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G.S MTL Feb 22, 2016 3:30 AM

I did a intercontinental summer 2016 destination for YYC if any of are interested.?... I want to do YVR but itll take some time for of course... and YYZ lol

Metro-One Feb 22, 2016 3:58 AM

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Originally Posted by cyeg66 (Post 7343545)
I chuckled...:)


A much smaller number, and many of them were routed thru YXE...

As did I, even though it offended me as being a person with natural blonde hair ;)

SFUVancouver Feb 22, 2016 6:37 PM

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Originally Posted by yyzer (Post 7341216)
Iran Air wants to fly to YYZ........

http://www.worldtribune.com/iran-eye...-york-toronto/

Did the editors of World Tribune even think as they approved and posted the story that the quoted number of A380s was absolutely insane?

"As sanctions were lifted after implementation of the nuclear deal with world powers, Iran agreed to purchase 118 Airbus 380 long-range planes, Persian-language news site Titre20.ir reported. The deal with the French aviation giant was reportedly worth $16 billion."

They began the process of buying up to 118 Airbus aircraft, including 12 A380s and they'll happily convert those to A350s if the A380s order hits any snags. I found several reputable news stories about the Iran post-sanctions aircraft purchase with a quick search.

le calmar Feb 22, 2016 6:50 PM

I always feel lost when I visit this thread. I seriously have no clue which airports YYC or YXE are refering to.

SteelTown Feb 22, 2016 6:51 PM

WestJet to begin offering Hamilton-Vancouver service three times a week

Hamilton Spectator
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/63...-times-a-week/

WestJet is planning to launch direct flight service this summer between Hamilton and Vancouver, three times a week. Flights are scheduled to run through the peak vacation season, from June 30 to Sept. 4, the airline announced Monday.

"We're very excited with WestJet's announcement to operate non-stop flights from Hamilton to Vancouver this summer," said Frank Scremin, president and CEO for John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport. "Vancouver is not only a key business destination, but also a great vacation market."

He said the direct service will be a boon for passengers who currently fly to Vancouver from Hamilton, by way of Calgary. The Vancouver to Hamilton runs will depart at 10:15 a.m. and arrive at 5:35 p.m. The reverse trips will depart at 6:40 p.m. and arrive at 8:38 p.m.

jmt18325 Feb 22, 2016 7:08 PM

http://www.brandonsun.com/breaking-n...369676591.html

Westjet service from Toronto to Brandon.

go_leafs_go02 Feb 22, 2016 7:34 PM

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Originally Posted by jmt18325 (Post 7344492)
http://www.brandonsun.com/breaking-n...369676591.html

Westjet service from Toronto to Brandon.

Westjet service from London to Vancouver, happening 4X a week in Summer 2016.

jmt18325 Feb 22, 2016 7:49 PM

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Originally Posted by SteelTown (Post 7344462)
WestJet to begin offering Hamilton-Vancouver service three times a week


This is Hamilton's year, I think.

SteelTown Feb 22, 2016 8:10 PM

Yeah the passenger count for YHM should make a good spike for 2016.

Bigtime Feb 22, 2016 9:26 PM

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Originally Posted by le calmar (Post 7344461)
I always feel lost when I visit this thread. I seriously have no clue which airports YYC or YXE are refering to.

YOWza that's weak. :D

I'll excuse YXE, but YYC? C'mon.

Johnny Aussie Feb 23, 2016 5:13 AM

Westjet's announced services from YVR-YXU and YVR-YHM are actually recommencing routes.

YXU-YVR was flown during 2009 and 2010. YHM-YVR on the other hand was last served ten years ago in 2006.

A summary can be found here....

http://westjet2.mediaroom.com/index.php?s=43&item=1107

In any event, any new route is good news :yes:

John Wetherill, states "we are keeping our capacity plans fluid for 2016 and will continue to adjust our schedules...."

Sooooo.... These changes may not be it for the upcoming summer season. Perhaps we will see more new routes or added capacity out of certain cities.

DrNest Feb 23, 2016 2:26 PM

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Originally Posted by le calmar (Post 7344461)
I always feel lost when I visit this thread. I seriously have no clue which airports YYC or YXE are refering to.

