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A closer look at airport expansion across Canada

Canwest News Service
Published: Friday, July 04, 2008

More than $7 billion worth up upgrades are planned at major airports across Canada so they can handle millions of extra passengers. Separate factboxes of spending plans and capacity targets for 13 cities:



Victoria International Airport

2007 passengers: 1.48 million

Projected growth: 1.55 million passengers by 2010; 1.8 million by 2015

Expansion: $133 million through 2025 to extend main runway, aprons and taxiways, new loading bridges, terminal and customs facility expansion, increased parking and improving access to airport from highway.

Airport Improvement Fee: $10 for departing passengers

Neat feature: Illarion Gallant's "Bouquet of Memories" art installation
outside departures terminal

Major complaint: Limited direct flights to/from Victoria major destinations



Vancouver International Airport

2007 passengers: 17.5 million

Projected growth: 23.8 million by 2015

Expansion: $1.5-billion program includes international terminal expansion and upgrades, new building linking domestic and international terminals and new Canada Line rapid transit service

Airport Improvement Fee: $5 for passengers travelling within B.C. and Yukon, $15 for all other destinations

Neat features: Bill Reid's iconic sculpture - The Spirit of Haida Gwai, The Jade Canoe - and a 114,000-litre saltwater aquarium featuring local marine life

Major complaint: Long customs lineups



Calgary International Airport

2007 passengers: 12.26 million

Projected growth: 30 million annual capacity by 2030

Expansion: $3 billion by 2018 - includes international transborder concourse, which will add 20 new gates and associated aircraft apron; expansions to the transborder baggage facility and Canadian Inspection Services area; more surface parking and 2,000-stall addition to car parkade; fourth runway, 4,267 metres

Airport Improvement Fee: $20 for all departing non-connecting passengers

Neat features: White Hat volunteers. Space Port Educational Facility. 30-minute free parking

Major complaint: Congestion at U.S. transborder concourse




Edmonton International Airport

2007 passengers: 6.1 million

Projected growth: 9 million passengers by 2012

Expansion: $1.1 billion by 2012 for new passenger concourse, 13 new airplane gates for total of 30, more parking

Airport Improvement Fee: $15 for departing passengers

Neat feature: Jack Shadbolt's historic Bush Pilot in Northern Sky mural

Major complaint: $48 taxi fare to downtown



Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport

2007 Passengers: 1.04 million

Projected growth: 1.2 million passengers by 2011

Expansion: $70 million between 2009 and 2018 for runway reconstruction, terminal renovations and expansion

Airport Improvement Fee: $10 for departing passengers

Neat Feature: Split-level terminal design to improve efficiency and passenger flow

Major Complaint: Shortage of taxis



Regina International Airport

2007 passengers: 962,962

Projected growth: 1.5 million passengers by 2027

Expansion: $100 million over the next 20 years

Airport Improvement Fee: $15 for departing passengers (increased from $10 in April 2007)

Neat feature: Circular skylight-sundial in arrivals lobby.

Major complaints: Shortage of taxis at peak periods, inability to get more international flights due to Canada Border Services Agency staffing policies



James Richardson International Airport (Winnipeg)

2007 passengers: 3.57 million

Projected growth: 4 million by 2015

Expansion: $585 million, 51,000-square-metre terminal under construction. To open in 2010 with boarding/departure gates increasing from nine to 15

Airport Improvement Fee: Increased from $15 to $20 for departing passengers on Jan. 1, 2008

Neat Feature:
$6.3-million Greyhound bus terminal, $100 million Canada Post mail sorting plant and a proposed $20-million, seven-storey hotel

Major complaint: Old terminal won't be preservedJames Richardson International Airport (formerly Winnipeg International Airport)



Windsor Airport

2007 passengers: 245,000

Projected growth:
400,000 passengers by 2018

Expansion: $600,000 to add pre-boarding area including cafe, business lounge, children's play area.

