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SignalHillHiker Nov 12, 2014 2:52 PM

Ayreonaut just booked his flight home to Calgary for Christmas. $1,200.

Delta is offering St. John's-NYC for $350 right now.

And Canadian airlines are offering St. John's-Honolulu (NOT direct) for $700.

*****

Provincial Aerospace to be sold to Winnipeg company in $246M deal

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Provincial Aerospace said Wednesday it has reached an agreement that would see its parent company, the PAL Group of Companies, sold to Winnipeg-based Exchange Income Corporation (EIC).

Under the terms of the deal, the PAL Group — whose holdings involve an airline, a fleet of 30 aircraft and defence and aerospace interests — will continue to be operated independently under its current management at its headquarters in St. John’s.

"This marks the launch of our next phase of growth,” Brian Chafe, CEO of the PAL Group of Companies, said in a statement.

In a separate statement, Exchange Income Corp. said it was buying PAL for a combination of cash and stock worth about $246 million.

Speculation about a pending sale has been the talk of the aviation community for some time.

When CBC News asked late last month about the rumours, Derek Scott, vice-president of program development, said he was "not aware" of any plans to sell the company.

The company currently employs some 900 people, mostly in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Late last month, the company announced it had signed a so-called "teaming agreement" with aerospace giant Airbus Defence and Space to pursue a lucrative contract to replace this country's aging fleet of fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft.

Chafe said the new owners are "committed to supporting our continued growth at home in Newfoundland and Labrador," as well as nationally and internationally.

"EIC’s support will enable us to pursue large-scale contracts, such as Canada’s fixed-wing search and rescue program. We look forward to a very bright future,” added Chafe.

The new owners plan to grow PAL's infrastructure and employee base in this province, said Mike Pyle, the CEO of EIC.

"PAL has built a labour force that is as good as any we have ever seen, so we are delighted with this acquisition,” said Pyle.

PAL is also a key partner with the Innu Nation of Labrador, with which it jointly owns Innu Mikun Airlines.

The airline services the coastal communities of Labrador.

The leadership of the Innu Nation said they are supportive of the sale.

“We welcome EIC as our new partners and are very encouraged by their confidence in the staff and leadership at Innu Mikun Airlines," Luke Rich and Greg Pone, co-CEOs of Innu Development LP (IDLP), said in a joint statement.

The St. John's International Airport Authority is also supportive of the deal.

"I am pleased to learn that they are committed to growing PAL’s presence at St. John’s International Airport,” said Keith Collins, the authority's president and CEO.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfou...deal-1.2832232

This could be good for Labrador. Winnipeg has a lot of experience maintaining flight service to remote, northern communities.

Doug_Cgy Nov 12, 2014 10:47 PM

Coveted Calgary-Beijing flight could be imminent

http://www.calgaryherald.com/busines...200/story.html

Surrealplaces Nov 14, 2014 6:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Doug_Cgy (Post 6805226)
Coveted Calgary-Beijing flight could be imminent

http://www.calgaryherald.com/busines...200/story.html

Looks like the long ongoing rumor is finally coming to fruition :tup:

With Montreal also getting Beijing and Edmonton getting Amsterdam it seems like Canada is doing well as a whole. The Montreal to Beijing flight must be quite a long haul....17 or 18 hours?

begratto Nov 14, 2014 11:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Surrealplaces (Post 6807107)
Looks like the long ongoing rumor is finally coming to fruition :tup:

With Montreal also getting Beijing and Edmonton getting Amsterdam it seems like Canada is doing well as a whole. The Montreal to Beijing flight must be quite a long haul....17 or 18 hours?

New York - Beijing flights take 17 hours and fly over Montreal on their way to Beijing, so Montreal - Beijing should take a bit less - about 16 hours.

losername Nov 14, 2014 11:54 AM

Does Calgary international have an internal transit system? Can't find any info on it. Or is one being built currently with the new terminal?

