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
Before anyone tries to link the 11 Max 9s with this virus, it has very little to do with that. The Max 9 was never going to see the AC fleet. Indeed, the MAX 9 had already been deferred indefinitely. This just confirms it and presumably, after 1 year of grounding they likely could do it without pen...Jump to post
How about an ERJ with Contour, or a 328JET with Ultimate, Key Lime, or Advanced Air? Both Ultimate and Contour operated for OneJet, Advanced Air operates for Taos Air, and Key Lime currently operates for the Denver Air Connection brand (owned by Key Lime). The 328JETs and the ERJ135s are small enou...Jump to post
https://samchui.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Thai-Airways-A330-Chops-Gulfstream-IV-Tail-3-800x368.jpg https://samchui.com/2020/03/10/thai-airways-airbus-a330-chops-tail-off-gulfstream-iv/?fbclid=IwAR1Nv6Z4Gl3sC9EVZNY4jHjE6SUhzWUd9pEwXAHag2tClE1W7qLTd16DFwc#.Xmd0z0Mxk-W That sure appears to be rel...Jump to post
It won’t be WS probably as there are a lot more connections in YYC for passengers. I think Link is full in the west and they are looking for CPA in east. If I were to guess about an East Link partner, I could see PAL getting picked. It seems like Air Georgian is a no-go. Every other option seems li...Jump to post
And with plans to add seatback IFE to the 717s, in flight product will be more uniform. More uniform, but not uniform. Av geeks may make the distinction between Delta and Delta Connection but typical passengers do not: they bought their ticket from Delta, the flight has a DL flight number. The fine...Jump to post
MIflyer12 wrote:Anybody recall when DL/NW last flew MEM-BOS? I can recall a 319 twenty years ago but I suspect there was more recent activity.
YXT January 2020 https://www.terracestandard.com/news/passenger-increase-continues-at-northwest-regional-airport/ Figures provided by the airport put the number of passengers in January this year at 21,871, 10 per cent more than January 2019’s count of 19,900 passengers, and nearly 42 per cent more...Jump to post
YXT - Terrace/Kitimat https://www.terracestandard.com/news/passenger-increase-continues-at-northwest-regional-airport/ “And when you look at 2019, we were 22 per cent up over 2018,” says airport general manager Carman Hendry of the total number of passengers through the airport in 2019 of 293,895 p...Jump to post
Just a side note; the resale value of used Q400s will take a huge hit soon. Flybe is collapsing as we speak. What a sad news. Easyjet and Ryanair will most probably expand capacity in short order. So much for Virgin Connect...unless they go and buddy up with Stobart directly instead of via Flybe. S...Jump to post
I can't understand why the Q300 is not on offer. It is needed. In multiple markets. Why would they not biuld it? Update them and call them Q500 and Q600. There are so many communities saying goodbye to service or reduced to 1 flight a day on a regional jet that would otherwise be served by a Q300 o...Jump to post
If AC is adding YVR-SNA, could YYZ-SNA work in the future with AC's A220? YYZ-SNA didn’t work well for AC. They tried both morning and evening departures in both directions using either an A319 or an E190. I don’t think there was ever more than about 30 passengers. I found it surprising as AC has/h...Jump to post
You will find this rule stated as prohibited conduct , in many airline Travel Tariffs . example Air Canada’s : https://www.aircanada.com/content/dam/aircanada/portal/documents/PDF/en/International_Tariff_en.pdf#page87 Page 90 h) While onboard the aircraft, the person is filming, photographing, or r...Jump to post
It sure didn’t take DL long to retaliate against AA’s SEA Transpacific & AS alliance. I expect more ex-SEA retaliatory measures in the coming weeks. Even increasing SEA-AUS to 2x is a bit of a jab.Jump to post
Hypothetically, if Air Transat was staying independent, I think they have done a good job of renewing and diversifying their fleet the last 3-5 years, and would be well-positioned for the future. Sunwing, possibly their closest direct competitor in Canada, has grown tremendously in the last 15 year...Jump to post
Weren’t there still a couple of Dash 8s still flying around in USAir Express? I was referring specifically to the mainline fleet. Are you saying that there might have been some polished aluminum Dash 8s flying around in 2008? The Express fleet in the 90s USAir livery was never in polished silver. A...Jump to post
When was the last US Air plane repainted into US Airways livery? Were there any planes still in US Air livery at the time of the HP merger? No, there were not. Any aircraft types that were not part of the future of US Airways (except the F100s) were left in the USAir bare-metal scheme. Weren’t ther...Jump to post
I saw an AC 789 on Flightaware YVR-YUL & YYC-YUL today. I am amazed at how flexible the network planning dept. at AC is. There was even a 789 doing YOW-YVR yesterday, along with a 789 and 77W in addition to the usual 763 on YOW Rapidairs...the latter being for snowstorm recovery. Would have mad...Jump to post
Might as well start a thread for 2020 monthly reports. Ottawa YOW January 278,250 Domestic 61,877 U.S. 66,255 Intl 406,382 total https://yow.ca/en/corporate/airport-authority/passenger-volume A +0.7% start for YOW. Pretty good considering the ORD suspension that resumes in early March. Internationa...Jump to post
- flights will be operated by EW with LH code on it - cooperation with DE will be terminated when the agreement expires (don't know when this will be...) March 2021, so I heard. I reckon interlining will still be possible, but not at LH internal rates. Interesting. I wonder if LO will expand their ...Jump to post
You're a skeptic and its nonsense. Air Canada is moving 777 gauge off the Pacific onto the Atlantic, and Heathrow is a safe place to put capacity given all the global turmoil. This is not the first, nor the last time AC will operate 777s on YYC-LHR. I'm not sure why you're putting words into my mou...Jump to post
Blerg wrote:Didn't Condor receive feed from Lufthansa in the past? I suppose that's no longer the case now?