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  1. La hausse du prix du pétrole contribue à miner les résultats financiers de l'entreprise, qui enregistre une perte nette de 288millions de dollars au premier trimestre. Pour en lire plus...
  2. NAVIGATOR Play God With This Customizable Miniature City The 3D-printed buildings are based on architecture in New York, Chicago, and elsewhere, and can glow at night. JOHN METCALFE @citycalfe 7:00 AM ET Comments Image Ittyblox Ittyblox Perfect for the urban-planning wonk who wants to build a personal city—or the destructive child who'd like to stomp one to bits—are these tiny, customizable dioramas, which include skyscrapers that can be hacked to glow in the dark. The adult toys, called Ittyblox, are 3D-printed by the New York/Netherlands company Shapeways, and include a variety of constituent pieces. There's this glassy, jet-black Chicago office tower, for instance, and also a cute clump of New York townhouses. Each one has a different footprint, so arranging them to fit the baseplate might require a bit of "Tetris" skill. But don't worry about troublesome zoning issues—you're the god of this Twilight Zone civilization. At least some pieces, like the 1:1000-scale Guggenheim Museum and Tudor City building, are based on real-life structures. And all are cut with fantastic detail. Here's the product description for that Chicago tower: "Because some offices have their sun shades down, there is a variation in window color. The rooftop is detailed with a few air conditioning units." The blocks range from $6 to $93, with multibuilding sets accounting for the more expensive prices; add in $20 for the baseplate plus shipping. Making the buildings glow requires work, though it's probably worth it to the hardcore model fan; some of the windows are cut out and will become illuminated if underlit with an LED. Check out this guide for detailed instructions. sent via Tapatalk
  3. Description Le 2520 Monsabré est un projet de 3 condos de 2 chambres, de 1179 pi2 situé dans le secteur Mercier, à 10 minutes de marche du métro L’Assomption. Facilement accessible par l’autoroute 25 (Pont-tunnel Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine) et à 10 minutes du Centre-Ville. Ce projet inclut: Chambre principale avec walk-in, Surface à aire ouverte, Grand balcon avant et arrière, Grande fenestration, Plancher bois franc et céramique, Air climatisé, Échangeur d’air, Entrée privée, Plafond de 9 pieds, Près d'une piste cyclable ... Demi sous-sol : 227 900 $ + taxes Rez-de-chaussée : 249 900 $ + taxes Deuxième étage : 257 900 $ + taxes Subvention possible de 4 500 $ à 10 000 $. Plus d'information à la page:
  4. Not sure if any of this is new info... YUL-Zagreb.
  5. Air Canada pérennise son Lyon – Montréal. Les voyageurs d'affaires français pourront compter 2 vols quotidiens au départ de Paris mais également sur le maintien de la liaison Lyon – Montréal lors du programme d'hiver d'Air Canada. La compagnie canadienne a en effet décidé d'assurer à l'année cette route lancée le 17 juin dernier. Au départ de Paris-Roissy, Air Canada propose à l’année 2 vols quotidiens sans escale, l’un à destination de Montréal-Trudeau, l’autre de Toronto-Pearson. La liaison quotidienne sans escale AC871 Paris-Montréal quitte Roissy à 13h05 pour se poser au Québec à 14h40. Le vol sans escale Paris-Toronto AC881 décolle de CDG à 11h30 pour se poser dans l'Ontario à 13h55. Par ailleurs la compagnie a décidé d'assurer à l'année le vol sans escale Lyon-Montréal A/R lancé le 17 juin 2016. Le Rhone-Alpes sera ainsi reliée à Québec jusqu’à 4 fois par semaine : les mardi, jeudi, samedi et dimanche à l’aller et les lundi, mercredi, vendredi et samedi au retour. La nouvelle route est opérée par Air Canada sur B767-300 bi-classe avec 24 sièges en Classe Affaires internationale et 187 sièges dans la cabine principale. Air Canada perennise son Lyon – Montreal
  6. Air Canada Adds Lyon, London-Gatwick to its Growing Global Network New mainline service between Montreal and Lyon will be only year-round flight between North America and France's second largest metropolitan area New Air Canada rouge route to London-Gatwick complements and builds on the success of Air Canada flights to London Heathrow, Air Canada's largest international gateway MONTREAL, June 25, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today further expanded its extensive global network with the announcement of new non-stop services to Lyon, France and London's Gatwick airport beginning in summer 2016. The two new routes will provide customers even more convenient options when travelling to Europe for business or leisure. "Pursuing our ongoing strategy to expand internationally, Air Canada is pleased to offer customers non-stop, year-round service between Montreal and Lyon, heart of the second largest metropolitan area in France. Air Canada continues to serve Paris Charles de Gaulle and this new Air Canada mainline route will further increase convenience for customers travelling to France as well as provide the only year-round service between North America and Lyon. It also complements our Air Canada rouge Nice-Côte d'Azur service," said Benjamin Smith, President, Passenger Airlines, at Air Canada. "Our new seasonal Air Canada rouge service between Toronto and London's Gatwick airport will complement our extensive operation at London Heathrow, our largest gateway outside Canada with non-stop service from eight Canadian cities. Air Canada rouge is ideally-suited to serve London-Gatwick, with its focus on leisure travel and provide easy access to southern London. This new service will also make us the only Canadian carrier serving multiple airports in the London region and complements our Air Canada rouge service to Manchester and Edinburgh. Both new routes offer customers convenient connection times with our extensive domestic, U.S. transborder and international network." James Cherry, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aéroports de Montréal said: "This new scheduled service between Montreal and Lyon, France's second-largest urban area, is excellent news that further supports Montreal–Trudeau's positioning as a hub between North America and Europe, particularly French-speaking Europe." Howard Eng, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority said: "As Canada's largest gateway hub airport, we welcome Air Canada's announcement of a new rouge service from Toronto Pearson to London's Gatwick airport starting next summer. This new service will offer our passengers even more choice and convenience when it comes to planning their travel schedule – and that's an important part of how we're working to put our passengers first." Tickets for both routes will be available for purchase starting July 2, 2015 and service between Montreal and Lyon will begin June 16, 2016 and operate up to five-times weekly with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 37 International Business Class lie-flat suites and 228 Economy class seats. Air Canada rouge's summer seasonal service between Toronto and London-Gatwick will begin May 19, 2016 and operate up to seven-times weekly with a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft with 24 Premium rouge seats and 256 rouge seats. All flights are timed to optimize connectivity through Air Canada's Montreal and Toronto hubs respectively. Air Canada Montreal-Lyon Flight From To Depart Arrive Frequency AC828 Montreal Lyon 21:10 10:20 (+1 day) Up to five times a week AC829 Lyon Montreal 12:00 14:00 Up to five times a week
  7. Source: Les Affaires L’aéroport Montréal-Trudeau accueillera, à compter de mai prochain, son premier transporteur à très bas prix (ultra low cost), avec des liaisons vers l’Europe pour un prix aussi bas que 99$, toutes taxes incluses. Ce nouveau service est promis par Wow Air, une jeune société aérienne islandaise qui fait le pari d’exporter ce modèle d’affaires d'origine européenne au-delà l’océan Atlantique. L’entreprise a commencé à desservir l’Amérique du Nord (Boston-Logan et Washington) depuis le début de 2015, et espère obtenir au Canada le même succès qu'observé aux États-Unis. Une annonce qui réjouit Yves Lalumière, pdg de Tourisme Montréal, étant donné la capacité qu'aura ce transporteur à son avis d'attirer de jeunes voyageurs et de rajeunir, ce faisant, l’âge moyen des touristes à Montréal. «Leur clientèle est jeune - des milléniaux pour la plupart- et qui en plus, n’a pas peur du froid! Ça ne peut qu'être bon pour nous.» Même réaction d’enthousiasme venant du professeur émérite en tourisme de l’ESG-UQAM, Michel Archambault. Depuis des années, ce dernier milite en faveur de la venue d’un transporteur américain low cost à Montréal, comme pourrait le faire les JetBlue et Southwest Airlines. «Ce sera finalement d'Europe, dit-il, que nous viendra en premier ce modèle de transport», exploité depuis des années là-bas par les Ryanair et EasyJet. Wow Air a été fondée en 2011 par Skúli Mogensen, un ex-montréalais d'adoption apparemment aujourd'hui perçu comme un futur Richard Branson islandais. Entrepreneurs, il a notamment créé OZ Communications à Montréal dans les années 90, qu’il a fini par vendre à Nokia avant de s'en retourner en Islande, après un peu moins de dix ans d'exil au Québec. Face à Icelandair Cela dit, à Montréal, Wow Air a toutes les chances de faire de l’ombre à Icelandair, le principal transporteur d’Islande. Ce dernier transporteur annonçait, en août dernier, vouloir relier l’aéroport de Montréal à celui de Keflavik, en Islande, à compter du 19 mai et à raison de quatre fois par semaine. Comme Icelandair, Wow Air proposera aussi quatre liaisons par semaine entre les deux villes. À la différence d’Icelandair par contre, en plus d'écouler ses billets pour une fraction du prix de son vis-à-vis, Wow dit vouloir relier les deux villes «à l’année», soit bien au-delà de la saison estivale. Ses liaisons directes, assurées par des Airbus A321 de 200 sièges, doivent débuter à Montréal à compter du 12 mai, et à Toronto à compter du 20 mai prochain. «Le tarif de 99$ comprend tout; les charges, taxes, et frais aéroportuaires», a confirmé la porte-parole de l'entreprise lorsque nous lui avons demandé de contre-vérifié le prix afficé sur un vol simple. De sa plaque tournante de Reykjavik-Keflavik, Wow offre ensuite aux passagers de se rendre ailleurs en Europe (Paris, Londres, Berlin, Copenhague, Amsterdam ou Dublin) pour un tarif unique de 149$ le trajet, toutes taxes comprises. Questionnée sur ces faibles tarifs, Christiane Beaulieu, vice-président Affaires publiques d’Aéroports de Montréal (ADM), a refusé de se prononcer, soutenant ne pouvoir commenter les stratégies de mises en marché des transporteurs. Les seuls frais d'amélioration aéroportuaires chargés aux passagers par ADM s'élèvent à 25$, a-t-elle néanmoins confirmé.
  8. According to As of June 15, 2016 Air Canada mainline will re operate ACA892/893 with A330-300. No more rouge on the route.
  9. YUL-Barcelona increased to 4 weekly frequencies (from 3) YUL-Venezia increased to 3 weekly (from 2) YUL-Nice increased to 4 weekly (from 3) Total number of international daily departures in Summer 2016: 11
  10. 17/02/2016 Mise à jour : 17 février 2016 | 8:22 Air Canada: commande ferme de 45 avions CS300 Par Rédaction La Presse Canadienne MONTRÉAL – Le transporteur aérien Air Canada annonce mercredi la signature d’une lettre d’intention avec Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) pour l’acquisition d’un maximum de 75 avions de modèle CS300 de Bombardier. L’intention porte sur 45 commandes fermes et sur des options en vue de l’achat de 30 appareils supplémentaires. Les premières livraisons sont prévues pour la fin de 2019 et se poursuivront jusqu’en 2022. Calin Rovinescu, président et chef de la direction d’Air Canada (TSX:AC), explique qu’avec son rendement élevé sur le plan écoénergétique et son nombre accru de places, la technologie de prochaine génération des appareils C Series est très bien adaptée à la stratégie du transporteur.
