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Airboy Oct 14, 2015 6:02 PM

Dawson City Airport Upgrade and possible relocation.

This would help Holland America bring in more tourist on bigger aircraft.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/...port-1.3269324

Klazu Oct 14, 2015 7:40 PM

Landing on a non-paved airstrip must be a bumpy experience with rocks flying. :D

eemy Oct 14, 2015 10:10 PM

Honestly, I've never found the experience to be particularly different from a paved runway.

SkahHigh Oct 16, 2015 2:33 AM

Big five airport YTD stats for August:

1. YYZ - 19,657,448 +7.0% (from July)
2. YVR - 13,867,398 +4.7%
3. YUL - 10,643,774 +4.3%
4. YYC - 10,473,485 +1.7%
5. YEG - 4,908,177 -1.1%

Coldrsx Oct 16, 2015 3:58 PM

FBO is absolutely killing YEG.

flipv Oct 16, 2015 4:35 PM

I wonder if YYZ can keep this momentum...

G.S MTL Oct 17, 2015 1:57 PM

so beginning December 27, 2015. Air China will commence their service to the caribbean - PEK-YUL-HAV on a Boeing 773.. only good news about this is that we'll see Air China 6 days a week at YUL. .

PEK1400-YUL1340
YUL1620-HAV2015
HAV0900(next day)-YUL1230
YUL1430-PEK 1730 +1 day

http://airlineroute.net/2015/10/16/ca-hav-dec15/

thenoflyzone Oct 17, 2015 5:54 PM

LH CityLine to operate YUL-FRA next summer. Daily A343 (All white star alliance livery, no LH logo or markings due to labor issues with LH mainline). Also, MUC-YUL down to 6 weekly next summer compared to 7 in 2015. However, the A333s used on MUC-YUL next summer will carry 20 more seats compared to this year. (more Y, less J seats)

So overall, an increase in seats on Germany-YUL, but shows that premium demand out of YUL is simply not there.

So LH Cityline in North and Central America will serve CUN, TPA, PTY, SJC, PHL, YUL and ATL (May and June only).

http://airlineroute.net/2015/10/15/lh-s16update1/

Airboy Oct 17, 2015 6:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klazu (Post 7197206)
Landing on a non-paved airstrip must be a bumpy experience with rocks flying. :D

Flown on Canadian north and first air, 737s into Kuglugtuk and Cambridge Bay, other than a major dust cloud you don't really notice a difference. DAWSON city wants to have larger terminal and longer runway to bring in the larger aircraft.

Klazu Oct 17, 2015 7:46 PM

Now that I was remembering, I have also flown on a propeller plane from Milford Sound to Queensland (New Zealand) and the landing was very casually on a field. I wonder if any jet engine planes can land on non-tarmac strips or will the rocks possess a problem for the engines?

eemy Oct 17, 2015 8:32 PM

727s and old 737s are often equipped to land on gravel strips. They have to be specially outfitted with a gravelkit to help prevent debris from flying up into the engines.

Klazu Oct 17, 2015 8:45 PM

This all reminds me of this. :)

Video Link

speedog Oct 17, 2015 9:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klazu (Post 7201471)
Now that I was remembering, I have also flown on a propeller plane from Milford Sound to Queensland (New Zealand) and the landing was very casually on a field. I wonder if any jet engine planes can land on non-tarmac strips or will the rocks possess a problem for the engines?

Boeing used to produce 737's that were specially equipped to land/takeoff from gravel runways and they still may.

kwoldtimer Oct 17, 2015 9:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by speedog (Post 7201589)
Boeing used to produce 737's that were specially equipped to land/takeoff from gravel runways and they still may.

Nolinor runs one several times each week between YKF and a mine on Baffin Island. They are very noisy.

CanadianCentaur Oct 17, 2015 11:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Klazu (Post 7201471)
Now that I was remembering, I have also flown on a propeller plane from Milford Sound to Queensland (New Zealand) and the landing was very casually on a field. I wonder if any jet engine planes can land on non-tarmac strips or will the rocks possess a problem for the engines?

Queensland? You actually mean Queenstown?

Klazu Oct 18, 2015 1:55 AM

Haha, yeah. Queenstown, NZ. :haha:

SignalHillHiker Oct 21, 2015 3:42 PM

Passenger traffic at Gander International is up 27% this year with new flights from Provincial Airlines, SunWing, Air Canada, and WestJet.

Up 150% since 2007.

Anticipating to feel the impact of weak economy in near future.

Airboy Oct 21, 2015 4:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kwoldtimer (Post 7201593)
Nolinor runs one several times each week between YKF and a mine on Baffin Island. They are very noisy.

Most of the 737 combis are the older model 200 or 300 series. I don't think the CNs 400s are gravel Certified.

The planes are equipped with a high pressure nozzle or pitot tube like device on the base of the engine and the noise wheel is usually equipped with a ski like device.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gravelkit

https://www.google.ca/search?q=737+G...ZXBbaNku_C0%3D

MalcolmTucker Oct 21, 2015 4:37 PM

I thought the high-bypass 737s (300 on) just had too little clearance for gravel strips, but I guess engineering finds a way.

LeftCoaster Oct 21, 2015 11:02 PM

Looks like another Chinese airline to YVR, this time it's Xiamen airlines flying Xiamen-Vancouver 4 times per week.

This is their first destination in North America and only their third outside of Asia, behind Sydney and Amsterdam.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Johnny Aussie (Post 7206565)
From airlineroute.net Twitter

Xiamen Airlines applies for 4 weekly Xiamen - Vancouver with 787-8 from June 2016.

So the buzz about Xiamen had some credence.

So that should give YVR 6 mainland Chinese carriers by next summer with 8 cities served directly.

Air China
China Eastern
China Southern
Sichuan
Hainan
Xiamen

Also... If these flights do happen YVR will see the following weekly frequencies during the summer peak:

Mainland China - 61
Including HKG - 82
Including TPE - 94

Impressive...

YVRs Asian hub continues to grow, as Johnny noted here, 94 flights per week to China, HK and Taiwan. Huge numbers, and doesn't even include YVRs frequencies to Korea, Japan and the Philippines.


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