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9 hours ago, swansongtoo said:

Any chance Air India would start flights into YUL? 

Unlikely. The Indian community in Montreal isn't that large. Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary all have a larger Indian diaspora. 

The reason AC can make YUL-DEL work is because of all the feed behind YUL, be it from Canada or the US. Someone over on airliners.net was saying that yesterday's YUL-DEL had over 100 passengers connecting from over two dozen cities in the US. That's massive, and just goes to show what AC has done at YUL. Building such a strong hub, to make routes like YUL-DEL, which were unthinkable a couple of years ago, work.

AI and AC don't cooperate much it seems, which is weird, as both are in Star Alliance. Be that as it may, this means AI won't have access to much feed at YUL. That means there are bigger fish available to AI in Canada.

If AI were to launch another destination in Canada, it will surely be YYC. Larger market, plus no non-stop competition on the route. But AI has fleet issues as well. They don't have any spare widebodies. So we'll see what happens.

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Il y a 2 heures, KOOL a dit :

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

Au départ l'IATA avait réservé la lettre "Y" pour les aéroports canadiens. C'est ce qui fait qu'au Canada nous avons YUL, YYZ, YYC, YVR, etc.

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1 hour ago, bxlmontreal said:

Pour les anciens ici, AI a desservi YMX, sur je crois bien Bombay/Mumbai et Delhi. Malheureusement il y a eu cet horrible attentat à la bombe.

Only because the initial bilateral with India from 1982 allowed only 2 destinations in Canada. Montreal and Vancouver. Toronto wasn’t allowed. Also, only Montreal had 5th freedom rights from Europe. Vancouver didn’t. 

That’s the only reason why AI flew to YMX. The routing was BOM-DEL-LHR-YMX.

The bilateral was amended in 1987, to allow service to Toronto and Edmonton. 

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Le 2022-11-19 à 02:43, 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.

The Indian community might not be that strong, but there's a lot of Indian workers in the IT sector in Montreal. That is a good factor for increased flights.

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1 hour ago, mtlurb said:

The Indian community might not be that strong, but there's a lot of Indian workers in the IT sector in Montreal. That is a good factor for increased flights.

Interesting! Just dreaming here; what about a direct fight, YUL to Bengaluru (Bangalore), the high-tech center of India and, in many ways, the pulse of Silicon Valley? 

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Il y a 16 heures, mtlurb a dit :

The Indian community might not be that strong, but there's a lot of Indian workers in the IT sector in Montreal. That is a good factor for increased flights.

Pour les deux vols à provenance de Tokyo que j'ai pris, je dirais c'était deux tiers des Indiens.

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AIR CANADA NS23 US SERVICE CHANGES – 27NOV22

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Published at 1445GMT 27NOV22

Air Canada in last week’s update filed North America service adjustment, including the US for Northern summer 2023 season from 01MAY23. As of 27NOV22, planned US operation changes based on schedule comparison 20NOV22 vs 27NOV22 as follows.
 

Montreal – Baltimore/Washington Service remains cancelled
Montreal – Fort Lauderdale eff 01MAY23 Reduce from 3 to 2 daily, rouge A321
Montreal – Miami eff 01MAY23 Mainline service maintained, replacing rouge. 2 daily A220-300
Montreal – Philadelphia eff 01JUN23 2 daily CRJ900, instead of CRJ200/900
Montreal – Phoenix eff 17JUN23 Increase from 2 to 3 weekly, rouge A319 (No operation 01MAY23 – 16JUN23)
Montreal – Raleigh/Durham eff 01MAY23 CRJ900 replaces CRJ200, 1 daily
Montreal – San Diego eff 01MAY23 Increase from 3 to 7 weekly, 737 MAX 8 replaces A220-300
Montreal – Washington Reagan eff 01MAY23 Increase from 2 to 3 daily, CRJ900


https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221127-acns23us

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AIR CANADA ROUGE ADDS MONTREAL – FORT MCMURRAY SERVICE FROM JUNE 2023

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Published at 0400GMT 07DEC22

Air Canada yesterday (06DEC22) announced new domestic route launch, where it schedules Montreal – Fort McMurray route in Northern summer 2023 season. This route will be operated by Air Canada rouge Airbus A319 aircraft, effective 20JUN23, 3 times weekly.

AC1943 YUL0815 – 1038YMM 319 234
AC1942 YMM1205 – 1752YUL 319 234

 

 

https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221207-acns23ymm

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4 hours ago, couz said:

AIR CANADA ROUGE ADDS MONTREAL – FORT MCMURRAY SERVICE FROM JUNE 2023

1 min

Published at 0400GMT 07DEC22

Air Canada yesterday (06DEC22) announced new domestic route launch, where it schedules Montreal – Fort McMurray route in Northern summer 2023 season. This route will be operated by Air Canada rouge Airbus A319 aircraft, effective 20JUN23, 3 times weekly.

AC1943 YUL0815 – 1038YMM 319 234
AC1942 YMM1205 – 1752YUL 319 234

 

 

https://www.aeroroutes.com/eng/221207-acns23ymm

i presume that this is meant to attract transit passengers from the Atlantic region, especially from Newfoundland.

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