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Harrison May 30, 2019 4:40 PM

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Originally Posted by rakesh (Post 8588859)
Thanks guys. Fingers crossed for the interviews. I really like Edmonton as well. More artsy and gay friendly than Calgary from what I hear. But honestly cannot wait to move and make new friends (which is gonna be hard I guess since I am in my 30s now). I also hear that the food scene in both cities is pretty great these days. Foodie here. So excited about that :)

If you need any help finding your way around E-town, looking for fun things to do, etc., send me a DM!

rakesh May 31, 2019 4:40 AM

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Originally Posted by Harrison (Post 8589527)
If you need any help finding your way around E-town, looking for fun things to do, etc., send me a DM!

Thank you. Your are very kind :)

yyzer May 31, 2019 9:43 PM

Little teaser about NZ and YYZ.... :)

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12234189

LeftCoaster May 31, 2019 10:20 PM

AKL-YYZ would be one of the longest flights in the world. I don't see the market existing to make that viable.

nname Jun 3, 2019 7:33 PM

https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/a-2019-91

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WestJet, on behalf of itself and Xiamen Airlines, has applied to the Canadian Transportation Agency (Agency) for an approval to permit Xiamen Airlines to provide its scheduled international service between China and Canada by selling transportation in its own name on flights operated by WestJet between China and Canada
Does this mean WS is going to start flying to China soon...?

Dominion301 Jun 4, 2019 1:05 PM

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Originally Posted by MountainView (Post 8588744)
I flew YOW-YVR-YYJ last year... and upon landing in YYJ on my flight from YVR, there was an announcement telling people how to connect to YUL from that flight. So some people do back-track. Probably people who are looking for the cheapest fares possibly. (Just my opinion).

That's interesting. Amazing what happens when new non-YYZ routes get opened up eh.

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Originally Posted by nname (Post 8593517)
https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/ruling/a-2019-91

Does this mean WS is going to start flying to China soon...?

Not likely. Far more likely it means that WS will start codesharing on Xiamen's YVR-XMN, beyond XMN destinations and Xiamen will do the same beyond YVR.

thenoflyzone Jun 4, 2019 3:23 PM

YUL April 2019 stats have been posted:

Domestic: 565,166 (+5.2%)
Transborder: 375,055 (+1.8%)
International: 627,223 (+8.3%)
Total: 1,567,444 (+5.5%)

https://www.admtl.com/sites/default/...et_2019_EN.pdf

Pretty good, all things considered. Domestic increase is the highest it's been all year. No doubt helped by the Max grouding and cancelation of YHZ/YYT-LHR. AC is funneling as much as it can through YUL.

YTD totals:

Domestic: 2,079,822 (+3.1%)
Transborder: 1,476,739 (+3.1%)
International: 2,688,378 (+10.8%)
Total: 6,244,939 (+6.3%)

thenoflyzone Jun 4, 2019 6:52 PM

http://www.travelweek.ca/news/groupe...o-air-canadas/

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Groupe Mach makes its interest in Transat official with a rival bid to Air Canada’s

MONTREAL — Air Canada has competition in its bid for Transat, now that a rival suitor has stepped up with an offer worth $14 per share, topping Air Canada’s offer of $13 per share. Quebec-based real estate developer Groupe Mach has come forward with the new bid, causing trading in Transat shares to come to a halt. The shares closed at $11.84 on the TSE on Monday.

According to Groupe Mach, the offer is the culmination of a process that began when it approached Transat in January. Groupe Mach’s offer includes a commitment to keep Transat’s head office, executive team and centre of decision-making in Montreal. The news comes almost 3 weeks after Air Canada and Transat announced they had entered into an exclusive agreement, with Air Canada looking to buy the company in a transaction valued at $520 million.

On May 16 Transat said it had agreed to a 30-day period of exclusive negotiations with Air Canada pursuant to a letter of intent contemplating a transaction by which Air Canada would acquire all of the shares of Transat at a price of $13 per share. When Transat announced on April 30 that it had received interest from more than one company, interested suitors started coming out of the woodwork. One of those suitors was Groupe Mach.

At that time, Vincent Chiara, who owns Groupe Mach, said: “We had the idea of building a portfolio in the hospitality industry and they had a platform and projects in their plans to build exactly that,” referring to Transat’s $750-million plan to develop a hotel chain in Mexico’s Riviera Maya and the Caribbean. He said Transat’s fleet of about 40 planes is particularly appealing to Groupe Mach, which until now has focused on Quebec real estate. “They have the means to move the passengers who go to the destination … they have an important capacity to fill rooms and with this capacity, we eliminate a lot of risks for hotel development. “Of course, we want to privatize … our proposal is to buy out all the shareholders,” he added.

