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AuxTown Sep 13, 2015 6:10 PM

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Originally Posted by bikegypsy (Post 7148106)
I used to work in the travel industry and can attest that YUL sucks a huge number of Ottawa passengers. We're talking people hitting the highway and doing the 1.5 hour drive to Dorval. Air France and KLM have buses doing a few daily runs. There's VIA stop there. Some of the Greyhound buses stop here as well. In Ottawa and Gatineau, driving to take a flight in YUL (or Mirabel in the past) is what about 50% of international bound travelers do.

I know lots of people who drive to Montreal for the direct Paris and Amsterdam flights. Personally, I just spend the extra bucks and have a short connection in mtl or TO. Using public transit to take an Air France flight from Ottawa you: take a bus to a train station where you get another bus to an airport to catch your flight. A bit convoluted to say the least. All this to say that I'm sure we lose at least as much traffic to Trudeau as we do to Ogdensburg and Syracuse combined.

Symz Sep 13, 2015 11:38 PM

I know the numbers will be ridiculously low, but I'm just curious where I could see the numbers for YQG, and is there anywhere where you can see the numbers year over year for the last few years?

jmt18325 Sep 14, 2015 2:05 PM

It's only once a week, but Winnipeg once again has overseas service:

http://airlineroute.net/2015/09/14/ws-lgw-s16/

SignalHillHiker Sep 14, 2015 4:42 PM

CBC-NL reporting that WestJet will shortly announce a direct St. John's-London flight in addition to its St. John's-Dublin service.

Bigtime Sep 14, 2015 4:59 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 7163129)
CBC-NL reporting that WestJet will shortly announce a direct St. John's-London flight in addition to its St. John's-Dublin service.

Correct, it's also listed in the link on the post above yours. Service will be with a 737. A daily flight.

Coldrsx Sep 14, 2015 7:16 PM

Six Canadian cities set to get new WestJet flights to London, U.K.


BY KRISTINE OWRAM, FINANCIAL POST SEPTEMBER 14, 2015 10:39 AM


It appears that WestJet Airlines Ltd. will offer flights out of six Canadian departure cities to London, U.K., as it proceeds with its international expansion plans.

The airline invited members of the media to “high tea” in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Winnipeg, Toronto and St. John’s on Tuesday as part of a “major route announcement.”

In June, WestJet said it would offer flights to London’s Gatwick Airport beginning next spring. London will be the first transatlantic destination for its new, longer-range Boeing 767-300 aircraft.


http://www.edmontonjournal.com/news/...494/story.html

SignalHillHiker Sep 14, 2015 7:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 7163152)
Correct, it's also listed in the link on the post above yours. Service will be with a 737. A daily flight.

Ow... :haha: Sorry! I assumed the link was Winnipeg-specific, didn't click.

SkahHigh Sep 15, 2015 12:19 AM

WOW air will operate flights to Reykjavik from YUL (and YYZ) starting May 12 2016, in addition to Icelandair's service which starts on May 19.

thenoflyzone Sep 15, 2015 1:05 AM

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Originally Posted by SkahHigh (Post 7163768)
WOW air will operate flights to Reykjavik from YUL (and YYZ) starting May 12 2016, in addition to Icelandair's service which starts on May 19.

Didn't see that coming, at least for YUL ! On A321's no less, with 200 seats.

Will be interesting to see if these flights will last. They have a limited fleet so far, 5 aircraft, with only 3 deliveries to come, meaning their European coverage in terms of daily departures pales in comparison to FI's.

davidivivid Sep 15, 2015 2:40 PM

Construction of the new international terminal is going along fine with most of the excavation completed. The airport has put online a website specifically about the construction process. You can access it here (in english):

http://www.yqb2018.com/en/


http://www.quebecurbain.qc.ca/wordpr...-aerial-02.jpg
http://www.quebecurbain.qc.ca/2015/0...l-jean-lesage/


http://www.yqb2018.com/wp-content/pl...ffef27263154dc

http://www.yqb2018.com/wp-content/pl...548b850a1111a7


http://www.yqb2018.com/wp-content/pl...715f33f554f996


http://www.yqb2018.com/wp-content/pl...5512d35c155327

http://www.yqb2018.com/en/pictures-and-videos/

SkahHigh Sep 15, 2015 3:08 PM

Cool, that's one big construction site!

