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bkd Jan 28, 2012 10:34 PM

YEG Expansion posted by LO 044 in the Edmonton section.


Quote:

Originally Posted by LO 044 (Post 5567992)
Here are some pictures from today's trial run. It seemed like a pretty popular event. There were people of all ages taking part. I think the interior colors look great.

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Coldrsx Jan 29, 2012 1:34 AM

Looking good YEG

hockey rules! Feb 1, 2012 9:43 PM

13,660,682 (+5.3%) million passengers for Montreal in 2011, a new record!

http://admtl.com/APropos/SalleDePres...tistiques.aspx

Symz Feb 1, 2012 11:08 PM

Nice airport pics!

Mister F Feb 1, 2012 11:19 PM

I'm flying out of Pearson on Saturday so I was doing some googling about the rebranding. No idea if it'll bring Pearson up to par with other airports but this article is encouraging.

Free Wi-Fi? Check. Valet parking? Check. Welcome to the new Pearson

Tess Kalinowski
Toronto Star, June 7, 2011
http://www.thestar.com/news/transpor...cle/1003816--b

Quote:

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is rebranding Canada’s busiest flight hub in a bid to put Pearson on a par with some of the world’s leading airports and make it a destination in itself, rather than just a place to pass through.

“We all believe there is a romance and magic of air travel if you get it right,” said Pamela Griffith-Jones, chief marketing and commercial officer for the GTAA.

A new logo and website to be revealed Tuesday are the first steps in a longer-term rollout of new shops, services and travel amenities that include everything from entertainment in the terminals to posted wait times for security and baggage. The airport will also have a renewed focus on hospitality and convenience. Travellers are now referred to as “guests.”

It’s all part of the GTAA’s play to make Pearson the pre-eminent hub for connecting flights to Europe and Asia.

YYCguys Feb 2, 2012 4:03 AM

Seems that Terminal One at YYZ is getting EVERYTHING! What about Terminal Three? There's very little to eat/see/do in T3!

PoscStudent Feb 2, 2012 5:25 AM

Not much word on it yet but plans are in the works to double the size of St. John's International.

isaidso Feb 2, 2012 5:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 5573828)
Seems that Terminal One at YYZ is getting EVERYTHING! What about Terminal Three? There's very little to eat/see/do in T3!

I never seem to be in Terminal 3. Is that US bound flights?

Symz Feb 2, 2012 12:04 PM

This is a link to the .pdf of the Windsor Airport Master Plan that was developed in 2010. It has existing airport layout plans and shows future expansions.

http://www.yqg.ca/img/windsor%20airp...may%202011.pdf

The airport has just handed over it's new large hanger for wide body aircraft maintenance and repair. I'm not sure how far off the next phase of the proposed developments are though.

eemy Feb 2, 2012 1:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by isaidso (Post 5573957)
I never seem to be in Terminal 3. Is that US bound flights?

Generally speaking, T3 is non-Star Alliance airlines, although that isn't entirely true.

YYCguys Feb 2, 2012 3:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by isaidso (Post 5573957)
I never seem to be in Terminal 3. Is that US bound flights?

Airlines in T3 are flying domestically, internationally, and transborder. The airlines currently operating out of T3 are found here: http://www.torontopearson.com/en/fli...destinations/#

Bigtime Feb 7, 2012 2:28 PM

Shot of the new ATC tower rising in YYC:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6...14656083_z.jpg
New Control Tower by BigtimeAa, on Flickr

That big pile of dirt in the background is related to the parallel runway construction.

roccerfeller Feb 7, 2012 4:34 PM

I am hoping that, with the recent opening of the new terminal in Winnipeg (essentially a replacement terminal) that we will hear of the Phase II or expansion plans soon (they were expected to start talking about it in 2012, while officially chugging out the plan in 2014)

but there seems to be a lawsuit the Airport Authority is currently involved in, so I wonder how delayed these plans will be. These plans did tentatively involve a second terminal or phase II (expansion) of the first terminal, not quite sure which one


Edmonton and Quebec City lookin' quite fine!

Airboy Feb 7, 2012 5:34 PM

[QUOTE=roccerfeller;5580609]
but there seems to be a lawsuit the Airport Authority is currently involved in, so I wonder how delayed these plans will be. These plans did tentatively involve a second terminal or phase II (expansion) of the first terminal, not quite sure which one

QUOTE]

Wonder if this has to do with the collapsed sanitation lines last year.
Hope to get a good look at the terminal when I fly through in a couple of weeks.

