2 daily year-round intercontinental destinations ex. YYC? That's right, n...

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by yulexpansion
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB
Replies: 52
Views: 7762

Re: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB

Now YUL has 123x weekly vs 4x from YQB A 3x weekly YQB-CDG on AC would have been great. And AC could have used that A330 to fly YUL-YQB to replace one of their A319 and some Q400 and then fly YQB-CDG. If tens of thousands of people from Quebec City can fly YQB-YUL-CDG (because they don't have the c...

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by yulexpansion
Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB
Replies: 52
Views: 7762

Re: If the number of flights between Québec and France was proportional between YUL and YQB

AC is adding 3 additionnal frequencies next summer from YUL to Paris AC810 YUL 2155 - 1050+1 CDG 246 AC811 CDG 1700 - 1845 YUL 246 So YUL-CDG will see 11 flights on some days...just whoua Now YUL has 123x weekly vs 4x from YQB A 3x weekly YQB-CDG on AC would have been great. And AC could have used ...

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by yulexpansion
Fri Nov 29, 2019 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats
Replies: 49
Views: 13257

Re: A350-1000 certified to 480 seats

codyul wrote:
Air Canada 777-300 HD (high density) 450 passengers configuration
3 classes: business, premium economy and economy.


AF has a 468 seat 77W. Granted, it has 7-across angled-flat J product (2 rows). Interesting to note that AC & AF both deploy these beasts on YUL-CDG.

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by yulexpansion
Thu Nov 07, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread - 2020
Replies: 947
Views: 164715

Re: The WestJet Thread

2020 would have seemed like a right moment to launch Tokyo service for WS. That's a stable market where a 787 can be parked on a year-round basis. Except, the config isn't optimal with only 16J seats. This will limit their winter deployment opportunities.

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by yulexpansion
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12771

Re: AF increasing YUL/YYZ

Wonder why AF add more capacity on YUL instead of focusing on other NA markets where there could be higher yields such as ORD or IAH. Although both non-sky hubs I see potential for more than 1xdaily. It’s a known market for them, which has high volume and must perform well. No guarantees that there...

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by yulexpansion
Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF increasing YUL/YYZ
Replies: 69
Views: 12771

AF increasing YUL/YYZ

Apparently for summer 2020 AF will be adding its fourth daily service to YUL as well as a second daily to YYZ on a 4/3 weekly basis respectively. Seems like this goes beyond the simple routine frequency increase given the history beyond the AF-KL's CEO.

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by yulexpansion
Wed Oct 09, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 30792

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

AC loads in IST were very good actually and there was a good cooperation between TK and AC for codeshare flights from IST to various Turkish markets like ESB, AYT and ADB as well as various TK destinations in ME and N Africa. I am not expecting a blood bath at all, AC also carries a lot of US pax b...

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by yulexpansion
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Aviation October 2019
Replies: 135
Views: 30792

Re: Turkish Aviation October 2019

I am sorry but I have no information about DFW, I am a Director in Canadian Trukish Business Council and is aware of Canada Turkey affairs more than anything else. THY deal was signed and the Air Service Agreement between the two countries will be ratified next to accommodate YVR IST. It has been a...

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by yulexpansion
Sat Oct 05, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tarom seeks US service resumption in 2020; lease widebody
Replies: 82
Views: 17566

Re: Tarom seeks US service resumption in 2020; lease widebody

If I were them, I would consider using the game-changing (X)LR. Outbound/westwards to New York with a pre-clearance stopover at Dublin, Shannon, Halifax or wherever it would work best. Inbound/eastwards back to Bucharest should be doable nonstop without restrictions. The XLR would likely be payload...

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by yulexpansion
Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Announce YUL-CPH
Replies: 15
Views: 4388

Re: Air Transat Announce YUL-CPH

I'll go out on a limb and say this won't last. A one season wonder. Based purely on nothing! Interesting to see if A321LR does offer 'weirder' routes you might not expect Errr. Based on nothing? Look at how well AC do on YYZ-CPH in the summer. Next summer it'll be a daily 450-seater 77W. Sure, they...

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by yulexpansion
Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Announce YUL-CPH
Replies: 15
Views: 4388

Re: Air Transat Announce YUL-CPH

I'll go out on a limb and say this won't last. A one season wonder. Based purely on nothing! Interesting to see if A321LR does offer 'weirder' routes you might not expect Errr. Based on nothing? Look at how well AC do on YYZ-CPH in the summer. Next summer it'll be a daily 450-seater 77W. Sure, they...

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