  11. Via ajoute des départs supplémentaires vers Toronto et Ottawa, au départ de Montréal. Plus de départs égalent plus de flexibilité pour les voyageurs, qui pourront désormais revenir d'Ottawa en fin de soirée. Les dix départs quotidiens vers Toronto permettront aussi à Via de mieux compétitionner avec les compagnie aériennes, dont Air Canada qui offre des départs aux 30 minutes aux heures de pointes et aux heures le reste de la journée. Via prévoit ajouter davantage de départs quand les améliorations des voies seront complétées.
  12.|achome|newroutes_rouge|caen|151208|txt#YUL-NA Always wanted to see Miami go year round! Mexico City now goes 5x weekly instead of 4.
  13. 1:40 Campaign – What happens now? AIR CANADA COMPONENT A MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT Dear members, Last Thursday, on May 22nd, we met with officials with Transport Canada to present our objections and arguments against their proposed regulatory change (NPA – to consult it click HERE, which will allow airlines in Canada to flip-flop between the 1:40 ratio and the 1:50 ratio at will, per aircraft type. It is fair to say that we took Transport Canada by surprise last Thursday – a sizable crowd participated in this meeting from across Canada, including over 125 CUPE flight attendants, members of the news media, members of Parliament, and allies representing different groups. We expressed our views forcefully and eloquently, and clearly demonstrated that passenger safety would be compromised if this regulation were approved. During our presentation, we had hoped to screen our newly recorded video testimonial of a survivor of the Air France 358 accident, which supports our position, but Transport Canada prevented us from doing so. If you would like to see this video, please click HERE Furthermore, if you would like to see a recently rediscovered short documentary produced by CUPE in the 1980's that presents a clear case for maintaining the 1:40 ratio, click HERE You will be amazed at the timeliness of the content, and at the undeniable truths that come from the mouths of Canadian flight attendants who survived airplane accidents. Another video is currently circulating which features a photomontage of graphic visual examples of why the 1:40 ratio should be maintained. You can see this video HERE We would encourage you to share the above videos using your own personal networks and social media. The May 22nd session was a learning experience for all of us. It was evident that Transport Canada is determined to give our airlines an unprecedented luxury, which no other country on the planet has. With the flip flop regulation, airlines will be allowed to pick whichever FA ratio leads to the fewest FAs per aircraft type, and then change the ratio whenever it suits the airline’s configuration or financial priorities, with only 60 days notice. TC was also extremely disrespectful to the two NDP MPs who took the time to attend ("the Minister will answer your question") and was unresponsive to many of us who highlighted the negative impact of the proposal on our work and safety ("noted" or some other equally evasive response like "trust us"). We were very successful in obtaining wide news coverage, and had the opportunity to engage the media in print, radio and live television. The quote from TC Cabin Safety inspector Christopher Dann was priceless, and found its way in the Globe and Mail and the Toronto Star, amongst others: The safety level afforded by 1 in 50 "can't be equivalent" to the 1 in 40. With this quote, we have put TC on the defensive. Here are a few great examples of some of the media we received: TELEVISION - RADIO Globe and Mail video report CTV National News TVA nouvelles en direct CBC Radio WRITTEN PRESS CTV News Vancouver Sun Globe and Mail Toronto Star CBC News Here is our plan going forward, and this is where we need your continued help: We will be submitting a comprehensive dissent to the NPA, emphasizing that it is less than what we have today, is unprecedented in the world and has not be proven to be workable or enforceable by Transport Canada, among other such general arguments. Where there are good "mitigating factors", we will endorse them and urge them to be put in place regardless of the FA ratio. Where the "mitigating factors" are ineffective, we will say so and describe the changes that are needed. In addition, we will be re-working our PowerPoint presentation as a separate written submission on what the NPA does not address in the real world of flight attendant work, emergencies and evacuations. Transport Canada will be receiving comments regarding the proposed regulatory change up until June 23, 2014. Please send them your thoughts and opinions. Comments can be sent to: [email protected] and please also send a copy to CUPE Researcher Janet Dassinger: [email protected] to allow us to keep track of them. All of your comments are valuable and should be on the record. There should be emphasis on how the NPA will negatively impact passenger and our safety, particularly on narrow body aircraft but also on wide body aircraft if the airlines are successful in blocking the minimum floor level coverage provision for 1 in 40 operations. Please also request that Transport Canada hold another meeting to allow for further discussion on this important matter. For all submitters, please conclude your submission with the following statement: "I request a written response to my questions and comments before pre-publication of any such regulation in Canada Gazette Part I by return e-mail". Encourage others you may know to make submissions as well on the problems with this NPA. Feel free to have others sign on to your comments so it is coming from more than you alone. Finally, please use your written comments to seek out a meeting with your MP if you have not already done so. State your concerns and stress that what is being proposed in the NPA is less safe than what we have today (as admitted by TC's own Christopher Dann); it is a unique rule that does not meet the international standard despite what Minister Raitt has said; there are no real "mitigating factors" that can compensate for a missing FA; and all of this Transport Canada rule-making must be subjected to a Parliamentary Inquiry. Together we will make a difference. In Solidarity, Michel Cournoyer President Air Canada Component of CUPE Forward to Friend Copyright © 2014 Air Canada Component of CUPE, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you have subscribed. Our mailing address is: Air Canada Component of CUPE 25 Belfield Rd. Etobicoke, On M9W 1E8 Canada Add us to your address book unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences
  14. When the Milan Expo opens next year, the centerpiece building will be a masterpiece of sustainable engineering. Designed around the idea of an urban forest, the new Palazzo Italia will generate its own electricity, and will be clad in materials specifically designed to clean the surrounding air. The designers, Nemesi & Partners, are using photocatalytic cement - basically, concrete that's been mixed with titanium oxide. When the building material comes into contact with ultraviolet light, the titanium oxide reacts with nitrogen dioxide in the air, converting the pollutant to a salt that can easily be washed away. The building will open in time for the Expo's launch next May, and we're already planning to book a trip over so that we can spend a day sniffing the air next to the building.
