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Old Posted Sep 6, 2010, 5:10 PM
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Well I'll be honest : the airport used to look very...very messy. For a long time, Quebec city was considered a side trip for people going to Montreal whereas now, Quebec is becomming a destination in and of itself. That's why airline companies have manifested an interest in the airport in recent years. Also, even residents of the city used to go to Montreal to fly internationally, a situation that is changing. However, if the international traffic is going extremely well, the domestic traffic still has a long way to go. People in western Canada do not pass through Quebec city's airport that much. Let's hope that the new flights offered by Westjet and Porters will change that!!!

Anyway, they really did a great job with the new terminal, especially with the business center. It seems to have paid off since the American Society for Quality has ranked the airport 1st in North America and 7th in the world for its costumer service.
To be honest, those pictures are beautiful. I personally believe the current Winnipeg airport is one of the ugliest, if not the ugliest mainline national airport. Just check out the Wiki link below and look at the pics of the ceiling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg_airport

I look forward to traveling to QC, and I will go once I get my french brushed up. However, I am surprised by the lack of national flights from QC...basically I didnt find anything other than to Ottawa, Montreal, or Toronto

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Quebec City has a beautiful little airport. Traveling in Canada is enjoyable. Both major airlines fly modern aircraft, and almost all of our airports are new (or soon will be...if we can ever fix the broken pipes).
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you mean broken colasped sewer line sitting under a columb?
hahaha man I hope they fix this fast!! At least it will be open sooner rather than later.

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Before our new terminal opened about 10 years ago, Ottawa had, by far, the most embarrassing airport for a city our size. Our new terminal is great and I see a lot of similar design characteristics in these current aiport expansions accross Canada (high ceilings, tube construction, wood panelling, etc.).

We are currently undergoing our second expansion of the already-ginormous parking structure since the new terminal opened. We will never be a big hub, due to our proximity to TO and MTL, but business has certainly been booming of late. The new structure adds 850 new parking spots and leaves room for a possible 750 spot expansion in the future.
I love the way you drive around...very smart, very cool, very fun. I think Ottawa's airport looks awesome. I flew from there back to Winnipeg a couple months ago.

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what will happen to the old terminal in Winnipeg? will it be taken down or renovated and reused?

I was in the London (CYXU) 'International' Airport as well on a recent... I've seen nicer greyhound stations...
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It will most likely be demolished. Personally, I think it's a great example of International Style design and I would love to see it preserved (so would Heritage Canada, for that matter) but unfortunately the WAA hasn't had much luck in finding an alternate use for it. I suppose that an airport terminal is pretty specific in purpose, so that fact combined with its age means that it would be pretty difficult to find another practical use for it that wouldn't be financially ruinous.

The land the old terminal sits on will probably become part of an eventual Phase II for the new terminal, but that could be many years (if not decades) away.



For what it's worth, I never thought that the old Ottawa airport was bad, although the new terminal sure is nice.

That is an interesting point that you touch on regarding the design vernacular of new Canadian airport terminals, though. Just as the 1960s spawned a series of beautiful International Style terminals across the country, the last ten years have given us the swooping, glass curtained, very technological terminals (with just a touch of "the local" in the form of wood panelling, rough-hewn logs, water features or indigenous art) that typify commercial aviation in Canada. I like the look, but it'll probably take a good 30 years before I feel any warm and fuzzy nostalgia for it.
Yeah, just to add to that point, it seems like it will be demolished. Apparently the age factor is the biggest thing, as my friend's dad works in and out there a lot. He said the foundation has shifted so much you would think it was in an Earthquake.

I'm not going to miss it however, if it does end up being demolished

I absolutely love the new terminal though.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2010, 5:20 PM
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To be honest, those pictures are beautiful. I personally believe the current Winnipeg airport is one of the ugliest, if not the ugliest mainline national airport. Just check out the Wiki link below and look at the pics of the ceiling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winnipeg_airport
That's just shoddy maintenance. They could have that fixed in a day or two if the will was there. Unfortunately, they've been letting the place slide since work began on the new terminal.
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Old Posted Sep 6, 2010, 6:46 PM
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Thunder Bay has service to Quebec City. Moncton, too. No idea why. Outside of tourism to QC I can't figure out how either flight is economical. Still nothing to Calgary even though a tonne of people from this region live there.
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Thunder Bay has service to Quebec City. Moncton, too. No idea why. Outside of tourism to QC I can't figure out how either flight is economical. Still nothing to Calgary even though a tonne of people from this region live there.
I feel it is my duty to make my fellow canadians realize that Quebec city cannot be summed up by the Château Frontenac and the Provincial Government. It is true that the public sector and tourism are important for the city, but much less so than it used to be.

