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Coldrsx Sep 7, 2010 2:58 PM


Originally Posted by jeremy_haak (Post 4972331)
Count me as a fan of Winnipeg's old terminal. It may be showing its age, but it has very solid architectural bones.


Edmonton has an almost identical twin of the old terminal which is now at risk of losing its tower and removing what i classify as the 'identifiable silhouette' of YEG.

Sad really that they cannot respect the old terminal, add on a modern wing, and then bind them together.

lubicon Sep 7, 2010 6:35 PM


Originally Posted by vid (Post 4972397)
According to Wikipedia, which is maintained by air geeks (who are almost as pedantic as bus geeks), Air Canada Jazz has service between Thunder Bay and Quebec City and Thunder Bay and Moncton. It doesn't say if it is direct or not but I assume it would. All of the flights listed on there that I know are direct.

Just checked AC's timetable and there are direct flights to Montreal and Quebec City. Edmonton and Moncton had direct flights too but have just been discontinued. Note that these are direct flights, not non stop flights. The plan makes a stop either Toronto or Ottawa first.

SpongeG Oct 5, 2010 12:43 AM

Lufthansa to Offer Year-Round, Nonstop Service From Montreal to Munich

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Oct. 4, 2010) - Announced today, Lufthansa now offers year-round direct Montreal-Munich service beginning October 2010. Demand for year-round access to this important European hub from Montreal has led to the expansion of Lufthansa's previous seasonal (summer) service.

Lufthansa will operate five flights a week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday – in the winter season, and daily flights in the summer. Flight LH 475 will depart Montreal at 8:20 pm arriving in Munich the next day at 9:55 am local time. Flight LH 474 will depart Munich at 3:40 pm with arrival in Montreal at 6:30 pm. The flights will operate with an Airbus A330-300 aircraft with 221 seats (8 in First Class, 48 in Business Class and 165 in Economy Class).

"Lufthansa is the only airline offering nonstop service between Montreal and the Bavarian capital, with convenient connections to 117 onward destinations in 44 countries. This year alone, six new cities were added to the vast Munich network including Bursa/Turkey, Riyadh/Saudi Arabia, Rostock/Germany, Tallinn/Estonia, Taschkent/Uzbekistan and Zadar/Croatia," said Lars Koeplin, newly appointed regional director for Lufthansa in Canada.

The expanded schedule complements the nonstop, year-round Montreal-Frankfurt code share service available via Air Canada, providing travellers in eastern Canada with direct access to two global hubs. Together, they offer Canadian travellers connections to more than 200 destinations in 82 European, Middle East, African and Asian countries.

To kick-off the expanded service, Lufthansa is offering discounted fares to 31 cities in Europe, starting at CAD 250 to Munich (one-way, based on a roundtrip purchase, excluding taxes and fees). The fall Europe promotion is available for sale until October 13, 2010. Check for details or your nearest travel agent.


Only The Lonely.. Oct 7, 2010 6:10 PM

I have mixed feelings about Winnipeg's old terminal..

It's a great example of modernism, but it was city run for so many years and the facility was never really kept up.

The clean vistas that were a hallmark of its design have since been filled with all sorts of promotional crap like vending machines, car raffles, various kiosks, etc.

Sadly, as much as I like our new terminal it does sort of look like every other airport built in the last 10 years.

From the UManitoba archives: click here

Bigtime Oct 7, 2010 6:26 PM

I was just in Winnipeg over the weekend, I guess that was the last time I'll use the old terminal. By this time next year when I next travel there on business I'll be in the new terminal.

g35 Oct 8, 2010 1:00 AM


Originally Posted by Only The Lonely.. (Post 5007913)

If they made the whole airport in this style today, it would be among the most stylish in the world. Weird how things cycle.

Coldrsx Nov 15, 2010 5:42 PM

Edmonton UPDATE!!!

Dirt_Devil Nov 15, 2010 8:00 PM

^^ on the first pic it looks like the terminal expansion of Quebec City airport (2008).

Thanks for sharing

Coldrsx Nov 15, 2010 8:15 PM

The expansion is MASSIVE and hard to grasp from these pictures, but it literally doubles the size of our airport.

gilpel Nov 16, 2010 7:47 PM

YQB (Quebec City master plan
This is the very interesting YQB maste plan...

A4Regina Jan 7, 2011 11:33 PM

The proposed YXE expansion due to start this year in Saskatoon:


Originally Posted by Jerry (Post 5114406)
I took the liberty to post the renderings and yes this is certainly looking good. A welcome change to our airport.
Image Source


Originally Posted by Jerry (Post 5115666)
Here are a few more renderings and of course larger ones are on the site. Just follow the links below the images. :)

Also a few quick links to our airport.
Saskatoon Airport Authority
YXE Web Cam
The Saskatoon Airport Authority - Newsletter - Spring 10
^^ Main Floor Plan - Image Source
^^ 2nd Floor Plan - Image Source

RTD Jan 7, 2011 11:46 PM

James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (Winnipeg International) update

Departures entrance -

Departures Level - ceiling feature -

Looking down the domestic wing -

Domestic Wing looking back towards Centre Court -

In a boarding Bridge - they are awesome -

The arrivals area and domestic baggage -

The fantastic roof skylights -

Outside under the boarding Bridges -[/QUOTE]

This airport will definately be the cream of the crop amongst Canadian airports :tup:

Photos courtesy of Biff

MTLskyline Jan 7, 2011 11:53 PM

That does look very nice! I'm jealous!

Simpseatles Jan 8, 2011 8:52 PM


That Winnipeg airport expansion looks awesome! How many passengers a year is it aiming to accomodate now? 5 million? 6 million?

RTD Jan 8, 2011 9:40 PM


Originally Posted by Simpseatles (Post 5118575)

That Winnipeg airport expansion looks awesome! How many passengers a year is it aiming to accomodate now? 5 million? 6 million?

I believe it's something like that. This new terminal building was constructed to add another Phase or two, which will add millions more in capacity for future growth.

Coldrsx Jan 9, 2011 1:24 AM

Looking good Winnipeg.

roccerfeller Jan 9, 2011 2:09 AM

This new terminal is also designed to accommodate wide body aircraft...something the current terminal I believe does not accommodate.

They want direct flights to Europe, so no more connecting flights for us :D

dennis Jan 9, 2011 9:38 AM

The arrivals area looks better with the LED lights around the skighlights turned on.

Canadian74 Jan 9, 2011 10:44 PM

Omg, stunning! Brilliant!

AuxTown Jan 10, 2011 2:13 AM

The Winnipeg terminal looks great and Saskatoon looks promising! Do most airports in Canada put the arrivals and departures on top of eachother like seen in those Winnipeg photos? We have it in Ottawa (built 2003) and it makes it so much easier to pick up/drop off people at the airport. Who was the first? The photo below shows the arrivals on the ground level with the departures drop off area on the structure above. The skybridge connects the terminal (right) with the parkade (left).

Here are a couple of shots of YOW's parkade expansion from December. I didn't realize there was that much of a demand for parking (I can always find a spot when needed), but I guess they are preparing for the future.

Rendering (the part closest to the bottom of the photo is the expansion):

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