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eemy Jul 16, 2014 6:05 PM

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Originally Posted by subdude (Post 6655680)
https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5033/...642d46ae_b.jpg
https://www.flickr.com/photos/zorro1...ool-vancouver/
by Zorro1968 on Flickr

YVR Arrivals
The first of several aviation themed "composite" images I am working on. Aircraft from 21 different airlines on approach to YVR. This image is the result of 5+ hours of photography plus processing time.

I first started playing around with this idea back in Feb 2010.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/zorro19...in/set-7215762...

Visit me at my website: www.creativescans.com/ and Follow me on Facebook: www.facebook.com/creativescans

Very cool photo, but just wondering. Does the AC Rouge tail actually have blue on it, or is that a photoshop artifact?

SignalHillHiker Jul 16, 2014 11:04 PM

Sorry, Trevor3. :( Looks like they're still pushing Deer Lake at the expense of Stephenville.

But still good news for the west coast.

Deer Lake to get direct flight to Florida

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Travellers on the west coast of Newfoundland will soon have a new seasonal direct flight to the south.

Sunwing has announced it will offer a weekly flight from Deer Lake to the popular Florida vacation destination of Orlando.

The flights will start in March 2015, and continue into May.

The Deer Lake Regional Airport also offers direct flights to Cuba and the Dominican Republic around the same time of the year.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...rida-1.2708956

Trevor3 Jul 17, 2014 1:28 AM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 6657670)
Sorry, Trevor3. :( Looks like they're still pushing Deer Lake at the expense of Stephenville.

But still good news for the west coast.

Deer Lake to get direct flight to Florida



http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...rida-1.2708956

Sunwing has been using Deer Lake for winter getaway trips for some time now, so this is not shocking. What disappoints me though is how this flies in the face of the plan and rationale behind putting an airport there in the first place. Stephenville's role was to be the international airport, somehow this changed and Transport Canada allowed a dozen or so rules to be broken and allow oversized aircraft on international routes to land at the undersized airport in Deer Lake without customs services.

But that's what we get for putting trust in Brian "Never fulfilled a term" Tobin.

It's been all good news for us lately, Porter has been reporting sell-outs and high load factors in their test run this summer which bodes well for expansion and permanent service. I guess we were due for a disappointment.

SignalHillHiker Jul 17, 2014 11:49 AM

Airport authority secures bond financing for capital projects

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The St. John’s International Airport Authority (SJIAA) announced Wednesday it has secured multimillion-dollar bond financing for capital projects to expand and upgrade Newfoundland and Labrador’s largest airport.

The $60-million privately-placed bond issue will bear interest at 3.479 per cent per annum and is set to mature in 10 years. Funds from the bond will finance preparation work to support installing equipment that will aid planes arriving and departing in low-visibility weather conditions, as well as the expansion of the terminal building, roads and parking lots.

Those projects are part of SJIAA’s 10-year infrastructure improvement plan. Moody’s, a bond credit-rating company, has given SJIAA’s bond issue an A1 rating.
http://www.thetelegram.com/News/Loca...tal-projects/1

cyeg66 Jul 20, 2014 8:18 PM

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Originally Posted by jeremy_haak (Post 6657190)
Very cool photo, but just wondering. Does the AC Rouge tail actually have blue on it, or is that a photoshop artifact?

Red eye reduction ;)

jawagord Jul 23, 2014 2:12 AM

Delta news release on Calgary Airport Hotel
 
https://www.deltahotels.com/Hotels/D...tional-Airport

Coldrsx Jul 23, 2014 5:04 AM

A little sterile, but great addition.

isaidso Jul 23, 2014 10:16 AM

Canada sure does like glass boxes.

esquire Jul 23, 2014 1:27 PM

Geez, tough crowd. I like the look of the Calgary Airport Delta.

kattiff Jul 27, 2014 2:59 AM

I don't know if anyone has mentioned Winnipeg lately. I have quite a few friends who work there and they say it's such a terrible building to work in, it's pretty but SOO bad to work.
They said it was so delayed they ended up cutting costs in areas and so many changes last min to try just open it.

