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MTLskyline Sep 16, 2016 2:26 AM

They were planning on building a terminal at YHU a few years ago, but it never got off the ground for some reason. Would be pretty easy to link to AMT/Via line as well.

https://s14.postimg.org/tfpp5wtsh/aerogare_1.jpg
http://groupeleclerc.ca/portfolio/projets-divers/

craneSpotter Sep 17, 2016 4:35 PM

We'll see if this is temporary...

NewLeaf Travel Co temporarily ceases flights to four cities

FP - Sep 15, 2016

Quote:

NewLeaf Travel Co. Inc. will temporarily cease flights to four cities as part of its new core schedule, which allows travellers to book out to April 2017.

The discount travel operator, which offers flights through B.C.-based charter service Flair Airlines, will not fly to Regina, Saskatoon, Victoria or Kamloops, B.C. between Nov. 1 and mid-December, it announced Thursday. Flights are expected to resume for the busy holiday travel season.

Meanwhile, travellers can now book flights to Abbotsford, B.C., Kelowna, B.C., Edmonton, Winnipeg, Hamilton, Halifax and Moncton, N.B. out to the end of April 2017. Previously, flights were only available to the end of October.

MonctonRad Sep 17, 2016 5:34 PM

:previous:

They've actually added another flight to Moncton (3X weekly now rather than 2X)

Still, I don't hold out too much hope for the long term survival of this low cost experiment.

1overcosc Sep 17, 2016 8:31 PM

In the same article it says they plan to double their fleet and add more cities. If they're planning to expand they must be doing well enough.

BenTheGreat97 Sep 17, 2016 8:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1overcosc (Post 7565411)
In the same article it says they plan to double their fleet and add more cities. If they're planning to expand they must be doing well enough.

Not necessarily. Pretty much all airlines start out with limited service and plans to expand later. Most fail before the expansion phase, which will likely happen to NewLeaf.

Johnny Aussie Sep 19, 2016 8:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MonctonRad (Post 7565301)
:previous:

They've actually added another flight to Moncton (3X weekly now rather than 2X)

Still, I don't hold out too much hope for the long term survival of this low cost experiment.

Actually down to only one flight per week after the end of October.

Edit: Actually now have a bit more info on the suspension of some of the NewLeaf cities:

http://www.timescolonist.com/news/lo...oria-1.2345532

Some notable quotes indicating how well they were doing (mainly about Victoria and Kamloops):

"Service for Victoria, Kamloops, Saskatoon and Regina continues until the end of October and will then be temporarily halted while NewLeaf reviews those routes, Julie Rempel, company spokeswoman, said Friday."

“Six weeks into operations, we took a look at our 11 destinations and how they were performing in order to establish a long-term core network of destinations,” Rempel said. “We want to make sure that we are flying on the right days in and out of Victoria, in and out of Kamloops, in and out of Saskatchewan, and that we are flying to the right places.”

"Rempel did not have information for how full flights have been in and out of Victoria. But an average of about 45 per cent of seats have been filled on its Kamloops flights, compared to Abbotsford flights, which are typically full."

And in relation to the suspension of YQR and YXE:

http://globalnews.ca/news/2945851/ne...and-saskatoon/

Notable quotes:

"NewLeaf CEO and President Jim Young said the suspension is due to demand."

"...we don’t want to be flying expensive airplanes with only 30 people on them"

"He said they plan to resume flights in mid-December for the holidays."


Some pretty vague info but in any event, this would have been during peak summer travel.

Alexcaban Sep 22, 2016 6:22 PM

Quote:

Media Advisory - Air Canada to Make Major Montreal Announcement
MONTREAL
, Sept. 22, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ -

On the occasion of the visit to Canada by the Premier of China, Air Canada invites the media to attend a press conference in Montreal for a major announcement concerning air service to China.
http://aircanada.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1059

Bigtime Sep 22, 2016 6:24 PM

So what's the speculation on the announcement?

SkahHigh Sep 22, 2016 6:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 7571249)
So what's the speculation on the announcement?

AC to Shanghai maybe? Or AC announcing their own service to Beijing :shrug:

Bigtime Sep 22, 2016 6:49 PM

I wonder if it will only be a YUL announcement, or perhaps other cities too?

SkahHigh Sep 22, 2016 6:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 7571277)
I wonder if it will only be a YUL announcement, or perhaps other cities too?

YUL only I think. "Major Montreal announcement" sounds directed towards YUL, plus the announcement is made in Montreal. I could be wrong though.

SignalHillHiker Sep 22, 2016 6:59 PM

Congrats, whatever it is. :)

Johnny Aussie Sep 22, 2016 7:32 PM

I'm going to guess YUL-PVG!

thenoflyzone Sep 22, 2016 9:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Aussie (Post 7571349)
I'm going to guess YUL-PVG!

My money's on 3x weekly YUL-PEK service. To compliment CA and make it a daily affair.

AC has come a long way at YUL in the last 10 years. And to think they only served LHR, FRA and CDG back in 2008. Now we are in the double digit number of international destinations out of YUL, and counting....

G.S MTL Sep 22, 2016 9:17 PM

Yessssssss PVG !!! Daily !! I hope hehehe

G.S MTL Sep 22, 2016 9:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 7571277)
I wonder if it will only be a YUL announcement, or perhaps other cities too?

Why other cities ? Doubt it..Montréal only 😘

Bigtime Sep 22, 2016 11:29 PM

I thought that because I was dumb and didn't read the header on the press release that stated it was a major Montreal announcement.

LeftCoaster Sep 23, 2016 12:10 AM

YUL-PEK is my guess.

thenoflyzone Sep 23, 2016 1:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LeftCoaster (Post 7571703)
YUL-PEK is my guess.

Mine as well, but they are saying MAJOR announcement.

Seems to me launching 3x weekly service to a destination already served isn't major enough, no?

It would be sweet if both PEK and PVG were launched.

With Chinese carriers completely maxed out on the bilateral with Canada (save for a few slots held by HU), this is AC's chance to step up and establish itself in the next logical unserved markets.

Alexcaban Sep 23, 2016 1:07 AM

I wonder if this only includes an announcement for China or if the long awaited YUL BEY flight will be announced also.


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