Coldrsx Sep 15, 2015 3:41 PM

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CO9AlAVU8AAtovp.jpg:large
EIA ‏@FlyEIA
Can you believe it?! #WestJetLondon for only $299, incl. all taxes! #yeg #yegtravel Can't wait for non-stop Gatwick!

esquire Sep 15, 2015 4:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Coldrsx (Post 7164331)
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CO9AlAVU8AAtovp.jpg:large
EIA ‏@FlyEIA
Can you believe it?! #WestJetLondon for only $299, incl. all taxes! #yeg #yegtravel Can't wait for non-stop Gatwick!

Each way mind you, but still a good deal :)

SignalHillHiker Sep 15, 2015 4:56 PM

$199 from St. John's. About 10% the cost of Air Canada's direct flight lol. Great promo.

MonctonRad Sep 15, 2015 6:54 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 7164450)
$199 from St. John's. About 10% the cost of Air Canada's direct flight lol. Great promo.

If WestJet could throw in a direct flight from Moncton to St. John's, I would use this in a second.

The last time I flew to London, it was on Air Canada out of Halifax. It was fine, but very expensive. This could be so much better, and from St. John's would be a really short hop across the pond. :)

SignalHillHiker Sep 15, 2015 7:45 PM

I'm just tickled. Hopefully the days of having to fly to Central Canada before going on to Europe are over.

A nice 4.5 hour flight to Dublin, or 5 to London, is so much easier for us than 7 hours to Toronto and back before even moving in the right direction.

And it's so good for tourism. The number of Irish people on the streets here this summer... amazing. Way more than previous years. And I imagine the London flights will accomplish the same thing.

Everyone I know from the U.K. living here is already posting to their friends home things like, "No excuse to not visit me now. Only 100 quid each way!"

YYCguys Sep 16, 2015 3:32 PM

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Originally Posted by MonctonRad (Post 7164657)
If WestJet could throw in a direct flight from Moncton to St. John's, I would use this in a second.

I'm surprised that there isn't such a route already. I wonder about the demand for it. Moncton seems to be forgotten by Westjet whenever new routes are announced. :(

flipv Sep 16, 2015 3:41 PM

YUL needs to do something about security A.

The queue went straight down the hall and didn't snake back, it also wasn't moving!.. I almost missed my flight but just lifted the divider rope and ran into one of the Security queues that was basically empty.

Fail.

hipster duck Sep 16, 2015 5:41 PM

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Originally Posted by SignalHillHiker (Post 7164759)
I'm just tickled. Hopefully the days of having to fly to Central Canada before going on to Europe are over.

A nice 4.5 hour flight to Dublin, or 5 to London, is so much easier for us than 7 hours to Toronto and back before even moving in the right direction.

And it's so good for tourism. The number of Irish people on the streets here this summer... amazing. Way more than previous years. And I imagine the London flights will accomplish the same thing.

Everyone I know from the U.K. living here is already posting to their friends home things like, "No excuse to not visit me now. Only 100 quid each way!"

Ouch! Whenever I used to fly across the Atlantic from Toronto, I was always amazed at how we'd be 2.5 hours into the flight, the lights were already dimmed, and the movie was almost finishing, and we'd still be over Newfoundland. It makes almost no sense for you guys to make such a huge detour just to fly across the pond.

Maybe one day Ryanair will fly St. John's to Dublin and you'll have cheap access to all their European destinations.

SkahHigh Sep 16, 2015 8:00 PM

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Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 7165756)
I'm surprised that there isn't such a route already. I wonder about the demand for it. Moncton seems to be forgotten by Westjet whenever new routes are announced. :(

YUL is forgotten by WestJet every time new routes are announced. We got used to it.


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