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Old March 28th, 2008, 10:06 AM   #621
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Some people would rather bury their head in the sand than accept criticism. It's frustrating when people with such neanderthal knee jerk responses hold positions of power and reap high salaries.

Instead of using information to improve, they threaten people. That's just great! My confidence in their ability to steer Pearson to the top has just evaporated. What a bunch of idiots.
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Old April 1st, 2008, 04:43 PM   #622
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While the response of Mr. McCoomb smacks of arrogance and is not great PR, I would like to see what criteria the researcher used to determine the relative efficiency of airports.

Generally airports with one integrated terminal like YVR and YYC have better efficiencies than an airport with multiple terminals like JFK, LHR or YYZ.

However, with the new T1 Pearson has done a remarkable job thinking and planning for the future growth and to expand the role of Pearson into an international hub by having a sterile connection area for international to international passengers, similar to what European airports have.

The biggest problem at YYZ is the rent situation, and the slow pace at which Canada is renegotiating air transport bilateral agreements.
Regardless of these factors major players like Emirates have started service, and others like Cathay Pacific, KLM, and Lufthansa have increased their presence here. Heck even some smaller players like Icelandair are starting service to Toronto!
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Old April 7th, 2008, 02:18 PM   #623
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Just found this online. Another possible new international carrier. Looks like Air One is looking at starting service to Milan to replace Alitalia. Bear in mind that this is not set in stone and things mar change. Here is a quote and the link to the article.

"Privately held AP intends to launch fives-times-weekly flights to Boston on June 14 and six-times-weekly to Chicago O'Hare on June 21 aboard new A330-200s. Service to Boston will be in codeshare with US Airways and flights to ORD will include United Airlines' code. AP's first new A330 arrived in February and a second is scheduled for delivery at the end of May. Reportedly, it also intends to launch flights to Miami next winter and Washington Dulles or Toronto in summer 2009. It has a base at Milan Linate from which it operates 12 domestic and two European routes. Air One stressed that its Malpensa expansion project is on a "standalone" basis and unrelated to any interest it may maintain in bidding for Alitalia."

http://www.atwonline.com/news/other....e=4%2F7%2F2008
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Old April 17th, 2008, 01:49 AM   #624
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The first two months of the year passenger statistics have been posted on gtaa.com and it looks like YYZ is far outpacing last year. With all the new additions this year, next year and the increased service from existing carriers, YYZ should comfortably reach 33 million passengers this year.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 02:39 AM   #625
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According to ACI, for the first two months of the year, YYZ is just slightly behind JFK for international passengers, ranking 16th, if I remember correctly.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 06:52 AM   #626
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What
PS24reported that Air Canada is in debt for 225MILL in 2008. Looks like as ZOOM and Air Transat are killing AC.
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Old May 12th, 2008, 06:54 AM   #627
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Can someone help me here?
My friend mentioned to me that Athens is all year around destination for TS? Is this true? For this summer there are 3 weekly flights by TS to Greece. Let alone Olympic.
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Old May 13th, 2008, 04:38 PM   #628
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I don't know about Transat, but Olympic are definitely a year-round scheduled service YYZ-ATH..
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Old May 13th, 2008, 09:22 PM   #629
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Just flew Olympic YYZ-YUL-ATH... It filled halfway at Toronto and the other half in Montreal.
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Old May 14th, 2008, 09:03 AM   #630
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^ Nice. Is it worth getting bussines seat over economy Olympic product?
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Old May 14th, 2008, 11:10 AM   #631
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^ Nice. Is it worth getting bussines seat over economy Olympic product?
Economy was very decent... I was surprised by Olympic actually. The flight left 10 minutes early, left Montreal on time, and arrived in Athens 15 minutes early! (To be honest I was expecting heaps of delays). The food was very good (for example Greek salad with two big and thick slices of smoked salmon) and Beef stroganoff with rice... Surprisingly tasty. However, the service was a bit rash.. The stewards looked irritated at having to serve the airplane.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 12:32 AM   #632
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Yeah....So does anyone have photos of Icelandair @ YYZ? Or Lufthana's second A340 parked @ T1?
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Old May 17th, 2008, 11:01 AM   #633
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Thank you Filip. Yeah service is always an average as expected from Olympic. I think the flight is around 9hours.
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Old May 18th, 2008, 07:06 PM   #634
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I saw on wikipedia that Air Canada is to resume flights to Mumbai in August '08. Can anyone confirm this or was this to be done when they receive their 787's? I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the new code-share between Air Canada and Jet Airways. Anyone else hear anything?
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Old May 19th, 2008, 09:13 AM   #635
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I heard some Talks about that. I never knew they will get the 787s. Aren't they going to add few more 777s?
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Old May 19th, 2008, 09:22 AM   #636
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If I could I would shut down Air Canada for good. We need a nicer and better airline.

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Old June 2nd, 2008, 04:11 AM   #637
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Does anyone know where LOT Polish Airlines check-in desks are located in terminal1 ??
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Old June 2nd, 2008, 02:29 PM   #638
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PS24reported that Air Canada is in debt for 225MILL in 2008. Looks like as ZOOM and Air Transat are killing AC.
or could be a whole host of other factors, leverage is a useful tool for any company, maybe AC is pursuing an aggressive expansion policy and requires the funds to finance it?
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Old June 3rd, 2008, 12:59 PM   #639
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Airliners.net have SCL-YYZ a go for October 2008 on Lan Chile.

Apparently the airline is studying three options:
1) SCL-YYZ direct
2) SCL-LIM-YYZ codesharing with Lan Peru
3) SCL-JFK-YYZ (most likely won't happen)

I bet we'll see the SCL-LIM-YYZ route.

Also Iberia is actively looking at a route to Montreal. I have no clue with some carriers' obsession with operating such a low yielding route. We can thank Air Canada though for them destroying their Toronto plans.
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Old June 4th, 2008, 03:25 AM   #640
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Airliners.net have SCL-YYZ a go for October 2008 on Lan Chile.

Apparently the airline is studying three options:
1) SCL-YYZ direct
2) SCL-LIM-YYZ codesharing with Lan Peru
3) SCL-JFK-YYZ (most likely won't happen)

I bet we'll see the SCL-LIM-YYZ route.

Also Iberia is actively looking at a route to Montreal. I have no clue with some carriers' obsession with operating such a low yielding route. We can thank Air Canada though for them destroying their Toronto plans.
It'd be nice to see Lan Chile in Toronto...it may start looking like YYZ of the early 90's if we get some more South American carriers. As for Iberia potentially starting a YUL route, my guess is that it'll be something similar to when Transaero started flying to Montreal before Toronto. It's a means back into the Canadian market for Iberia and before long they'll either continue on to YYZ or just bypass Montreal all together.
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