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Old Posted Oct 27, 2009, 5:27 PM
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The Salt Lake city to Saskatoon appears to be cancelled entirely.

SLC destinations from Saskatoon are still routed through MSP
Looks like Delta has scaled back their Canadian flights out of SLC a lot. Edmonton also lost its service and Calgary & vancouver service have been scaled back.
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From the Regina thread:

Delta Air Lines is doubling the number of flights it operates to and from Regina.
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REGINA — Starting in April, Delta Air Lines will double the number of flights it currently operates between Regina and Minneapolis, the Regina Airport Authority (RAA) and the Atlanta-based airline announced Thursday.

Delta's expanded service will begin April 6, with four daily non-stops from Regina to Minneapolis return. This represents a doubling of the current number of flights, and an increase of 120 seats daily.

"This new service by Delta Air Lines significantly increases Regina's connections to the extensive Delta network," said RAA president and CEO Jim Hunter in a press release. Through its Minneapolis hub, Delta offers 439 peak-day departures to more than 130 destinations in North America and overseas.

"It increases our passengers' abilities to connect all throughout the United States and many international destinations," Hunter said an interview Thursday. "(Minneapolis) is like a mini-Denver. It's certainly not as big as Denver, but it sure does add to the flexibility for folks going out of town.''

Hunter added the expansion by Delta also signals the airline's willingness to compete for business with other airlines, like United, which introduced its Regina-to-Denver service in 2008.

"This reflects a decision by Delta that they're going to compete for the business transborder," he said. "United — these are their words — are very satisfied with the load factors they're getting on the Denver runs.''

Finally, Delta's expansion also signifies confidence in the Regina market and the local economy, Hunter said. "We've telling the story of Regina, a lot, to all of the airlines. That, plus they really want to compete.''

Karen Zachary, general manager of network planning of Delta Air Lines, said the airline decided to increase the number of daily flights from two to four due to the current volume of traffic and prospects for future growth.

"We have enjoyed significant success on our Regina routes, and with the optimistic economic outlook for Regina and southern Saskatchewan, we are looking forward to building on that success in co-operation with the Regina Airport Authority."

Delta will be flying the Regina-to-Minneapolis route using both Comair and SkyWest airlines, flying Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) aircraft, with capacities of 50 to 70 passengers.

Business class service will also be introduced on the first departure and the last arrival daily, effective June 10, when appropriate aircraft have been retrofitted and allocated to the route, the RAA said.

"They will be using the small CRJs on three of the flights, and there will be a business flight in the morning and the evening arrival. That will be a stretch (70 passenger) CRJ,'' Hunter said.

Hunter added there could be more flights to and from Regina, both domestically and internationally, announced in the coming weeks. "Stay tuned for more announcements, one south of the border, and another domestic.''
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Saskatoon also getting more MSP flights

Although there has been no announcement, Delta is also booking more flights daily from Saskatoon to the Twin Cities. It looks like 4 flights on 50 seat Bombardier RJs going south, and 3 returning, two of them on 64 seats dual class E175s. This is nice news for both Sask cities in a year where any additional air service is a plesent suprise, esp after the gains of the past few years.
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Can we change the name of this thread to something like Saskatoon and Regina Air Service. The current title is obsolete.
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two of them on 64 seats dual class E175s.
Maybe I'm misreading, but I don't see that anywhere.
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Maybe I'm misreading, but I don't see that anywhere.
Interesting...I'm not either anymore, but instead of 3 returning flights a day, 2 with 64 seaters, it's 4X 50 seaters from msp.
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Yxe breaks 1.15 million passenger mark last year

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Local+...337/story.html
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I imagine once Regina gets its new $1.2B casino/entertainment complex, it will need whole new airport to accomodate all the charters from the states - not to mention the A380 super-jumbo flights from Asia and the Gulf Region. While we're at it we should build a space port and canals from downtown to Wascana.
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^ Now you're just being cruel!
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^ Now you're just being cruel!
Don't worry, that proposal looks about as solid as a prairie wind. It looks like it was simply a lot of vision and not a lot of substance.

EDIT: I guess the Seminoles are confirmed now, so it very well might be a solid proposal again.

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Saskatoon Airport has best January ever, projecting 2.5% growth this year:

http://www.newstalk980.com/story/20100302/30097
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City's air travel soars


The StarPhoenixApril 16, 2010



The number of people flying to and from the Saskatoon airport is soaring.

