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ghYHZ Sep 12, 2021 11:52 AM

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Originally Posted by whatnext (Post 9393505)
Im surprised the Maritimes would be popular with Germans in the Winter. It’s not like it’s a big ski destination.

The Condor flights end in November and start up again in the spring along with the new Lufthansa/Eurowings flights. Fall is very nice here in the Maritimes......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6FLI78p-D0&t=80s

And skiing in the Atlantic Provinces......Deer Lake once had non-stop flights from London to the Ski Resort at Marbel Mountain on the west coast of Newfoundland......YDF had to be one of the smallest cities with transatlantic service.

Calfan12 Sep 12, 2021 8:00 PM

This upcoming week on Friday September 17 Swoop Airlines ✈️ Edmonton- Phoenix Mesa,US route resumes,only operates 1x weekly Fridays through the end of October & 2x weekly from November on Mondays & Fridays.

Calfan12 Sep 12, 2021 8:20 PM

Swoop Airlines ✈️ in December 2021 to start Toronto,Canada - Kingston, Jamaica (seasonal) flight route 2x weekly.https://simpleflying.com/swoop-jamaica-new-route/

hollywoodcory Sep 13, 2021 2:34 AM

I noticed AC added a stop on its flights to HKG. Are they doing a crew swap in ICN on those flights too?

casper Sep 13, 2021 10:49 AM

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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory (Post 9394391)
I noticed AC added a stop on its flights to HKG. Are they doing a crew swap in ICN on those flights too?

Sounds like it is some issue with quarantine for crew in HKG if the crew overnight in HKG.

thenoflyzone Sep 13, 2021 1:08 PM

TAP to begin 2x weekly PDL-YYZ next summer. Starts March 31, 2022. Service operates with A321neo.

This is on top of Azores Airlines, which already operates the route year round.

Dominion301 Sep 13, 2021 9:34 PM

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Originally Posted by casper (Post 9394530)
Sounds like it is some issue with quarantine for crew in HKG if the crew overnight in HKG.

Here was an AC cargo crew that was stopped in HKG for an allegedly positive COVID test upon arrival, even though they tested negative when departing Canada: https://torontosun.com/news/national...ive-covid-test

casper Sep 13, 2021 11:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9395103)
Here was an AC cargo crew that was stopped in HKG for an allegedly positive COVID test upon arrival, even though they tested negative when departing Canada: https://torontosun.com/news/national...ive-covid-test

China. What can one say.

Some of the European airlines fly into destinations in Africa where the local country is such a basket case that flight crew are prohibited by the airline to get off the aircraft. China is turning into such a country.

hehehe Sep 14, 2021 1:21 PM

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Originally Posted by casper (Post 9395178)
China. What can one say.

Some of the European airlines fly into destinations in Africa where the local country is such a basket case that flight crew are prohibited by the airline to get off the aircraft. China is turning into such a country.

I believe for one of the routes/airlines they even get a small private aircraft to take them to a neighboring country to overnight. Apparently the routes the poorer places make lots of money!

Dominion301 Sep 14, 2021 9:15 PM

The first production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) not just in Canada, but also in North America has started: https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...850908871.html

I think this is where TS plans on procuring their SAF from.

Coldrsx Sep 15, 2021 4:19 AM

Sun seekers ready for non-stop take off

https://flyeia.com/corporate/wp-cont...s-1024x576.jpg

A non-stop flight to Las Vegas departed EIA at 0800, via WestJet. It was the first direct flight to the United States from EIA since January 31. It marks the gradual return of international service happening this fall as airlines begin rebuilding their networks and capacity following the impacts of the global pandemic. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines already resumed service to Amsterdam on Aug. 19. By the end of 2021, 20 international destinations will be added to EIA’s network, for a total of 45 destinations. This compares to 52 destinations serviced before the start of the pandemic.

