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bkd Jan 28, 2012 10:34 PM

YEG Expansion posted by LO 044 in the Edmonton section.


Quote:

Originally Posted by LO 044 (Post 5567992)
Here are some pictures from today's trial run. It seemed like a pretty popular event. There were people of all ages taking part. I think the interior colors look great.

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Coldrsx Jan 29, 2012 1:34 AM

Looking good YEG

hockey rules! Feb 1, 2012 9:43 PM

13,660,682 (+5.3%) million passengers for Montreal in 2011, a new record!

http://admtl.com/APropos/SalleDePres...tistiques.aspx

Symz Feb 1, 2012 11:08 PM

Nice airport pics!

Mister F Feb 1, 2012 11:19 PM

I'm flying out of Pearson on Saturday so I was doing some googling about the rebranding. No idea if it'll bring Pearson up to par with other airports but this article is encouraging.

Free Wi-Fi? Check. Valet parking? Check. Welcome to the new Pearson

Tess Kalinowski
Toronto Star, June 7, 2011
http://www.thestar.com/news/transpor...cle/1003816--b

Quote:

The Greater Toronto Airports Authority is rebranding Canada’s busiest flight hub in a bid to put Pearson on a par with some of the world’s leading airports and make it a destination in itself, rather than just a place to pass through.

“We all believe there is a romance and magic of air travel if you get it right,” said Pamela Griffith-Jones, chief marketing and commercial officer for the GTAA.

A new logo and website to be revealed Tuesday are the first steps in a longer-term rollout of new shops, services and travel amenities that include everything from entertainment in the terminals to posted wait times for security and baggage. The airport will also have a renewed focus on hospitality and convenience. Travellers are now referred to as “guests.”

It’s all part of the GTAA’s play to make Pearson the pre-eminent hub for connecting flights to Europe and Asia.

YYCguys Feb 2, 2012 4:03 AM

Seems that Terminal One at YYZ is getting EVERYTHING! What about Terminal Three? There's very little to eat/see/do in T3!

PoscStudent Feb 2, 2012 5:25 AM

Not much word on it yet but plans are in the works to double the size of St. John's International.

isaidso Feb 2, 2012 5:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 5573828)
Seems that Terminal One at YYZ is getting EVERYTHING! What about Terminal Three? There's very little to eat/see/do in T3!

I never seem to be in Terminal 3. Is that US bound flights?

Symz Feb 2, 2012 12:04 PM

This is a link to the .pdf of the Windsor Airport Master Plan that was developed in 2010. It has existing airport layout plans and shows future expansions.

http://www.yqg.ca/img/windsor%20airp...may%202011.pdf

The airport has just handed over it's new large hanger for wide body aircraft maintenance and repair. I'm not sure how far off the next phase of the proposed developments are though.

eemy Feb 2, 2012 1:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by isaidso (Post 5573957)
I never seem to be in Terminal 3. Is that US bound flights?

Generally speaking, T3 is non-Star Alliance airlines, although that isn't entirely true.

YYCguys Feb 2, 2012 3:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by isaidso (Post 5573957)
I never seem to be in Terminal 3. Is that US bound flights?

Airlines in T3 are flying domestically, internationally, and transborder. The airlines currently operating out of T3 are found here: http://www.torontopearson.com/en/fli...destinations/#

Bigtime Feb 7, 2012 2:28 PM

Shot of the new ATC tower rising in YYC:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6...14656083_z.jpg
New Control Tower by BigtimeAa, on Flickr

That big pile of dirt in the background is related to the parallel runway construction.

roccerfeller Feb 7, 2012 4:34 PM

I am hoping that, with the recent opening of the new terminal in Winnipeg (essentially a replacement terminal) that we will hear of the Phase II or expansion plans soon (they were expected to start talking about it in 2012, while officially chugging out the plan in 2014)

but there seems to be a lawsuit the Airport Authority is currently involved in, so I wonder how delayed these plans will be. These plans did tentatively involve a second terminal or phase II (expansion) of the first terminal, not quite sure which one


Edmonton and Quebec City lookin' quite fine!

