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samuelx88 Jan 18, 2022 5:28 PM

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Originally Posted by samuelx88 (Post 9506036)
I wouldn't be surprised if Air Transat would react by relaunching their YQB-BOD and YQB-MRS direct flights that they use to fly around 2008 with their A310. Also, from what I recall, TS has codeshare with SNCF TGV train service to 18 cities in France.

It's not the first time TS has competition on this route. Corsair used to fly 3 weekly YQB-ORY with their 747-400 in 2008, the same year they also tried YQB-NTE with their A330.

Direct flights to 5 french airports from YQB might have been a bit too much back then in 2008 when it barely had 1M pax but now things have changed and the terminal has significantly grown 3 years ago. Let's see how YQB's 3 direct routes to Europe will play out.

Also, it hasn't been mentioned in this group but AA decided to accelerate the relaunch of YQB-ORD in may instead of June and TS announced a new flight to Puerto Vallarta, which will compete with Sunwing. As opposed to Cancun, PVR is not yet a popular resort destination in Mexico but I guess things will start to change.

This is the evolution of the number of seats for the YQB-CDG/ORY direct route
https://simpleflying.com/wp-content/...2-1000x619.png

Calfan12 Jan 18, 2022 7:26 PM

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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory (Post 9506259)
There’s also YHZ-CDG on WS scheduled too.

Yep 👍!

Calfan12 Jan 18, 2022 7:29 PM

WestJet today announced a 20% reduction to its schedule flights ✈️ in February 2022 https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/westjet-c...tage-1.5744383

whatnext Jan 18, 2022 7:33 PM

Both WS and AC cancelling flights. Understandable, I had a friend come back from Portland with just 9 passengers on a Q400.

Canada’s two biggest airlines are cutting thousands of flights as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge.

WestJet Airlines Inc. said Tuesday it will cancel 20 per cent of its February flights, less than three weeks after announcing flight reductions of 15 per cent for January.

The move marks a response to “government barriers” amid the Omicron variant, which has also affected staffing levels, the Calgary-based airline said.

“We continue to advocate for the elimination of cumbersome travel rules that are unnecessarily impacting Canadians and prolonging the recovery of the travel and tourism sector,” chief executive Harry Taylor said in a release.

While Air Canada has not announced major flight consolidations, it has cancelled 15 per cent of its flights in March and 11 per cent in February – 6,805 flights in total – within the last two weeks alone....


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busi...cron-covid-19/

SignalHillHiker Jan 18, 2022 7:41 PM

We’re really working overtime to become absolute shit :haha: From a national capital to this…

https://i.postimg.cc/nhfhMFBk/512-C1...-A2018-D98.jpg

Calfan12 Jan 18, 2022 8:27 PM

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Originally Posted by whatnext (Post 9506760)
Both WS and AC cancelling flights. Understandable, I had a friend come back from Portland with just 9 passengers on a Q400.

Canada’s two biggest airlines are cutting thousands of flights as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge.

WestJet Airlines Inc. said Tuesday it will cancel 20 per cent of its February flights, less than three weeks after announcing flight reductions of 15 per cent for January.

The move marks a response to “government barriers” amid the Omicron variant, which has also affected staffing levels, the Calgary-based airline said.

“We continue to advocate for the elimination of cumbersome travel rules that are unnecessarily impacting Canadians and prolonging the recovery of the travel and tourism sector,” chief executive Harry Taylor said in a release.

While Air Canada has not announced major flight consolidations, it has cancelled 15 per cent of its flights in March and 11 per cent in February – 6,805 flights in total – within the last two weeks alone....


https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busi...cron-covid-19/

Yep & also Edmonton Based Flair Airlines ✈️ has made some cuts too.
https://www.therecord.com/business/2...e-cuts.html?rf

hollywoodcory Jan 19, 2022 3:54 PM

Lynx Air announces YVR, YYC, YLW, YWG, and YYZ as initial destinations.

Calfan12 Jan 19, 2022 8:07 PM

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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory (Post 9507592)
Lynx Air announces YVR, YYC, YLW, YWG, and YYZ as initial destinations.

Great! Calgary YYC, Vancouver YVR, Toronto YYZ , Winnipeg YWG & Kelowna YLW are pretty safe choices to start up Domestic flights within Canada!

Most of Lynx flights will centre around YYC its main hub where their 1st 3 new Boeing 737Max8 planes ✈️ will be based.