  15. The world's most influential city, une étude de Joel Kotkin, Ali Modarres, Aaron Renn et Wendell Cox, positionne Montréal à la 41ème place des centres de pouvoir d'influence. Londres, New York et Paris se partagent le podium. Toronto figure dans le top 10. Article original: No. 1: London FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 328 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 68< Air Connectivity: 89%* Global Financial Centres Index Rank: 1 * The air connectivity score is the percentage of other global cities outside the city’s region (e.g., for London, cities outside of Europe) that can be reached nonstop a minimum of three times per week. No. 2: New York FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 143 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 82 Air Connectivity: 70% GFCI Rank: 2 No. 3: Paris FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 129 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 60 Air Connectivity: 81% GFCI Rank: 29 No. 4: Singapore FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 359 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: N/A Air Connectivity: 46% GFCI Rank: 4 No. 5: Tokyo FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 83 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 154 Air Connectivity: 59% GFCI Rank: 5 No. 6: Hong Kong FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 234 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 48 Air Connectivity: 57% GFCI Rank: 3 No. 7: Dubai FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 245 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: N/A Air Connectivity: 93% GFCI Rank: 25 No. 8 (TIE): Beijing FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 142 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 45 Air Connectivity: 65% GFCI Rank: 59 No. 8 (TIE): Sydney FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 111 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 21 Air Connectivity: 43% GFCI Rank: 15 No. 10 (TIE): Los Angeles FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 35 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: N/A Air Connectivity: 46% GFCI Rank: N/A No. 10 (TIE): San Francisco Bay Area FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 49 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 17 Air Connectivity: 38% GFCI Rank: 12 No. 10 (TIE): Toronto FDI Transactions (5-Year Avg.): 60 Forbes Global 2000 HQs: 23 Air Connectivity: 49% GFCI Rank: 11 Autre source : Kerney classe Montréal à la 30ème place des villes globales : Source :
  16. Bell frappe un grand coup : 200 hélicoptères vendus!
  17. WestJet se "rebrand" sous le nom Canada Air....Je me demande ce que Air Canada en pense... Poisson d'avril?
  18. J'ai compilé une liste des compagnies avec les plus grosses capitalisations boursières établies à Montréal. Sans rentrer dans les technicalités de l'établissement des sièges sociaux, j'ai tenu compte d'une présence importante dans la grande région de Montréal. BCE - 58.85 G$ Power Corporation - 39 G$ Alimentation Couche-Tard - 34.38G$ Banque National - 19.11G$ Saputo - 18G$ CGI Group - 17.1 G$ Dollarama - 11.45G$ Metro - 9.4G$ SNC Lavallin - 8 G$ CAE 5.4 G$ Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX): 5.09 (Laval) Bombardier - 4.96 G$ Quebecor - 4.92G$ WSP Global Inc (WSP): 4.80 Air Canada - 3.82 G$ Jean Coutu - 3.76 G$ Amaya Inc (AYA): 3.26 TFI International Inc (TFII): 2.88 Stella-Jones Inc (SJ): 2.70 Cogeco - 2.4G$ Banque Laurentienne - 2G$ Transcontinental - 1.93 G$ Richelieu Hardware Ltd. (RCH): 1.58 Innergex Renewable Energy Inc (INE): 1.57 (Longueuil) Osisko gold royalties Ltd (OR): 1.55 ProMetic Life Sciences Inc (PLI): 1.50 (Laval) Uni Select Inc (UNS): 1.49 (Boucherville) Knight Therapeutics Inc (GUD): 1.48 (Westmount) Aimia Inc (AIM): 1.38 Semafo Inc (SMF): 1.27 Dorel - 1.04 G$ MTY Food Group - 1G$
  19. I'm going to enjoy the popcorn and watch the whiners come out "" "Canada has long been an afterthought for the global aviation market, an out-of-the-way destination with taxes and fees so high that some five million Canadians a year trek across the border to fly out of cheaper U.S. airports. But Air Canada and the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) are determined to flip that view on its head by turning Toronto’s Pearson International Airport into a mega-hub on the scale of Amsterdam’s Schiphol, Singapore’s Changi or Dubai International Airport. Pearson is already well on its way to meeting that goal since it attracts more international passengers than any other airport in North America except John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) in New York City. Toronto’s primary airport is now the fourth-largest entry point by air into the United States, surpassing many large U.S. airports, according to National Bank analyst Cameron Doerksen. But to become a true mega-hub comparable in scope and status to the Dubais of the world, a lot needs to change. Pesky taxes and fees make Pearson “the most expensive airport in the world at which to land a plane,” according to a 2012 Senate report. There’s also the problem of congestion — in the airport, on its runways and on surrounding roadways — that will only get worse unless significant investments are made in infrastructure. If these issues aren’t addressed, Pearson could miss out on an opportunity to become part of the exclusive mega-hub club — there are currently only 11 worldwide — and all the attendant economic benefits, including the creation of more than 200,000 jobs in the area. Jack Boland / Toronto Sun / QMI Agency Jack Boland / Toronto Sun / QMI AgencyToronto's Pearson International Airport is a hub for passengers coming into Canada domestically and internationally. The GTAA, which manages and operates Pearson, defines a mega-hub as an airport that processes 50 million passengers a year, including