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    TAP eyeing YUL again

    Not really news, but seems TAP is receiving new A/C and they have YUL in the sights. https://jornaleconomico.sapo.pt/noticias/tap-vai-ter-mais-15-avioes-e-novas-rotas-no-proximo-ano-352378
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    YUL 747 Airport Bus

    Hello everyone, I'm an airline employee and a big proponent of YUL and it's future development. Lately I have been using Toronto's public transit system to get to the airport. Even though not as developed as ours, their subway, combined with the new 192 Airport Rocket, is really a winning combination, and has made me really step back and take at look at YUL and our airport access (just a bit better than terrible). From Kipling station the Airport Rocket is a 15 minute express bus from a metro directly to Terminal 1, 3 and Airport road near the hotels. Now before you start, yes, I know Montreal has this too in our 747 bus, directly from Lionel Groulx. However, the difference lies in that the Toronto express bus is part of their transit system, and only costs 3.00$, and a transfer from anywhere else in the network is valid. Why on earth would we charge 10$ for such a service?!?! It should almost be free! Anyway, I just wish the STM would make the 747 a regular bus line with a regular fare and transfers from the other parts of the network accepted, then we could call our airport SOMEWHAT accessible. And don't even get me started on the fact they now have direct train access......argh Rant Over.
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    Transat suspending YUL-TLV

    I would be very surprised if they fully abandon the A330s as they`re still pretty cheap for them to operate...and if they totally get rid of them, they can forget prime routes like CDG, LGW, FCO where competition is stiff. Furthurmore, without having actual numbers, i`m sure the A330 economy of scale provides a better CASM in some cases than with A321s. Time will tell though I suppose.
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    AC to start Montreal-Raleigh

    Amazing news!! Keep em coming!!
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    Air Canada S19 service changes

    More expensive to operate is not totally an accurate statement. When compared to newer 787/777 the 330 CASM on the shorter TATL routes was found to cheaper and more efficient than the new, high capital cost Boeing A/C. The 787/777 are much better utilized on longer segments with more J demand. The 330 seems to be the perfect A/C for the segments out of YUL, and right now there's a good amount coming onto the market for cheap with the A350 and A330neo's coming into the picture. 20 years old and turning to be very useful as part of A/C strategy!
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    Statistiques PAX

    Perhaps we can start a separate thread where people can share all their trips, and keep this one focused on the subject.
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    Navcanada ?

    An old topic, but thought i'd weigh in. NavCanada uses Dash-8-100 and CRJ-100 aircraft to test and calibrate approaches (ILS, LOC, VOR, NDB) and Nav Aids throught it's system. You will often see them doing multiple approaches with go-arounds and quick turn outs to complete another approach in succession. They're usually flying it at quite high speed as they aren't planning on landing. This is all a normal part of maintaining and monitoring the accuracy of the approach guidance systems. Hope that helps!
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    Nouvelle piste aeroport St-Hubert

    Wow cool. Didn't even realize they were expanding the runway. Anyone have any details? I imagine it's 24R/06L just redone?
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    British Airways B744 07/17

    Around 1600 yesterday the 17th, saw a BA 744 which looked like it was on the missed approach climb out...a few hours later, saw it depart 24L. What was this flight? Extra to accomidate LEVEL stranded pax?? Cheers
  10. Interesting read...YUL definitely punching above its weight! http://www.anna.aero/2018/04/18/transatlantic-treks-europe-americas-us-majors-lead-way-s18-london-heathrow-tops-airport-table/
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    Montreal-Tokyo

    +1 x 1,000,000.
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    Special Visitors

    This morning (May 30) there was an A310 which looked like it was from the French government at the de-icing pad. This afternoon, a different flag carrier's AC was at the de-ice pad. Anybody know if these are visits in the lead-up to the G7 in La Malbaie next week? Cheers
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    Nouveau terminal

    Don't think anybody has brought this up...but where will the de-icing center move to?
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    AC adding London/Windsor