The economic structure of the city has changed and many sectors, mostly concentrated in high technology, are very strong. The city boasts the highest concentration of research and technology transfer centers in the province, and its high tech park is recognized for its researchers’ expertise in advanced sectors. It mostly stems from the presence of many universities, the biggest of which is Laval University with its 40 000 students. Hence, there is strong growth in optics, photonics, electronics, software, computer services, geomatics, video games, defense, biotechnologies, biomedicine, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals, functional foods, agri-food processing, plastics, composite materials, secondary wood processing... The insurance and engineering sectors are also very important, as is the burgeoning schale gas industry. Quebec also is the door to the Beauce region, with its plethora of small and medium size companies.

I can also mention the great attractiveness of Quebec's convention center. It welcomes some 200,000 visitors each year and has been named Best Convention Centre in the World from the International Association of Congress Centres.

Common people! I know we are not Calgary but things are moving here as well!!! The city might be old by Canadian standards but it is not a stagnating tourism town. There is a 300M$ eco-neighbourhood under construction, 2 others are in the planning stages and a new stadium will be constructed.

Sorry, just had to get that out of my system! I'm cool now

Sur ce, vous m'excuserez mais je vais aller savourer un délicieux filet mignon cuit sur le barbecue!

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Count me as a fan of Winnipeg's old terminal. It may be showing its age, but it has very solid architectural bones.
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Travel a lot eh?
I try to get around, both for business and for vacation.
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Count me as a fan of Winnipeg's old terminal. It may be showing its age, but it has very solid architectural bones.
It may be vintage, but it's beyond inadequate for city of Winnipeg's size and has to go. Our passenger count has been increasing for years, and that airport is just too cramped to handle the millions of people that pass through there annualy.
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Thunder Bay has service to Quebec City. Moncton, too. No idea why. Outside of tourism to QC I can't figure out how either flight is economical.
I have never noticed any direct flights to these places out of TB. Are these non-stop services and which airlines provide these flights?
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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.
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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.
I just checked AC's website, and according to it, there are no direct flights between TB and QC or Moncton; only to Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg. There would then have to be a stop over in either TO or Ottawa before heading onto Moncton or QC from TB.
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I see now, they were added by an IP address in April. Maybe they were running then? The same person added Ottawa to Saint John airport.

Maybe it was seasonal or something?
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what will happen to the old terminal in Winnipeg? will it be taken down or renovated and reused?
they chased after the western cdn aviation museum to take it over they can't aford to they went after red rive to move avaition related stuff into it they don't got the will to chase for funding for that as they are focusing on the royal bank renos atm and i've herd its supost to get blown up for a movie but i duno though but basicaly it coming down sadly

the art is being saved as far as i know though








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It may be vintage, but it's beyond inadequate for city of Winnipeg's size and has to go. Our passenger count has been increasing for years, and that airport is just too cramped to handle the millions of people that pass through there annualy.
the old old terminal is still standing u know as the western canada aviation musuem
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they chased after the western cdn aviation museum to take it over they can't aford to they went after red rive to move avaition related stuff into it they don't got the will to chase for funding for that as they are focusing on the royal bank renos atm and i've herd its supost to get blown up for a movie but i duno though but basicaly it coming down sadly

the art is being saved as far as i know though

my friend took a pic of that when he was there last month - it looks cool - so retro its hip again
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It looks pretty 70's, but the airport itself works pretty well.
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I mean, at least its small so catching flights is not a hassle, but it certainly feels cramped like RTD was saying.

It is too small for Winnipeg though, and I've never been a big fan of the terminal myself...the worst is the international area.
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at least they don't have many int'l flights - iceland and where else?

i guess the states is considered international?
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the states part is so cramped its not funny.............

the internatonal arivals is through the basement witch is the escaladers seen in my shot of the big peac of art
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ah the arrivals here are all on the bottom level
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at least they don't have many int'l flights - iceland and where else?

i guess the states is considered international?
Yes, the US is considered international, just like at every other non-US airport. We'll be getting more international fights after the new terminal opens up.
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