Thank you, Ron! I couldn't keep my fingers away from AS. And it's so much fun again.
Welcome to season 2! Canada!
It’s easy to fear this market. As I said, I never tried Canada.
1. How are you supposed to get those IATA codes into your head? So many Y. Why Y? Does anybody know why Canada got almost all IATA codes with Y as first letter? I could have googled it, but ... ok, now I’m curious ... I found this short text, don’t know if that’s accurate, but it sounds ok to me (external link: http://www.canadianb...-airport-codes/).
2. Also there is the threat of the vastness of land. Canada is so huge and has only a few small dots with major airports. Well, as I started planning my flights I realized Canada actually isn’t that huge. If you’ve ever build an airline in Russia and scheduled some flights from Moscow into Siberia or to the Pacific Ocean then nothing else ever will be huge again, I guess. Surprisingly Canada feels somewhat small. Vancouver to Toronto fits twice into Russia. On the other hand there are another 2000km from Toronto to St John’s, maybe Canada is still huge. You can see, I haven’t figured it out yet.
3. Then there are 277 airports in Canada. Most of them only have one or two bars of demand and many of these have landing strips the size of a towel. I don’t know yet how to manage this situation, might become the first try for me with LETs.