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  1 hour ago, Dallas72 said:

So Shanghai not operating?  Am I reading that correctly?  

That's how I read it.  Both out of YUL and YYZ.  

Disappointing to see some capacity cuts (although some offsetting gains)... economic conditions will be interesting over the coming year to say the least.

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Toronto – Seoul Incheon – Shanghai Pu Dong 2 weekly 400-seater 777-300ER continues to operate 2 weekly, replacing nonstop Toronto – Shanghai

Vancouver – Seoul Incheon – Shanghai Pu Dong 2 weekly 400-seater 777-300ER continues to operate 2 weekly, replacing nonstop Vancouver – Shanghai

https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/220922-acns23inc

 

 

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Formal update from Air Canada today:   https://media.aircanada.com/2022-10-13-Air-Canada-to-Launch-New-Services-to-Europe-Restores-Key-International-Routes,-Frequencies-Beginning-Summer-2023

Press release pasted below.  Highlights for YUL are Montreal-Toulouse, Montreal -Copenhagen, increased service to a number of existing euro destinations and increased service to Tokyo.  

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New Montreal-Toulouse, Montreal-Copenhagen, Toronto-Brussels

Resumes Vancouver-Osaka, Toronto-Tokyo/Haneda

Other services restored to Europe, South America, Middle East, Africa, Asia, and South Pacific

MONTREAL, Oct. 13, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the strategic expansion of its international network for summer 2023, with the addition of new European services to Brussels, Toulouse and Copenhagen. It is also resuming key Asia services to Tokyo-Haneda and Osaka, and is restoring frequencies to leading destinations in the Atlantic, Pacific and South America regions. Tickets are available for purchase at aircanada.com, via the Air Canada App, Air Canada's Contact Centres, and travel agents.

"We continue to pursue our disciplined approach of expanding our global network in response to anticipated demand. We are especially pleased to be adding three new strategic routes to Europe, resuming important services to Japan, and increasing frequencies to key international destinations for summer 2023," said Mark Galardo, Senior Vice President Network Planning and Revenue Management at Air Canada.

"Toronto-Brussels will complement our current services from Montreal, while further expanding Air Canada's reach to Europe and beyond through our Star Alliance partner Brussels Airlines, which offers easy connections throughout Europe and Africa. Meanwhile, our Montreal-Toulouse route not only links two global aerospace centres, it is the only year-round service between North America and southwestern France. We are also increasing our presence in Scandinavia with the addition of summer service from Montreal to Copenhagen, a Star Alliance hub that offers connections throughout Northern Europe, while enabling customers on both sides of the Atlantic to visit and explore each other's countries conveniently.

"Our additional flights to major destinations in Europe, Middle East, South America, South Pacific and Asia, including London Heathrow, Frankfurt and Tokyo/Haneda, will support local tourism and hospitality sectors as customers in all six continents reconnect, visit and explore. Customers can start planning ahead and book with confidence. We look forward to welcoming you onboard," said Mr. Galardo.

In preparation for next year's operations, Air Canada continues to work with governments and other partners on the ongoing recovery of the air transport industry from the effects of the pandemic.

International Services

Air Canada's international services onboard widebody aircraft offer a choice of three cabins: Air Canada Signature Class featuring lie-flat individual pods, Premium Economy featuring larger seats with additional leg room and premium services, and Economy featuring complimentary Chef-inspired and designed meals, wines and beverages. All cabins have inflight entertainment screens at every seat with hours of complimentary onboard entertainment and the opportunity to purchase wi-fi connectivity.

Air Canada has 23 Maple Leaf Lounges located in North America and worldwide for eligible customers. In addition, Air Canada's Signature Suites at Toronto Pearson's Terminal 1 and on the second floor of the International Maple Leaf Lounge in YVR set a new standard for premium travel.  Available to select Signature Service customers prior to travelling to international destinations, customers enjoy a five-star dining experience in a discerning and private enclave that offers the finest Canada has to offer in food, design and comfort.

Air Canada's onboard services on international flights showcase some of the best cuisine Canadian culinary talent has to offer with Air Canada's panel of celebrity chefs, including award- winning, Vancouver-based chefs David Hawksworth and Vikram Vij, and renowned Montreal chefs Antonio Park and Jérôme Ferrer. Complementing the culinary journey is a selection of top wines chosen by leading Canadian sommelier, Véronique Rivest.

All customers have the opportunity to collect and redeem points with Aeroplan, Canada's leading loyalty program, when travelling with Air Canada, and eligible customers have access to priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounges, priority boarding and other benefits.

 

 

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Air Canada is the eligible airline from Canada.  Probably no immediate impact for YUL but could open up additional frequencies or routes down the road.

 

https://www.routesonline.com/news/29/breaking-news/298976/canada-india-expand-air-services-agreement/

 

Canada, India Expand Air Services Agreement

The new pact is expected to create new nonstop city pairs, increase capacity and strengthen trade links between the countries.

 

By David Casey

Posted15 November 2022 14:26LinkedIn

 

Canada and India have expanded their air transportation agreement to allow designated airlines to operate an unlimited number of flights between the two countries.

