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  1. Looks awesome from this perspective. Love the glass panelling on and under the hotel.
  2. http://www.cbc.ca/1.5471612 the developer illegally skirted the zoning height regulations and the locals caught them. Now they have to lop off 20 stories of nearly completed condos.
  3. I’d bet AC could make a go of establishing YUL as s hub for French West Africa if they could eventually set up flights to Dakar, Abidjan, Douala including an Ethiopian Airlines JV in Lomé and or Cotonou (two possible jump off cities for ET’s proposed YUL flights). The biggest drawback fo AC though as you said is finding a local carrier to feed regional flights into their Montreal service. ET along with Asky might be a possible solution. If ET chooses to launch YUL from West Africa I think AC would have greater success linking up with them and Lomé or Cotonou ahead of Dakar. So maybe Air Senegal may start this one. The quicker the better.
  4. Air Canada had Dakar As one of its target route destinations a few year ago. It and Beirut were the only ones they didn’t start. Maybe now is the time.
  5. Merci. Well then there’s a choice.. Abidjan is the larger of the two cities and airports so it would make more sense. Not sure if this would hurt actual YUL-ADD traffic though.. it might be a drain on loads from Quebec to the key hub they’re anxious to build.
  6. Is it Abidjan? For some reason I thought it was Lomé.. they having some tie up with Asky Airlines. Either way, it would benefit us.. Abidjan probably would even be better.. a bigger market than nonstop to Addis Ababa.
  7. If i recall correctly Ethiopian has a hub or focus city status in Lomé (Togo)..? Perhaps an eventual YUL-LOM-ADD with fifth freedom rights on YUL-LOM would bring Montrealers right into the heart of a French West Africa. Dakar eventually should have it’s own nonstop (Air Senegal or Rouge?). That would require all sorts of updates to aviation agreements though but I could see it helping ET’s YUL financial case and maybe encourage an Air Canada code share On the pax stats side.. great to see continued strong growth relative to other Canadian cities. We’re even outpacing YYZ and YVR in a lot of areas percentage wise. If it continues long term we may eventually catch up to Vancouver.
  8. Nice! The A321LR/XLR offers new possibilities for YUL. Star feed will help this route for sure. I wish them success. Now, SAS next?
  9. WOW!! That’s awesome news! Let’s hope it happens. They are a Star Alliance partner so maybe there is fuller joint venture with Air Canada in the works. YUL is on fire lately.
  10. Good news.. Copenhagen was a missing link in our global network. Milan, Berlin & Moscow still need service on a side note, I wonder if Air Transat will eventually join Star Alliance once the Air Canada purchase is finalized (and if they stay a separate entity for a decent number of years).
  11. Given the MAX grounding I think these are still pretty good numbers. Were consistently gaining on most other Canadian airports.. as long as we keep doing that YUL’s importance as an attractive hub to global airlines will grow.
  12. Thanks for asking this. I too looked at this pic and had no clue what it was.. I also thought the entire front of the parking structure had to be moved back in the new terminal renovations. Can enyone give a fuller explanation as to what they are building here.