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casper Feb 10, 2016 5:48 AM

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Originally Posted by flipv (Post 7329489)
My understanding is the plan for Pier G was pushed back after the recession, but now they're scrambling to do something before it really begins to impact passenger comfort.

There was a recent study done (1-2 years back or so) where the vendor assigned pax % growth scenarios. The high estimate was about 2.8% growth to 2020 annualized, and we're already at 6.4% this year, and 6.8% last year. They need a new study methinks...

Simple solution, reactive the infield terminal. Bring back the fancily shuttle busses. The charter airlines and the ones the require extra or special security can be moved out there.

Bigtime Feb 10, 2016 2:02 PM

What does the infield terminal service now? When I passed through YYZ a couple of weeks ago I saw an EVA 77W that had diverted from JFK parked at one gate, and an AC 77W at the other.

I understand the reason to use it for a diversion that was bound for another country, like the EVA example. I'm also guessing that is where the Syrian refugee flights unloaded. Any other uses?

flipv Feb 10, 2016 2:02 PM

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Originally Posted by casper (Post 7330307)
Simple solution, reactive the infield terminal. Bring back the fancily shuttle busses. The charter airlines and the ones the require extra or special security can be moved out there.

Sensible suggestion, given that the GTAA has recently reactivated/remodeled it for the Syrian refugee flights.

DrNest Feb 10, 2016 3:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 7330437)
What does the infield terminal service now? When I passed through YYZ a couple of weeks ago I saw an EVA 77W that had diverted from JFK parked at one gate, and an AC 77W at the other.

I understand the reason to use it for a diversion that was bound for another country, like the EVA example. I'm also guessing that is where the Syrian refugee flights unloaded. Any other uses?

It is used to process the refugee flights, and parking for diversions, or other large aircraft that may be at Pearson for a while. Last year when the Antanov A225 was here it was parked on the apron by the infield terminal.

thenoflyzone Feb 12, 2016 12:44 AM

Wonder when YUL will post its 2015 stats. Should be soon.

Here is a picture I took of the international jetty yesterday morning, around 8h30am. All gates occupied (including the 3 international gates not shown off to the right). 2 Air Transat planes are also parked at two of the 6 new gates at the end of the jetty. That section opens later this year.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1715/...7e7aa019_b.jpg
YUL international Jetty from the control tower
by thenoflyzone, on Flickr

Johnny Aussie Feb 12, 2016 2:56 AM

^ nice wintery pic!

Looks like there will be a few pax heading off to warmer climes....

Dwils01 Feb 12, 2016 3:48 AM

Record growth for the Sault Airport.
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The Sault Ste. Marie Airport saw a record number of passengers travel in 2015 increasing 3.2 percent from the 2014 level to reach the new record level of 201,347 passengers.

This historical record since SSMADC ownership began in 1998 is a major increase from the record low of 121,991 in 2010 an improvement of 65.1 percent from that historic low in a short five year period.

The Sault Ste. Marie Airport also saw a record level of aircraft movements in 2015 eclipsing the previous 2012 high of 66,009; with a 2015 total of 66,693 a 1.7 percent increase over 2014.
https://www.sootoday.com/local-news/...-levels-195932

G.S MTL Feb 12, 2016 3:52 AM

thenoflyzone do you work in the ATC?

thenoflyzone Feb 12, 2016 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by G.S MTL (Post 7333203)
thenoflyzone do you work in the ATC?

Yes.

Bigtime Feb 12, 2016 2:19 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 7333410)
Yes.

"Permission to buzz the tower?"

thenoflyzone: "Negative, the pattern is full."

<buzzes tower>

<thenoflyzone spills coffee all over his pants>

thenoflyzone: "Dammit, I want some butts!"

thenoflyzone Feb 12, 2016 2:51 PM

^
Long live coffee cup lids !

http://i.giphy.com/6c1giRDmzdvdm.gif

It's also a good thing i'm not in bagotville or Cold Lake !

SignalHillHiker Feb 12, 2016 3:05 PM

Happy City did a breakdown of the airport bus situation.

http://i65.tinypic.com/2ew3bsg.jpg

G.S MTL Feb 12, 2016 5:39 PM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 7333410)
Yes.

so I hear you on the ATC?? lol... I usually listen to approach/departure and ground hehehe

wacko Feb 12, 2016 8:11 PM

Lol at the "almost!" transit in Regina. No one in their right mind would cross a busy expressway with no crosswalks and then haul bags across a narrow bridge with no sidewalks. There's a paved path to the airport after the bridge though, if you manage to survive until then. ;)

SkydivePilot Feb 13, 2016 4:11 PM

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Originally Posted by wacko (Post 7333926)
Lol at the "almost!" transit in Regina. No one in their right mind would cross a busy expressway with no crosswalks and then haul bags across a narrow bridge with no sidewalks. There's a paved path to the airport after the bridge though, if you manage to survive until then. ;)

Some people still do it though. Lol! :)

Denscity Feb 13, 2016 5:33 PM

We got a city bus that goes to YCG. 5 times a day maybe?

DDP Feb 13, 2016 6:08 PM

An article about the Montreal airport

http://montrealgazette.com/business/...h-james-cherry

J81 Feb 13, 2016 8:15 PM

It saddens me to see the lack of 747 service to Canada! It used to be the mainstay of AF flights to Canada as well as LF and BA. Even Alitalia flew fat Al to YYZ.

thenoflyzone Feb 14, 2016 12:02 AM

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Originally Posted by DDP (Post 7334780)
An article about the Montreal airport

http://montrealgazette.com/business/...h-james-cherry

All in all, a good article. James Cherry is on point and illustrates the milestones achieved thus far and the challenges that face YUL in the coming years.

However, I hate to break it to John Mahoney, but that's not the control tower in the picture. :uhh:

casper Feb 14, 2016 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by J81 (Post 7334890)
It saddens me to see the lack of 747 service to Canada! It used to be the mainstay of AF flights to Canada as well as LF and BA. Even Alitalia flew fat Al to YYZ.

The 747 is dying out everywhere. There still service on the west coast.

- Lufthansa is flying the 747 into YVR currently.
- BA is flying the 747 into YVR currently, thought in the summer A380 will takeover.
- EVA are running the 747 into YVR.
- Air China is also doing the 747 into YVR.
- Qantas is season into YVR, however it is exclusively a 747 service.

In the summer we likely see our first 747-8 service. However as airlines bring online A380, 777 and 787 the old 747 will die out.

We use to has Cathy Pacific and Japan Airlines with 747 but those days are long gone. Today the 787 and 777 dominate most of those routes.


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