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wave46 Jun 13, 2019 10:54 PM

Hmm.

I always thought that Air Transat would be a better option for Onex-Westjet.

Run AT and Westjet as separate operations, but have codeshares so that a flier from the rest of Canada can go on an Air Transat flight to wherever.

Westjet`s weakest market is the Quebec market, so it bolsters its operation there. It can also eliminate overlap to the sun market from other airports in the country too.

I feel mostly for the fliers out of Quebec - they are going to see a hit in the competition.

I am opposed to the merger on principle.

SteelTown Jun 14, 2019 1:59 PM

Hamilton Airport got $18.5 million in infrastructure upgrades, which will fully restore the two main runways, supporting taxiways and lighting systems over the next four years, starting this year.

Dominion301 Jun 14, 2019 2:54 PM

YOW's May pax stats are out and they're very good.

Sector / May-18 / May-19 / % Change
Dom: 353,356 / 366,206 / +3.6%
TB: 49,129 / 55,761 / +13.5% - Remind me again why UA stopped YOW for 9 months?
Int'l: 14,758 / 18,499 / +25.3% BIG JUMP = approx. 88.4% LF for LHR, FRA & SW's weekly VRA
TTL: 417,243 / 440,466 / +5.6%

Sector / YTD 2018 / YTD 2019 / % Change
Dom: 1,530,305 / 1,554,847 / +1.6%
TB: 323,423 / 338,309 / +4.6%
Int'l: 209,319 / 240,124 / +14.7%
TTL: 2,063,047 / 2,133,280 / +3.4%

12 Months Rolling / % Change vs Year End 2018
Dom: 4,026,751 / +0.6%
TB: 735,656 / +2.1%
Int'l: 418,627 / +7.9%
TTL: 5,181,034 / +1.4%

A big May was needed to offset the expected losses due to the temporary route suspensions affecting YOW due to the MAX and ORD's suspension until next March.

Alexcaban Jun 14, 2019 7:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 8605443)
YOW's May pax stats are out and they're very good.

Sector / May-18 / May-19 / % Change
Dom: 353,356 / 366,206 / +3.6%
TB: 49,129 / 55,761 / +13.5% - Remind me again why UA stopped YOW for 9 months?
Int'l: 14,758 / 18,499 / +25.3% BIG JUMP = approx. 88.4% LF for LHR, FRA & SW's weekly VRA
TTL: 417,243 / 440,466 / +5.6%

Sector / YTD 2018 / YTD 2019 / % Change
Dom: 1,530,305 / 1,554,847 / +1.6%
TB: 323,423 / 338,309 / +4.6%
Int'l: 209,319 / 240,124 / +14.7%
TTL: 2,063,047 / 2,133,280 / +3.4%

12 Months Rolling / % Change vs Year End 2018
Dom: 4,026,751 / +0.6%
TB: 735,656 / +2.1%
Int'l: 418,627 / +7.9%
TTL: 5,181,034 / +1.4%

A big May was needed to offset the expected losses due to the temporary route suspensions affecting YOW due to the MAX and ORD's suspension until next March.

Looks like YHZ pax are being funnelled via YOW too.

YYCguys Jun 14, 2019 8:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteelTown (Post 8605364)
Hamilton Airport got $18.5 million in infrastructure upgrades, which will fully restore the two main runways, supporting taxiways and lighting systems over the next four years, starting this year.

Hopefully the terminal will get some love after the above work is completed.

king10 Jun 16, 2019 3:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SteelTown (Post 8605364)
Hamilton Airport got $18.5 million in infrastructure upgrades, which will fully restore the two main runways, supporting taxiways and lighting systems over the next four years, starting this year.

18.5M from the Feds and 18.5M from TradePort the operator correct? so $37M project total.

ACT7 Jun 17, 2019 2:50 AM

Air India taking another run at YYZ:

https://onemileatatime.com/air-india-toronto/

thenoflyzone Jun 17, 2019 12:08 PM

Hopefully the Pakistani airspace closure will be over by then.