My friends who work at the airlines say there is not enough gates and when the winter comes there is NO space at all. The only gates that can be used to arrive international flights are Gates 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. Transborder/Swing Gates are Gates 2-5 and 6 as optional if needed and board through Gate 5. But WestJet becoming so big they need the gates which pushed the American carriers out. Main US gates are 2, 3 sometimes 4. So the main issue is instead of building those gates that you can go down and go under something like Edmonton has Winnipeg went cheap and built a hall like corridor next to the departure gates. And my friends said you can't board or deplane passengers sometimes because of the arriving passengers from like Mexico and board passengers going to the US. So they need to redo that area if they can.
And Transborder is now getting smaller because of WestJets massive charter expansion. They just added Fort Lauderdale, rumours are Delta is putting Atlanta or Seattle and United keeps talking about a Newark and Houston flights. American has been debating of doing a Chicago or Dallas. So my friends said Transborder needs more stuff and a big expansion. Just with all the charters in the winter AC WestJet Transat Sunwing plus the US Carriers they have no gate space at all.
The only wide body gate is Gate 6 and if a wide body breaks down at 6 Gate 4 is to be used but they lose the use of Gate 5 so the airport loses a gate.
They are finally putting a escalator in for WestJet Encore as they ground load outside.
No heater/no air con in the jet bridges for the winter and summer time. They went with these bridges without insulation fr china or Korea instead of these ones fr the states that have. Plus having the steepest bridges in the country.
The signs at the airport are very bad, especially for passengers connecting fr a flight in Canada to go to the US, they consider Winnipeg to be like a US Quick Connect. Signs are bad.
There are areas where the workers work and it smells like a sewer and the airport authority is not taking responsibility at all. Which was one of the main reasons it was delayed.
I've heard Canada Customs is like breaking apart (floors splitting) and was told it had to get like a million dollar renovation, I don't know it that is still happening.
The floors are in a lawsuit apparently because in the winter they become so slippery from the wet snow and people have gotten hurt.
It's a common use airport but the airport authority won't change or allow expansion of check in counters when needed.
Check in hall isn't as big as the workers wanted it, another escalator needed fr level 1 to 2.
There is no cover for the departure level roadway. And no cross walk for the hotel like passengers want.
Parkade should have another 2 floors and should be covered common the winters are cra cra.
Only one door for workers to go from check in hall to gate area unlike the old airport that about four doors.
Even for workers to get into Transborder fr the Domestic/Intl side they forgot to put a door in so they made one in the chapel area last min.
And no heaters for the airline offices during the winter time, so the employees freeze.
And the original plan was to have Us Customs at where Starbuks is to have one central security but transport canada blew that out the window and jammed them in the side and then that kicked the airlines to have their personal offices scattered throughout the building to accommodate a last min change.

But I just wanted to let people know, Winnipeg airport is beautiful but it is just a big hassle for the employees to deal with. So if ever flying through don't be mean they have enough issues other then delays and silly passengers. They didn't build it big enough and just addressing some issues I personal know about.
Happy flying!!

SkahHigh Jul 30, 2014 4:53 PM

Your city's airport airlines
 
I thought it would be interesting to display all the main/international airlines present at different airports in Canada.

Now for YUL, other than the Canadian airlines (Air Canada, Air Transat, WestJet, Sunwing, Porter), there is:

Aeromexico
Air Algérie
Air France
American Airlines
British Airways
Copa Airlines
Corsair International
Cubana
Delta
KLM
Lufthansa
Qatar Airways
Royal Air Maroc
Royal Jordanian
SATA International
Swiss International
Syphax Airlines
Turkish Airlines
United
US Airways

SignalHillHiker Jul 30, 2014 5:11 PM

Excluding provincial and national airlines, we have:

Air Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
Air Transat
Continental Airlines
Sunwing
United Airlines

And looking at the arrivals/departures for today, there's also:

Aegean Airlines
Lufthansa

LeftCoaster Jul 30, 2014 5:20 PM

I merged the three airport threads in the Canada section into one. It seemed silly we had 3 lightly used threads all discussing similar things so I merged them together to create what will hopefully be one quite active thread.

Feel free to discuss anything airport of air travel related here. And if anyone can think of a better name then please pitch it, I'm not the creative type.

MexiQuebecois Jul 30, 2014 5:35 PM

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Originally Posted by LeftCoaster (Post 6674813)
I merged the three airport threads in the Canada section into one. It seemed silly we had 3 lightly used threads all discussing similar things so I merged them together to create what will hopefully be one quite active thread.

Feel free to discuss anything airport of air travel related here. And if anyone can think of a better name then please pitch it, I'm not the creative type.

The Great Canadian Airport Thread

Boris2k7 Jul 30, 2014 5:36 PM

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Originally Posted by MexiQuebecois (Post 6674835)
The Great Canadian Airport Thread

Emphasis on Great.

;)

MexiQuebecois Jul 30, 2014 5:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Boris2k7 (Post 6674836)
Emphasis on Great.

;)

Bonus points if there's an exclamation mark!

SignalHillHiker Jul 30, 2014 5:37 PM

Oh God, not more of the "Great". :haha:

Great idea, though, Left!

SignalHillHiker Jul 30, 2014 7:00 PM

I'm curious when did your city first get an airport?

I was looking at old advertisements published in St. John's newspapers in the 1930s/40s, when we were still independent. You could purchase flights anywhere in the world, via just about any airline in the world, but had to depart from Gander. St. John's didn't have a commercial airport, only what was then the Torbay Air Base (later YYT). A commercial airport terminal was constructed beginning in 1941 and its first arrival and departure were in 1942.

For Toronto, it appears as though the process began with land acquisition in 1937, and the first arrival and departure were in 1939.

I'm curious if we're all in a similar range, or if any cities were left out for a while, or if another was especially early?

Boris2k7 Jul 30, 2014 7:06 PM

Calgary's first municipal airport was opened in 1929 in the community of Renfrew. In 1939 the City opened up a gravel runway at the location of our current airport. The terminal at McCall Field (later renamed Calgary International) was opened in 1956.

SignalHillHiker Jul 30, 2014 7:09 PM

Wow, that's even older than Gander, which is - as far as I can tell - our oldest commercial airport.

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Construction of the airport began in 1936 and it was opened in 1938, with its first landing on January 11 of that year, by Captain Douglas Fraser flying a Fox Moth of Imperial Airways. Within a few years it had four runways and was the largest airport in the world. Its official name until 1941 was Newfoundland Airport.


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