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LikeHamilton Aug 24, 2007 1:33 AM


Originally Posted by SteelTown (Post 2949484)
I don't have any stats perhaps LikeHamilton does but it sure would be interesting to see the increase in the international area. Probably going to be the biggest increase in Canada. Went from zero international flights to having Canada's most number of transatlantic fights.

Hamilton International Airport should do about 700,000 passengers this year. Expect Flyglobespan to start announcing next summer soon. It will be as big if not bigger than this year.

There will be only Manchester and Glasgow for this winter but I have heard from a reliable source that they are working on a bigger showing for the winter of 08/09.

All of the businesses are booming at the airport.

Airport people are meeting soon with the parent companies board to discuses the airport and its future and expansion.

LikeHamilton Aug 25, 2007 10:58 AM

Foreign Exchange Now Available at Hamilton International

Richard Koroscil, President and CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (hi), is pleased to announce that the airport’s first ever foreign exchange booth is now open for business at Hamilton International.

“Upon the addition of flyglobespan, foreign exchange has become the most frequently requested service. We wanted to respond quickly to meet this demand. We are extremely pleased that International Currency Exchange (ICE) has come on board to provide this service to our passengers and the general public,” said Koroscil.
The ICE booth is located in the Air Terminal Building, Main Concourse. Regular business hours are 12 noon to 10:30 p.m. daily to coincide with international flight activity at hi.
ICE will provide currency exchange for all countries serviced directly from Hamilton International including U.S. dollars and British pounds. Other popular currencies for destinations attainable through connectivity from hi will also be offered, such as EURO’s, Swiss Francs, Norwegian & Danish Krone, Swedish Krona, Mexican Pesos, and Australian Dollars.

“International Currency Exchange (ICE) is both pleased and honoured to be able to provide foreign exchange products and services to travelers at Hamilton International Airport. This dynamic and growing airport joins ICE’s network of over 230 locations worldwide at many major airports. We look forward to serving the customers at Hamilton International Airport with their foreign exchange needs,” said Dan Northam, ICE Vice President, North America.

The International Currency Exchange has been operating for over 30 years and attributes its success by providing excellent service in a speedy and cordial manner. You can visit them online at

Hamilton International air carrier partners WestJet, Air Canada and flyglobespan offer passengers over 100 flights per week to 60 destinations. Tour Operators Transat Holidays and Sunquest offer sunspot winter charter destinations from hi. Hamilton International is the largest inter-modal freighter airport in the country and services all major Canadian and international destinations. hi cargo partners include: Cargojet, UPS, Purolator, DHL and BAX Global.

Grant Dale
Manager, Commercial Development
Hamilton International Airport
905.679.1999, ext. 239
905. 308.6177

markbarbera Sep 11, 2007 2:40 AM


Originally Posted by LikeHamilton (Post 3028163)
Hamilton International Airport should do about 700,000 passengers this year. Expect Flyglobespan to start announcing next summer soon. It will be as big if not bigger than this year.

flyglobespan likely to double the service next summer. There is talk of 6 flights daily for summer 2008.

LikeHamilton Sep 20, 2007 4:02 AM

Hamilton International Airport Update

Work will start on the last part of the expansion of the international arrivals area and the new entrance to it soon. It is expected to be finished by the end of December for the winter southern program.

Flyglobespan will be back to 3 flights a day starting May 1, 2008. There is no official word if they will be adding more flights per day. Aircraft seem to be an issue. They are talking about making Hamilton their North American base. This will bring in more traffic.

Plans are being drawn up for the expansion on the departure area. It will be expanded out to the north of the terminal. The addition will hold over 800 passengers at one time. The present area now holds approximately 300 passengers. Space will be provided for more concession and food stands. There will be a larger duty free shop in the departure area.

The apron will also be expanded. The area to the east of departure area and up in behind the international arrivals area will be expanded. The aircraft will then park on three sides of the terminal with the international flights on the eastside in behind and closer to the international arrivals area.

