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Old Posted Oct 13, 2017, 2:45 PM
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Originally Posted by jmt18325 View Post
I'm still disappointed that they haven't started flying to CAN.
Maybe AC wants to 'save' their potential frequencies for higher yielding flights to major Chinese cities. As soon as the new Beijing airport opens, that will allow an increase in flights to that city, as I think PEK has restrictions on it now. Also, AC probably has a higher percentage of Canadian citizens on their flights, so the major cities take precedence over secondary destinations in China.

Chinese airlines - by virtue of being limited in the routes that they can fly by the Chinese government - have an incentive to jump onto a given route before a domestic competitor does. They then have a monopoly on that route as other Chinese carriers are not permitted to compete on it. Whether the route is profitable is another question.
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