YYC - YVR 7x weekly from April 7 & 14x weekly from May 20
YYC - YYZ 4x weekly from April 11 & 7x weekly from April 18
YYC - YLW 2x weekly from April 15
YYC - YWG 2x weekly from April 19 & 4x weekly from May 5

YVR - YYC from April 7 7x weekly & 14x weekly from May 20
YVR - YLW from April 15 2x weekly
YVR - YWG from April 19 2x weekly
YVR - YYZ from April 28 7x weekly

YYZ - YYC 4x weekly April 11 & 7x weekly from April 18
YYZ - YVR 7x weekly from April 28

YWG- YYC 2x weekly from April 19 & 4x weekly May 5
YWG- YVR 2x weekly from April 19

YLW- YYC 2x weekly from April 15
YLW- YVR 2x weekly from April 15

That’s what Lynx flights schedule for Canada looks like currently, but *changes* to it are possible & were still in a pandemic.


https://www.globenewswire.com/news-r...tinations.html

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/local/calgar...46140.amp.html

thenoflyzone Jan 19, 2022 8:30 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 9506768)
We’re really working overtime to become absolute shit :haha: From a national capital to this…

https://i.postimg.cc/nhfhMFBk/512-C1...-A2018-D98.jpg

Wow. That's pretty bad. The majority of the fire hall staff have COVID I'm guessing.

It's not really the fault of the airport authority though. It just sucks that it has such a huge repercussion for commercial flights.

nname Jan 19, 2022 9:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Calfan12 (Post 9507945)
Great! Calgary YYC, Vancouver YVR, Toronto YYZ , Winnipeg YWG & Kelowna YLW are pretty safe choices to start up Domestic flights within Canada!

Most of Lynx flights will centre around YYC its main hub where their 1st 3 new Boeing 737Max8 planes ✈️ will be based.

So 2 planes based in YYC, 1 based in YVR.

One plane each doing mostly the YYC/YVR-YYZ run, and the third plane (based in YYC) doing everything else. The 2x daily YYC-YVR flight will always be the first and last trip of the day.

SignalHillHiker Jan 19, 2022 10:09 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 9507982)
Wow. That's pretty bad. The majority of the fire hall staff have COVID I'm guessing.

It's not really the fault of the airport authority though. It just sucks that it has such a huge repercussion for commercial flights.

If only. Toxic work environment, most of the firefighters are on stress leave and the rest refuse to work. They’ve found some sort of temporary solution and the Feds are embarrassingly heavily involved in telling airport management to get their fucking shit together. The number of people who have to be shit at their job for it to get to this point is truly insane. I can’t even imagine it happening anywhere else. There are people there who, as long as they can get a $1,900 PAL fight to Deer Lake for a weekend at their cabin every year, think they’re the best little airport managers the world ever did see.

This happens here far too often, in everything. The City just finished kicking out its anchor hockey tenant, and leasing the building out from under its biggest-league basketball team in favour of one that plays in a league no one had even heard of. It’s just relentless nepotism, bay politics, on and on. Absolutely exhausting. The CEO of the City’s sports and entertainment corp resigned so hopefully that removes most of the issue.

Calfan12 Jan 19, 2022 10:27 PM

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Originally Posted by nname (Post 9508023)
So 2 planes based in YYC, 1 based in YVR.

One plane each doing mostly the YYC/YVR-YYZ run, and the third plane (based in YYC) doing everything else. The 2x daily YYC-YVR flight will always be the first and last trip of the day.

Yep👍& that’s what the Lynx Air schedules for its 3 new Boeing 737Max 8 planes ✈️ will be doing, when they start up April 2022.

Dominion301 Jan 19, 2022 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by ue (Post 9506120)
I do have to say it's quite surprising that there still hasn't been a return of Edmonton flights to Winnipeg or Ottawa. Everything to the east of Saskatchewan is either via Calgary or Toronto still, with a handful of Montreal flights.

Only F8 is currently flying YEG-YOW and twice weekly at that.

YEG-YOW on AC was supposed to return sometime in March. WS' flight doesn't come back until May 1st. Then there's also W0 starting YEG-YOW on April 25th.

Regarding Canada-Europe, I'll be shocked if everything that's loaded for summer 2022 will actually operate.

thenoflyzone Jan 19, 2022 10:40 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 9508117)
If only. Toxic work environment, most of the firefighters are on stress leave and the rest refuse to work. They’ve found some sort of temporary solution and the Feds are embarrassingly heavily involved in telling airport management to get their fucking shit together. The number of people who have to be shit at their job for it to get to this point is truly insane. I can’t even imagine it happening anywhere else. There are people there who, as long as they can get a $1,900 PAL fight to Deer Lake for a weekend at their cabin every year, think they’re the best little airport managers the world ever did see.