The departure area expansion and apron expansion should be completed by the end on April.

Air bridges are a year to a year and half away.

US Customs per-clearance that was going in an about 3 to 5 years may come sooner than later.


SteelTown Sep 20, 2007 11:19 AM

Yay! This is wonderful news. Hopefully this will reduce the long line ups towards the departure area.

Finally air bridges! Best news!

SteelTown Sep 20, 2007 2:48 PM

Now that the Canadian dollar reached parity with the U.S. currency expanding the International terminal couldn't have come at a better time. Winter destination business will explode this year.

LikeHamilton Oct 3, 2007 2:51 PM

New WestJet Flights to Hamilton International!!!!!!

Hamilton - Nassau, Bahamas (Friday)Starts February 15, 2008

Hamilton - Fort Lauderdale (Tuesday and Saturday)Starts February 16, 2008

Hamilton - Orlando (Saturdays) starts November 10, 2007
Hamilton - Orlando (Wednesday and Sunday)Starts February 17, 2008

Hamilton - Tampa (Monday and Thursday)Starts February 18, 2008

That makes 7 extra sun destination flights per week from WestJet or one per day. Add to that the charters to the south and it looks like a busy winter at Hamilton International.

This years down south winter program.

Mayan Riviera
Punta Cana
St Martin/St Maarten
Fort Lauderdale
Nassau, Bahamas

SteelTown Oct 3, 2007 8:57 PM

Great news! Should be a great season for YHM with WestJet and Flyglobespan.

LikeHamilton Oct 5, 2007 5:15 PM

There is a tender in today’s Hamilton Spectator for “to construct an addition to the Departures Holdroom” at Hamilton International Airport.

It states “Construction is expected to start immediately on award of the construction contract”

Bidders tour is October 16
Tender closes November 1.


SteelTown Oct 5, 2007 6:42 PM

Sweet! So this is the addition to be part of the expansion of the departure to the north of the terminal?

LikeHamilton Oct 5, 2007 7:36 PM


Originally Posted by SteelTown (Post 3094867)
Sweet! So this is the addition to be part of the expansion of the departure to the north of the terminal?


SteelTown Oct 5, 2007 11:43 PM

What page is the tender on the Spec? I've been trying to find it today.

LikeHamilton Oct 6, 2007 12:22 AM


Originally Posted by SteelTown (Post 3095455)
What page is the tender on the Spec? I've been trying to find it today.


SteelTown Oct 6, 2007 12:30 AM

SteelTown Oct 6, 2007 12:31 AM

I got a fax machine! Anybody got 50 bucks!? lol

LikeHamilton Oct 6, 2007 2:22 PM

I email a contact at the airport yesterday to see what I could get and they said there is very little available. This new building is considered a temporary building. That is why they have not announced it in the media until they have awarded the tender. There are bigger and better things coming.

SteelTown Oct 6, 2007 4:43 PM

If you take a look at Flyglobespan website you'll see they no longer have any winter flights out of YHM anymore.

Hammer Town Oct 7, 2007 2:52 AM

I just looked and its on the time table still to Manchester and Glasgow.

LikeHamilton Oct 7, 2007 4:37 AM

It looks like Flyglobespan cancelled all of the flights from Hamilton to Manchester and Glasgow from the beginning of December to the end of March? Those months are no longer in their reservation system. It end at the end of November and restarts at the beginning of April 2008. I have set off an email to someone I know at the airport that would have knowlege of this. I will most likely not here back until Tuesday. Lets hope that this is just a screw up in Flyglobespans reservation system. They have screwed that up before.


LikeHamilton Oct 10, 2007 10:49 AM

Yes it is official. They notified the airport late last week. No flights from December 1st to April 1st. They do not have the aircraft. The only B757 that they will have left by December 1st will be used on their run to Orlando. I don’t know why they don’t stop here on the way?


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