Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
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Air Saint Pierre
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- Air China
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All Nippon Airways
LOT Polish Airlines
Middle East Airlines
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is located on the Island of Montreal and it the main international gateway to Montreal. Montreal is the third-busiest Canadian airport, hosting domestic, regional and international passenger and cargo services for over 30 airlines. Montreal is a major hub for airlines including Air Canada, Air Transat, CanJet, Sunwing Airlines and Skyservice.
Location of Montreal Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Canada
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Air Canada reached a milestone in 3Q2013 as its return on invested capital (ROIC) as of 30-Sep-2013 was 10.8% compared with 7.7% at YE2012. The improvement is notable as the company broaches its stated objective of achieving an ROIC between 10% and 13% on a sustainable basis by 2015.
It is a laudable achievement given a couple of years ago the carrier was working feverishly to combat significant financial challenges and battled labour strife throughout much of 2012 in order to forge collective bargaining agreements that it believes will aid in its ultimate goal of sustainable profitability.
Obviously the carrier still has a long road ahead in proving its mettle in regular profitability, but for the moment it seems to be holding its own against increased competitive pressure from WestJet while getting its own new low-cost carrier Air Canada rouge off the ground.
Air Canada’s low-cost carrier Rouge is ratcheting up service to leisure destinations in Europe during the 2014 summer high season, which should prove a definitive test for the carrier’s theory that a low cost operation on routes producing softer yields is the correct equation to turn profits.
The growth and operation of Air Canada Rouge to a possible fleet of 50 aircraft is a strategic pillar of the company’s efforts to cut its unit costs by 15% – quite a formidable goal. Similar to Rouge’s initial roll-out of service from Toronto to Athens, Edinburgh and Venice and from Montreal to Athens, most of Rouge’s planned route expansion during 2014 is into markets that have been served by Air Transat during the high season. With just a few months of operations under its belt, no clear-cut conclusions can be made about Rouge’s future or the total effects on Air Transat, but Air Canada appears to be throwing down the competitive gauntlet, noting that it is now in a much better position to compete on those routes.
Air Canada is planning to issue a request for proposal (RFP) to regional operators for certain transborder routes, presumably operated by its long-time partner Jazz. The plans come at a time the carrier has declared an aggressive unit cost reduction of 15% and works to improve its transborder performance that has been plagued during the past couple of years by overcapacity and pricing pressure.
But the move by Canada’s largest carrier also reflects its continuing efforts to diversify its regional aircraft operating platform as a means to keep costs in check. For Jazz and other regional carriers, the move illustrates the now established and permanent trend of an ever-shrinking pool of North American regional carriers whose heyday from the late 1990s to the mid-2000s is now just a fading memory.
Roughly three months after the highly anticipated launch of its new regional subsidiary Encore, Canada’s WestJet has concluded the carrier is performing beyond initial expectations. As Encore marches toward a fleet of seven Bombardier Q400 turboprops by YE2013, future deliveries are likely to be pegged for central Canada using Toronto as a base.
During the early days WestJet has not strayed from its stated strategy with Encore – connecting small Canadian markets that are too thin for Boeing 737 narrowbodies.
WestJet is also making moves to build fleet flexibility in the coming years to support a range of annual growth from one percent to seven percent. That should allay some recent concerns that WestJet is in danger of introducing too much capacity which may not be absorbed.
Royal Jordanian will never be comparable to Emirates, Etihad or Qatar Airways. The carrier has accepted that fact but only recently started to act strategically. This move has partially been driven by outside factors, such as the European economic crisis weakening the carrier’s once core European network, and regional unrest that has decreased North American traffic to the Middle East.
Now Royal Jordanian is looking to grow around the Middle East and North Africa. In Jul-2013 it started its first routes in recent memory to sub-Saharan Africa, opening Accra and Lagos. Royal Jordanian has benefitted from a lack of European LCC presence in Jordan, despite an open skies agreement, and its North American position may be sustainable in the medium term as Emirates, Etihad and Qatar are still either ramping up their services or face traffic restrictions. All three carriers are tangoing with Royal Jordanian’s anchor North American partner, American Airlines. In time, further soul searching will be in order.
After warning earlier this year that its yields would continue to be under pressure during 2Q2013, Air Canada managed to grow yields by 1.5% and record a solid financial performance for the quarter.
Overall 2013 has been much calmer for the carrier as volatile labour negotiations during 2012 led to work slowdowns that weakened its results for the first half of that year. The closure of its main maintenance provider Aveos also took its toll on Air Canada’s finances during 1H2012 when its losses widened from CAD241 million to CAD306 million year-on-year.
After recording a loss during 1Q2013 and a 1% decline in yields, Air Canada gained some traction in 2Q2013, posting an adjusted profit CAD115 million and shrinking 1H2013 losses year-on-year from CAD169 million (USD162 million) to CAD29 million (USD28 million).
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