Bigtime Nov 14, 2014 2:03 PM

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Originally Posted by losername (Post 6807190)
Does Calgary international have an internal transit system? Can't find any info on it. Or is one being built currently with the new terminal?

They are building some sort of "light" version of this with the new terminal. Pretty much utilizing the larger golf carts to shuttle people between the two terminals:

http://www.yyc.com/en-us/careers/air...nectivity.aspx

SkahHigh Nov 20, 2014 4:56 PM

Internation jetty expansion as of today:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikiped...lexpansion.jpg

GreaterMontréal Dec 6, 2014 10:13 PM

YUL Air Canada summer 2015

-3rd daily to Edmonton
-4th daily to Moncton
-4th daily to Los Angeles
-2nd daily to Orlando
-2nd daily to Las Vegas
-3rd daily to Fort Lauderdale
-2nd daily to Paris
-Venise new destination
-increase in capacity Athens/Barcelone.

FrAnKs Dec 6, 2014 10:25 PM

That is what I call international !
It has nothing to do with Jean-Lesage Airport.

Dirt_Devil Dec 6, 2014 11:09 PM

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Originally Posted by FrAnKs (Post 6833930)
That is what I call international !
It has nothing to do with Jean-Lesage Airport.

Yep. Jean-Lesage continues to play its role as a feeder to YUL and YYZ. We do have an interesting international passengers count but mostly on charter flights to the Caribbeans...and on Paris.

FrAnKs Dec 6, 2014 11:27 PM

And like it isn't enough, I've just heard on the radio this week, that many destinations to the US are being modified to lower.

Btw, could you explain what is a ''Charter flight'' ?

GreaterMontréal Dec 6, 2014 11:33 PM

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Originally Posted by FrAnKs (Post 6833979)
And like it isn't enough, I've just heard on the radio this week, that many destinations to the US are being modified to lower.

Btw, could you explain what is a ''Charter flight'' ?

louer l'avion

kwoldtimer Dec 6, 2014 11:59 PM

"Vol nolisé", n'est-ce pas?

GreaterMontréal Dec 7, 2014 12:00 AM

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Originally Posted by kwoldtimer (Post 6834005)
"Vol nolisé", n'est-ce pas?

oui

SkahHigh Dec 8, 2014 1:40 PM

Air China to operate a direct Beijing-Montreal route starting June 2015.

Source: http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo....main/6248770/

SkahHigh Dec 9, 2014 2:44 AM

According to a reliable source on mtlurb, Tunisair will operate 2 weekly flights at YUL starting September 29... Which means that Syphax will cease it's Montreal operations.

Rico Rommheim Dec 9, 2014 2:54 AM

Woo hoo! Tunis here we come!

TorontoDrew Dec 9, 2014 4:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 6807283)
They are building some sort of "light" version of this with the new terminal. Pretty much utilizing the larger golf carts to shuttle people between the two terminals:

http://www.yyc.com/en-us/careers/air...nectivity.aspx

I had a few chuckles watching that. Why would they put the oversize Pope mobile right up next to the windows blocking the view off from people who choose to just walk or use the moving sidewalk. It's such a terrible idea.

MalcolmTucker Dec 9, 2014 4:27 PM

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Originally Posted by TorontoDrew (Post 6836501)
I had a few chuckles watching that. Why would they put the oversize Pope mobile right up next to the windows blocking the view off from people who choose to just walk or use the moving sidewalk. It's such a terrible idea.

To get WestJet to agree to moving international and transborder a kilometer away from the WestJet wing from right beside it. If volumes warrant they can alsways upgrade it with magnetic guidance and eventually a full on people mover or PRT.

VIce Dec 9, 2014 5:39 PM

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Originally Posted by MalcolmTucker (Post 6836905)
To get WestJet to agree to moving international and transborder a kilometer away from the WestJet wing from right beside it. If volumes warrant they can alsways upgrade it with magnetic guidance and eventually a full on people mover or PRT.

That doesn't explain the relative position of the pedestrian walkway and the vehicle track with respect to exterior windows. Although this "issue" exists just for the last little bit before the IFP.


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