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Truenorth00 Apr 23, 2021 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by esquire (Post 9258370)
An airport signing the Climate Pledge. A delicious moment for lovers of irony.

Whatever. Every little bit helps. Airports are the perfect place to electrify as much as possible.

Dominion301 Apr 23, 2021 7:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Truenorth00 (Post 9258382)
Whatever. Every little bit helps. Airports are the perfect place to electrify as much as possible.

I fully agree. I know the GTAA have already installed at least a 1/2 dozen airside chargers for electrified airside vehicles. Making airports carbon neutral is a lot easier than the aircraft using said airports...although electrifying general aviation, I think will come en-masse a decade from now.

EMA in the UK is way ahead having achieved ground ops carbon neutrality in 2012!: https://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/...t-zero-carbon/

Dominion301 Apr 23, 2021 7:50 PM

Quebec charter airline Chrono Aviation are adding an ex-TS 738 to their diverse fleet. They already have a pair of 732s in their striking livery.

https://www.newswire.ca/news-release...857186824.html

https://mma.prnewswire.com/media/149...=publish&w=950

esquire Apr 23, 2021 8:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Dominion301 (Post 9258906)
I fully agree. I know the GTAA have already installed at least a 1/2 dozen airside chargers for electrified airside vehicles. Making airports carbon neutral is a lot easier than the aircraft using said airports...although electrifying general aviation, I think will come en-masse a decade from now.

EMA in the UK is way ahead having achieved ground ops carbon neutrality in 2012!: https://www.eastmidlandsairport.com/...t-zero-carbon/

I'm no eco-activist but even I can see the greenwashing going on here. It's a bit like Syncrude issuing a press release about putting paper recycling baskets in all their Fort McMurray buildings.

Coldrsx Apr 23, 2021 8:13 PM

Booking YYC-MEX this fall and things look back to relative normal... for now.

casper Apr 23, 2021 8:31 PM

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Originally Posted by esquire (Post 9258926)
I'm no eco-activist but even I can see the greenwashing going on here. It's a bit like Syncrude issuing a press release about putting paper recycling baskets in all their Fort McMurray buildings.

You need to keep in mind we do have YVR (who had no shortage of money prior to COVID) for green projects. They have their $350 Million geoexchange project. Now partially built and on hold for better financial times to complete.

https://www.groundwatercanada.com/va...50-wells-4849/


These can be significant investments. I believe YYZ a few years ago did a co-gen plan.

thenoflyzone Apr 23, 2021 8:52 PM

Speaking of going green,

I think I had mentioned this a few months ago, but over at YUL, aeromag, the de-icing company, commissioned the world’s first electric de-icing truck. They already recycle all of their de-icing fluids, and plan to be carbon-neutral as well by 2035.

https://electric.aeromag2000.com/

hollywoodcory Apr 23, 2021 9:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Coldrsx (Post 9258930)
Booking YYC-MEX this fall and things look back to relative normal... for now.

Still too soon to be certain.

In the case of WestJet most of its schedule beyond June 4th is still pre-COVID with routes like YYC-LAS showing upwards of 4 flights in a day.

I'm assuming their holding off in case the border is re-opened over the summer and can cash in on some leisure travel and they even have semi-decent bookings for routes like CDG / FCO mid-Summer, so well see.

Dominion301 Apr 24, 2021 1:40 PM

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Originally Posted by esquire (Post 9258926)
I'm no eco-activist but even I can see the greenwashing going on here. It's a bit like Syncrude issuing a press release about putting paper recycling baskets in all their Fort McMurray buildings.

It's just a tad more extensive than that. YEG are talking about eliminating several thousand tonnes of CO2 annually. Multiply that by every major airport in Canada and it'll add up. YEG also sees the $ savings to be had by doing so.

hollywoodcory Apr 25, 2021 4:05 AM

YYC March 2021 Stats

Domestic: 210,992 -61.6%
Transborder: 9,395 -93.9%
International: 2,133 -98.1%
March Total: 222,520 -72.7%

2021 Year-to-date: 670,316 -80.8%

Starting in April, we should start seeing positives again. In April 2020 YYC only saw 345 total international pax.

I'm 50/50 on a domestic rebound this summer, with Transborder/Sun flying recovering in the fall/winter.

Dominion301 Apr 27, 2021 1:08 AM

Good article in the London Free Press and an interview with YXU's CEO: https://lfpress.com/news/local-news/...s-like-londons

hemustbeaboss Apr 27, 2021 12:06 PM

Is Turkish still planning to start service to YVR on May 2nd? Seems like bad timing given the increased provincial restrictions

thenoflyzone Apr 27, 2021 1:13 PM

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Originally Posted by hemustbeaboss (Post 9261955)
Is Turkish still planning to start service to YVR on May 2nd? Seems like bad timing given the increased provincial restrictions

Flights are still bookable on their website.

TK75 IST1410 - 1555YVR B789 3x weekly
TK76 YVR1725 - 1455+1IST B789 3x weekly

The India restrictions imposed by Canada shouldn't have an effect on TK after all, as they are no longer serving India.

I expect Iran-YVR will be a main draw for the flight. 4h30 quicker on the westbound via IST rather than FRA, and 60$ cheaper RT.

Dominion301 Apr 27, 2021 1:57 PM

Sadly a Great Slave Helicopters AS350 crashed on Sunday night in the high arctic near Resolute Bay with 3 deceased.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7810681/n...icopter-crash/

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle...t-resolute-bay

hollywoodcory Apr 27, 2021 2:25 PM

AC appears to have extended YUL-CAI to year-round and added a 4th weekly YYZ-DOH flight beginning July 2.

They also removed a bunch more Transborder routes and slashed its long haul network in June-August.

hemustbeaboss Apr 28, 2021 2:15 AM

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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory (Post 9262089)
AC appears to have extended YUL-CAI to year-round and added a 4th weekly YYZ-DOH flight beginning July 2.

They also removed a bunch more Transborder routes and slashed its long haul network in June-August.

Still doesn't seem like a bad summer sked overall.. However I will interested to see if a number of those overseas actually operate. The domestic is promising.

CityTech Apr 28, 2021 2:51 AM

Israel announced they anticipate accepting foreign tourists beginning in May, subject to proof of vaccination, with incoming tourists not require to quarantine.

Could mean that pretty soon we see a revival of the daily flights we had to TLV from YYZ and YUL.

Alexcaban Apr 28, 2021 1:12 PM

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Originally Posted by CityTech (Post 9262975)
Israel announced they anticipate accepting foreign tourists beginning in May, subject to proof of vaccination, with incoming tourists not require to quarantine.

Could mean that pretty soon we see a revival of the daily flights we had to TLV from YYZ and YUL.

YUL was 3 weekly May to end of October.

hollywoodcory Apr 28, 2021 7:14 PM

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Originally Posted by CityTech (Post 9262975)
Israel announced they anticipate accepting foreign tourists beginning in May, subject to proof of vaccination, with incoming tourists not require to quarantine.

Could mean that pretty soon we see a revival of the daily flights we had to TLV from YYZ and YUL.

Air Canada is currently flying a few times a week YYZ-TLV. Also just because Israel is opening up means nothing until Canada also drops its border restrictions like the hotel quarantine. The earliest I currently see international travel restrictions being dropped is in July.

They could (but won't) as early as June open to fully vaccinated American visitors, but with provinces now restricting domestic travel that makes it complicated.

Dominion301 Apr 29, 2021 3:17 PM

Transat reaches a $700 million deal with the federal government.

https://globalnews.ca/news/7819208/t...al-government/


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