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Coldrsx Sep 7, 2010 2:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy_haak (Post 4972331)
Count me as a fan of Winnipeg's old terminal. It may be showing its age, but it has very solid architectural bones.

AMEN!

Edmonton has an almost identical twin of the old terminal which is now at risk of losing its tower and removing what i classify as the 'identifiable silhouette' of YEG.

Sad really that they cannot respect the old terminal, add on a modern wing, and then bind them together.

lubicon Sep 7, 2010 6:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by vid (Post 4972397)
According to Wikipedia, which is maintained by air geeks (who are almost as pedantic as bus geeks), Air Canada Jazz has service between Thunder Bay and Quebec City and Thunder Bay and Moncton. It doesn't say if it is direct or not but I assume it would. All of the flights listed on there that I know are direct.

Just checked AC's timetable and there are direct flights to Montreal and Quebec City. Edmonton and Moncton had direct flights too but have just been discontinued. Note that these are direct flights, not non stop flights. The plan makes a stop either Toronto or Ottawa first.

SpongeG Oct 5, 2010 12:43 AM

Lufthansa to Offer Year-Round, Nonstop Service From Montreal to Munich

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2010) - Announced today, Lufthansa now offers year-round direct Montreal-Munich service beginning October 2010. Demand for year-round access to this important European hub from Montreal has led to the expansion of Lufthansa's previous seasonal (summer) service.

Lufthansa will operate five flights a week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday – in the winter season, and daily flights in the summer. Flight LH 475 will depart Montreal at 8:20 pm arriving in Munich the next day at 9:55 am local time. Flight LH 474 will depart Munich at 3:40 pm with arrival in Montreal at 6:30 pm. The flights will operate with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 221 seats (8 in First Class, 48 in Business Class and 165 in Economy Class).

"Lufthansa is the only airline offering nonstop service between Montreal and the Bavarian capital, with convenient connections to 117 onward destinations in 44 countries. This year alone, six new cities were added to the vast Munich network including Bursa/Turkey, Riyadh/Saudi Arabia, Rostock/Germany, Tallinn/Estonia, Taschkent/Uzbekistan and Zadar/Croatia," said Lars Koeplin, newly appointed regional director for Lufthansa in Canada.

The expanded schedule complements the nonstop, year-round Montreal-Frankfurt code share service available via Air Canada, providing travellers in eastern Canada with direct access to two global hubs. Together, they offer Canadian travellers connections to more than 200 destinations in 82 European, Middle East, African and Asian countries.

To kick-off the expanded service, Lufthansa is offering discounted fares to 31 cities in Europe, starting at CAD 250 to Munich (one-way, based on a roundtrip purchase, excluding taxes and fees). The fall Europe promotion is available for sale until October 13, 2010. Check lufthansa.com for details or your nearest travel agent.

...

http://www.marketwire.com/press-rele...ch-1329288.htm

Only The Lonely.. Oct 7, 2010 6:10 PM

I have mixed feelings about Winnipeg's old terminal..

It's a great example of modernism, but it was city run for so many years and the facility was never really kept up.

The clean vistas that were a hallmark of its design have since been filled with all sorts of promotional crap like vending machines, car raffles, various kiosks, etc.

Sadly, as much as I like our new terminal it does sort of look like every other airport built in the last 10 years.

From the UManitoba archives: click here

http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/un...lAirport28.jpg
http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/un...rport1-neg.jpg
http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=h...6&tx=129&ty=90
http://www.umanitoba.ca/libraries/un...lAirport31.jpg

Bigtime Oct 7, 2010 6:26 PM

I was just in Winnipeg over the weekend, I guess that was the last time I'll use the old terminal. By this time next year when I next travel there on business I'll be in the new terminal.

g35 Oct 8, 2010 1:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Only The Lonely.. (Post 5007913)

If they made the whole airport in this style today, it would be among the most stylish in the world. Weird how things cycle.

Coldrsx Nov 15, 2010 5:42 PM

Edmonton UPDATE!!!

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x..._adddition.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...g_walkways.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...d_outdoors.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ammerhead3.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ammerhead2.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ass_bridge.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...ooking_out.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x...hammerhead.jpg

Dirt_Devil Nov 15, 2010 8:00 PM

^^ on the first pic it looks like the terminal expansion of Quebec City airport (2008).