Airport Improvement Fee: None

Neat feature: Mural of Windsor's Willistead Manor, designed by architect Albert Kahn for Henry Chandler Walker

Major complaint:
Not enough direct-flight options



Toronto Pearson International Airport

2007 passengers: 31.5 million

Projected growth: 36 million by 2010 and 42 million by 2015

Expansion: Airport development program $4.4 billion, 10-year construction plan completed in 2007 - new terminal one, expanded terminal three, new runway and new firehalls

Airport Improvement Fee:
$20 for departing passengers, $8 for connecting passengers

Neat feature: Artwork by Ingo Maurer - giant water tank with small moving cubes

Major complaint: Not enough taxis, especially in poor weather



Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport

2007 passengers: 4.09 million

Projected growth: 4.5 million by 2010, 5.9 million by 2020

Expansion: Phase II by late 2008, budgeted at $111 million, includes addition to parking garage, construction of major addition to new passenger terminal building. Phase III sometime after 2017

Airport Improvement Fee: $15 for departing passengers

Neat feature:
Three-level water feature that represents the various
waterways in Ottawa

Major complaint: Lack of large round analogue two-handed clocks



Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (Montreal)

2007 passengers: 12.4 million

Projected growth: 14.6 million passengers by 2012

Expansion: $1.5 billion spent since 2000 in relocations of service hangars and reconfiguration of road network, construction of new transborder departures hall to be completed in 2009, new Marriott hotel to open in fall of 2008

Airport Improvement Fee: $20 plus GST for departing passengers

Neat feature: Montreal's only passenger airport

Major complaint: Noisy night flights



Halifax Stanfield International Airport

2007 passengers: 3.47 million

Projected growth: 4.1 million passengers by 2012

Expansion: Midway through 10-year, $97.5-million capital improvement plan for new terminal facilities, restored runways, parking and passenger amenities.

Airport Improvement Fee: $10 for departing passengers

Neat Feature: International arrivals lounge features life-size model of Alexander Graham Bell's Silver Dart bi-plane.

Major complaint: Lack of parking (airport is constructing 2,300-space parkade)



St. John's International Airport

2007 passengers: 1.2 million

Projected growth: 3.4 million by 2015

Expansion: Five-year, $65-million capital program beginning spring 2009. To include terminal building expansion, new and renovated operations buildings, rehabilitation and resurfacing of secondary runway, and fleet replacement

Airport Improvement Fee: $15 for departing passengers

Neat feature: Memorial display for service people stationed or passed through airport during WWII

Major complaints:
Poor road signage for airport turnoff; lack of rental cars in peak seasons
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Vancouver International Airport Expansion


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Pictures by Tafryn of the newly built Link Building (connects the domestic and international terminals with the new Canada Line):


































The new Canada Line stations at the airport (YVR Airport, Sea Island Centre, Templeton):






















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I lol'd at the major complaint for Ottawa.
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Those growth forecasts are likely on the optimistic side given the rise in fuel prices.
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Those growth forecasts are likely on the optimistic side given the rise in fuel prices.
I'd say Calgary seems awfully high. Even at the phenomenal rate of growth they've got right now, would that really justify capacity similar to what Toronto has today?
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42 mill for Pearson by 2015 thats awesome

And YVR needs to use some of that budget to improve the domestic section of the airport. B concourse looks awful.
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Haha, Thunder Bay International has large round analogue two handed clocks, so no problems on that front!

We get 600,000 passengers per year but can't handle large planes so we need tonnes of flights to places to handle demand. We also lack direct flights to places like Calgary and Vancouver which people sometimes complain about. We now have direct flights to Ottawa and Montreal via Jazz but they're bitching about fuel prices and will probably cut them not even three months after they started.
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42 for Pearson by 2015 thats awesome

And YVR needs to use some of that budget to improve the domestic section of the airport. B concourse looks awful.
I would love to see the airport demolish the domestic terminal entirely and build a new domestic terminal to the same standard as the international terminal.....I find domestic to be horribly crowded, it lacks space to move around. This likely won't happen anytime soon, but over the next few decades i think it's possible.

And with the international check-in concourse, they need to push back the check-in booths at least 10-metres....there's hardly any space to move through the terminal when there are long lineups for check-in.

It would also be great if we could somehow expand the arrivals space in both the domestic and especially international terminals.....and the international customs hall needs more booths.
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YVR has made it quite clear that international flights (mainly asia) and the international terminal are the first priority. It's pretty shameful. domestic passengers can go to hell for all they care
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Heres a map of Calgary International after the expansion is done:



Pretty much everything on the east side is new (the darker colored runways and apron), the new parallel runway will be the longest runway in Canada once its ready. Construction is supposed to be starting relatively soon, the initial road closures are supposed to start next year according to some reports (one of the main access roads to the airport runs where the runway will go, so it must be removed)
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I'd say Calgary seems awfully high. Even at the phenomenal rate of growth they've got right now, would that really justify capacity similar to what Toronto has today?
What you don't realize is that YYC management has secretly hired lobbyists to 1) convince Edmonton city council to reopen the municipal airport in downtown Edmonton to regular Alberta only passenger traffic, 2) convince airlines to restrict future flights out of the Edmonton International to Alberta only destinations thus expanding their destinations and flights, and 3) convince the Alberta government to build a high speed rail-link from downtown Edmonton to downtown Calgary that by-passes the Edmonton International airport and only stops at the Calgary International Airport. The result would turn Edmonton into a spoke in the Calgary airport hub system.

And that is the only way in hell that Calgary will ever reach a projected 30,000,000 passengers by 2030...
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What you don't realize is that YYC management has secretly hired lobbyists to 1) convince Edmonton city council to reopen the municipal airport in downtown Edmonton to regular Alberta only passenger traffic, 2) convince airlines to restrict future flights out of the Edmonton International to Alberta only destinations thus expanding their destinations and flights, and 3) convince the Alberta government to build a high speed rail-link from downtown Edmonton to downtown Calgary that by-passes the Edmonton International airport and only stops at the Calgary International Airport. The result would turn Edmonton into a spoke in the Calgary airport hub system.
Seriously? That is pitiful.
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I highly doubt he's serious.
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Seriously? That is pitiful.
Seriously...yes and no...it was half in jest my friend...but you cannot discount the competative nature of the airports across this country. For example, do you think that Toronto does not strategically think that it will retain its reign as the hub for the majority of international flights and act as the major international hub to all western Canadian passengers and eastern Canadian passengers outside of Montreal through Pearson International? How do you think they would they get that 42,000,000 passenger target in 5 years, a 33% increase? Montreal has a nice modest growth rate. It doesn't look like they are competing with Toronto. However, I suspect Toronto is counting on flights consolidating through Pearson to the detriment of Ottawa, Montreal and other major centers. There is only so many airline passengers out there and direct flights, for example, out of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg only serve to diminish Toronto's hub status. They built that big airport and they now have to make sure it gets used to pay off the billions in debt.

When I look at the passenger growth stats for all the airports it seems obvious that there are potentially different strategic growth plans for all airports in Canada...it would interesting to find out exactly how some of the airports with huge growth targets plan to achieve their passenger growth targets.
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Seriously...yes and no...it was half in jest my friend...but you cannot discount the competative nature of the airports across this country. For example, do you think that Toronto does not strategically think that it will retain its reign as the hub for the majority of international flights and act as the major international hub to all western Canadian passengers and eastern Canadian passengers outside of Montreal through Pearson International? How do you think they would they get that 42,000,000 passenger target in 5 years, a 33% increase? Montreal has a nice modest growth rate. It doesn't look like they are competing with Toronto. However, I suspect Toronto is counting on flights consolidating through Pearson to the detriment of Ottawa, Montreal and other major centers. There is only so many airline passengers out there and direct flights, for example, out of Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg only serve to diminish Toronto's hub status. They built that big airport and they now have to make sure it gets used to pay off the billions in debt.

