Possible Air Canada CSeries routes (A220)

Old Aug 14, 19, 3:55 am
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Well Air Canada has annoused the first route for Spring 2020 Montreal-Seattle and Toronto-San Jose

a bunch more info for the AC A220 https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/...leet/a220.html
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Old Aug 14, 19, 6:50 am
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Montreal-Seattle and Toronto-San Jose ... on A220

https://montrealgazette.com/business...-seattle-route

Air Canada to use Mirabel-built A220s on new Montreal-Seattle route


Make sense to link third largest aerospace cluster in the world (Montreal) to the first (Seattle) ... Toulouse is #2 of course with Airbus

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Old Aug 14, 19, 7:16 am
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AC Press Releases for new routes announced 14-Aug-2019

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Old Aug 14, 19, 7:18 am
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Please donít give this peculative idiot any more undeserved traffic than he already gets. 🤦.♂️
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Old Aug 14, 19, 7:26 am
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I don't really care about his website .. are you saying the information is incorrect ??
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Old Aug 14, 19, 7:29 am
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I loved this quote from the AC news release:

"This aircraft is a game changer for Air Canada as there is simply no rival in this category. The A220 will further strengthen our position on transborder and transcontinental markets and be instrumental in our continued growth. Our customers will benefit from innovative design features in a spacious and comfortable cabin. When connecting through our hubs across Canada onward to international destinations, customers travelling on an A220 will benefit from a virtually seamless cabin experience offering the same level of service and comforts as on a widebody aircraft," said Mark Galardo, Vice President of Network Planning at Air Canada."


So many nice adjectives used to describe this new AC narrow-body..... versus the "other" one.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 7:46 am
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They used the same adjectives for the Max as well, prior to it becoming the global winged pariah that it is today. Those who flew aboard it took issue with "spacious and comfortable".

Of course, the Max debacle (this comes as no shock) has delayed - or will delay - the advent of so many new AC routes operated by it and the C-Ser, er, A220.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 7:56 am
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I don't see such nice adjectives in the AC news release posted here on Dec 11, 13

The only line I saw was "enhanced passenger cabin comfort provided by the Boeing MAX", where the word enhanced is an often negative reference on FT.

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Old Aug 14, 19, 8:19 am
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News release: Air Canada Announces First Two New Routes To Be Operated With Game Changing Airbus A220-300
  • The only non-stop flights from Montreal-Seattle, and from Toronto-San Jose, California
  • Customers to benefit from modern, spacious new cabin interior
  • A220 technology reduces fuel consumption by 20 per cent per seat
(Editor's Note: First images of the interior of Air Canada's new A220 are available at https://www.aircanada.com/ca/en/aco/home/about/media/photos-logos.html )

MONTREAL, Aug. 14, 2019 /CNW Telbec/ - Air Canada today announced the first two new routes to be operated with the Airbus A220-300, the only non-stop service between Montreal and Seattle and between Toronto and San Jose, California, both beginning in spring 2020. As well, the carrier also provided a first look at the interior features of its newest aircraft, which will offer customers a choice of Business and Economy Class service, its newest in-flight entertainment system, onboard Wi-Fi and more.

More at https://aircanada.mediaroom.com/2019...irbus-A220-300


When I looked at first day fares, YYZ-SJC was still at $297, but YUL-SEA was already well into the four digits for the inaugural. Given the geography of Airbus in Canada and Air Canada in Canada, I suspect the big splash will be in YUL, hence the high fares.

Special introductory fares from Montreal to Seattle start as low as $315 CDN one-way, all in, and fares from Toronto to San Jose starts as low $297 CDN one-way, all in. Tickets are now available for purchase at aircanada.com or through travel agents until August 28 for travel between May 4 and July 31, 2020.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 8:36 am
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WHAT ? 13,068$ ??

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Old Aug 14, 19, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by YUL_Around_The_World View Post
WHAT ? 13,068$ ??

.......

Hey, maybe it's a special inaugural flight fare.

Also, I just looked and YUL-SEA on the A220 is now sold out or blocked on both flights. Only Y cabin available.
Now, if one was willing to fly in J via YYZ, the one-way price outbound is $1,368
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Old Aug 14, 19, 9:29 am
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I loved this quote from the AC news release:

"This aircraft is a game changer for Air Canada as there is simply no rival in this category. The A220 will further strengthen our position on transborder and transcontinental markets and be instrumental in our continued growth. Our customers will benefit from innovative design features in a spacious and comfortable cabin. When connecting through our hubs across Canada onward to international destinations, customers travelling on an A220 will benefit from a virtually seamless cabin experience offering the same level of service and comforts as on a widebody aircraft," said Mark Galardo, Vice President of Network Planning at Air Canada."


So many nice adjectives used to describe this new AC narrow-body..... versus the "other" one.
30 in pitch in Y. Same as the Max. However seats appear to be one in wider. Of note, in the AC configuration, it will seat 137, vs. 120 for the 319 and 146 for the 320. So the hypothetical 220-500 which Ben Smith is calling for would be close to the 169 seats of the Max. Smells like the 319 is basically dead, with the 320 and various 737s not too far behind? With the 321 turning into the hot spot for the 320 series, especially the XLR.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 9:56 am
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"offering the same level of service and comforts as on a widebody aircraft"

So they're installing pods?
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Old Aug 14, 19, 10:03 am
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"offering the same level of service and comforts as on a widebody aircraft"

So they're installing pods?
:-) 2-2 in J vs. 2-3 in Y. However seat width is the same as in other narrowbodies. I imagine seats are the same as on the Max.
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Old Aug 14, 19, 10:13 am
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As AC normally flies new aircraft on domestic proving runs first, will they announce a special inaugural first commercial flight? I can't remember if they did it for the MAX or if they just subbed them on regular flights otherwise operated by different aircraft.
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