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esquire Mar 10, 2016 9:54 PM

Cool... I'm presuming that with those old hangars, YDT must be an old air force base?

Klazu Mar 10, 2016 10:15 PM

You are correct.

davidivivid Mar 10, 2016 10:38 PM

Quebec City's Jean Lesage International airport as well as Toronto's Billy Bishop airport will get their U.S. customs pre-clearance authorization:

Quote:

Trudeau, Obama to announce expansion of border pre-clearance program

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and President Barack Obama will announce an expansion of customs pre-clearance locations in Canada during their official meeting Thursday, CBC News has learned.

U.S.-bound passengers travelling through the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Quebec City's Jean Lesage Airport and those travelling from Montreal's central train station will soon be able to clear customs in Canada.

The move is the latest effort to make travel between the two countries more convenient for travellers, at the same time the U.S. is looking to obtain much more information on passengers moving across the lengthy Canada-U.S. border.

[...]
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montre...ance-1.3484339

Alexcaban Mar 10, 2016 11:35 PM

YUL 2015 numbers finally out!!!!

15,517,382 +4.6%

http://www.admtl.com/sites/default/f...204T2015-A.pdf

SkahHigh Mar 11, 2016 12:20 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexcaban (Post 7366834)
YUL 2015 numbers finally out!!!!

15,517,382 +4.6%

http://www.admtl.com/sites/default/f...204T2015-A.pdf

'twas about time... :rolleyes:

FrAnKs Mar 11, 2016 12:52 AM

So, How is YUL ranked compared to the other Canadian airports in number of passengers?

jmt18325 Mar 11, 2016 12:57 AM

Back above Calgary. Signalhill, you can update the front page with the new number whenever you want.

Nicko999 Mar 11, 2016 4:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexcaban (Post 7366834)
YUL 2015 numbers finally out!!!!

15,517,382 +4.6%

http://www.admtl.com/sites/default/f...204T2015-A.pdf

Is this real life?

Looks like the airport hired their statistician.:haha:

thenoflyzone Mar 11, 2016 3:06 PM

about time YUL woke up. I had written to them last week as well.

As for CPB at YQB, i feel as though that is a waste of time. Not that many non stop flights to the US from YQB.

Take today as an example, i count..

2x DL Connection to JFK (CRJ9 76 seats)
TS to MCO (B738 189 seats)
UA Express to EWR (E145 50 seats)

So that's what, 391 seats to the US. (and that's assuming the seats are all full)

tomorrow, it's

again 2x DL to JFK
TS to FLL
WG to FLL
UA to EWR

So slightly more passengers, around 580.

Now I know sundays are the busiest, as TS, WG and WS all have non stops to FLL, plus 5T to PBI (cruise charter), but nonetheless, for most of the winter weekdays as well as all of summer, the US bound number never reaches 500.

Honestly, anything less than a thousand passengers/day isn't worth CBP's efforts.

The Montreal train station CBP is a good idea, even though it's only 2 trains a day, because it will cut the travel time between Montreal and New York by 30-40%. I know the train stops at the border and it can take 1 to 2 hours (sometimes more) for the customs guy(s) to clear all the coaches. So eliminating the need for that will be a huge bonus for the Montreal train station, and might attract other Amtrak services to BOS or Washington, for example.

Just my 7 cents. (2 cents, plus a nickel because i'm not your average joe ! ;))

Edit: ADM just sent me an e-mail, saying the 2015 numbers were published yesterday....lol

craneSpotter Mar 11, 2016 7:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexcaban (Post 7366834)
YUL 2015 numbers finally out!!!!

15,517,382 +4.6%

http://www.admtl.com/sites/default/f...204T2015-A.pdf

Also, YUL is off to a good start in 2016 with 1,268,316 passengers in January. That is a 4.3% bump over 2015 :)

http://www.admtl.com/sites/default/f...gl_16-vWeb.pdf

Nicko999 Mar 12, 2016 2:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craneSpotter (Post 7367825)
Also, YUL is off to a good start in 2016 with 1,268,316 passengers in January. That is a 4.3% bump over 2015 :)

http://www.admtl.com/sites/default/f...gl_16-vWeb.pdf

TBH, I was expecting better (at least 5%). But 4.3% is fine I guess. Can't ask for too much when Canada is nearly in a recession.

Alexcaban Mar 12, 2016 3:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nicko999 (Post 7368353)
TBH, I was expecting better (at least 5%). But 4.3% is fine I guess. Can't ask for too much when Canada is nearly in a recession.

FYI this was the best performing January in the last 4 years, considering the weak dollar and warm winter.

Also if you happen to look at the passenger stats chart you'll notice that the numbers for YTD do not match those of what it should be for just one month, leading me to believe that ADM accidentally released February's numbers as well.

It shows a total of 2,494,899 meaning that February numbers could be 1,226,583 which would be an aprox. 7% increase over 2015. :tup:

Check it out: http://www.admtl.com/sites/default/f...gl_16-vWeb.pdf

Johnny Aussie Mar 12, 2016 4:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexcaban (Post 7368449)
Also if you happen to look at the passenger stats chart you'll notice that the numbers for YTD do not match those of what it should be for just one month, leading me to believe that ADM accidentally released February's numbers as well.

It shows a total of 2,494,899 meaning that February numbers could be 1,226,583 which would be an aprox. 7% increase over 2015. :tup:

Oops!

Remember, this is a leap year so the one extra day in Feb gives an automatic 3.6% increase.

thenoflyzone Mar 12, 2016 6:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by craneSpotter (Post 7367825)
Also, YUL is off to a good start in 2016 with 1,268,316 passengers in January. That is a 4.3% bump over 2015 :)

http://www.admtl.com/sites/default/f...gl_16-vWeb.pdf

Wow.

Transborder (+4.7%) and Domestic (+4.7%) saw bigger increases than international (+3.7%) for the month of January. That must be a first.

thenoflyzone Mar 13, 2016 1:29 AM

Ed force one was damaged as it was being towed down in Santiago. Airport staff got injured but are OK. Seems like the tug got disconnected as it was turning a corner, and the B747 behind kept going straight hitting the tug with two of it's engines....

So much for it showing up in Canada in a few weeks! I was looking forward to see it in action at YUL.

http://twitter.com/search?q=ed+force+one

zahav Mar 14, 2016 9:02 PM

This is great news for cross-country travel, finally a coast to coast non-stop! And also good for Winnipeg :)

http://www.metronews.ca/news/halifax...-winnipeg.html

DrNest Mar 14, 2016 10:46 PM

That is good news for coast-to-coast travellers, but it will be a long flight. 8 hours or so in a B737 will probably feel cramped by the time you arrive. I've done many trans-Atlantic flights that were shorter than that and welcomed the space to move around in on the various wide-bodies I utilised.

jmt18325 Mar 14, 2016 11:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrNest (Post 7370806)
That is good news for coast-to-coast travellers, but it will be a long flight. 8 hours or so in a B737

I think they're including the time shift. There's no reason it should take that long.

LeftCoaster Mar 15, 2016 12:26 AM

That still doesn't make sense. It should be about a 6 hour flight.

jmt18325 Mar 15, 2016 1:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by LeftCoaster (Post 7370908)
That still doesn't make sense. It should be about a 6 hour flight.

Yeah, something is wrong with that story. The flight from Winnipeg is 3:30.

According to Westjet it's 5:34 from YVR to YHZ. You leave at 21:00 and arrive at 6:34.


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