AC has temporarily suspended YYZ-DEL til July 31, in part due to the closure. Yields were already thin, and they will get thinner with AI joining the frey.

thenoflyzone Jun 17, 2019 12:14 PM

On another note, Airbus has officially launched the A321XLR. 4,700 nautical mile range, which is 700 NM more than the A321LR. This will enable airlines like LH and LX, which have hubs in central Europe, to make use of the A321 over the Atlantic.


https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/pres...e-a321xlr.html

Quote:

Following the very positive feedback from the market, Airbus has launched the A321XLR to complement its best-selling A321neo Family. The A321XLR thus becomes the next evolutionary step which responds to market needs for even more range, and creates more value for the airlines by bringing 30% lower fuel burn per seat than previous-generation competitor aircraft. Starting from 2023, the aircraft will deliver an unprecedented Xtra Long Range of up to 4,700nm – 15% more than the A321LR and with the same unbeatable fuel efficiency.

With this added range, airlines will be able to operate a lower-cost single-aisle aircraft on longer and less heavily travelled routes – many of which can now only be served by larger and less efficient wide-body aircraft. This will enable operators to open new world-wide routes such as India to Europe or China to Australia, as well as further extending the Family’s non-stop reach on direct transatlantic flights between continental Europe and the Americas. For passengers, the A321XLR’s new Airspace cabin will provide the best travel experience, while offering seats in all classes with the same high-comfort as on long-haul widebody aircraft.

The A321XLR has been designed to maximize overall commonality with the A321LR and the rest of the A320neo Family, while introducing minimal changes needed to give the aircraft an Xtra Long Range with increased revenue payload. The changes include: the new permanent Rear Centre Tank (RCT) for more fuel volume; a modified landing gear for an increased maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 101 metric tonnes; and an optimised wing trailing-edge flap configuration to preserve the same take-off performance and engine thrust requirements as today’s A321neo. In particular, the new optimised RCT holds more fuel than several optional Additional Centre Tanks (ACTs) did previously, while taking up less space in the cargo hold – thus freeing-up underfloor volume for additional cargo and baggage on long range routes.
The A321LR had 3 ACTs. The new A321XLR will have a permanent rear centre tank, which holds more fuel than the 3 ACT's but occupies less cargo space. This is a bonus, as apparently the Transat reps, when purchasing the A321LR, actually went into the cargo hold of the A321LR and were heard saying "where the hell are we going to put all the bags !".

They had it easy with the A310/A330s. Huge cargo holds. Different situation with the A321LR. Glad to see Airbus solving part of that problem.

wave46 Jun 17, 2019 3:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 8607408)
On another note, Airbus has officially launched the A321XLR. 4,700 nautical mile range, which is 700 NM more than the A321LR. This will enable airlines like LH and LX, which have hubs in central Europe, to make use of the A321 over the Atlantic.

The A321LR had 3 ACTs. The new A321XLR will have a permanent rear centre tank, which holds more fuel than the 3 ACT's but occupies less cargo space. This is a bonus, as apparently the Transat reps, when purchasing the A321LR, actually went into the cargo hold of the A321LR and were heard saying "where the hell are we going to put all the bags !".

They had it easy with the A310/A330s. Huge cargo holds. Different situation with the A321LR. Glad to see Airbus solving part of that problem.

This will be an interesting one to watch.

I suspect Air Canada might be interested in it at some point in the distant future, along with Icelandair.

It does put Boeing into a bind too. Boeing will have to rethink their new New Mid-Sized Airplane given the trashing the 737 MAX has received in the media. This cuts into the lower end of the market for the NMA, weakening its business case.

p_xavier Jun 17, 2019 4:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 8607405)
Hopefully the Pakistani airspace closure will be over by then.

AC has temporarily suspended YYZ-DEL til July 31, in part due to the closure. Yields were already thin, and they will get thinner with AI joining the frey.

They might just abandon ship (I mean plane). Especially with a Star Alliance partner, I doubt AC will continue to travel it. Having an stopover doesn't help for a direct flight.