at least 20 million international passengers, and connects to 80 per cent of the global economy. Pearson is pretty close to those numbers. In 2015, it moved 41 million passengers, including 25 million international travellers, and connected to 67 per cent of the global economy. It was recently ranked 19th in the world for its connectivity — sandwiched between Philadelphia, which is not a mega-hub, and Frankfurt, which is — by air-travel intelligence company OAG. There’s plenty of potential for further growth at Pearson. Howard Eng, GTAA’s chief executive, said the airport has the largest catchment area — defined as the population within a 90-minute flight — of any airport in North America, bigger than even JFK or Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Pearson also has an enthusiastic partner in Air Canada, which accounts for 57.6 per cent of the airport’s seat capacity, according to the Centre for Aviation, and has been pursuing an aggressive international growth strategy using its new fleet of Boeing 787s. To support Air Canada, the GTAA has agreed to fix the airline’s fees for 10 years in exchange for agreed-upon passenger growth targets, and will offer rebates if it exceeds those targets. “They want to be a mega-carrier and, as a result of that, they need a mega-hub to work out of,” Eng said in an interview. “We’re both aligned on the concept.” One of Air Canada’s main growth pillars is expanding so-called sixth-freedom traffic, or traffic from a second country to a third country via an airline’s home market. In Air Canada’s case, that primarily means Americans travelling from their home cities via Toronto to destinations in Europe or Asia. The airline’s stated goal is to attract a 1.5-per-cent “fair share” of the U.S. sixth-freedom market, which would add $600 to $700 million in incremental revenue, but chief executive Calin Rovinescu said it can probably do “much better than that.” “We’ve been basically increasing our sixth-freedom flying by mid-to high-teen (percentages) in each of the last two years,” Rovinescu said in a recent interview. He hopes to turn Pearson into a “world-class hub” comparable to Amsterdam, Singapore or Dubai. Related How you can nab premium flights without paying through the nose Air Canada ready to compete with new, low-cost airlines, CEO says “Those countries don’t have a large population base, but they have built very powerful hubs,” Rovinescu said. “Toronto is still relatively speaking underserved in terms of the catchment area and the market potential for it.” But in order to become a truly successful mega-hub, Pearson will need to overcome two major limitations. The first is those exceedingly high costs that drive so many Canadians to U.S. border airports — the equivalent of 64 Boeing 737s every day, according to a 2012 report by the Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications. The World Economic Forum’s 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report ranked Canada 124th out of 141 countries on price competitiveness. This is a function of Canada’s “antiquated” national airport model, according to a recent review of the Canada Transportation Act (CTA) by former federal cabinet minister David Emerson. In 1994, the federal government transferred the management, operation and development of 26 major airports to non-profit airport authorities while retaining ownership of their land and fixed assets and charging them rent. The GTAA pays Ottawa $130 million a year in ground rents for Pearson. Add in government security charges and, in Ontario, a jet-fuel tax that will hit 6.7 cents a litre by April 2017, and the airport is at a real cost disadvantage compared to its competitors. Tyler Anderson/National Post Tyler Anderson/National PostHoward Eng, president and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) Pearson’s landing charges alone are “twice that at Boston Logan, a third more than at Chicago O’Hare,” said David Bentley, chief airport analyst at the Australia-based Centre for Aviation. “You know why that is? It’s because of the ridiculous rents that they have to pay.” Emerson’s review of the CTA concluded that the solution is to move towards a fully privatized, for-profit structure with equity-based financing from large institutional investors. “Will privatization make a difference to Canada? I think it probably would,” Bentley said. “Toronto would become more efficient in terms of its costs to airlines and, therefore, could compete better with the likes of Chicago and other airports in the region.” Eng at the GTAA will not say whether he’d prefer a share-capital structure to the current non-profit system. But he’s quick to emphasize that Pearson is already run like a private entity, paying down $500 million in debt over the past four years and investing $700 million of capital in airport infrastructure and amenities since 2010. Pearson has also frozen or reduced the airlines’ average aeronautical fees per passenger for eight consecutive years, for a total reduction of 30 per cent since 2007. “We run it like a private corporation,” Eng said. “My focus is on how we can generate the revenue in order to pay down the debt, reinvest in the airport and create the facility that’s needed to process the passengers.” The second limitation at Pearson is congestion. The airport’s passenger traffic has grown so rapidly that the airport’s infrastructure — its security and customs checkpoints, runways, de-icing stations and even the surrounding roads — are having trouble keeping up. “A lot of people say there’s no competition for airports because every city has one large airport,” Eng said. “But once you’re into the global hub status, in Pearson’s case almost 35 to 40 per cent of our traffic is what we call transfer traffic, they have a choice.” Passengers who are connecting to another destination are generally looking for the shortest connection time, he said. To that end, Pearson is working to improve the flow of passengers and luggage by offering things such as self-serve baggage drops, automated border kiosks and automatic luggage transfers for passengers travelling from certain global cities to other Canadian destinations. However, Eng stressed that Pearson also needs the government’s help to speed up security and border processing times, which are notoriously slow. Most passengers at Pearson wait 20 minutes for pre-board screening compared to five minutes for 95 per cent of passengers at London’s Heathrow Airport and Hong Kong International Airport. “We’re not asking for a special favour, (just) that they provide their processes in a manner that is equivalent to what the best airports are doing around the world,” he said. Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/QMI Agency Ernest Doroszuk/Toronto Sun/QMI AgencyTravellers at Terminal 1 at Toronto Pearson International Airport The GTAA is also working with other airports in southern Ontario, including those in Hamilton, London and Kitchener-Waterloo, to encourage them to take some of the burden off Pearson by providing more short-haul, private-jet, cargo and charter flights. Another key part of Pearson’s mega-hub strategy is to improve the notoriously bad road traffic around the airport region. According to the GTAA, only 10 per cent of Pearson’s passengers arrive on public transit compared to 39 per cent in Amsterdam and 63 per cent in Hong Kong. A recent study by the Neptis Foundation found that there are a million car trips per day in and out of the Pearson region by employees and travellers. The recent launch of the Union Pearson Express rail line to downtown Toronto has helped, but “not enough,” Eng said. “We probably need various domestic lines, special lines, high-speed rail lines,” he said, adding that the GTAA is prepared to help fund the development of a ground-transportation hub at the airport, but it will need government support as well. fp1201_mega_hub_transitIf Pearson isn’t able to lower its costs and improve its infrastructure, it could miss out on a huge potential economic opportunity. According to Frontier Economics, becoming a mega-hub will increase the airport economic zone’s GDP by 75 per cent to $62.1 billion and create more than 200,000 jobs by 2030. “Airports are changing from city airports to airport cities,” said John Kasarda, director of the Center for Air Commerce at the University of North Carolina. Kasarda devised the concept of the “aerotropolis,” a notion that airports are far more than just transportation infrastructure, but rather anchors of regional business development. “The 21st-century airport is quite different than the 20th-century airport,” he said. “They’re multi-modal, multi-functional enterprises that attract a substantial amount of commercial development.” This can create a virtuous circle of expansion, Kasarda added. “Not only does the better airline connectivity, the route structure, serve as this magnet for business, but as business grows it generates greater volumes of passengers and cargo, which supports more airline connectivity,” he said. “It’s mutually reinforcing.” Smoother connections can also help keep airlines’ costs down by generating more non-aeronautical revenue from retail, restaurants and other services. “It’s a necessity, not an option,” Kasarda said.
  20. Publié le 27 février 2017 à 07h23 | Mis à jour à 07h23 Le retour de la bouffe gratuite dans les avions Air Canada a cessé d'offrir les repas en 2003 pour les vols de trois heures et demie ou moins et en 2005 pour l'ensemble des vols en Amérique du Nord. PHOTO Ruth Fremson, Archives The New York Times Sylvain Larocque La Presse Des repas gratuits en classe économique en Amérique du Nord? Depuis des années, les compagnies aériennes veulent nous faire oublier qu'une telle chose a déjà existé, mais voilà que Delta s'apprête à offrir gratuitement des sandwichs sur certains vols transcontinentaux aux États-Unis. Le Canada pourra-t-il résister longtemps ? Delta Air Lines en a surpris plus d'un au début du mois en annonçant le retour des repas gratuits en classe économique sur 12 liaisons long-courriers aux États-Unis. Même si elle tient elle aussi à se donner une image de prestige, Air Canada n'entend pas emboîter le pas pour l'instant. La décision de Delta, qui entrera en vigueur mercredi pour les vols New York-Los Angeles et New York-San Francisco, puis le 24 avril pour 10 autres liaisons transcontinentales, fait suite à un projet-pilote tenu l'automne dernier. Au menu : des sandwichs, des assiettes de fruits et fromage ou des wraps. « Lorsque nous avons testé ce concept, nos clients l'ont aimé et apprécié, alors nous l'implantons dans nos marchés les plus stratégiques », a indiqué dans un communiqué la vice-présidente principale au service en vol chez Delta, Allison Ausband. « La compagnie reconnaît ainsi que pour continuer à exiger des tarifs plus élevés, elle doit livrer un produit de qualité supérieure. Offrir des repas gratuits sur certaines liaisons est une façon de conforter cette image de transporteur de qualité », explique Henry H. Harteveldt, analyste de l'industrie du voyage pour la firme Atmosphere Research Group de San Francisco. C'est Delta qui avait amorcé la tendance vers la fin des repas gratuits en 2001, alors que l'industrie aérienne commençait à éprouver des difficultés financières. Les autres compagnies nord-américaines ont suivi, y compris Air Canada en 2003 pour les vols de trois heures et demie ou moins et en 2005 pour l'ensemble des vols en Amérique du Nord. En plus de facturer les repas, les transporteurs ont par la suite imposé des frais pour les bagages enregistrés et le choix des sièges, générant ainsi de nouveaux revenus qui leur ont permis d'atteindre des niveaux de rentabilité record. Plus de choix Chez Air Canada, on n'entend pas réagir à la décision