Bordering on the topic: any possibility that TS gives one of their A310 to the Canadian aviation museum in Rockliffe? Unlikely as unlikely the AC DC-9, its contribution to Canadian aviation is minimal. The museum has no room for an aircraft that size indoors. I would expect the next jetliner donati...Jump to post
Whiteguy wrote:Dominion301 wrote:As for parked aircraft, someone told me that a few AC aircraft are parked at YOW, including the TCA 319.
TCA isn’t parked, it’s actively flying...
adding yet more seats to what used to be 70-seaters, I am curious to know how adding four seats to the Q's affected their performance out of YTZ. I always thought 70 seats were the maximum they were able to have to operate out of YTZ. MTOW out of the island can be restricted quite often. 61,000lbs ...Jump to post
At least it was sunny for the very last one... https://youtu.be/b26y1Ug_4hY Nice personal touch from the controller That was me. Thanks. Sad to see the A310s go. The captain called up at the tower early in the morning to let us know it was the last flight out of YUL. I didn’t speak with him on the ...Jump to post
Ask anyone who has worked there on the front line in the last ten years when the last "profit sharing" payments were made (outside of the two payments in 2015 and 2016 that resulted from the sale of the terminal building). "Profit-sharing" is often discretionary, meaning it's up...Jump to post
As for parked aircraft, someone told me that a few AC aircraft are parked at YOW, including the TCA 319. Nothing left at YOW as of my afternoon bike ride today. There were quite a few frames the last few days, but nothing parked or at the ramp today and the terminal looked deserted. YOW is going to...Jump to post
Weren't they loss-making in the past? Last time anyone had a peek under the hood was about 10 years ago, I think. Making losses as an airline in 2010 only meant you were in good company... Ask anyone who has worked there on the front line in the last ten years when the last "profit sharing&quo...Jump to post
They do definitely pay the most, but it proportionately impacts all airports on the list. As I understand it, it is definitely not proportionate. if YYZ still pays more than half for the whole country that is not relative to passenger traffic. No. From what I understand, rent is based on airport re...Jump to post
So, I'm curious . . if they own all (most) of their planes and have such low debt, what is this huge amount of money for? Is it to continue paying their employees, i hope? If they're not flying at all, then they have few expenses otherwise, I'd think. Please tell me its not strictly to keep paying ...Jump to post
To support the 21 Airport Authorities in Canada (and PortsToronto, operator of Toronto Billy Bishop), the federal government is temporarily waiving ground lease payments from March until December, 2020. Release Hopefully this will have a positive impact as these facilities navigate significant decl...Jump to post
AWACSooner wrote:And with that, the final pax A310 are done...unless Mahan Air has a few they want to put back in service
I guess my musing wonders what they believe to the strategy - protect nonexistent marketshare for trash yields and flights that bleed red or cut and run a limited schedule and save the cash on hand for the other end of this. If they can't cut people or wage rates (and they can't before 9/30/2020, i...Jump to post
fswartz wrote:It's also been reported in the NY Times:
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/worl ... e=Homepage
$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
If the merger does go ahead, would this be an opportunity for WestJet to try and build up some presence at YUL and YFB? I know their last attempt at YUL failed, but maybe after losing an airline there will be more space for competition. YFB? I'm guessing you meant to say YQB? I doubt WS have any in...Jump to post
They're cutting so much it's crazy. Also seems they're having some serious reservation issues still. Had a booking YOW-YWG for tomorrow 28MAR, originally booked AC8527 YOWYG, 1625 departure, and was rebooked AC8548 YOWYUL 1100-1142L, then time travelling backwards and catching AC481 YULYYZ 0600-072...Jump to post
As anticipated, frequencies are being reduced even further since the last released schedule linked below. Pretty much every multi-frequency North American route has lost at least 1 or 2 daily frequencies come April 1. Hopefully we'll see an airlineroute posting or an official AC announcement with t...Jump to post
The facts are, AC's loads are very poor across all three cabins and across the entire network. I personally wouldn't be surprised to a further reduction in the flying program announced next week. Some of the routes are simply unviable as per the latest schedule. I see a contraction to just a few tr...Jump to post
Not very surprising indeed. The aircraft they leased from TUI Belgium for the Northern winter were returned to the lessor over the past couple of days. That's nothing special. The 737s which Sunwing leased from Transavia returned as well early. However, they haven't filed for Chapter 11. ...and as ...Jump to post
Additional mainline A321 and Rouge A319 to CYQG today. I believe the total stored at YQG is up to 8. While a bit off topic, I believe that the entire WG fleet is now parked at YKF. Just to clarify, I have nothing against Longhauler. I find his posts very informative about many aspects, namely the o...Jump to post
Here is a list of the flights operated by the AC family for April 2020 https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/290443/air-canada-april-2020-international-operations-as-of-22mar20/ I see that some flights are operated by AC rouge. I understood that all AC rouge flight attendants were to be...Jump to post
Actually I wasn’t looking at the loads. I was looking at advanced bookings and cancellation data. I said “loads” as it would be difficult to describe the data I was using. You mean the same bookings that (if booked before March 31) can be cancelled without penalty? Sure, business travellers will st...Jump to post
I bet enrilia is busy putting together today’s OAG report. Me thinks the changes in this thread will pale in comparison to what’s coming today.