Andrewjm3D Feb 7, 2012 7:40 PM

The QC expansion looks a lot like Pearson.

halifaxboyns Feb 7, 2012 11:46 PM

T3 at YYZ has all the One World and Skyteam alliance carriers, Westjet and what I call 'everyone else'. T3 was a great hub for Canadian and the One World Carriers when CP was still alive, but really went down hill after that.

It's okay for Westjet, but if they are really going to hit hard into AC's business clients, they need to do some work on that terminal and big time.

YYCguys Feb 8, 2012 12:50 AM

If Westjet's proposed regional carrier does take flight, the plan is to have one of the bases in Toronto. In T3, is there accommodation for this type of aircraft and if so, where? I've never seen such a gate there!

MalcolmTucker Feb 8, 2012 1:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 5581422)
If Westjet's proposed regional carrier does take flight, the plan is to have one of the bases in Toronto. In T3, is there accommodation for this type of aircraft and if so, where? I've never seen such a gate there!

Could either use the T3 remote terminal (A gates?), or the infield maybe?
Doesn't seem to be much space to build out a regional operator otherwise, especially one that likely wants preclearance.

Jstaleness Feb 8, 2012 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 5580477)
Shot of the new ATC tower rising in YYC:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6...14656083_z.jpg

That big pile of dirt in the background is related to the parallel runway construction.

It may be just that I never noticed before but that appears to be the tallest tower crane I've seen that isn't anchored to the side of a structure.

AuxTown Feb 16, 2012 2:41 PM

Just another example of what recent airport expansions have meant in terms of puting our cities on the world map. With all the options now for connecting flights, people are starting to avoid certain airports if they can and I suspect it's surveys like this that will help them decide where to go instead.

from www.torontosun.com

Quote:

Cdn airports feel the love from new survey

By Michael Wood ,Calgary Sun
First posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 09:26 AM EST

CALGARY — It seems love is in the air at YOW, YHZ, and YYC.

Staff at airports in Ottawa, Halifax and Calgary spent Valentine’s Day aflutter after a survey conducted by a global airport authority found that passengers loved this city’s airport more than most in North America.

Ottawa topped the list for airports on this continent, Halifax was third and Calgary came in fifth.

“We were excited to be named first in the world last year,” Paul Benoit, Ottawa Airport Authority president and CEO, said in a release. “First in North America is even more special, because the airports included in the survey are the airports that our customers travel to most often - the ones we are most familiar with. This is a very special tribute to all of our employees and to the facility itself.”

It’s the first time in the history of the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey, conducted by Airports Council International, that Calgary made the top five list for best airport in North America.

“We are excited to be named as one of North America’s best airports in delivering a positive passenger experience,” Garth Atkinson, president and CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority, said in a statement.

“We have an amazing community of people working at YYC and exceptional programs designed and developed to ensure we continue to reach for new heights in service quality. This award is especially meaningful because it’s an award based on reviews from our passengers.”

The survey is a satisfaction benchmark conducted at more than half the world’s top 100 airports, with more than 250,000 passengers interviewed every year.



Top 5 airports in North America

1. Ottawa

2. Indianapolis

3. Halifax

4. Austin

5. Calgary



Top 5 airports worldwide

1. Seoul Incheon

2. Singapore

3. Beijing

4. Hong Kong

5. Nagoya

haligonia Feb 16, 2012 3:51 PM

Congrats to Calgary, Halifax and Ottawa! I've never been to Calgary, but YHZ and YOW really are great airports.

Biff Feb 16, 2012 4:44 PM

Congrats to the airports above. I have been to all three and thought they were all very nice. I was very surprised by the size, amenities and overall feel and design of Stanfield in Halifax. I guess Halifax gets a lot of international passengers due to it's location. I liked Ottawa's very much even though i didn't get to spend too much time there (just connecting to Halifax actually). I have spent quite a bit of time in Calgary's and really like it but it keeps changing and growing so fast that it is hard to keep the same feel each time you go.

snowboarder1019 Feb 16, 2012 11:35 PM

You left out one important player;

http://www.flyfortmac.ca/AirportAuth...rtFINALHD.aspx

656,517 people per year ,61,026 aircraft movements in 2010

New 7000 feet runway , new terminal to handle 1,5m per year. Possibility of customs.

isaidso Feb 17, 2012 8:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biff (Post 5593098)
Congrats to the airports above. I have been to all three and thought they were all very nice. I was very surprised by the size, amenities and overall feel and design of Stanfield in Halifax. I guess Halifax gets a lot of international passengers due to it's location.