Airboy Feb 7, 2012 5:34 PM

[QUOTE=roccerfeller;5580609]
but there seems to be a lawsuit the Airport Authority is currently involved in, so I wonder how delayed these plans will be. These plans did tentatively involve a second terminal or phase II (expansion) of the first terminal, not quite sure which one

QUOTE]

Wonder if this has to do with the collapsed sanitation lines last year.
Hope to get a good look at the terminal when I fly through in a couple of weeks.

Andrewjm3D Feb 7, 2012 7:40 PM

The QC expansion looks a lot like Pearson.

halifaxboyns Feb 7, 2012 11:46 PM

T3 at YYZ has all the One World and Skyteam alliance carriers, Westjet and what I call 'everyone else'. T3 was a great hub for Canadian and the One World Carriers when CP was still alive, but really went down hill after that.

It's okay for Westjet, but if they are really going to hit hard into AC's business clients, they need to do some work on that terminal and big time.

YYCguys Feb 8, 2012 12:50 AM

If Westjet's proposed regional carrier does take flight, the plan is to have one of the bases in Toronto. In T3, is there accommodation for this type of aircraft and if so, where? I've never seen such a gate there!

MalcolmTucker Feb 8, 2012 1:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by YYCguys (Post 5581422)
If Westjet's proposed regional carrier does take flight, the plan is to have one of the bases in Toronto. In T3, is there accommodation for this type of aircraft and if so, where? I've never seen such a gate there!

Could either use the T3 remote terminal (A gates?), or the infield maybe?
Doesn't seem to be much space to build out a regional operator otherwise, especially one that likely wants preclearance.

Jstaleness Feb 8, 2012 11:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigtime (Post 5580477)
Shot of the new ATC tower rising in YYC:

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7158/6...14656083_z.jpg

That big pile of dirt in the background is related to the parallel runway construction.

It may be just that I never noticed before but that appears to be the tallest tower crane I've seen that isn't anchored to the side of a structure.

AuxTown Feb 16, 2012 2:41 PM

Just another example of what recent airport expansions have meant in terms of puting our cities on the world map. With all the options now for connecting flights, people are starting to avoid certain airports if they can and I suspect it's surveys like this that will help them decide where to go instead.

from www.torontosun.com

Quote:

Cdn airports feel the love from new survey

By Michael Wood ,Calgary Sun
First posted: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 09:26 AM EST

CALGARY — It seems love is in the air at YOW, YHZ, and YYC.

Staff at airports in Ottawa, Halifax and Calgary spent Valentine’s Day aflutter after a survey conducted by a global airport authority found that passengers loved this city’s airport more than most in North America.

Ottawa topped the list for airports on this continent, Halifax was third and Calgary came in fifth.

“We were excited to be named first in the world last year,” Paul Benoit, Ottawa Airport Authority president and CEO, said in a release. “First in North America is even more special, because the airports included in the survey are the airports that our customers travel to most often - the ones we are most familiar with. This is a very special tribute to all of our employees and to the facility itself.”

It’s the first time in the history of the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) survey, conducted by Airports Council International, that Calgary made the top five list for best airport in North America.

“We are excited to be named as one of North America’s best airports in delivering a positive passenger experience,” Garth Atkinson, president and CEO of the Calgary Airport Authority, said in a statement.

“We have an amazing community of people working at YYC and exceptional programs designed and developed to ensure we continue to reach for new heights in service quality. This award is especially meaningful because it’s an award based on reviews from our passengers.”

The survey is a satisfaction benchmark conducted at more than half the world’s top 100 airports, with more than 250,000 passengers interviewed every year.



Top 5 airports in North America

1. Ottawa

2. Indianapolis

3. Halifax

4. Austin

5. Calgary



Top 5 airports worldwide

1. Seoul Incheon

2. Singapore

3. Beijing

4. Hong Kong

5. Nagoya


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