Thanks for sharing

Coldrsx Nov 15, 2010 8:15 PM

The expansion is MASSIVE and hard to grasp from these pictures, but it literally doubles the size of our airport.

gilpel Nov 16, 2010 7:47 PM

YQB (Quebec City master plan
 
This is the very interesting YQB maste plan...


http://www.aeroportdequebec.com/wp-c...n-22062010.pdf

A4Regina Jan 7, 2011 11:33 PM

The proposed YXE expansion due to start this year in Saskatoon:



Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry (Post 5114406)
I took the liberty to post the renderings and yes this is certainly looking good. A welcome change to our airport.

http://img833.imageshack.us/img833/7...enderings1.jpg

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/8...enderings2.jpg

http://img713.imageshack.us/img713/1...enderings3.jpg
Image Source

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jerry (Post 5115666)
Here are a few more renderings and of course larger ones are on the site. Just follow the links below the images. :)

Also a few quick links to our airport.
Saskatoon Airport Authority
YXE Web Cam
The Saskatoon Airport Authority - Newsletter - Spring 10

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/5901/picture2lp.png
^^ Main Floor Plan - Image Source

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/9864/picture3fsw.png
^^ 2nd Floor Plan - Image Source


RTD Jan 7, 2011 11:46 PM

James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (Winnipeg International) update


Departures entrance -
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_3271.jpg

Departures Level - ceiling feature -
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_3272.jpg

Looking down the domestic wing -
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_3301.jpg

Domestic Wing looking back towards Centre Court -
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_3302.jpg

In a boarding Bridge - they are awesome -
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_3308.jpg

The arrivals area and domestic baggage -
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_3316.jpg

The fantastic roof skylights -
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_3319.jpg

Outside under the boarding Bridges -
http://i848.photobucket.com/albums/a...n/IMG_3329.jpg[/QUOTE]

This airport will definately be the cream of the crop amongst Canadian airports :tup:

Photos courtesy of Biff

MTLskyline Jan 7, 2011 11:53 PM

That does look very nice! I'm jealous!

Simpseatles Jan 8, 2011 8:52 PM

Wow!

That Winnipeg airport expansion looks awesome! How many passengers a year is it aiming to accomodate now? 5 million? 6 million?

RTD Jan 8, 2011 9:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Simpseatles (Post 5118575)
Wow!

That Winnipeg airport expansion looks awesome! How many passengers a year is it aiming to accomodate now? 5 million? 6 million?

I believe it's something like that. This new terminal building was constructed to add another Phase or two, which will add millions more in capacity for future growth.

Coldrsx Jan 9, 2011 1:24 AM

Looking good Winnipeg.

roccerfeller Jan 9, 2011 2:09 AM

This new terminal is also designed to accommodate wide body aircraft...something the current terminal I believe does not accommodate.

They want direct flights to Europe, so no more connecting flights for us :D

dennis Jan 9, 2011 9:38 AM

The arrivals area looks better with the LED lights around the skighlights turned on.
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1913972_n.jpg
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._5327148_n.jpg
from: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Winnip...32342596810190

Canadian74 Jan 9, 2011 10:44 PM

Omg, stunning! Brilliant!

AuxTown Jan 10, 2011 2:13 AM

The Winnipeg terminal looks great and Saskatoon looks promising! Do most airports in Canada put the arrivals and departures on top of eachother like seen in those Winnipeg photos? We have it in Ottawa (built 2003) and it makes it so much easier to pick up/drop off people at the airport. Who was the first? The photo below shows the arrivals on the ground level with the departures drop off area on the structure above. The skybridge connects the terminal (right) with the parkade (left).

http://www.ottawa-airport.ca/images/...inalBridge.jpg

Here are a couple of shots of YOW's parkade expansion from December. I didn't realize there was that much of a demand for parking (I can always find a spot when needed), but I guess they are preparing for the future.

http://www.ottawa-airport.ca/images/...30-2010-02.jpg

http://www.ottawa-airport.ca/images/...ov-30-2010.jpg

Rendering (the part closest to the bottom of the photo is the expansion):
http://www.ottawa-airport.ca/images/...s/parkade1.jpg

The_Architect Jan 10, 2011 2:35 AM

^ Pearson does that too, with the Departures and Arrivals being on separate levels. It's just more efficient for moving people through the airport and terminals to and from their planes.