https://flyeia.com/corporate/media/n...stop-take-off/

Calfan12 Sep 15, 2021 6:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Coldrsx (Post 9396535)
Sun seekers ready for non-stop take off

https://flyeia.com/corporate/wp-cont...s-1024x576.jpg

A non-stop flight to Las Vegas departed EIA at 0800, via WestJet. It was the first direct flight to the United States from EIA since January 31. It marks the gradual return of international service happening this fall as airlines begin rebuilding their networks and capacity following the impacts of the global pandemic. KLM Royal Dutch Airlines already resumed service to Amsterdam on Aug. 19. By the end of 2021, 20 international destinations will be added to EIA’s network, for a total of 45 destinations. This compares to 52 destinations serviced before the start of the pandemic.

https://flyeia.com/corporate/media/n...stop-take-off/

That’s Great! But with the Coronavirus Pandemic variants still on going. Things can still can change for Edmonton & Smaller Airports in Canada.

Some seasonal routes might get pushed back to January/February 2022 before it starts and operate until end of March/ April this Winter. 2 good examples of it: WestJet’s Calgary- Paris, France is 1x weekly this Summer 2021 from August-end of October & while Calgary-Nashville,US this Summer operates September- end of November & both operates for a short *3 months*.

Most International/ US flights ✈️/Frequencies will still be out Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal & Calgary which are safer options to book,during the pandemic.

Calfan12 Sep 15, 2021 10:07 PM

Today WestJet named Harry Taylor as their Temporary/Interim President & CEO.

https://www.google.ca/amp/s/finance....152000650.html

hehehe Sep 15, 2021 10:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Calfan12 (Post 9396594)
That’s Great! But with the Coronavirus Pandemic variants still on going. Things can still can change for Edmonton & Smaller Airports in Canada.

Some seasonal routes might get pushed back to January/February 2022 before it starts and operate until end of March/ April this Winter. 2 good examples of it: WestJet’s Calgary- Paris, France is 1x weekly this Summer 2021 from August-end of October & while Calgary-Nashville,US this Summer operates September- end of November & both operates for a short *3 months*.

Most International/ US flights ✈️/Frequencies will still be out Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal & Calgary which are safer options to book,during the pandemic.

Thankfully we are recovering gradually. YEG is in a much better place now than any time during this pandemic and even internationally (speaking to your example) YYC-BNA is increasing to 4-5 times weekly in November.

Coldrsx Sep 16, 2021 2:46 PM

Curious to see what Icelandair does with Canada post-covid.

whatnext Sep 16, 2021 4:58 PM

This was predictable:

Summer travel surge has WestJet and Air Canada asking for volunteer help
Passenger traffic has reached its highest point since pandemic began
Kyle Bakx · CBC News · Posted: Sep 16, 2021

A surge in summer travel across the country has forced Canada's two biggest airlines to ask staff to help volunteer at airports to overcome staffing challenges — a move that is creating pushback from unions.

In an email to all employees, WestJet described how the rapid growth in passenger numbers is causing operational problems at several airports, including its flagship airport in Calgary.

The "growing pains of recovery requires all-hands-on-deck," read the message, which included an open call for any staff members to sign up to volunteer to help guests requiring wheelchair assistance at the Calgary International Airport.

Meanwhile, Air Canada has needed extra personnel at Toronto's Pearson airport since "airport partners are stretched beyond their capacity, which led to significant flight cancellations and missed connections," read an internal memo...

...During the pandemic, WestJet decided to outsource the work of guest-service agents, who would help passengers that require wheelchairs, assist with check-in kiosks and co-ordinate lineups.

But the contractor is struggling to provide enough workers, said Dias, and that's why there was a call for volunteers.

After flying more than 700 flights daily in 2019, WestJet flew as few as 30 some days during the pandemic. Currently, there are more than 400 flights each day....


https://www.cbc.ca/news/business/bak...teer-1.6177333

Calfan12 Sep 16, 2021 5:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Coldrsx (Post 9397922)
Curious to see what Icelandair does with Canada post-covid.

Icelandair is currently only flying ✈️ to Toronto YYZ in Eastern Canada & it looks like they have plans again for Vancouver YVR service in Western Canada the Spring/Summer of 2022.

While Edmonton YEG Icelandair service is “Suspended Indefinitely” & it’s Unknown what their plans are for YEG going forward.