Groupe Mach also said the transaction would be subject to conditions that include “Transat terminating its current process with Air Canada prior to entering into any definitive binding acquisition agreement with Air Canada.” The Montreal developer also said that no layoffs at Transat or its subsidiaries would result from the would-be deal.

“The public markets are not the proper setting for Transat’s 2018-2022 strategic plan, particularly its hotel development strategy which shall require several years for any meaningful returns to be realized in face of pressures of immediate results from the public markets.”

The other blockbuster airline deal in the making this year, Onex’s acquisition of WestJet, would take WestJet private.

With the proposed deal, Spanish real estate developer TM Grupo Inmobiliario would contribute about $15 million in cash in exchange for a minority equity stake in Transat after the proposed agreement closed. TM would also roll over its three hotels in Mexico to Transat.

SFUVancouver Jun 6, 2019 5:22 PM

YVR April 2019 traffic update is up
 
YVR has published its April 2019 traffic numbers. Some highlights follow:

Domestic - APRIL 984,161 (+1.8%) | YTD 3,808,017 (+2.4%)

Transborder - APRIL 520,894 (+5.1%) | YTD 2,048,262 (+3.4%)
Asia Pacific - APRIL 373,688 (+7.2%) | YTD 1,492,596 (+5.9%)
Europe - APRIL 97,704 (+3.2%) | YTD 328,683 (+0.4%)
Misc. - APRIL 100,671 (+3.4%) | YTD 434,438 (+1.8%)

Total International - APRIL 1,092,957 (+5.4%) | YTD 4,303,979 (+3.9%)

TOTAL (ALL SECTORS) - APRIL 2,077,118 (+3.7%) | YTD 8,111,996 (+3.2%)

Air Cargo - APRIL 24,536 (-4.8%) | YTD 94,818 (-3.1%)
Runway movements (JETS) - APRIL 12,975 (+8.1%) | YTD 38,684 (-19.4%)
Runway movements (TURBO-PROP) - APRIL 9,391 (-1.1%) | YTD 25,895 (-30.9%)
Runway movements (ALL) - APRIL 22,914 (-0.9%) | YTD 68,485 (-25.5%)

Source

Something seems off with the runway movement numbers.

thenoflyzone Jun 7, 2019 2:47 AM

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Originally Posted by thenoflyzone (Post 8574751)
ORD finally posted December 2018 numbers. The list is complete.

2018 International passenger numbers

1. JFK 33.8 million (+3.7%)
2. YYZ 31.6 million (+6.7%)
3. LAX 26.05 million (+4.4%)
4. MIA 21.86 million (+1.9%)
5. CUN 16.4 million
6. PTY 16.2 million
7. MEX 15.75 million
8. SFO 14.22 million (+5.9%)
9. EWR 14.1 million (+9.7%)
10. ORD 13.95 million (+11.9%)
11. YVR 13.49 million (+8.5%)
12. ATL 12.5 million (+3.6%)
13. YUL 12.27 million (+9.2%)
14. IAH 10.73 million (+3.7%)
15. DFW 8.74 million (+2.7%)
16. FLL 8.61 million (+19.8%)
17. BOS 7.58 million (+5.3%)

2019 Q1 international numbers

1. YYZ 7,902,076‬ (+4.2%)
2. JFK 7,341,211 (+7.3%)
3. MIA 5,870,309 (+5.5%)
4. LAX 5,857,735 (-1.6%)
5. CUN
6. PTY
7. MEX
8. SFO 3,277,760 (+6.1%)
9. YVR 3,211,027 (+3.3 %)
10. YUL 3,162,839 (+8.6%)
11. EWR 3,135,257 (+4.3%)
12. ORD 3,008,581
13. ATL 2,960,026 (+0.1%)

YYZ is above JFK for top spot so far. YVR has gained 2 spots so far in Q1, and YUL has gained 3 spots.

US airports tend to see weaker international numbers in winter, whereas our Canadian snowbirds help our top three airports pull ahead in Q1. Things should stabilize for the rest of the year, and YYZ and YVR could very well end up finishing the year in #2 and #11 spot, same as last year.

ATL has virtually no growth so far this year, so YUL could very well end up ahead of it by the end of the year, in #12.

SpongeG Jun 7, 2019 4:06 AM

I heard a rumour that Onex wants to buy Westjet and than sell it off to an American Airline most likely Delta.

Then I found this opinion article about the sale to Onex.

