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by Dominion301
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Air Transat park its fleet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1988

Re: Where Air Transat park its fleet?

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...

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by Dominion301
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

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...


Like I said, I was going on anecdotal evidence. Maybe it was on an extended RON at YOW.

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by Dominion301
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5824

Re: Porter receives lifeline

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 ...

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by Dominion301
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21313

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

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 ...

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by Dominion301
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5824

Re: Porter receives lifeline

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...

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by Dominion301
Thu Apr 02, 2020 3:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

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...

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by Dominion301
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5824

Re: Porter receives lifeline

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...

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by Dominion301
Tue Mar 31, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Government Waives Airport Ground Lease Payments
Replies: 13
Views: 1709

Re: Canadian Government Waives Airport Ground Lease Payments

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...

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by Dominion301
Tue Mar 31, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5824

Re: Porter receives lifeline

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 ...

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by Dominion301
Tue Mar 31, 2020 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Government Waives Airport Ground Lease Payments
Replies: 13
Views: 1709

Re: Canadian Government Waives Airport Ground Lease Payments

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...

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by Dominion301
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat tentatively schedules last A310 service in 2Q20
Replies: 106
Views: 21313

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

AWACSooner wrote:
And with that, the final pax A310 are done...unless Mahan Air has a few they want to put back in service


Don't Ariana Afghan and Iran Air still operate a couple each?

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by Dominion301
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter receives lifeline
Replies: 27
Views: 5824

Re: Porter receives lifeline

Good to hear. Porter’s low debt and refusal these past few years to grow beyond their niche mean they’re actually really well positioned to weather the storm.

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by Dominion301
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

As for parked aircraft, someone told me that a few AC aircraft are parked at YOW, including the TCA 319.

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by Dominion301
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17239

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

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...

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fswartz wrote:
It's also been reported in the NY Times:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/29/worl ... e=Homepage


A Canadian and an American were among the dead according to the article.

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by Dominion301
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72626

Re: Air Canada/Air Transat Merger Receives Negative Report from Competition Bureau

$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...

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by Dominion301
Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown
Replies: 109
Views: 17239

Re: OAG Changes 3/29/2020: Meltdown

AC, AA and DL are the only airlines still flying transborder in April. This struck me as strange:

DL MSP-YWG APR 4>0.0[4]
DL MSP-YXE APR 1.8>1.0[1.8]

YWG is more than 3x the size of YXE, yet YXE keeps a daily DL flight.

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by Dominion301
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: Air Canada to buy Air Transat
Replies: 390
Views: 72626

Re: Air Canada/Air Transat Merger Receives Negative Report from Competition Bureau

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...

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by Dominion301
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery
Replies: 60
Views: 15248

Re: Drake's Private 767-200 New Livery

Interesting that it carries a US registration.

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by Dominion301
Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

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...

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by Dominion301
Fri Mar 27, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

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...

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by Dominion301
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

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...

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by Dominion301
Wed Mar 25, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection
Replies: 70
Views: 15631

Re: Miami Air seeks Ch 11 bankruptcy protection

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 ...

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by Dominion301
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

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...

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by Dominion301
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BER News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 468
Views: 78796

Re: BER News and Discussion Thread

With Covid-19, I’d be shocked it’ll open on 31 October. Actually even without it, I still would have been shocked.

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by Dominion301
Tue Mar 24, 2020 2:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

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...

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by Dominion301
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

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...

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by Dominion301
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/22/2020
Replies: 87
Views: 14922

Re: OAG Changes 3/22/2020

Amazing how some of this is already outdated. For example UA announced they’re suspending all transborder ops for April as are WS.

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by Dominion301
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX
Replies: 142
Views: 24395

Re: OAG Changes 3/15/2020: ARMAGEDDON + AS Exits BWI-LAX,RNO-SJC;UA Suspends SMX

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.

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by Dominion301
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

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...

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by Dominion301
Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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? My guess would be crew seniority and fleet simplicity. There are thousands of mainline crew more senior than...

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by Dominion301
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

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...

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by Dominion301
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AZ Repaint Status?
Replies: 28
Views: 3758

Re: AZ Repaint Status?

DALCE wrote:
nobody cares about that now.... keep flying and don't go bust before Christmas is a challenge for any airline....any airline


Except for invincible AZ. Seems they can break Euro subsidy laws in perpetuity and get away with it.

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by Dominion301
Fri Mar 20, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

rlwynn wrote:
Not Air Canada but Canada sent a 737-200 to Morocco to pick up Canadians today.


As in Nolinor? That'll be quite the multi-stop journey...but those stuck will just be happy to be heading home.

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by Dominion301
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 85
Views: 10556

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

Skywatcher wrote:
February had 29 days this year-that's a 3.5% increase alone.


Very true. Factoring that out the leap year day, YOW's growth would have been about +0.7% or equal to January. In other words without the Via boost, YOW probably would have broken even under 'normal' circumstances.

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by Dominion301
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 85
Views: 10556

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

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...

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by Dominion301
Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337610

Re: ZLC, ZID partially/wholely shut down, rumors of JFK

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...

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by Dominion301
Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Compass Airlines Shutting Down
Replies: 59
Views: 12674

Re: Compass Airlines Shutting Down

Might be a silly question, but would this be a quick and easy way for Breeze to obtain their operating certificate or has Neeleman done the startup thing enough times that they don't need the 'easy' route?

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by Dominion301
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there three private jets 3/17 YYJ-OGG?
Replies: 12
Views: 3896

Re: Why are there three private jets 3/17 YYJ-OGG?

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...

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by Dominion301
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Renationalisation of airlines being a trend.
Replies: 29
Views: 4400

Re: Renationalisation of airlines being a trend.

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?


A cat allegedly has 9 lives. AZ on the other hand has 900.

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by Dominion301
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:00 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Departures at Canadian airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3929

Re: International Departures at Canadian airports

Ziyulu wrote:
Does Canada do exit passport checks?


No we don’t.

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by Dominion301
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020
Replies: 2966
Views: 537523

Re: United Fleet, Network, & Livery Thread - 2020

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...

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by Dominion301
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why are there three private jets 3/17 YYJ-OGG?
Replies: 12
Views: 3896

Re: Why are there three private jets 3/17 YYJ-OGG?

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...

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by Dominion301
Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 337610

Re: Porter Airlines (PD/POE) suspending all flights at the end of the week. Planned to resume flying June 1.

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%.

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by Dominion301
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: International Departures at Canadian airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3929

Re: International Departures at Canadian airports

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...

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by Dominion301
Wed Mar 18, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Air Canada's aircraft are being parked?
Replies: 181
Views: 33961

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

Salomon wrote:
What are the chances of the Air Transat acquisition aborting? Stock market seems to think it’s not gonna happen


At this point TS’ survival probably hinges on it happening. AC have at least 6 billion in unrestricted liquidity.

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by Dominion301
Tue Mar 17, 2020 6:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics
Replies: 85
Views: 10556

Re: Canadian Airports 2020 Statistics

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...

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by Dominion301
Sat Mar 14, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 122325

Re: The WestJet Thread

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...

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by Dominion301
Sat Mar 14, 2020 3:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The WestJet Thread
Replies: 720
Views: 122325

Re: The WestJet Thread

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...

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by Dominion301
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will the Coronavirus be the end for the 747?
Replies: 23
Views: 1600

Re: Will the Coronavirus be the end for the 747?

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...

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