SpongeG Jan 10, 2011 3:35 AM

Vancouver's old and new airport expansion have always had the arrivals and departures on separate levels - arrivals on the bottom - departures on top

Bigtime Jan 10, 2011 3:36 AM

Calgary also has the departures and arrivals on separate levels.

Looking good Winnipeg, can't wait to try out that new terminal!

We here in Calgary are waiting for more renderings and plans of the new International Facilities Project: http://www.yyc.com/Default.aspx?cid=311&lang=1

This is the only rendering we have so far:

http://www.yyc.com/data//1/rec_imgs/...pg?refresh=723

The new parallel runway (34R/16L) will be breaking ground this spring and the IFP project will not be far behind.

Canadian74 Jan 10, 2011 4:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 5119977)

This is the only rendering we have so far:

http://www.yyc.com/data//1/rec_imgs/...pg?refresh=723

You can find more info and pics here:
http://www.suehiro-architecture.com/005A-Calgary.html

Bigtime Jan 10, 2011 4:47 PM

Thanks for the link, a few new renderings but I want to sink my teeth into some nice big ones to view. That is just more of a tease!

Coldrsx Jan 10, 2011 5:31 PM

I recognized they went the semi-opaque panel approach, but hello green roof missed.

http://www.ottawa-airport.ca/images/...s/parkade1.jpg

AuxTown Jan 10, 2011 5:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coldrsx (Post 5120434)
I recognized they went the semi-opaque panel approach, but hello green roof missed.

http://www.ottawa-airport.ca/images/...s/parkade1.jpg

I agree. There is so much roof area there, it could probably be a fully-functioning farm!

Bigtime Jan 10, 2011 6:21 PM

Backup emergency landing strip, just put some arrestor cables on it... ;)

Bigtime Jan 10, 2011 10:16 PM

The building permit for YYC's International Facilities Project was just released: $596,614,379.

Airboy Jan 10, 2011 11:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 5120512)
Backup emergency landing strip, just put some arrestor cables on it... ;)

I guess there are some 18s heading in. Or is it the Brits

Bigtime Jan 11, 2011 12:26 AM

Another rendering of the YYC's new terminal:

http://www.yyc.com/data//1/rec_imgs/...y%20layout.jpg

ZeDgE Jan 11, 2011 2:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 5120967)
Another rendering of the YYC's new terminal:

[IMG]http://www.yyc.com/data//1/rec_imgs/407_new%20yyc%20runway%20layout.jpg[IMG]

Cool. After looking at that I was thinking about how the car rental companies access their lots? (Cluster of buildings south of airport) I know from my days at Hertz (looong time ago) the lot was down the service road, which now looks like its cut off from the airport? :shrug:

Guess they have to go south towards McKnight then around Deerfoot or through the NE..

SpongeG Jan 11, 2011 2:39 AM

where is YYC? Saskatoon?

ZeDgE Jan 11, 2011 2:47 AM

YYC = Calgary

Me&You Jan 11, 2011 2:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 5120967)
Another rendering of the YYC's new terminal:
...

Ummm, where would they expand to next time?

Bigtime Jan 11, 2011 3:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ZeDgE (Post 5121131)
Cool. After looking at that I was thinking about how the car rental companies access their lots? (Cluster of buildings south of airport) I know from my days at Hertz (looong time ago) the lot was down the service road, which now looks like its cut off from the airport? :shrug:

Guess they have to go south towards McKnight then around Deerfoot or through the NE..

I never even thought about that. I would guess the rental companies are planning to move to empty lots north of Airport trail.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Me&You (Post 5121152)
Ummm, where would they expand to next time?

Plenty of room to expand north of pier D (the Westjet arm) and wrap around to the north. Also keep in mind with Barlow closed there will be that space to the east of the portion of Barlow that is staying.

Edit: Here is a quick and dirty MSpaint showing the available areas:

http://img41.imageshack.us/img41/422...nwaylayout.jpg

Urban_Genius Jan 11, 2011 3:45 AM

Lot's of interesting projects going around.
YEG's expansion is massive!! I think it will be double its current size, and damn impressive.

roccerfeller Jan 11, 2011 4:05 AM

Yeah I remember seeing YEG's expansion when I was in Edmonton last...it sure has progressed a lot since I was there.