PS: enilria an advanced thank you for today’s OAG.
The point is, there’s no demand for premium class. So why operate it and incur the expense of provisioning and crewing for it. Westjet currently may not be able to attract premium cabin passengers, but Air Canada doesn’t appear to have any problems there. Out of interest, I looked at loads over the...Jump to post
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? My guess would be crew seniority and fleet simplicity. There are thousands of mainline crew more senior than...Jump to post
AC have the domestic and international portions of their April schedule live. I found the following aircraft types in service: Mainline E90 - mostly on YYZ-YOW, but on a few others 220 - all flights touch YUL 319 320 321 333 - including 1x YYZ-YHZ - lobster hauler? 789 77W Rouge 319 - to YQT and YQM...Jump to post
Skywatcher wrote:February had 29 days this year-that's a 3.5% increase alone.
January 2020 numbers for Canada's 6 busiest airports : YYZ 3,825,948 -0.3% YVR 2,021,535 -0.3% YUL 1,600,363 +4.5% YYC 1,337,788 -3.6% YEG 624,827 -4.5% YOW 406,382 +0.7% I would imagine both YUL and YOW will have very strong domestic February numbers thanks to the Via Rail blockades. AC were upgau...Jump to post
Yesterday, I saw that ZLC shut down due to the earthquakes in the Salt Lake City area. Today I saw ZID at least partially began to shut down for 'illness'. I heard rumors of ether ZNY or JFK tower going down on the corona thread. If anyone can provide updated information and possible implications o...Jump to post
For the many years I interacted with the aircraft, the long-range tanks had been removed. Without them they could not make it to Hawaii from YYJ, it had once been suggested trying from OAK but even from there it was very much a risky go. So no, it did not have "tremendous range". 5.5hr le...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:f4f3a wrote:I find it funny how Norwegian and alitalia were looking at going bust now are most likely to survive as the state steps in
Did anyone really expect AZ to go bust? Norwegian sure but Alitalia?
Today United announced a 60 percent schedule reduction in April--this includes a 42 percent reduction across the U.S. and Canada and an 85 percent decrease in international flights. Across the Atlantic, Pacific and Latin America, United will operate approximately 45 daily flights in April. While Un...Jump to post
Sherry Brydson’s 737-500 In executive configuration has tremendous range. Very low cycle. I believe Viking Air still manages that aircraft. Yeah for the classics the 735's range is impressive. Air North just flew a March Break YOW-YXY nonstop (bypassing the usual YZF stop) a couple of days ago on t...Jump to post
Prudent move by Porter. While anecdotal, I took a mid-morning YOW-YTZ flight with them on March 5th and the load was 80%. Imagine in the span of two weeks loads are now probably below 20%.Jump to post
A lot of Canadian airports have some “swing” gates, meaning an international arrival can be turned to a domestic or even transborder flight at the same gate. In theory all domestic gates in Canada can be used for non-transborder international departures, but not all domestic departure gates can hand...Jump to post
Salomon wrote:What are the chances of the Air Transat acquisition aborting? Stock market seems to think it’s not gonna happen
MONTREAL YUL January 2020 Overall: 1,600,363, +4.5% Domestic: 491,540 +0.2% International: 760,535 +8.5% US: 348,288 +2.3% https://www.admtl.com/sites/default/files/2020/ADM_Statsdet_2020_EN.pdf Great results for January. February should be decent as well. It's in March and beyond that we will be b...Jump to post
It shouldn't be ahead of YYZ,YUL or YVR! I think it will be all 4 hubs. YOW has no overseas flights now that LHR is suspended. As I like to remind people on the WS thread, YUL is not a WS hub. Closing Montreal to international flights would have zero impact on WS. But massive impact to everyone els...Jump to post
CDG flights off to a good start, WS9 cancelled due to crew safety in CDG according to expert flyer. Also still no schedule updates or route suspensions loaded yet. With Canada about to restrict international flights to certain airports, curious how that could affect their operation, especially if Y...Jump to post
COVID-19 is likely going to be a temporary shock that will last a few months as was the case with SARS in 2003. I'd expect traffic will pick up to 'normal' levels after that, meaning, they will likely take this time to reduce utilization of owned aircraft. Good opportunity for healthy airlines to ac...Jump to post