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 the latest reductions. I still believe there's more to come as loads are looking terrible for what's remaining. https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/hom ... caen#/na-1
Yup they’re cutting to the bone. YOW has everything cut except YYZ and YUL now. A week ago YFC, YHZ, YYC, YEG and YVR were all still on the schedule. In fact YOW-YVR is still showing daily in the list but it’s not bookable.
Imagine this, WS will be serving more destinations from YOW than AC, namely YYC, YYZ and 1x weekly YHZ. Although temporary, I never thought I’d see the day WS has more cities than AC at YOW.
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 0600-0720, and then connecting onto AC259 YYZYWG 0815-0948.
Had other bookings YWGYOW that were originally booked AC8524 YWGYOW direct, and then was rebooked to an evening flight YWGYEG, then connecting YEGYVR, overnight in YVR, then YVR-YYZ the following morning, followed by a 12 hour layover and then the last flight YYZYOW that night, turning what should be a 2 hour trip into a multi day trek across the country. Needless to say, those bookings got cancelled. Now if only they'd refund them instead of just giving a credit....
Not surprising. One thing's guaranteed, you'll now need to connect to get to YWG. I did a search of AC's schedule this morning and domestic appears to be fully updated, while transborder is only partially updated. Of note, most mainline flights are exclusively A320 with the following exceptions:
--> YOW-YYZ (6 or 7x) & YYZ-DEN (1x) are exclusively E90s and these are the only E90 routes;
--> YYZ-LAX 1x daily is the only 767 (mainline) route;
--> YYZ-YVR is the only other mainline route without any 320s with 321s, a 789 and a 77L;
--> YWG-YYZ 1x daily is the only 319 I could find;
--> One A330 route - 1 of 2 daily YUL-YVR
--> YQT-YYZ 1x daily is the only Rouge route remaining and on an RV 321. Makes sense that 1x daily is still Rouge in order to keep the AOC active; and
--> A220s are on YUL-YYC, YUL-YEG, YYZ-YYC and YYZ-YEG 1x daily each.
The DH1s are gone and all DH3s appear to be in the east. Also, AC have now announced irregardless of the COVID-19 situation, that Sarnia service (that is currently suspended) is gone for good...DH1 and BEH loss victim like Lethbridge and Medicine Hat.