YYCguys Jun 17, 2019 4:53 PM

Has the production line for the Max been completely suspended or are planes stacking up at the production facility waiting for delivery? I wonder if some carriers have cancelled Max orders and what will happen to those frames?

wave46 Jun 17, 2019 4:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 8607665)
Has the production line for the Max been completely suspended or are planes stacking up at the production facility waiting for delivery? I wonder if some carriers have cancelled Max orders and what will happen to those frames?

Apparently Boeing is still producing the 737 MAX, albeit at a reduced rate.

I imagine that cancelling orders comes with penalties, so airlines are hesitant to do that. They will be loudly clamoring for compensation from Boeing though.

whatnext Jun 17, 2019 6:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 8607408)
On another note, Airbus has officially launched the A321XLR. 4,700 nautical mile range, which is 700 NM more than the A321LR. This will enable airlines like LH and LX, which have hubs in central Europe, to make use of the A321 over the Atlantic.


https://www.airbus.com/newsroom/pres...e-a321xlr.html



The A321LR had 3 ACTs. The new A321XLR will have a permanent rear centre tank, which holds more fuel than the 3 ACT's but occupies less cargo space. This is a bonus, as apparently the Transat reps, when purchasing the A321LR, actually went into the cargo hold of the A321LR and were heard saying "where the hell are we going to put all the bags !".

They had it easy with the A310/A330s. Huge cargo holds. Different situation with the A321LR. Glad to see Airbus solving part of that problem.

Once again proving how AC's choice of the antediluvian 737 was a total cock-up. I hope they're happy with the few bucks they saved.

Dominion301 Jun 17, 2019 6:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexcaban (Post 8605855)
Looks like YHZ pax are being funnelled via YOW too.

Even if AC haven't publicly stated this, it would only make sense.

zahav Jun 17, 2019 7:16 PM

I don't see AC wanting to pull YYZ-DEL even with AI entering. As the article states, AI has a very sketchy track record for routes, and at 3x weekly with a 2 city-pairing, it may not last (or even start for that matter!). They have tried and failed this routing before, and with a 777 I don't see it working.

nname Jun 17, 2019 7:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 8607405)
Hopefully the Pakistani airspace closure will be over by then.

AC has temporarily suspended YYZ-DEL til July 31, in part due to the closure. Yields were already thin, and they will get thinner with AI joining the frey.

August 29.

nname Jun 17, 2019 7:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 8607665)
Has the production line for the Max been completely suspended or are planes stacking up at the production facility waiting for delivery? I wonder if some carriers have cancelled Max orders and what will happen to those frames?

737 MAX are still being produced (at a slightly reduced rate), and they are stored in Boeing facilities until the grounding is lifted.

30 are currently stored in Evertt
60 in Boeing Field
7 in Renton
2 in Moses Lake
33 in San Antonio

(Source)

Boeing had move all 787 deliveries to Charleston so more MAX can be stored in Evertt.

Don't know what will they do if all those places are filled up... since the latest words is that the grounding will last at least till December?

https://i.imgur.com/6mDBYxW.jpg

nname Jun 18, 2019 10:22 AM

Major changes in AC schedule this week (trying to keep it short from now on)

Major sun frequency increases
YYZ - PSP (4->D)
YYZ - SJU (2->4)
YUL - NAS (2->4)
YVR - CUN (4->D)
YVR - PVR (4->6)
YVR - SJD (3->6)
YYC - CUN (3->D)

Conversion Mainline -> Express
YYZ - BOS
YYZ - ORD

Conversion Express -> Mainline
YVR - YXY

Other frequency increases (approx 1x daily)
YYC - YUL
YYZ - YHZ
YVR - YQR
YVR - YXE
YSB - YYZ
SEA - YVR
YVR - SFO
YYC - YYZ
YVR - YXT
YVR - YYD
YQG - YYZ

Major frequency decrease through upgauge (approx 2x daily)
YYC - YEG
YCD - YVR

Frequency decrease (approx 1x daily)
YLW - YYC
YQU - YYC
YYZ - IAD
YUL - BOS
YZV - YWK
YYZ - BDL
YHZ - YQY
YTS - YYZ
YMM - YYC

Denscity Jun 19, 2019 3:00 AM

Air Canada wins best business class lounge dining in the world on Skytrax.
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