Thursday, May 8, 2014
We're a week into May, and things are happening. Terminal 2 has received another carrier: Rouge, an Air Canada offshoot that is aimed at the travel and leisure market. This is reminiscent of the United "TED" and Delta "Song" operations that operated in the early years of this century. At LAX, the Rouge flights replace mainline Air Canada flights to Calgary and Vancouver. I'm not sure if we're supposed to be the origination point or the destination for their traveling vacationers. Like the Song and TED operations, Rouge has dedicated aircraft, in this case Airbus A319s, wearing a dedicated livery. Unlike the other two, who retained their mainline callsigns, Rouge also has its own radio callsign, "Rouge". It was kind of funny the first day that they showed up here (unannounced); some of our people misread it as "rogue".
Also new this week, Philippines showed up with new B777-300s:
Oh, and this happened again: