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Old Posted Jul 29, 2021, 11:45 PM
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Tonight marks the inaugural arrival of PAL Airlines into YOW from YQM, YDF & YYT. Tomorrow morning is the inaugural departure which heads to YFC. So the airport is now back up to 11 nonstop and 2 same-plane destinations. Next week marks the return of YHZ and the inauguration of YXX & YLW.
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Old Posted Jul 30, 2021, 2:56 AM
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I drove by the terminal today at around 1000 and parked at the terminal was what appeared to be Nolinor's OWG. I'm guessing they were subbing for 5T this morning.
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Old Posted Jul 30, 2021, 10:02 PM
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Newfoundland-based air carrier PAL launches flights to YOW

By: OBJ staff
Published: Jul 30, 2021 3:56pm EDT




In another sign that Canada’s airline industry is gearing up to rise out of the COVID-induced doldrums, a Newfoundland-based carrier says it’s reviving its plans to offer flights from the East Coast to Ottawa.

PAL Airlines announced Friday it has launched service connecting its home base of St. John’s to the nation’s capital with stopovers in Deer Lake, N.L., and Moncton, N.B. The Ottawa-Deer Lake-Moncton-St. John’s route began on Thursday and will operate three days a week, with flights on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The airline is also adding a connection between Ottawa and St. John’s via Deer Lake and Fredericton that will run on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays beginning this Friday. Both routes feature morning departures from Ottawa and afternoon departures from St. John’s.

The announcement comes almost a year after PAL originally said it planned to debut five-day-a-week service from St. John’s to Ottawa with a stop in Moncton. The airline said last August it would start flying to YOW once travel restrictions between Atlantic Canada and the rest of the country were lifted.

On Friday, the airline said it was “excited” to get its service to Ottawa off the ground.

“We know from working closely with the communities we serve how strong the demand for travel to Ottawa is, and we look forward to working with the Ottawa International Airport and both of our national carrier interline partner airlines to facilitate connectivity and onward travel for our customers,” PAL president Calvin Ash said in a statement.

The East Coast carrier is the latest airline to ramp up service to the nation’s capital as COVID-related restrictions begin to ease across the country and air travel picks up.

Earlier this month, Canadian budget carrier Flair Airlines announced it would start flying from YOW to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Las Vegas and Orlando at the end of October. Flair announced earlier this year it was adding twice-weekly flights between Ottawa and Kelowna, B.C., to its growing list of routes that are resuming this summer.

Meanwhile, Porter Airlines announced in early July it would resume flights to Ottawa on Sept. 8, nearly 18 months after it suspended all its routes due to the pandemic.

Despite the additional new routes, however, the Ottawa airport is struggling to recover from a dramatic decline in passenger volumes during the pandemic.

While the number of flights serving YOW has picked up in recent weeks, air traffic is still down more than 70 per cent compared with pre-COVID levels.

As a result, the airport – which relies on improvement fees charged to passengers as well as terminal and landing fees, concession revenues and parking fees for most of its revenues – racked up a net loss of $51.2 million in 2020 and expects to incur an even bigger deficit this year.

https://www.obj.ca/article/local/tou...es-flights-yow
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2021, 3:20 AM
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Gotta love competition. Been monitoring YOW-FLL in November timeframe. AC had pushed the first nonstop from early November to December 18. Flair then comes along and announces FLL with an Oct-31 start. Magically, AC now has flights starting a month earlier in mid-Nov. Flight departure and arrival times are closer than originally were too.

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Old Posted Jul 31, 2021, 2:28 PM
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Old Posted Jul 31, 2021, 2:29 PM
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Gotta love competition. Been monitoring YOW-FLL in November timeframe. AC had pushed the first nonstop from early November to December 18. Flair then comes along and announces FLL with an Oct-31 start. Magically, AC now has flights starting a month earlier in mid-Nov. Flight departure and arrival times are closer than originally were too.
LOL sort of and kinda sad too.
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Old Posted Aug 1, 2021, 5:12 PM
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Today’s departure count of 29 is 6 higher than any other day since March 2020. Today marked the resumption of YHZ by AC and the launch of YHZ by F8.
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Today’s departure count breaks the 30 mark for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic with a total of 32 departures. There’s a 33rd listed tonight at 2110 to YUL on F8, but no local pax will board that.

Also, about an hour ago saw the inaugural flight to YXX depart. As well, today marked the return of AC serving YEG.
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Old Posted Aug 4, 2021, 8:06 PM
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Today’s departure count: 29 - including the inaugural flight to YLW. YOW now has nonstop service to 4 BC cities.
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Flair has 7 scheduled departures from YOW today!
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Flair has 7 scheduled departures from YOW today!
I noticed they've been using a 737 MAX 8 that's registered to Sunwing (C-FTXE). I wonder if it's been reskinned to Flair or if it's still in Sunwing colours.
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Flair has 7 scheduled departures from YOW today!
Destinations?
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2021, 1:32 PM
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Destinations?
YXX,YHZ,YYC,YVR and 2 to YYZ (second YYZ at 21:10 might be just a ferry).
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2021, 1:41 PM
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YXX,YHZ,YYC,YVR and 2 to YYZ (second YYZ at 21:10 might be just a ferry).
I think the one at 21:10 is a regular flight, and the 14:40 departure is a ferry since its flight number ends in F.
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I think the one at 21:10 is a regular flight, and the 14:40 departure is a ferry since its flight number ends in F.
Yeah, I believe you’re right…on the Flightradar24 app is not showing the 14:40 departure. Thanks
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Old Posted Aug 5, 2021, 6:42 PM
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Yeah, I believe you’re right…on the Flightradar24 app is not showing the 14:40 departure. Thanks
So it looks like today’s departure count is 32, and this doesn’t include the ferry. F8 have two actual YYZ departures as F8 301 at 0710 is the daily weekday departure.
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Flair has cancelled flight F8612 tomorrow to YXX due to "Unscheduled Maintenance."
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I noticed they've been using a 737 MAX 8 that's registered to Sunwing (C-FTXE). I wonder if it's been reskinned to Flair or if it's still in Sunwing colours.
I was at the airport today and I can confirm that this aircraft is still painted in Sunwing colours. It departed YOW at 15 h for YYZ.
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Old Posted Aug 6, 2021, 6:31 PM
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Flair has cancelled flight F8612 tomorrow to YXX due to "Unscheduled Maintenance."
The YVR flight is delayed by 3 hours, so maybe some YXX pax could be offered that instead today.

Today’s departure count of 35 is the highest since the start of the pandemic. Could have been 38, but there’s 3 cxx.
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Old Posted Aug 7, 2021, 6:55 PM
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I did not realize that UA had brought forward the start date for the re-launch of IAD. It starts tomorrow! After an almost 14 month absence, transborder is back!
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