Halifax is the 7th busiest airport in the country, just above Winnipeg. One would think that the high ranking is due to international traffic, but 91% of traffic is Canadian or trans-border (to the United States). Halifax benefits from being the principal airport for Atlantic Canada.

halifaxboyns Feb 17, 2012 4:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MalcolmTucker (Post 5581453)
Could either use the T3 remote terminal (A gates?), or the infield maybe?
Doesn't seem to be much space to build out a regional operator otherwise, especially one that likely wants preclearance.

From what I recall of the Canadian Days, part of the remote terminal and around gate A7/A8. The infield was held exclusively for the jets as I recall. But I can't remember if the remote terminal was exclusively domestic or if it had portions for US flights or not.

ACT7 Feb 20, 2012 2:22 AM

Had a chance to fly through the new YWG this weekend. Overall, a very nice terminal - don't know if it will be able to attract more flights, but nice job either way. Finally Winnipeg has a real airport.

jmt18325 Feb 20, 2012 4:04 AM

The ner terminal will only attract new flights if it attracts new people. Numbers were up a bit this year, but not to the level they were in 2007.

davidivivid Feb 20, 2012 4:49 AM

Quebec City's airport passenger traffic for 2011:

It has increased by 96% during the last 10 years but more importantly, by 25% during the last 2 years alone. International traffic really has gone up in the last few years, reason why the current expansion is focusing on a new international terminal.

Passager Trafic – 2011

Janvier + 21,5%
Février + 15,5%
Mars + 18,2%
Avril + 8,3%
Mai + 4,9%
Juin + 5,8%
Juillet + 10,4%
Août + 8,5%
Septembre + 2,8%
Octobre - 3,0%
Novembre + 14,8%
Décembre + 11,5%

Breakdown by sector – 2011

Domestic + 4,9%
Transborder + 11,5%
International + 21,8%
Total + 10,4%

Passenger Traffic

2011 1 313 432
2010 1 190 088
2009 1 035 026
2008 1 022 862
2007 877 274
2006 779 587
2005 771 043
2004 711 323
2003 625 980
2002 607 920

isaidso Feb 20, 2012 7:48 AM

That's exceptional growth in Quebec City over the last 10 years.

Dalreg Feb 20, 2012 10:03 AM

Great growth for Quebec City, but very low totals still? 1.4 million total? I would expect to see at least double or triple that for a city the size of that.

eemy Feb 20, 2012 1:02 PM

That absolutely incredible growth. I wonder if the airport authority taking over from Transport Canada has been a factor. Greater lobbying for more routes perhaps?

davidivivid Feb 20, 2012 2:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Dalreg (Post 5597658)
Great growth for Quebec City, but very low totals still? 1.4 million total? I would expect to see at least double or triple that for a city the size of that.

Yes, even though the growth is impressive, the total number of passengers is still relatively small considering the size of Quebec City but it is important to remember that historically, Montreal's proximity has always hindered the airport's growth since people didn't mind driving to Montreal's airport because airline companies only operated there. For the same reason, tourists also used to drive between the two cities instead of taking the plane. As a consequence, ticket prices were much higher in the provincial capital, which only exacerbated this situation. However, since the airport reached a critical size in the last few years, the number of airline companies present at Quebec City airport has increased and a new reality is now emerging: lower ticket costs due to increased competition and more national and international direct flights. For example, Continental Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Delta Airlines are now all offering flights to multiple US destinations. Growth in domestic passenger traffic is still lagging a bit though.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jeremy_haak (Post 5597692)
That absolutely incredible growth. I wonder if the airport authority taking over from Transport Canada has been a factor. Greater lobbying for more routes perhaps?

