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Old May 13, 20, 4:11 pm
Adam Smith
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Originally Posted by EdmFlyBoi
Bogota now doesn't start until June 24th and is a mainline 788 for the first few weeks. Suspect the remainder of the dates will switch over as well depending on whether the route actually restarts.
So how many of the 8 788s have they now committed? A lot of these routes are less than daily, so they could handle more than 8 routes, but I feel like they may be piling up more than that little sub-fleet can actually handle.

Originally Posted by hollywoodcory17
It was still open for reservation from June 1 yesterday. I feel like only one of them will actually be back if either at all.

I would venture to say YYC has been the worst affected of the big 4 airports, seeing how typically there would have 10-12 total long haul routes in the summer, but its hacked down to virtually nothing. YYZ / YUL and YVR have all managed to maintain a decent amount of international service.
It may have been bookable on the website, but didn't the schedule page say it was also off until June 24th, like LHR?

YYC is particularly hard-hit because we're the smallest of the four hubs, and the oil patch is also an absolute wreck right now.

One of the things that surprises me is that the YYC-LHR flight is still scheduled on a 77W for when it does resume.
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