In the local YUL press Air Creebec said they are upping YUL-Val D'or service in august to compensate for the pull out of AC. There's also talk of Quebec provincial subsidies (on no) in the affected markets. As much as I hate subsidies all of the routes in question would qualify for the American EAS ...Jump to post
A quick summary of the route cuts; 13 intra Atlantic Canada 1 Atlantic Canada to YUL 8 intra Quebec 3 intra Ontario 1 Ontario to YUL 2 intra Prairies 2 Prairies to YOW Eastern Canada got whacked this time. This is just another step in the long term trend of the hollowing out of non large urban centr...Jump to post
These eliminations indicate which the least profitable routes were I suppose. It'll open up some space for smaller carriers to step in but I would expect no airfare reductions in the affected markets unfortunately. Of all the stations cut Kingston (around 125k population) surprises me the most-I wou...Jump to post
To which carrier will the WestJet domestic flying be contracted out to? Other than AC there aren't really that many others available. From what I can see the Northern carriers such as Air Inuit/Creebec/Calm Air/Canadian North etc. are as busy as ever right now (extra freight?). Another question-dome...Jump to post
Air Canada just announced a notable increase in their July schedule compared to now. I'm in YUL and the daily flight count goes from 27 now to 64 in July for example.Jump to post
There was a -974 exchange loss in the quarter. That I suspect is the result of the tanking Cdn. dollar. That is a huge part of the quarterly loss. Also of note, there was a 132million share buyback amount in the latest quarter-way higher than I would have expected. I hate the way share prices are in...Jump to post
This is an impressive, quick reaction to the current situation;
https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/air-canada- ... -1.4892188
Are any other airlines doing this?
I don't see how it benefits AC and WS either. It hits every airline flying in Canada, and airlines that hub in Canada will be more affected than ones that hub elsewhere. On the other hand, these airports use thousands of acres of extremely valuable land--look how much Bombardier just got for the mu...Jump to post
Hopefully the onerous rent scheme will not be re-instituted when this all blows over. One can hope but given home much revenue this generates and how it insulates AC and WS (which in normal times keeps many people gainfully employed) I don't see this going anywhere. YOWza It's a hidden tax that mos...Jump to post
A quick scan at the April schedule indicates only 12 cities in the U.S. maintain service.
In Canada I believe Sarnia, Val D'or, Rouyn, Kingston, Kamloops, Cranbrook and Castlegar will be cut entirely. I probably missed a few.
The rest of the world is almost eliminated.
Hopefully the onerous rent scheme will not be re-instituted when this all blows over.Jump to post
$40m is a rounding error at AC. The company did $18b in revenue in 2019. On the other hand, $40m to TS gives them a get out of jail free card for maybe a quarter as the market slowly spools back to whatever is the new normal is down the road. AC may have already experienced the nightmare of a force...Jump to post
Don't forget that there is a $40 million break fee payable by Air Canada if they walk away from the deal. That would provide a fair bit of additional liquidity to Transat to weather the storm.Jump to post
I don't really understand why an individual, albeit with a posse, needs so much lift. The amount of resources required and carbon pumped out for a handful of people to fly is off the charts. The words "inflated ego" and "greed" come to my mind at least. Why not a Global express o...Jump to post
I suspect that the short term spike in cargo demand (everybody wants front door delivery now) will prompt some interesting ways to provide new supply. The above picture looks not as crazy as a few weeks ago.Jump to post
How about an A-220 YVR-YQL-YYZ service? The population is close to 100k while there's lots of money and transplanted Easterners in Lethbridge. I would think that there are more than a few young southern Albertans re-locating to YVR these days too. I've been to Lethbridge and realize that there may b...Jump to post
Guys, 24R/06L, the current runway being resurfaced, was due for resurfacing. It’s 24L/06R that was resurfaced 15 or so years ago, and won’t be resurfaced for quite some time, as it’s in good condition. We’re talking about two different runways here. That makes more sense-I would think a rebuilt con...Jump to post
Sorry guys-the runway projects may be on budget but who says the budget isn't inflated and/or low quality bid guidelines in the first place? 16 years just sounds like not very long for a concrete project like a runway. I wish somebody who has more professional knowledge than myself could offer an un...Jump to post
I have been to many other Canadian airports-the concrete is better. I just wish that the Quebec government would stop allowing the construction industry to take advantage of taxpayers (I consider the YUL airport organization basically a public entity).Another commission is needed to focus on the poo...Jump to post
I would say there is no way in a million years that a Brazilian airline would purchase a BBD aircraft. Maybe now that it's owned by Airbus maybe a 1% chance?