I do not know if the airport's authority lobbied for more routes (more than likely!) but I can say that the management in place is very competent and has put in place a very ambitious yet thoughful long term plan, which you can consult here in english:

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

Acajack Feb 20, 2012 5:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davidivivid (Post 5597729)
Yes, even though the growth is impressive, the total number of passengers is still relatively small considering the size of Quebec City but it is important to remember that historically, Montreal's proximity has always hindered the airport's growth since people didn't mind driving to Montreal's airport because airline companies only operated there. For the same reason, tourists also used to drive between the two cities instead of taking the plane. As a consequence, ticket prices were much higher in the provincial capital, which only exacerbated this situation. However, since the airport reached a critical size in the last few years, the number of airline companies present at Quebec City airport has increased and a new reality is now emerging: lower ticket costs due to increased competition and more national and international direct flights. For example, Continental Airlines, United Airlines, US Airways and Delta Airlines are now all offering flights to multiple US destinations. Growth in domestic passenger traffic is still lagging a bit though.



Also, Quebecers very rarely fly within Quebec for personal travel. Everyone uses land transportation, even when going from one end of the province to the other. I live in southwestern Quebec and have many neighbours, friends and colleagues from other parts of the province (Saguenay, Lac-St-Jean, Gaspésie, Côte-Nord), and I have never known anyone who has flown back home for a personal trip.

davidivivid Feb 22, 2012 3:11 AM

The Airports Council International released the results of their Airport Service Quality survey and for the 2nd year in a row, Quebec City's airport was crowned best in North America in the Best Airport Fewer than 2 million passengers category.

Very good performances in general for Canadian airports!!!!!

I. BEST AIRPORTS WORLDWIDE

1) Seoul Incheon (ICN)
2) Singapore (SIN)
3) Hong Kong (HKG)
4) Beijing (PEK)
5) Shanghai Pudong (PVG)

II:BEST AIRPORT BY REGION

Africa

1) Cape Town (CPT)
2) Cairo (CAI)
3) Johannesburg (JNB)
4) Durban (DUR)
5) Nairobi (NBO)

Asia-Pacific

1) Seoul Incheon (ICN)
2) Singapore (SIN)
3) Hong Kong (HKG)
4) Beijing (PEK)
5) Shanghai Pudong (PVG)

Europe
1) Malta (MLA)
2) Porto (OPO)
3) Zurich (ZRH)
4) Copenhagen (CPH)
5) Edinburgh (EDI)

Latin America & Caribbean

1) Cancun (CUN)
2) Guayaquil (GYE)
3) San José (SJO)
4) Montego Bay (MBJ)
5) Mexico City (MEX)

Middle East

1) Dubai (DXB)
2) Abu Dhabi (AUH)
3) Tel Aviv (TLV)
4) Doha (DOH)
5) Dammam (DMM)

North America

1) Indianapolis (IND)
2) Ottawa (YOW)
3) Austin (AUS)
4) Halifax (YHZ)
5) Vancouver (YVR)

III: BEST AIRPORT BY SIZE AIRPORT

2-5 million passengers

1) Ottawa (YOW)
2) Halifax (YHZ)
3) Guayaquil (GYE)
4) Malta (MLA)
5) Porto (OPO)

5 – 15 million passengers

1) Hyderabad (HYD)
2) Nagoya (NGO)
3) Indianapolis (IND)
4) Cancun (CUN)
5) Austin (AUS)

15 – 25 million passengers

1) Seoul Gimpo (GMP)
2) Mumbai (BOM)
3) Vancouver (YVR)
4) Taipei (TPE)
5) Shenzhen (SZX)


25 – 40 million passengers

1) Seoul Incheon (ICN)
2) Singapore (SIN)
3) Shanghai Pudong (PVG)
4) New Delhi (DEL)
5) Kuala Lumpur (KUL)

over 40 million passengers

1) Hong Kong (HKG)
2) Beijing (PEK)
3) Dubai (DXB)
4) Dallas Fort Worth (DFW)
5) Bangkok (BKK)

IV. Best Airport Fewer than 2 million passengers by region

Africa: George (GRJ)
Europe: Humberside (HUY)
Latin America-Caribbean: Bridgetown (BGI)
North America: Quebec City (YQB)

V. Best improvement award by region

Africa: Cape Town (CPT)
Asia Pacific: Shanghai Hongqiao (SHA)
Europe: Bournemouth(BOH)
Middle East: Dubai (DXB)
North America: Vancouver (YVR)
Latin America-Caribbean: San José (SJO)

Airboy Feb 22, 2012 3:30 AM

Was through YWG this morning. Have to say I like it. quite open and light. services are not bad, hell of a lot better than they were.

halifaxboyns Feb 26, 2012 9:38 AM

Posted in error.

halifaxboyns Feb 26, 2012 9:40 AM

I can't remember if I posted this, but since there have been videos about other Airport's - I thought I would post YHZ's 50th Anniversary Video. I thought it was quite well done.