de Delta. « Nous surveillons activement les tendances de l'industrie, mais nous n'avons pas l'intention en ce moment de réintroduire les repas gratuits à bord de nos vols nord-américains. Notre Café en vol est très populaire auprès de nos clients puisqu'il propose une variété nettement plus grande de repas, de collations et de boissons que les services de repas gratuits traditionnels », affirme une porte-parole du transporteur montréalais, Isabelle Arthur. Du côté de WestJet, la question ne se pose pas vraiment puisque la compagnie de Calgary n'a jamais offert de repas gratuits depuis sa fondation, en 1996. « Nous surveillons continuellement les commentaires de nos hôtes et les activités des autres transporteurs, mais pour l'instant, nous ne prévoyons pas changer notre approche », indique un porte-parole, Robert Palmer. L'an dernier, United Airlines avait lancé le signal qu'une mini-révolution alimentaire se préparait dans l'industrie aérienne nord-américaine en ramenant les collations gratuites en classe économique sur tous ses vols. American Airlines a suivi peu de temps après (Delta et WestJet n'ont jamais cessé cette pratique, mais Air Canada ne l'a toujours pas rétablie). American est ensuite allée un cran plus loin en offrant des repas gratuits en classe économique sur ses vols entre Dallas-Fort Worth, au Texas, et Honolulu, à Hawaii. Delta a rapidement suivi pour ses vols reliant Atlanta, New York et Minneapolis-St. Paul à la capitale hawaïenne. Selon M. Harteveldt, les vols d'Air Canada reliant Toronto et Vancouver à Hawaii pourraient être les premiers à bénéficier du retour des repas gratuits puisqu'ils sont d'une durée comparable ou supérieure à ceux reliant Montréal à l'Europe, sur lesquels des repas gratuits sont offerts. « Il est possible qu'Air Canada se dise qu'offrir des repas gratuits sur certaines liaisons pourrait l'aider à fidéliser des clients, surtout si elle a l'impression que WestJet ne pourrait pas l'imiter », note Henry Harteveldt. On mange gratis ou non? Destinations soleilAucun des quatre transporteurs canadiens n'offre de repas gratuits sur les vols vers les Antilles, le Mexique et l'Amérique centrale. Sunwing a été le dernier à jeter l'éponge, en octobre. Air Transat l'avait fait en 2014 et Air Canada, quelques années plus tôt. Amérique du Nord - EuropeTous les transporteurs canadiens, américains et européens offrent des repas chauds gratuits sur leurs vols entre l'Amérique du Nord et l'Europe. Tous ? Il y a une exception : WestJet, qui n'a pas cru bon offrir ce service à bord de ses vols entre le Canada et Londres, lancés l'an dernier. En EuropeLa plupart des transporteurs européens traditionnels, comme Air France et Lufthansa, continuent d'offrir des sandwichs gratuits à bord de leurs vols régionaux sur le Vieux Continent. Bien sûr, ce n'est pas le cas pour les compagnies aériennes à rabais comme easyJet et Ryanair. Le retour de la bouffe gratuite dans les avions | Sylvain Larocque | Transports
  21. Air Canada Increases Israel Service with a New Non-Stop Route from Montreal and Daily Flights from Toronto - Feb 13, 2017 MONTREAL, Feb. 13, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada announced today a significant expansion in services between Canada and Israel, with the introduction of a seasonal non-stop service between Montreal and Tel Aviv and an increase in its current Toronto-Tel Aviv non-stop service to a daily frequency year-round. With the new services beginning this summer – a 28 per cent capacity increase over summer 2016 – Air Canada will be the airline offering the most seats and frequencies between Canada and Israel. "Air Canada is the leader in the Canada-Israel market, which we have now served for 22 years. Today we are pleased to step up our capacity in response to the increased demand in business, leisure and cultural travel between both countries. As of June 2017, Air Canada will be launching a new seasonal non-stop service between Montreal and Tel Aviv, strengthening our hub in Montreal, which will also offer convenient connections throughout Canada and the U.S.," said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive of Air Canada. "This new service also reflects Air Canada's ongoing international expansion strategy, from which Montreal is deriving significant benefits. This month Air Canada will launch new service to Shanghai from the city and for next summer we have already announced new routes to Algiers, Marseille, Reykjavík and Dallas from Montreal," said Mr. Rovinescu. "In the same week as the inauguration of a non-stop Air Canada service to Shanghai, it is with pride today that we welcome a new international link with Tel Aviv. This important investment demonstrates the vitality of our city and Montreal's relevance as a North American aviation hub. This new air link by Air Canada will facilitate travel and trade between our two cities and countries. Coming only a few months after Montreal's trade mission to Israel, this new route is a concrete example of the strength of the economic, family and community ties that unite us," said Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal. Toronto's current service will increase this summer to daily from six days a week while the new Montreal-Tel Aviv service will operate twice weekly from June 22 to October 16, 2017. The Montreal flight will be operated with a 292-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft with three cabins of service, including Air Canada's International Business Class cabin, featuring 27 Executive Pods with 180- degree lie-flat seats all configured for direct aisle access. The Premium Economy cabin has 21 seats that offer generous personal space, wider seats and extra legroom and recline, as well as premium meals, complimentary bar service and priority check-in and baggage delivery at the airport. The Economy cabin has 244 seats providing comfortable personal space and a state-of-the-art individual on-demand entertainment system. All flights are timed for convenient connections with Air Canada's extensive domestic and transborder network. Tickets for the new Montreal-Tel Aviv service will be available for sale beginning Wednesday, February 15, 2017, subject to final government approval. * Flight Departs Arrives Day of Week AC082 Montreal 18:35 Tel Aviv 12:15 + 1 day Thursday, Sunday AC083 Tel Aviv 13:55 Montreal 18:20 Monday, Friday *
