Canada mounts tourism mountain in Oz, and wants a bit of the US on the side
It's all Dreamliners on the Vancouver routes, but for the glorious Qantas Queen of the Skies 747
For those of us not in Canada, the good news for Bombardier in selling its troubled CSeries jets to Air Canada certainly copped a hard landing in the American media.
Interest in Australia-Canada travel has surged to the extent that Air Canada has turned its new route from Vancouver to Brisbane to a daily 787 Dreamliner from 17 June next year. When the service starts on 1 June it was initially set at only three flights a week.
While on its record Air Canada will not be as generous with economy seat spacing as Qantas it isn’t waiting around for the Australian carrier to bring the 787s it hasn’t yet officially ordered to the Vancouver route.
Qantas flexi-schedules non-stops to Canada, great news for big hipped skiers
Qantas is doing something this January that many customers have wished for in the past, and flying non-stop between Sydney and Vancouver.
If likes attract Qantas would have today announced a new code share deal with Air Canada, but it has gone instead for one with Canada’s newer and notably entrepreneurial carrier WestJet.
The main contest between Airbus and Boeing is for single aisle jets offering between 150-236 seats, and Air Canada has just committed to take up to 109 of the US planemakers 737 MAX airliner as a total replacement for its current fleet of Airbus A320s.
An oppressive revolution, lead by a coalition of cost paranoid airlines and mean spirited corporate account managers, is coming our way, as this exercise in jamming an A380 load of passengers into the confines of a 777 shows