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CPA62
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YVR 2016 Looks Positive Part 2

Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:04 am

YVR has had a remarkable Feb 2016! overall Feb 2016 up 10.7% over Feb 2015. Stats posted on the YVR website.

Domestic + 9.4%
Transborder + 7.5%
Asia + 16.9 %
Europe + 20.4%

2016 is up 8.7% over same period 2015.

is the low CAD attracting US Travellers?
Air Canada new flight YYZ-DXB, DEL pulling passenger away from Emirates in Seattle?
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Apart from Xiamen Airlines not new airlines rumoured for 2016?

new routes to BNE, XMN and DUB
 
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RE: YVR 2016 Looks Positive Part 2

Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:24 am

Quoting CPA62 (Thread starter):
Apart from Xiamen Airlines not new airlines rumoured for 2016?

new routes to BNE, XMN and DUB

But increased capacity with new WS 6 x week 763 seasonal nonstops to LGW. BA also begins YVR's first A380 service to LHR in two weeks (May 1), replacing the 744, meaning roughly 1,000 additional seats a week in each direction, although in my opinion far too many premium seats for the YVR market, especially in the summer when there's little business traffic. Even in the winter they don't need 97 J and 14 F seats to YVR.
 
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RE: YVR 2016 Looks Positive Part 2

Thu Apr 14, 2016 1:45 am

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):
BA also begins YVR's first A380 service to LHR in two weeks (May 1), replacing the 744, meaning roughly 1,000 additional seats a week in each direction, although in my opinion far too many premium seats for the YVR market, especially in the summer when there's little business traffic. Even in the winter they don't need 97 J and 14 F seats to YVR.

There will actually be less capacity as there is usually a 2nd 744 flight 5 days a week in summer which is being dropped and replaced with single daily A380.

Quoting CPA62 (Thread starter):
Apart from Xiamen Airlines not new airlines rumoured for 2016?

Tianjin Airlines are supposedly to start Chongqing - Tianjin - YVR, due June this year once their 2nd & 3rd 330's are delivered.

Quoting CPA62 (Thread starter):
Transborder + 7.5%

I guess DL & Rouge is responsible for quite a bit of this growth. AC are adding ORD, SJC & SAN this summer. WS also adding SAN, as well as YHM and YXU domestically. But we lose AS to LAX.

Quoting CPA62 (Thread starter):
Europe + 20.4%

This is significant. Guess a lot of this is the AF flight and extra LH MUC flight. TS are adding FCO this summer and SJD to their winter schedule.
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RE: YVR 2016 Looks Positive Part 2

Thu Apr 14, 2016 2:05 am

Quoting YVRLTN (Reply 2):
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 1):
BA also begins YVR's first A380 service to LHR in two weeks (May 1), replacing the 744, meaning roughly 1,000 additional seats a week in each direction, although in my opinion far too many premium seats for the YVR market, especially in the summer when there's little business traffic. Even in the winter they don't need 97 J and 14 F seats to YVR.

There will actually be less capacity as there is usually a 2nd 744 flight 5 days a week in summer which is being dropped and replaced with single daily A380.

Forgot about the cancelled second flight. Found one reference mentioning that before the 5 x week flight was removed from the schedule due to the A380s introduction, the extra flight this summer was scheduled as a 777-200ER, not a 744.
 
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RE: YVR 2016 Looks Positive Part 2

Thu Apr 14, 2016 5:39 pm

Quoting CPA62 (Thread starter):

is the low CAD attracting US Travellers?

Anecdotally, yes. Fares are incredibly cheap ex-YVR for Seattle passengers, and more than half of my trips have been booked in Canada this year. The difference is often a 30-40% discount - frequently outpacing even the currency exchange differences. In some cases, I've been able to book J fares for a price similar to Y fares from Seattle.

In particular, I've found the best fares amid a lot of competition on routes to China and Europe - with the new AF flight to YVR and continuously growing mainland China capacity, there are a lot of seats to be sold for not a lot of money. So I'm not surprised to see the double-digit growth in both destinations.

I can't see this being sustainable over the long term, but I'm certainly enjoying the party while it lasts!
 
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RE: YVR 2016 Looks Positive Part 2

Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:50 pm

We do lose AS to LAX, but we also gain a third daily WS flight on the route. WS is also starting YHZ this summer as well, so we should see those number continue to increase.

Does anyone know the status of Beijing Capital Airlines application to serve YVR?
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