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Old Posted Dec 9, 2017, 12:47 PM
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Pending environmental assessment, Maritime Launch Services will begin building the Canso Spaceport in the spring of 2018.
Lindsay Construction has been chosen to oversee launch site construction.

http://www.maritimelaunch.com/

http://www.guysboroughjournal.com/article1.php?ID=301
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Old Posted Dec 9, 2017, 1:15 PM
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Doesn't this belong in the Atlantic Canada Spaceport Thread?
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Old Posted Jan 1, 2018, 3:25 PM
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An update on St. John's International Airport expansion:

The East expansion to the terminal will be open on June 4th. This will essentially double (and possibly even more) the size of the departures lounge, which if anyone has ever had the displeasure of being in for any length of time will know it's small, cramped, and extremely boring; there's nothing in there! Currently, your food and beverage options in the departures lounge is a Tim Hortons express, Jumping Bean coffee, and vending machines (AND NO BAR). That's about to change:



Along with the Tim Hortons and Jumping bean, there will now be a sit-in Yellowbelly restaurant (brewpub with craft beer) and a Newfoundland Chocolate Company coffee shop and retail store, along with one currently unnamed fast food restaurant, one unnamed coffee shop (probably Starbucks), and one unnamed retail store (liquid assets was looking into opening at the airport). As well, there will be a duty free shop.

Once the East Expansion is complete, the West Expansion will begin which will further expand the size of the airport.

All the details:http://stjohnsairport.com/expansion-yyt/

YYT has always been a nice airport, but one that was way too small and pretty boring if you have to spend any amount of time in it. I feel bad for folk who were stuck for endless hours in the departures lounge waiting on delayed flights in the fog before the CATIII system was installed on runways 11 and 29.
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Old Posted Jan 5, 2018, 7:27 PM
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YSJ passenger volume up 20.70% over December of last year. 2017 passenger volume up 5.21% over 2016.
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https://www.frederictonairport.ca/La...new-brunswick/

About the same in Fredericton (5 percent growth), but this was just 3rd quarter stats. Porter will bump it up more I assume.

I fly regularly and am praying this soon leads to a few jet bridges someday soon.

Fingers crossed
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I don't think I've ever passed through the terminal at the Fredericton airport... I'm assuming it's ground-level gates like YSJ?

They would both need some major renovations to install and elevated boarding bridge. I'd love to see it, though! And it would, I assume, go a long way toward making the airports more appealing for larger planes (though even with volumes going up I don't imagine we quite have the traffic to support those yet except maybe for vacation flights).
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I don't think I've ever passed through the terminal at the Fredericton airport... I'm assuming it's ground-level gates like YSJ?

They would both need some major renovations to install and elevated boarding bridge. I'd love to see it, though! And it would, I assume, go a long way toward making the airports more appealing for larger planes (though even with volumes going up I don't imagine we quite have the traffic to support those yet except maybe for vacation flights).
Right, YFC is all ground level at the moment, but it is in desperate need for expansion to handle the traffic it is getting now. They have all the ducks lined up for the expansion (no jetways planned, all gates are still ground level but I believe they are planning a second floor public observation lounge), they just need the governments to figure out how best to fund it.
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Old Posted Jan 16, 2018, 9:14 PM
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CYQM press release:

Passenger traffic increases in 2017 at Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport, resulting in second-best year on record
JANUARY 16, 2018

DIEPPE, NB – Passenger traffic at the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) increased in 2017, resulting in its second-best year on record. In 2017, 665,630 passengers travelled through YQM, a 1.3% increase over 2016 (657,272). Passengers flew on YQM’s main airline partners, including Air Canada Express, the airline offering the most frequency from Greater Moncton, as well as Porter and WestJet. The increase was also linked to WestJet adding frequency and seat capacity to Toronto, which represented a 6.5% year over year increase or 6,661 passengers. Another airline with remarkable growth was Sunwing, with a 9.6% increase for a total of over 30,000 passengers.

http://cyqm.ca/news/passenger-traffi...ear-on-record/

It should be noted that although this may only be the "second" best year on record, the "best" year had artificially inflated numbers due to charter traffic to Fort MacMurray (before the oil collapse). Since the current traffic volume doesn't have this added bonus, in many ways, the current numbers reflect the real ongoing increasing strength in the core traffic at YQM.
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