Video

Coldrsx Mar 13, 2012 3:27 PM

Expansion helping YEG, as is the accelerating economy... huge gains

Edmonton International Airport
Passenger Statistics for February 2012

Highlights
• Overall 528,841 passengers (1,061,390 Year to Date)
• Domestic 371,142 passengers (748,794 Year to Date)
• Transborder 108,062 passengers* (211,846 Year to Date)
• International 49,637 passengers (100,750 Year to Date)
• Rolling 12 Month 6,368,412

*New single month record for Transborder

Growth%
• Overall 10.1% (9.4% Year to Date)
• Domestic 9.6% (9.2% Year to Date)
• Transborder 12.3% (11.7% Year to Date)
• International 9.6% (6.6% Year to Date)

dansk Mar 13, 2012 3:51 PM

I don't think it has anything to do with the expansion, as there has been no new routes added, the only frequecy increase has been to IAH.

bkd Mar 13, 2012 5:43 PM

Incredible growth for YEG. Amazing numbers.

Hoping that they continue at this rate all year long.

Coldrsx Mar 21, 2012 5:27 PM

YEG's new control tower and admin building by 'airboy'

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/6...c23269cb_b.jpg
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/6...c23269cb_b.jpg

ZeDgE Mar 22, 2012 12:55 AM

Wow. I was not aware Edmonton had all this going on. Cool!

jmt18325 Mar 22, 2012 9:08 PM

If the number of Manitobans who flew from the US last year (163K) was instead flying through Richardson, we'd have over 3.5M passengers going through. What are we as Canadians going to do about this problem? How do we fix this? Is it government, industry, or both?

Coldrsx Mar 22, 2012 9:18 PM

If the number of Edmontonians/Northern Albertans who flew from the Calgary last year (700K) was instead flying through Edmonton Int'l, we'd have over 7.3M passengers going through. What are we as Canadians going to do about this problem? How do we fix this? Is it government, industry, or both?

jmt18325 Mar 22, 2012 9:29 PM

Har har. This isn't just a Winnipeg problem though. It takes money out of our economy. Something like 20% of people flying to the Us fly from US airports because of what are sometimes substantially lower prices. It's costing up money, jobs, and routes. Maybe Delta would fly something bigger out of Winnipeg instead of 6 CRJs a day. Maybe Westjet would have daily direct service between Winnipeg and Vegas. It's a big problem.

rbt Mar 23, 2012 12:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmt18325 (Post 5637763)
If the number of Manitobans who flew from the US last year (163K) was instead flying through Richardson, we'd have over 3.5M passengers going through. What are we as Canadians going to do about this problem? How do we fix this? Is it government, industry, or both?

US government heavily subsidizes air travel directly (airlines getting funds as required), and indirectly (airports not paying fees/taxes provided they use that money for expansion/upkeep).

That combined with customs fees being free via car and in your ticket when you fly and being hit with double the navigation fees (Navcan and ATO) makes it much more expensive to fly directly from the local airport to the USA rather than drive to the border and fly.

Very little can or should be done here. As a frequent flyer (~20+ flights per year) I'm pretty happy that airports are a revenue generator in Canada rather than another place for my income tax to be sunk into. Airport expansion requires an actual business case rather than just political will (Mirabel).


If you add up all of the transportation subsidies in the USA (highways, railways, airlines, public transit, fuel/energy, etc. etc.) it must be a staggering number. It's going to be very painful when their budget situation makes them turn off those taps.

jmt18325 Mar 23, 2012 12:10 AM

Well, I hope they do turn off the taps.

SpongeG Apr 1, 2012 6:27 PM

airline news ;)

Video Link

isaidso Apr 2, 2012 6:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jmt18325 (Post 5638033)
Well, I hope they do turn off the taps.

And I hope our government starts seeing airports as a driver of the economy rather than an asset to suck dry.

casper Apr 12, 2012 3:30 AM

Looks like one more airport expansion under construction. Saskatoon Airport Expansion started on April 2. Phase 1 is expected to be completed in July 2013, phase in October 2014. Total cost $ 54 M. (http://www.yxe.ca/reconstruction/faq.php) The web cam also shows some construction related activity going on air-side.


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