  22. According to aviationiran, AC is looking at YUL-IKA flights Tehran-IKA Confirms 2 New Airlines; Negotiations with 4 Others - Aviation Iran This was also rumoured by a Iranian minister last October Air Canada and 3 Other Airlines Plan 7 New Routes to Iran - Aviation Iran
  23. Air Algerie Expands Montreal Service in S16 Posted at 0300GMT 19APR16 Air Algerie during summer peak season plans to expand Algiers – Montreal operation, which sees the addition of 8th weekly service. The additional flight operates on Thursdays, from 23JUN16 to 15SEP16, with Airbus A330-200 aircraft. AH2702 ALG0645 – 1045YUL 330 4 AH2700 ALG1240 – 1640YUL 330 D AH2703 YUL1245 – 0135+1ALG 330 4 AH2701 YUL1840 – 0730+1ALG 330 D
  24. Beau petit projet infill sur St-Laurent, coin Beaubien ouest. Reste 2 unités à vendre. À partir de 151 500$ taxes incluses 6537 rue St-Laurent (coin Beaubien) 12 unités Lofts, * Finition de qualité (choix de couleurs) * Planchers de bois * Air climatisé * Grands balcons * Stationnement disponible * 3 200 pi. ca d'espace commercial à louer * Subvention disponible * Mezzanines sur le toit Occupation février 2010
  25. Air France ajoute des vols vers Montréal Publié le 30 janvier 2009 à 06h31 | Mis à jour à 06h32 Marie Tison La Presse (Montréal) Alors qu'un bon nombre de transporteurs aériens réagissent au ralentissement économique en réduisant leur capacité, Air France s'engage sur le sentier de la guerre en augmentant de 11% sa capacité sur la liaison Montréal-Paris. Le transporteur veut faire jouer son arme secrète, une multiplication des fréquences. «Je suis encore optimiste», a déclaré le directeur général de la filiale internationale et des Pays-Bas d'Air France-KLM, Erik Varwijk, dans une entrevue accordée à La Presse Affaires hier. L'été dernier, Air France offrait trois vols quotidiens entre Montréal et Paris. L'été prochain, le transporteur offrira un vol additionnel. Il utilisera certains appareils plus petits que ceux de l'année dernière, mais le nouveau vol lui permettra quand même d'offrir une centaine de sièges de plus. M. Varwijk a affirmé que le coefficient d'occupation de l'été dernier justifiait cette décision. Mais il a surtout insisté sur le fait que l'ajout d'un nouveau vol offrait plus de flexibilité aux passagers et leur donnait accès à un plus grand nombre de correspondances à l'aéroport Charles-de-Gaulle, notamment vers l'Afrique et l'Asie. «C'est une façon logique d'attirer de nouveaux clients», a affirmé M. Varwijk. Dans l'ensemble, Air France-KLM n'augmentera pas sa capacité cette année. Si Air France augmente sa capacité vers le Canada, l'Amérique du Sud et l'Afrique, elle la diminue pour l'Inde. «Nous gardons une flexibilité à la hausse et à la baisse, a déclaré M. Varjwijk. Nous pouvons ajouter ou diminuer des fréquences, nous pouvons ajouter ou retirer des appareils.» L'entreprise a notamment retardé la prise de possession de certains appareils, comme des Boeing 777. Par contre, Air France devrait recevoir comme prévu l'été prochain le premier des 12 appareils A380 commandés à Airbus. «L'A380 est encore une bonne idée, c'est encore un avion très efficace», a plaidé M. Varwijk. Air France n'a pas encore déterminé de façon définitive où elle fera voler l'A380, mais ce ne sera pas sur la liaison Montréal-Paris. Encore une fois, il s'agit de faire jouer l'avantage de la multiplication des fréquences. L'utilisation de l'énorme A380 aurait forcé le transporteur à réduire le nombre de vols quotidiens entre les deux villes. M. Varwijk estime qu'Air France-KLM peut compter sur d'autres avantages pour tirer son épingle du jeu dans le contexte actuel. «La situation financière de l'entreprise est solide, a-t-il soutenu. Nous pouvons passer au travers la tempête.» Il a notamment soutenu que, cinq ans après la fusion d'Air France et KLM, il y a encore bien des synergies à aller chercher. L'entreprise n'a fait que commencer à combiner ses équipes de vente à l'échelle mondiale, ses systèmes informatiques et ses équipes d'approvisionnement. En outre, Air France-KLM s'apprête à lancer une coentreprise avec Delta-Northwest, ce qui permettra aux entreprises de partager les revenus liés aux liaisons entre l'Europe et l'Amérique du Nord. «Ce n'est pas quelque chose de nouveau, cela faisait déjà 11 ans que KLM avait formé une coentreprise avec Northwest», a-t-il rappelé. Air France-KLM a également annoncé récemment une prise de participation de 25% dans le transporteur italien Alitalia. «L'avenir est dans la coopération entre les transporteurs», a lancé M. Varwijk. Air France-KLM n'entend cependant pas répondre au ralentissement en adoptant une grille tarifaire à la Air Canada. Le transporteur canadien offre ses différents services à la carte. Le tarif est plus élevé si le passager désire plus de flexibilité, ou s'il veut un repas, ou s'il veut enregistrer des bagages supplémentaires. «C'est quelque chose qu'on voit moins en Europe, a déclaré M. Varwijk. Si les clients veulent ce type de différenciation, nous regarderons l'idée, mais pour l'instant, il n'y a pas une grande demande pour cela.» Par ailleurs, Air France-KLM ne ferme pas la porte à l'idée de commander un jour des appareils de la CSeries, la nouvelle famille d'appareils de 110 à 130 places de Bombardier. M. Varwijk a cependant déclaré que l'entreprise regardait également du côté d'Embraer, et même des nouveaux manufacturiers de biréacteurs régionaux de Russie et de Chine.