Yeah. I just read the CBC article. What a clusterfuck.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfo...sume-1.6320017

Dominion301 Jan 19, 2022 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory (Post 9507592)
Lynx Air announces YVR, YYC, YLW, YWG, and YYZ as initial destinations.

Well colour me decieved with that skating rink reference. I thought YOW was in the bag. Swap YEG for YYZ and you pretty much have the early days of WestJet all over again. Not a big deal. They'll be at YOW eventually and better to have less competition at YOW for when Porter announce their jets network where YOW will feature prominently.

hehehe Jan 19, 2022 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9508176)
Well colour me decieved with that skating rink reference. I thought YOW was in the bag. Swap YEG for YYZ and you pretty much have the early days of WestJet all over again. Not a big deal. They'll be at YOW eventually and better to have less competition at YOW for when Porter announce their jets network where YOW will feature prominently.

Yeah what was the ice skating rink in reference to??

Coldrsx Jan 19, 2022 11:26 PM

Today at YEG

https://media-exp1.licdn.com/dms/ima...aIxGGm6IfDUXBY
https://www.linkedin.com/company/edm...2FA30MZQ%3D%3D

whatnext Jan 19, 2022 11:26 PM

Don't know if anybody has been following the chaos over 5G wireless launch in the USA and its effect on airline schedules. Canadian airlines say they won't be effected:


MONTREAL -- Canadian airlines say flights to the U.S. remain unaffected by the rollout of new 5G wireless technology that has sparked blowback from many large carriers.

Several international airlines cancelled flights to the United States this week over concerns that 5G mobile phone service could interfere with aircraft technology.

On Tuesday, telecommunications giants Verizon and AT&T announced last-minute delays to Wednesday's service launch near key U.S. airports -- the third postponement since early December -- after U.S. carriers warned that the wireless frequency could cause widespread flight disruptions.

Critics say the new C-band 5G service operates in a frequency range that could interfere with radio altimeters, which measure an aircraft's height above the ground and help pilots land in low visibility.

Air Canada, WestJet Airlines Inc. and Transat A.T. say no flights to the U.S. have been cancelled due to the issue...

....Emirates president Tim Clark pulled no punches when discussing the issue. He told CNN it was "one of the most delinquent, utterly irresponsible" situations he'd ever seen as it involved a failure by government, science and industry.

Of particular concern appears to be older Boeing 777 wide-body jetliners. Emirates only flies that model and the Airbus A380 jumbo jet -- and it was among one of the most affected airlines.

Japan's All Nippon Airways cancelled 20 flights to cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles and New York after the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration "indicated that radio waves from the 5G wireless service may interfere with aircraft altimeters," the carrier said. Along with Japan Airlines, it said Boeing announced restrictions on airlines flying its 777s....


https://www.bnnbloomberg.ca/canadian...unch-1.1709997

YYCguys Jan 19, 2022 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9508176)
Well colour me decieved with that skating rink reference. I thought YOW was in the bag. Swap YEG for YYZ and you pretty much have the early days of WestJet all over again. Not a big deal. They'll be at YOW eventually and better to have less competition at YOW for when Porter announce their jets network where YOW will feature prominently.

Wonder if Tim Morgan has had anything to do with the initial route roll out! Would be deja vu for him!

Denscity Jan 20, 2022 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Calfan12 (Post 9507945)
Great! Calgary YYC, Vancouver YVR, Toronto YYZ , Winnipeg YWG & Kelowna YLW are pretty safe choices to start up Domestic flights within Canada!

Most of Lynx flights will centre around YYC its main hub where their 1st 3 new Boeing 737Max8 planes ✈️ will be based.

YYC - YVR 7x weekly from April 7 & 14x weekly from May 20
YYC - YYZ 4x weekly from April 11 & 7x weekly from April 18
YYC - YLW 2x weekly from April 15
YYC - YWG 2x weekly from April 19 & 4x weekly from May 5

YVR - YYC from April 7 7x weekly & 14x weekly from May 20
YVR - YLW from April 15 2x weekly
YVR - YWG from April 19 2x weekly
YVR - YYZ from April 28 7x weekly

YYZ - YYC 4x weekly April 11 & 7x weekly from April 18
YYZ - YVR 7x weekly from April 28

YWG- YYC 2x weekly from April 19 & 4x weekly May 5
YWG- YVR 2x weekly from April 19

YLW- YYC 2x weekly from April 15
YLW- YVR 2x weekly from April 15

That’s what Lynx flights schedule for Canada looks like currently, but *changes* to it are possible & were still in a pandemic.


https://www.globenewswire.com/news-r...tinations.html

https://beta.ctvnews.ca/local/calgar...46140.amp.html

So 18 flights for Vancouver and 15 flights for Calgary initially.


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