Air travel in Saskatoon for March and the first quarter of 2010 has set records, says the Saskatoon Airport Authority.

Traffic grew by 5.6 per cent in March compared to 2009 numbers. At 101,926 passengers, it was the fourth consecutive month to surpass the 100,000 mark. Record traffic was also reported in January and February.

Winter charter flight usage was up by more than 20 per cent over last tear.

Overall, year-to-date passenger traffic is up six per cent compared to the first quarter of 2009.

A terminal expansion is scheduled for summer 2011, which will expand the "post security" area with more retail, food and beverage services and a larger passenger waiting area.
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Air Canada, WestJet change flights in Regina

Direct flight to Ottawa gone, but seasonal one to Phoenix added


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Air Canada will no longer offer the direct flight between Regina and Ottawa, while WestJet will soon a season direct flight to Phoenix.
Regina Airport Authority's Jim Hunter says ridership was not the issue for Air Canada, which is is planning to turn Toronto's Pearson Airport into a world-class hub and needs to feed as much traffic through there as possible.
The direct flight to Ottawa has been operating since May 16. While that flight is gone, Hunter said Air Canada is adding another.
"They're going to give us an extra flight to Toronto daily," he said, adding that the intention is to reinstate the Ottawa-Regina flight sometime next summer.
Hunter says eliminating the direct to flight to Ottawa will add, on average, up to two hours of travel time for those travellers.
Meanwhile, WestJet announced the launch of a new non-stop seasonal flight between Regina and Phoenix.
Hunter approached West Jet with the idea after many customer requests.
"They're taking a bit of a chance on it, but we're delighted that they are," he said.
That flight will run from Dec. 18 to April 30.
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According to the Leader-Post similar flight changes (dropping Ottawa and adding Phoenix) will also be in store for Saskatoon.
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Here's the article from the SP. No mentions of Ottawa... So looks like we're keeping ours.

EDIT: I just read the LP article. So I guess we're losing it too after all. Weird the SP wouldn't mention it.

Westjet announces direct flight from Saskatoon to Phoenix


THE STARPHOENIX AUGUST 11, 2010


Saskatoon residents looking to escape to warmer climates this winter will now be able to fly directly to Arizona.

WestJet announced Wednesday it is launching seasonal non-stop service to Phoenix from Saskatoon this winter. The service between the two cities will begin Dec. 17 and run through April 29, 2011.

“Phoenix is one of the most poplar destinations for western Canadians looking for a quick and affordable winter getaway,” stated Hugh Dunleavy, WestJet’s executive vice-president strategy and planning.

“We look forward to adding this new non-stop service to our growing list of WestJet destinations available from the Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport.”

The flight will leave Saskatoon on Fridays at 4:50 p.m., arriving in Phoenix at 7:02 p.m. The return flight leaves Phoenix at 11:45 a.m. on Fridays, arriving in Saskatchewan’s largest city at 3:57 p.m.

“We are delighted to see WestJet seize another opportunity and service the Phoenix market with a non-stop service similar to their popular Las Vegas service,” stated Bill Restall, president and CEO of the Saskatoon Airport Authority.

“This market will no doubt be welcomed and well supported by our community this winter.”

WestJet counts nine non-stop flights from Saskatoon to destinations including Montego Bay, Cancun and Cabo San Lucas.

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Westjet: the airline that listens to its customers.

Air Canada: ahh, umm...
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Full Westjet release:

http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/a.../11/c9928.html


"With the addition of this new service to Phoenix, WestJet now flies non-stop from Regina to more destinations than any other airline, including Las Vegas, Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. "
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Air Canada's direct flight to Ottawa from Saskatoon is axed too. Damn, I took that flight a lot when visiting family in O-Town. It was so nice. Guess I'll be connecting through Toronto from now on.
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Here is the Saskatoon story from earlier today:

http://www.thestarphoenix.com/busine...megadrop_story

Disappointing that AC is dropping the direct Ottawa flight for the winter. Hopefully they will (as stated in the story) be renewing that route in the spring. It's been noted elsewhere that the flight is usually pretty full. The extra flight per day to Toronto is good, but now more people have do deal with the joys of Pearson and connecting from there.
As for WestJet to Phoenix, it's great to be getting another international flight, esp to a noted Sask sun destination, but a once a week flight isn't anything to get too excited about. I'm not sure if there are any/many through the winter, but would this nibble at any charter flights the way the WestJet scheduled flights to Vegas and the Caribbean have been?
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