    English version... Air Canada to Launch Daily non-stop Montreal-London, Ontario and Montreal-Windsor, Ontario flights MONTREAL, April 25, 2018 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced it will begin new domestic regional non-stop flights on July 2, 2018. The only year-round service between Montreal-London and Montreal-Windsor will provide services that meets the needs of both local and connecting passengers. Flights are timed to offer convenient connections to/from Atlantic Canada including Saint John, Fredericton, Moncton Halifax and St. John's; to Europe including Brussels, Rome, Geneva, Barcelona, Lisbon, Paris, Lyon, Frankfurt, as well as Casablanca, Morocco. Flights are now available for purchase along with introductory promotional fares at aircanada.com, via the Air Canada app and through travel agents. "We are pleased to expand Air Canada's domestic network from Montreal into the growing Southern Ontario markets of Windsor and London by offering new non-stop daily flights to Montreal as we continue to strategically expand our already extensive domestic network," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines at Air Canada. "With the continued growth in the Southern Ontario market, we see the opportunity to add new non-stop services and provide additional convenient travel options to cities across Atlantic Canada as well several European destinations." "The addition of flights to London and Windsor strengthens Montreal's position as an international hub by facilitating the movement of travelers from this region to destinations in Europe or Asia. The strategy being deployed by our proud partner, Air Canada, is a win-win at all levels. Not only is it contributing to the phenomenal growth of passenger traffic at Montréal-Trudeau, it is also enabling us to further develop our air service and increase the frequency of interesting flights for our passengers and the community," said Philippe Rainville, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Montréal." Daily Montreal-Windsor, Ontario flights will be operated by Air Canada Express Jazz 50-seat Bombardier CRJ jets. The schedule for the flights is: Flight # Depart Time Arrive Time AC8183 Montreal 08:50 Windsor, ON 10:39 AC8184 Windsor, ON 11:10 Montreal 12:55 Daily Montreal-London, Ontario flights will be operated by Air Canada Express Jazz 78-seat Bombardier Q-400 aircraft. The schedule for the flights is: Flight # Depart Time Arrive Time AC8665 Montreal 13:50 London, ON 15:37 AC8664 London, ON 15:20 Montreal 16:49 All flights are timed to connect conveniently with Air Canada's global schedule in Montreal, provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption, Star Alliance reciprocal benefits, and for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access at mainline Canadian airports including Edmonton and Calgary, priority boarding and other benefits. About Air Canada Air Canada is Canada's largest domestic and international airline serving more than 200 airports on six continents. Canada's flag carrier is among the 20 largest airlines in the world and in 2017 served approximately 48 million customers. Air Canada provides scheduled passenger service directly to 64 airports in Canada, 60 in the United States and 98 in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America and South America. Air Canada is a founding member of Star Alliance, the world's most comprehensive air transportation network serving 1,317 airports in 193 countries. Air Canada is the only international network carrier in North America to receive a Four-Star ranking according to independent U.K. research firm Skytrax, which also named Air Canada the 2017 Best Airline in North America. For more information, please visit: www.aircanada.com/media, follow @AirCanada on Twitter and join Air Canada on Facebook. SOURCE Air Canada For further information: Isabelle Arthur (Montreal), Isabelle.arthur@aircanada.ca, 514 422-5788; Peter Fitzpatrick (Toronto), peter.fitzpatrick@aircanada.ca, 416 263-5576; Angela Mah (Vancouver), angela.mah@aircanada.ca, 604 270-5741; Internet: aircanada.com
  15. Starting in winter 2018/2019 AC will be upguaging YUL-BGI-YUL to a Rouge 767-300. Probably 3x weekly compared to the current 4x weekly A319 service. This is awesome news!!
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    YUL-BGI Winter 2018/2019 B763 upguage

    Nice....
  17. https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278112/sunwing-extends-montreal-cayo-largo-to-year-round-from-may-2018/?highlight=Montreal Mentioned in a previous thread: https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/278111/sunwing-extends-antigua-to-year-round-service-from-may-2018/?highlight=Montreal
  18. Hello, There is scheduled work starting end of March-2018 involving Rwy 24R/06L and its associated taxiways, B1, B3, B2, E. Wondering if anyone has the details on whats happening? Any timeline on the creation of a parallel to B taxiway? Cheers
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    Air canada suspends Montreal-Mexico

    Yes, source?
  20. Let the good times roll. Looking forward to seeing how the apron and airside copes with the continued increase in traffic. I expect news of furthur airside projects will be announced soon.
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    Taxiway B work in Spring/Summer 2018

    D'aprés mes informations, le 24D serait encore ouvert, mais juste pour les atterisages, avec B2 et G encore ouvert. Si les avions on besoin de décoller sur 24D, ils seront forcées à faire un 'backtrack' et un 180 deg dans la baie d'attente de 24D pour décoller...effictivement fermant la piste pendant la manoeuvre.
  22. http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/274658/air-canada-s18-montreal-international-service-changes/?highlight=MONTREAL
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    Canada - Israel expand air services agreement

    A private source.