The deal, announced by Canada’s transport minister Omar Alghabra, replaces a previous agreement that limited each nation to 35 flights per week. The new rights under the expanded agreement are available for use by airlines immediately.

“We are pleased to expand this relationship with additional flexibility for airlines to serve this growing market,” Alghabra said.

By making the movement of goods and people faster and easier, this expanded agreement will continue to facilitate trade and investment between Canada and India and help our businesses grow and succeed.”

Canada’s first air transport agreement with India was concluded in 1982 and was last expanded in 2011. India is now Canada’s fourth largest international air transport market.

The new agreement gives Canadian air carriers access to Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Mumbai, and Indian air carriers access to Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Vancouver, and two additional points to be selected by India.

Other cities in both countries can be served indirectly through codeshare services, while rights for all-cargo services are already unrestricted.

“With this expanded air transport agreement, we are facilitating even more exchanges of professionals, students, businesspeople, and investors,” said Mary Ng, Canada’s minister of international trade, export promotion, small business and economic development.

“As we strengthen our trade and investment relationship with India, we will continue building bridges like this that enable our entrepreneurs, workers, and businesses to access new opportunities.”

According to data provided by OAG Schedules Analyser, there are currently three nonstop routes operating between Canada and India. Air Canada and Air India each serve Toronto Pearson (YYZ)-Delhi (DEL) daily, while Air Canada also connects Montreal (YUL) and Delhi three times per week, and Air India links Vancouver (YVR) and Delhi daily.

In total, there are 15,576 available two-way weekly seats between the countries during week commencing Nov. 14. This compares with 13,424 seats at this time three years ago prior to the pandemic.

Sabre figures reveal that O&D traffic between Canada and India amounted to 1.76 million two-way passengers in 2019, with 87% of travelers flying indirect. London Heathrow (LHR), Hong Kong (HKG) and Frankfurt (FRA) were the top three connecting points.

The latest data for the nine months to the end of September 2022 shows that Canada-India O&D traffic was 1.25 million two-way passengers. Toronto-Delhi is the biggest city pair with 358,712 passengers, followed by Vancouver-Delhi and Toronto-Mumbai.

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On 2022-11-16 at 7:45 PM, Exposteve said:

Air Canada is the eligible airline from Canada.  Probably no immediate impact for YUL but could open up additional frequencies or routes down the road.

 

Any Canadian airline that applies for the rights can be eligible. Including WS.  This being said, I don’t see any other Canadian airline fly to India at the moment.

And there might be a benefit to YUL in this, as YUL-DEL can now go up to daily service if need be. The Russian airspace issue is playing beautifully for YUL. We basically stole this route from YVR. The previous bilateral had seat limits to DEL and BOM. AC has been applying for extra-bilateral authority the last couple of years in order to increase service to DEL. With the updated bilateral, that is no longer required. 

What we will most likely see is YYZ-DEL go double daily and then maybe YUL-DEL go daily. Those A321XLRs can’t come soon enough now. With only 2 additional B789s coming next year, and with YUL-CPH already taking up one of them, AC will need more widebodies to increase service to DEL.

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5 hours ago, thenoflyzone said:

 

Any Canadian airline that applies for the rights can be eligible. Including WS.  This being said, I don’t see any other Canadian airline fly to India at the moment.

And there might be a benefit to YUL in this, as YUL-DEL can now go up to daily service if need be. The Russian airspace issue is playing beautifully for YUL. We basically stole this route from YVR. The previous bilateral had seat limits to DEL and BOM. AC has been applying for extra-bilateral authority the last couple of years in order to increase service to DEL. With the updated bilateral, that is no longer required. 

What we will most likely see is YYZ-DEL go double daily and then maybe YUL-DEL go daily. Those A321XLRs can’t come soon enough now. With only 2 additional B789s coming next year, and with YUL-CPH already taking up one of them, AC will need more widebodies to increase service to DEL.

Any chance Air India would start flights into YUL? 

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Il y a 14 heures, thenoflyzone a dit :

Any Canadian airline that applies for the rights can be eligible. Including WS.  This being said, I don’t see any other Canadian airline fly to India at the moment.

And there might be a benefit to YUL in this, as YUL-DEL can now go up to daily service if need be. The Russian airspace issue is playing beautifully for YUL. We basically stole this route from YVR. The previous bilateral had seat limits to DEL and BOM. AC has been applying for extra-bilateral authority the last couple of years in order to increase service to DEL. With the updated bilateral, that is no longer required. 

What we will most likely see is YYZ-DEL go double daily and then maybe YUL-DEL go daily. Those A321XLRs can’t come soon enough now. With only 2 additional B789s coming next year, and with YUL-CPH already taking up one of them, AC will need more widebodies to increase service to DEL.

Parlant de codes d'aéroports, je me suis toujours demandé pourquoi celui ce Montréal était YUL et non MTL. 

Ce n'est qu'aujourd'hui que je suis allé vérifier qui avait MTL : La ville de Maitland en Australie... un gros 78 000 habitants. O.o 

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