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Taking United out of the equation, Delta seems to be the logical buyer, given the advanced state of its existing business relationship with WestJet. But buying WestJet from Onex would enable American Airlines to stymie Delta, open a presently protected market for the Oneworld alliance and secure a large share of cross-border traffic in one move.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/busi...s-bid-for-air/

Anyway Could an American Airline own and operate a Canadian Airline?

Rogie Jun 7, 2019 5:19 AM

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Originally Posted by SpongeG (Post 8598091)
Anyway Could an American Airline own and operate a Canadian Airline?

Under current law, foreign entities can own up to 49% of an airline, and no single non-Canadian, individually or in association, can control more than 25% of the airline's voting stock.

https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/public...transportation

Canadians also have to Control in Fact a Canadian airline, meaning "the power, whether exercised or not, to control the strategic decision-making activities of an enterprise and to manage and run its day-to-day operations," according to the Canadian Transportation Agency.

zahav Jun 7, 2019 6:41 AM

Decent April pax #s out of YVR and YUL, generally. Total international (transborder+int.) very similar between the two (YVR +5.4% and YUL +5.7%), YVR helped by stronger transborder #s and YUL by international. YVR just squeaked past YUL for total international (1,092,957 vs. 1,002,278). Canadian airports definitely continue punching above their weight compared to American airprots. PS, odd that YVR posted stats before YYC, usually YUL and YYC are first.

SFUVancouver Jun 7, 2019 3:59 PM

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Originally Posted by zahav (Post 8598187)
[...]

PS, odd that YVR posted stats before YYC, usually YUL and YYC are first.

I emailed YVR on Tuesday to ask when the stats would be published. Ask and ye shall receive: up they went on Wednesday!

While YVR's year on year is decent, the airport is up against its physical limits at certain prime time banks and until the current expansion is complete we're unlikely to see a return to the blistering growth of the last half-decade, assuming there is latent demand for such renewed growth.

I expect that the current generation of fleet renewals (A220 and 737Maxes coming on stream in volume for domestic and transborder traffic, and for international continued A321, A350, 787 deliveries and the introduction of 777Xs) will cumulatively unlock upgauging-led growth while proving out new routes.

zahav Jun 7, 2019 8:05 PM

I think there is still some spare capacity due to the remote stands in operation, but yes in general the terminal check-in/security/etc capacity is an issue still. But I think it is more due to the massive growth of the last few years, so these numbers are fine. Actually surprised transborder and Asia growth % are as high as they are, that is mostly due to higher LFs I'd say, since actual capacity hasn't changed much May 2018-2019.

Separately, OAG posted it's list of airports with the most international destinations in Canada. YYZ topped the list, YUL in 4th, YVR is 9th. This isn't traffic related at all, simply the actual # of international destinations. YYZ's massive US destination list, along with the Carribean, puts it well ahead of 2nd place JFK. The article didn't post a link to the actual report and I think OAG is a paid site, but if anyone has their hands on it, let us know the destination count for the rest of the list :)

https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/toronto...-oag-1.4454359

TorontoDrew Jun 7, 2019 8:55 PM

I like this fact from the results.

"Canadian airports also dominate the list of best hubs for turnaround times, with Montreal-Trudeau International Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport posting the best on-time performance (OTP) rates, taking first and second spots respectively."

msmariner Jun 8, 2019 1:33 AM

YYC stats out for April
https://www.yyc.com/en-us/media/fact...tatistics.aspx

SpongeG Jun 8, 2019 6:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Rogie (Post 8598150)
Under current law, foreign entities can own up to 49% of an airline, and no single non-Canadian, individually or in association, can control more than 25% of the airline's voting stock.

https://www.otc-cta.gc.ca/eng/public...transportation

Canadians also have to Control in Fact a Canadian airline, meaning "the power, whether exercised or not, to control the strategic decision-making activities of an enterprise and to manage and run its day-to-day operations," according to the Canadian Transportation Agency.

thanks

Reecemartin Jun 10, 2019 12:49 PM

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SteelTown Jun 12, 2019 6:57 PM

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Originally Posted by LikeHamilton (Post 8603237)
Media Advisory - Minister Tassi to make an important announcement about infrastructure improvements at Hamilton International Airport

NEWS PROVIDED BY

Transport Canada
Jun 12, 2019, 09:45 ET

HAMILTON, ON, June 12, 2019 /CNW/ - The Honourable Filomena Tassi, Minister of Seniors and Member of Parliament for Hamilton West—Ancaster—Dundas, on behalf of the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, will make a funding announcement for Hamilton International Airport.

The Minister will be available to speak to media after the event.

Friday @ 9am.


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