Lookin good ;)

And Calgary's is shaping up nicely...I hope those renders become realtime soon. I remember all the progress its made from the tiny airport they started off with....now its a huge airport haha. Oh Calgary. You boom-town you.

White Pine Jan 12, 2011 11:40 PM

Personally, i really like Ottawa Airport. It's so simple, and looks nice, and it's not too big, etc.

Pavlov Jan 13, 2011 1:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SpongeG (Post 5121133)
where is YYC? Saskatoon?

Saskatoon? :sly: You don't think Saskatoon might be a bit over-served by an airport that size?

Canadian74 Jan 14, 2011 6:49 PM

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Originally Posted by mr.x (Post 3654005)

Calgary International Airport

2007 passengers: 12.26 million

Projected growth: 30 million annual capacity by 2030

Expansion: $3 billion by 2018 - includes international transborder concourse, which will add 20 new gates and associated aircraft apron; expansions to the transborder baggage facility and Canadian Inspection Services area; more surface parking and 2,000-stall addition to car parkade; fourth runway, 4,267 metres

Airport Improvement Fee: $20 for all departing non-connecting passengers

Neat features: White Hat volunteers. Space Port Educational Facility. 30-minute free parking

Major complaint: Congestion at U.S. transborder concourse



You mention that 30 million will be the capacity by 2030, but actually YYC is expected to handle 27 million passengers by 2025. If they can grow at a moderate 4% per year, they should be able to reach 24-25 million passengers by 2025. Traffic at YYC grew by average 6% pa since 1995-2009 and there is no reason that it cannot continue to grow at 4% pa average for the next 15 years.

That's probably the high number, but even if they grow at a reasonable 3% pa, they will cross 20 million passengers in 15 years.

Coldrsx Jan 14, 2011 7:47 PM

^jesus...:tup:

Canadian74 Jan 14, 2011 8:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Coldrsx (Post 5126130)
^jesus...:tup:

If they continue to grow at a moderate 4% per year, they will reach 24-25 million passengers by that time.

roccerfeller Jan 14, 2011 8:32 PM

Holy....Calgary Batman!

MalcolmTucker Jan 14, 2011 11:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by O-Town Hockey (Post 5119893)
The Winnipeg terminal looks great and Saskatoon looks promising! Do most airports in Canada put the arrivals and departures on top of eachother like seen in those Winnipeg photos? We have it in Ottawa (built 2003) and it makes it so much easier to pick up/drop off people at the airport. Who was the first?

I was once told that the concept was borrowed from train stations, the first with double level road access being Grand Central Terminal in New York.

Tarsus Jan 14, 2011 11:37 PM

I don't look at this thread often, so it's nice to see all the action going on at airports around the country. Props to Winnipeg and Edmonton airports. Those are nice looking projects. Calgary's new International terminal looks great too, nice to hear the a BP has been generated.

Some major stuff going on these days.

North of 49 Jan 15, 2011 4:55 AM

Winnipeg has competition when it comes to sunny destinations. Some Manitobans are choosing to travel to Grand Forks or Fargo to reach sunbelt destinations in the US at reduced cost. Somethings gotta give.....

RTD Jan 15, 2011 4:58 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by North of 49 (Post 5126806)
Winnipeg has competition when it comes to sunny destinations. Some Manitobans are choosing to travel to Grand Forks or Fargo to reach sunbelt destinations in the US at reduced cost. Somethings gotta give.....

Same thing is happening in areas like Greater Vancouver, Greater Toronto and any other cities near the border. When you can get flights to Palm Springs from Bellingham, WA for 39$ each way, and you live less than an hour away, how can you refuse?

craner Jan 15, 2011 5:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 5120967)
Another rendering of the YYC's new terminal:

http://www.yyc.com/data//1/rec_imgs/...y%20layout.jpg

It appears there is no connection between the existing terminal and the expansion. :(

SpongeG Jan 15, 2011 7:36 AM

maybe its underground - a number of airports have separate buildings linked with an underground train - i've used seattle and atlanta - both of which are set up like that


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