Though it won’t be too surprising *if* Icelandair decides to not return to YEG as Coronavirus Covid19 Pandemic still on going & post Covid it be a couple of years for Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Halifax & other Smaller Airports in Canada passengers demand & airlines services are able to better recover from it.

Post Covid- Canada’s 4 busiest Airport Hubs in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal & Calgary will lead in growth due to more Airlines flights/ frequencies = more passengers demand / connecting passengers & also more new Airline routes too!

Dominion301 Sep 17, 2021 2:34 PM

Swoop are adding the following new winter seasonal routes:

YYZ-SJD 2x/wk (plus the return of YEG-SJD 1x/wk that didn't operate last winter); and
https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...871591133.html

YWG-SFB 2x/wk
https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...804375226.html

thenoflyzone Sep 17, 2021 7:16 PM

Air Algerie has YUL bookable from January 1, 2022. 3x weekly service. Last time they flew to YUL was January 9, 2021, so if they resume as planned, it would have been close to a year without service.

Also, Lufthansa is resuming MUC-YUL service after more than a year without service on October 31. 5x weekly service. Of course, they have already resumed seasonal FRA-YUL some time ago.

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Originally Posted by Coldrsx (Post 9397922)
Curious to see what Icelandair does with Canada post-covid.

I know here at YUL, they are one of the last foreign carriers that haven't yet resumed - or announced resumption of service. The others being Air China and Corsair. Pretty much everyone else has already resumed service, has YUL bookable in the next few months or at least has flights loaded in their schedules.

Last October, Icelandair announced they would be resuming YYZ, YVR and YUL by summer 2021. YUL and I believe YVR never resumed. Still, hopefully their intention for summer 2021 translates to them still being interested in restarting both. I know YVR is bookable next summer, starting May 6, 4x weekly with B757. Not so for YUL, at least not yet.

https://www.icelandair.com/en-ca/blo...schedule-2021/

Their plan vis-a-vis YEG, their lone other Canadian passenger destination pre-COVID, seems to be murkier. Mind you, they couldn't have resumed non stop service to YEG for most of this summer even if they wanted to, due to the intl flight restrictions imposed by Canada. Now that YEG is back in the gang, it's a major hurdle out of the way for foreign carriers.

Also, for what it's worth, both YEG and YUL are no longer on their route map. So may be a sign of things to come, or not, for that matter, for YUL and YEG. :shrug:
Of course, AC has YUL-KEF bookable starting June 1 on the Max. YEG is left empty handed for now.

Alexcaban Sep 17, 2021 11:02 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 9399383)
Air Algerie has YUL bookable from January 1, 2022. 3x weekly service. Last time they flew to YUL was January 9, 2021, so if they resume as planned, it would have been close to a year without service.

Also, Lufthansa is resuming MUC-YUL service after more than a year without service on October 31. 5x weekly service. Of course, they have already resumed seasonal FRA-YUL some time ago.



I know here at YUL, they are one of the last foreign carriers that haven't yet resumed - or announced resumption of service. The others being Air China and Corsair. Pretty much everyone else has already resumed service, has YUL bookable in the next few months or at least has flights loaded in their schedules.

Last October, Icelandair announced they would be resuming YYZ, YVR and YUL by summer 2021. YUL and I believe YVR never resumed. Still, hopefully their intention for summer 2021 translates to them still being interested in restarting both. I know YVR is bookable next summer, starting May 6, 4x weekly with B757. Not so for YUL, at least not yet.

https://www.icelandair.com/en-ca/blo...schedule-2021/

Their plan vis-a-vis YEG, their lone other Canadian passenger destination pre-COVID, seems to be murkier. Mind you, they couldn't have resumed non stop service to YEG for most of this summer even if they wanted to, due to the intl flight restrictions imposed by Canada. Now that YEG is back in the gang, it's a major hurdle out of the way for foreign carriers.

Also, for what it's worth, both YEG and YUL are no longer on their route map. So may be a sign of things to come, or not, for that matter, for YUL and YEG. :shrug:
Of course, AC has YUL-KEF bookable starting June 1 on the Max. YEG is left empty handed for now.

My guess is they'll add YUL back once traffic gets close to normal.
No way I see them leaving AC alone on the market, especially with no WOW air anymore.


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