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Calgarian May 19, 2009 4:32 PM

I wonder how much traffic through Calgary is destined for Banff, I hope they never get their own international airport.

tremblay May 19, 2009 5:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Coldrsx (Post 4257240)
I would be interested to see the % change from 07 for the same airports.

The Wikipedia entry on the issue is well-done and informative: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...orts_in_Canada

Montreal-Trudeau saw a 12% increase between 2006 and 2007 and yet it stayed stable (0% change) from 2007 to 2008. Weird...

Bigtime May 19, 2009 5:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Calgarian (Post 4257297)
I wonder how much traffic through Calgary is destined for Banff, I hope they never get their own international airport.

Well considering that the Banff grass strip airport is closed for anything but emergency landings I highly doubt they'll ever get anything of the sort.

On an aviation note, yeah that grass field was real disruptive to the wildlife in the park, being right next to a 4 lane highway and rail track and all... :rolleyes:

240glt May 19, 2009 5:53 PM

They will never allow an airport in the park, and I can totally understand why.




I also would like to see the growth #'s for all airports.

ue May 19, 2009 5:59 PM

I wonder why the Québec cities don't push their weight as much as other places. I think Québec would be more touristy than Calgary therefore more people coming in. And Montréal is behind too, in terms of the top 3, considering Vancouver is so much higher. And I always hear how Montréal is a great destination though.

Rico Rommheim May 19, 2009 6:05 PM

Vancouver's airport is the gateway to the pacific. Montreal is close to Toronto, Ottawa and Plattsburgh is competes with all of them.

Bigtime May 19, 2009 6:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Calgarian (Post 4257297)
I wonder how much traffic through Calgary is destined for Banff, I hope they never get their own international airport.

At LAX I've seen Calgary on the departure screens as Calgary/Banff.

WhipperSnapper May 19, 2009 7:03 PM

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I wonder why the Québec cities don't push their weight as much as other places. I think Québec would be more touristy than Calgary therefore more people coming in. And Montréal is behind too, in terms of the top 3, considering Vancouver is so much higher. And I always hear how Montréal is a great destination though.
Alberta's relative isolation certainly comes into play.

Calgarian May 19, 2009 7:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 4257488)
At LAX I've seen Calgary on the departure screens as Calgary/Banff.

I think it's like that everywhere.

srperrycgy May 19, 2009 8:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 4257488)
At LAX I've seen Calgary on the departure screens as Calgary/Banff.

I saw that in Denver too.

Bigtime May 19, 2009 8:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Calgarian (Post 4257682)
I think it's like that everywhere.

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Originally Posted by srperrycgy (Post 4257735)
I saw that in Denver too.

Perhaps it is like that for the American airports that have flights to Calgary? I know I have not seen that at Frankfurt or Heathrow.

Doug May 19, 2009 8:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Sacamano (Post 4257589)
Alberta's relative isolation certainly comes into play.

and concentration of corporate activity and high personal incomes.

Riise May 19, 2009 8:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Sacamano (Post 4257589)
Alberta's relative isolation certainly comes into play.

Yup! Also, if one is flying somewhere on vacation they'd probably want to maximize what they can see. As such, they wouldn't go to Quebec City alone but both QC and Montreal and probably fly into the latter.



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Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 4257739)
Perhaps it is like that for the American airports that have flights to Calgary? I know I have not seen that at Frankfurt or Heathrow.

Same here. Also, in Vegas it was just Calgary.

NetMapel May 19, 2009 8:49 PM

I'm a little bit surprised that Calgary appears to be almost as busy as Montreal in that stats. What happened to all the tourism industries in Montreal ? That place is a hot bed for many tourists (including myself, except I took the train to Montreal). I guess the concentration of business trips in Calgary more than make up that difference.

Rico Rommheim May 19, 2009 9:00 PM

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Originally Posted by NetMapel (Post 4257810)
I'm a little bit surprised that Calgary appears to be almost as busy as Montreal in that stats. What happened to all the tourism industries in Montreal ? That place is a hot bed for many tourists (including myself, except I took the train to Montreal). I guess the concentration of business trips in Calgary more than make up that difference.

That and like previously mentioned, Calgary's not competing with other international airports, and Calgary's not anywhere close to any other major hub airport. Also, most of the tourism in Montreal comes from the USA and Ontario, and most americans and Ontarians simply drive here.

That being said, Montreal nevertheless doesn't get the tourism it should get. And now that the Grand Prix is gone, and the recession, things won't be much better anytime soon.

1ajs May 19, 2009 9:16 PM

should be interesting to see how much the numbers change in winnipeg when our new terminal comes online

Denscity May 19, 2009 9:29 PM

3 from BC!

WhipperSnapper May 19, 2009 9:38 PM

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and concentration of corporate activity and high personal incomes.
I imagine though it still comes down to pleasure. Most people that fly for business will be more likely to consider the alternatives for pleasure.

Canadian Mind May 19, 2009 9:41 PM

west jet routes alot of domestic flights through Calgary and Edmonton. would that contribute?

ue May 19, 2009 9:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Rico Rommheim (Post 4257827)
That and like previously mentioned, Calgary's not competing with other international airports, and Calgary's not anywhere close to any other major hub airport. Also, most of the tourism in Montreal comes from the USA and Ontario, and most americans and Ontarians simply drive here.

That being said, Montreal nevertheless doesn't get the tourism it should get. And now that the Grand Prix is gone, and the recession, things won't be much better anytime soon.

Vancouver and Edmonton are "hubs" close by. Edmonton is less a hub. But how can you compete with big WJ and AC offices? We're expanding lots too.


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