When I look at the passenger growth stats for all the airports it seems obvious that there are potentially different strategic growth plans for all airports in Canada...it would interesting to find out exactly how some of the airports with huge growth targets plan to achieve their passenger growth targets.
Speaking of Toronto's Airport, Hamilton is getting more overseas flights now too. It's advertising itself as a discount airport or something to that effect.
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Speaking of Toronto's Airport, Hamilton is getting more overseas flights now too. It's advertising itself as a discount airport or something to that effect.
Yes...way to go Hamilton!!! I think it is a cost factor for the discount airlines not to use YYZ due to Pearson having some of the highest operating charges in the world. Interesting though how airlines like "flyglobespan.com" out of (I think) Scotland shows Toronto as a Canadian destination with (YHM) in bracklets...still good to see Hamilton get the overseas flights...
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Citi financial just recently (world's largest bank) took over 50% of Hamilton Airport and the other 50% is YVR. This September Hamilton Airport staffs will make a presentation to request something like $40 million to expand the Airport.

Currently there's $3 million being spent to double the size of the departure lounge. Last year YHM completed doubling the size of the International terminal.
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From the Kelowna Daily Courier:

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

$150 million needed for Kelowna airport plans
By J.P. SQUIRE
Wednesday, July 12, 2006, 12:01 AM

Passenger volumes at Kelowna International Airport are expected to double and perhaps even triple to three million a year in the next 20 years.

But getting to that level will require an investment of $150 million to nearly double the size of the terminal, build a four-level parkade with 2,400 stalls, two runway extensions to 10,000 feet and a new taxiway the entire length of the runway.

A master plan approved by city council Monday also calls for a future overpass over the CN Rail tracks and a so-called diamond or full interchange at Highway 97.

The future could also see the integration of the rail line with airport operations. Other cities are building rail connections to their airports for light rail transit systems, noted Mayor Sharon Shepherd, while Kelowna already has a rail line between the highway and terminal.

The master plan called for the current 7,300-foot runway to be extended to 9,000 feet by 2008 and to 10,000 feet by 2025. A single runway would be enough to accommodate the 133,000 aircraft movements expected in 2025.

A runway extension to the south would require the acquisition of an addition 15 hectares of land: seven in the regional district and eight in the city. The runway extension will allow fully loaded aircraft with wingspans up to 65 metres, including the Airbus 330 and Boeing 787.

The Airbus has a range of 4,850 nautical miles and the Boeing 787 a range of 7,000 nautical miles to reach destinations such as Europe and Australia.

The peak number of passengers in the terminal building will increase from the current 380-480 passengers in one hour to 680 by 2015 and to 900 by 2025, according to the report. So the terminal will nearly double to 19,000 square metres by expanding to the southwest, where the long-term parking lot is now located.

The impact of the airport was 1,835 jobs and $310 million in economic output in 2005, which is expected to increase to 3,104 jobs and more than $525 million in economic activity by 2015.

At Monday’s meeting, councillors approved the latest expansion that will provide a parking space for another large aircraft.

A $2.4-million contract to Ansell Construction will also add 381 new parking stalls to the long-term parking lot and pave the 300 gravel stalls built in 2005. That will result in a total of 2,202 public parking stalls at the airport.

Roger Sellick told council he used to think he was the general manager of an airport, but with all the changes in recent years, he joked he now thinks of himself as “the manager of a construction site where airplanes land.”

© Wednesday, July 12, 2006 Copyright KelownaDailyCourier.ca





this is incredible.....and wow, a rail line to the airport? O_O'''' way to go Kelowna!
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Thunder Bay has a rail line near the airport from both CN and CP, and CN's main train yard is just west of the airport. If the CN line running through the city ever gets decommissioned, we'd just have to build a rail overpass to the airport to have a rail transit connection to it from both downtowns.
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