Maybe if we used ICAO codes instead of IATA it would help. YYC is CYYC, YXE is CYXE. ;) :runaway:

TorontoDrew Feb 23, 2016 3:03 PM

An announcement will be made today about the UP service in Toronto. They are saying the one way fair will now be around $12 instead of $27. I must admit I enjoyed using it while it was empty.

SignalHillHiker Feb 23, 2016 6:36 PM

National Airlines (US) is partnering with Provincial Airlines (one of our local ones) on its direct flights to Florida.

Flights begin tomorrow. All are funneled to YYT for a direct flight to Orlando and cost $456 round trip. Eight airports in NL will offer the flights, including Gander, Deer Lake, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, and Wabush.

This is apparently in addition to National Airline's own direct flight between St. John's and Orlando launched in January but it sounds to me as though that's a mistake and this is just PAL doing the domestic legs.

jmt18325 Feb 23, 2016 7:38 PM

How does a place like Newfoundland have so many airports with passenger service?

MalcolmTucker Feb 23, 2016 8:23 PM

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Originally Posted by jmt18325 (Post 7345870)
How does a place like Newfoundland have so many airports with passenger service?

http://i.imgur.com/dsPOoja.jpg

The red line is 250 km, and the roads aren't easy driving prairie roads.

jmt18325 Feb 23, 2016 8:49 PM

Yeah, but places like Gander and Stephenville aren't easily explained by that.

casper Feb 23, 2016 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by jmt18325 (Post 7346043)
Yeah, but places like Gander and Stephenville aren't easily explained by that.

Gander is explained by being one the last jumping off point for aircraft going to Europe from North American when they could barely make it over there. Today not the case for most commercial airliners but still the case for some aircraft.

casper Feb 23, 2016 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by le calmar (Post 7344461)
I always feel lost when I visit this thread. I seriously have no clue which airports YYC or YXE are refering to.

C does suggest Calgary.

YYC - Calgary

There two are little more arbitrary:
YXE - Saskatoon
YYJ - Victoria

SignalHillHiker Feb 23, 2016 11:54 PM

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Originally Posted by casper (Post 7346284)
Gander is explained by being one the last jumping off point for aircraft going to Europe from North American when they could barely make it over there. Today not the case for most commercial airliners but still the case for some aircraft.

Almost all trans-Atlantic flights once had to stop in Gander. There were tremendous benefits for us - if you go back through old newspapers in St. John's, there are advertisements for every conceivable airline, telling readers to speak to their local booking agent in St. John's and fly out of Gander. All of the celebrities of that era passed through. Canada was actually getting a bad reputation because all most people ever saw of it was Gander, and its old bush terminal. It was the federal government that built the award-winning terminal there for that reason:

https://flic.kr/p/cERQEJ

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Regarding our airports - it's mostly due to regionalism. Many are served only by one of our local airlines (PAL, Air Labrador, etc.). These, in turn, are obscenely expensive and mostly serve politicians and the public service. It's all covered by taxpayers, however indirectly, and meant to make it easy for MHAs to get from their rural ridings to the Confederation Building.

Beyond that, Deer Lake (especially, but the others as well) served the up-to-30,000 rural NLers who live here but work in other provinces. That traffic is starting to die down, of course.

The only oddity is Stephenville and Deer Lake being so close together. Stephenville was the big boy, very successful for its size (I believe it's still an international airport, even). Some politician didn't want to have to drive that far from his cottage up near Deer Lake so the latter airport (until then, just one of the airstrips every other town here has) was given political support and Stephenville was politically hobbled and held back. Governments change, incentives change, the people wanting to kill Stephenville lost power before the deed could be done, and so now we're left with both.

The rest all make sense in terms of isolation or legacy. That graphic above isn't even all of them. There are lots of smaller ones, especially in northern Labrador (no roads, no winter ferry service possible due to ice).

St-Pierre et Miquelon has a proper airport as well.

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EDIT: Found some info on the different ones, including all the officially maintained airstrips on the island and Labrador:

http://www.tw.gov.nl.ca/airportservices/index.html


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