This is despite the fact that AC purchased the EMB-190 and 175.
Skywatcher wrote:Slowly but surely the trend rate is improving. According to the airbus website 5 were delivered in Feb. but only 2 in Jan as far as I can tell.
As a Quebec anglophone I can state how many similarities I see between the current Alberta behavior and the Quebec behavior of the past. Another inconvenient truth is that high oil prices drives up the value of the Cdn. dollar which devastates eastern Canadian manufacturing businesses. All that is t...Jump to post
There used to be a MTY-YYZ flight on Canadian airlines back in the early 2000's I believe.Jump to post
It is fascinating to view the unfortunate Canadian regionalism issues manifest themselves on this aviation forum. You have Alberta/pro-carbon/anti-east WestJet people vs east/anti-climate change Air Canada people on here in many iterations. The WestJet (Alberta) fans are very sensitive to criticism ...Jump to post
If you told me what you wanted Swoops numbers to be I could jig them accordingly. There are so many variables to work with that you can simply add and/or subtract various factors to make it profitable or not depending on what answer you want. If you want them to be profitable you can just allocate s...Jump to post
WestJet should at the very least be dominant from YUL/YOW to western Canada. They can't even pull that off, not even close, not even YYC. I unfortunately have to agree that YUL/YOW are write offs for the time being for WestJet due to their mis-steps but every business I've worked with tries to recti...Jump to post
A few points; Nobody ever stated that YUL/YOW should be WestJet hubs. Yikes. I stated earlier that WestJet failed to market themselves effectively in these two markets. How did they manage to not capitalize on their supposed CASM advantage over AC? I believe that the marketing that works in YYC/YVR/...Jump to post
I know that WestJet gets flamed here for the low levels of service from YUL and YOW but I just checked it out and it's worse than I expected. From YOW there are currently 13 daily flights to YYZ (almost all Q-400), 1 to YYC,1 to YHZ and 1 to YWG. There's also a handful of flights to Jamaica/Cancun/F...Jump to post
I suspect that Airbus has far better knowledge of the economics of the A-220 program than any of us. Like any investment it is the future projections of profitability and enterprise cost sharing that really count. The true value of this aircraft is the next 20+ years of cost (including efficiency/ov...Jump to post
Didn't 24R/06R just get resurfaced not too long ago? Define not too long ago. 0592210 So it was last rebuilt 16 years ago (in 2004). It is concrete so shouldn't it last longer than that? Like I said, I find the concrete construction quality (on the public side at least-private seems far better) in ...Jump to post
Just spoke to someone at the airport and they are saying 24R/06L will be fully closed this summer as they redo the surface. Meaning it won't even be the shortened version we have now. Going to be a mess this summer. I guess the lighter aircraft will be forced to use 28/10, unfortunately it is not p...Jump to post
SteelChair wrote:Given that the city will only become more populous in the future, perhaps YMX will once again become a commercial airport. Maybe the idea was right, just the timing was wrong.
For those that don't know the "REM" mentioned above is the French acronym for LRT. There will finally be a rail connection to downtown. It is currently under construction and will be operational in 2023 I believe. The train tunnel will be under the Y shaped terminal extension in the pictur...Jump to post
Why do people always assume that the USA is a cheaper manufacturing location than Canada? I used to work for a US multinational that owned a Montreal telecom manufacturing company where I was the controller. The efficiency and costs in Montreal were far more lucrative compared to our sister operatio...Jump to post
I checked out the CAP website. There are 3 daily small prop flights to Port au Prince and 4 to the Turks & Caicos along with the daily AA A319 flight to MIA. I was in the Turks & Caicos last February and noticed a lot of Haitians doing unskilled service jobs due to labour shortages there. I ...Jump to post