Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Air Canada increases Tel Aviv

Air Canada has officially announced that it will be increasing its presence in Tel Aviv, Israel as the carrier looks to ward off any momentum its competitor Air Transat can gain in this market segment.

AC will first boost YYZ-TLV capacity from a daily B788 (251 seats) to a daily B789 (298 seats) effective 27MAR17. Secondly, it will launch new twice weekly Montreal (YUL) - Tel Aviv nonstop flights effective 22JUN17 using a 292 seater A330-300.

P2P demand between Canada and TLV has indeed increased in 2016 versus 2015 which was as follows:

YYZ - 133,000 versus 121,000
YUL - 47,000 versus 40,000
YVR - 20,000 versus 15,000
YYC - 10,000 versus 6,000
YOW - 6,000 versus 4,000

AC also gets useful feed from the U.S. East Coast (BOS NYC PHL IAD) via YYZ for its TLV bound service for which it will also get on its new YUL service along with ORD too as the two way connections are very convenient.  

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