jueves, 3 de marzo de 2011

Air Canada, Canadian (1988/1989), Portugal

Dos ediciones locales para Portugal de las principales compañías canadienses de la época : Air Canada (que volaba a Madrid vía Lisboa) y de Canadian, que no tenía vuelo a Portugal en la temporada de invierno (aunque sí volaban a Lisboa sin escalas en verano).

En realidad, los enlaces entre la Península Ibérica y Canadá van y vienen de forma muy irregular. Tanto Iberia, como Air Canada y, si no recuerdo mal, Spanair (o tal vez fuera un código compartido) han volado entre los dos países. Algo parecido ocurre con TAP, y otra compañía portuguesa que ha volado a Canadá es SATA.

Por otro lado, siempre he leído que el mercado canadiense no es lo bastante grande para justificar dos grandes líneas internacionales, y que Air Canada y Canadian perdían mucho tiempo y energías compitiendo entre ellas; finalmente, Canadian (que en su momento perteneció a Oneworld) acabó siendo absorbida por Air Canada en 2001.





These are two local editions for the Portuguese market issued by the two largest Canadian airlines at the time. Air Canada was flying to Madrid with a stop in Lisbon, whilst Canadian had no direct flight to Portugal in the winter season (it had a nonstop flight in the summer). 

Air links between Canada and the Spanish Peninsula have always been scarce. Iberia and Air Canada have both at some time or another flown between both countries. If I am right, Spanair has too (or it might have been a codeshare), and something similar happened with TAP. SATA also flew between Portugal and Canada. 


On the other hand, I have read that the Canadian market is just not big enough for two large international airlines. It seems that Air Canada and Canadian lost much time and resources fighting each other until eventually Canadian (a former Oneworld member) was absorbed by Air Canada in 2001.

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