Route rundown: YYZ-UIO, CAI-IAD, KUL-CTS

This week: Quito secures new Canadian service; EgyptAir to begin Washington Dulles route; and Malindo Air to introduce its first destination in Japan.

Nigel Mayes RAM18 resized.jpgNigel Mayes is the senior vice president, consulting & product development at ASM. Nigel has more than 15 years’ experience in route development and is responsible for product development at ASM.

The sister company to Routes, ASM is the world‘s leading route development consultancy and has supported the creation of new air services since 1993.


Route 1: Toronto – Quito  

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Data

Carrier

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Aircraft

Boeing 767

Frequency

Three weekly

Start date

8 December 2019

Distance

3,027 km 

O&D traffic demand (year to 30 June 2018)

23,321

Growth % YOY

5.3%

Average one-way fare $ (year to 30 June 2018)

$324.25

Insight

Air Canada is expanding its footprint in South America from its Toronto hub with a three times weekly seasonal flight to the Ecuadorian capital Quito. The service, operated by Air Canada Rouge, will be the first non-stop service to Ecuador from Canada when it begins on 8 December 2019. It will operate until 11 May 2020 with a 282-seat Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

The route offers Air Canada the opportunity to efficiently deploy its aircraft during the winter months when southern destinations are more popular. Quito, the host of Routes Americas in 2018, is a tourist destination in its own right, but it will enable Canadians to travel onwards to places like the world-famous Galapagos Islands. Meanwhile, the Ecuadorian community in Toronto is said to be “significant”. Cargo will also be a factor on this route.

"This new non-stop flight will act as a catalyst to strengthen existing ties between Ecuador and Canada by facilitating mobility for tourists and students; encouraging commercial exchange and opening new doors to further expand the breadth of our relations," said Sylvie Bédard, designated ambassador of Canada to Ecuador.


Route 2:  Cairo – Washington Dulles 

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Data

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Aircraft Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner 
Frequency Three weekly
Start date 3 June 2019
Distance 5,829 km
O&D traffic demand (year to 30 June 2018) 36,195
Growth % YOY 10.3%
Average one-way fare $ (year to 30 June 2018) $628.61

Insight

Egypt’s national airline EgyptAir will begin round-trip flights from Cairo to Washington Dulles International Airport three times per week from 3 June 2019. The route will be operated by Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner aircraft, which the airline is scheduled to take delivery of in mid-April. EgyptAir is leasing six 787-9s from AeroCap. Washington will be the Star Alliance carrier’s third destination in North America after New York and Toronto. Cairo, meanwhile, will be Washington Dulles’ fifth city served in Africa. South African Airways operates flights to Accra and Dakar, Ethiopian Airlines to Addis Ababa and Royal Air Maroc to Casablanca. The new route annoucement comes after the airport saw passenger activity increase by more than 5 percent in 2018. With its new non-stop service to Cairo, EgyptAir joins 32 other airlines offering 62 daily flights to 57 nonistop international destinations from Washington Dulles. 


Route 3: Kuala Lumpur - Hokkaido

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Data

Carrier

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Aircraft

Boeing 737-800

Frequency

Three weekly

Start date

23 March 2019

Distance

3,699 km (KUL-CTS)

O&D traffic demand (year to 30 June 2018)

140,958

Growth % YOY

10.9% 

Average one-way fare $ (year to 30 June 2018)

$373.00

Insight

Malindo Air will introduce its first destination in Japan from next month, operating three weekly flights between Kuala Lumpur and Hokkaido, via Taiwan Taoyuan. The route will open on 23 March 2019 using Boeing 737-800 aircraft. Flights will depart from Kuala Lumpur at 7.40 on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, arriving at Taoyuan Airport at 12.30. It will then depart for Chitose Airport at 13.45. OAG Schedules Analyser data shows that Malindo will compete with AirAsia X, China Airlines, EVA Airways and Malaysia Airlines on the KUL-TPE leg, and with Scoot, EVA Airways and China Airlines on TPE-CTS.

Chandran Rama Muthy, chief executive of Malindo Air, said: "We are anticipating good response to this route and looking at increasing the frequencies in the near future. With this, we are also hoping to bring in more international traffic to Malaysia, in supporting the local tourism and airport arrivals." Hokkaido is the second largest island, located at the northernmost of Japan.

Source: Sabre Market Intelligence


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