Posted Nov 9, 2005, 5:53 PM
Join Date: Jan 2002
Northwest pulling out would be a big loss - especially the YVR-MSP route.
-Cathay Pacific Opens Ticket Office At YVR
Last month, Cathay Pacific’s Vancouver Ticketing Office relocated from 550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, to YVR. The new office is located in International Departures, Level 3 (across from the Cathay Pacific check-in counters).
With the move, Cathay Pacific has added the convenience of extended operating hours. New ticketing office hours are: April to October (summer flight schedule)—10 a.m. - 4 p.m.; and 11 p.m. - 2:30 a.m. November to March (winter flight schedule)—9: a.m. – 3 p.m.; and 10 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. Cathay offers two daily non-stop flights from Vancouver to Hong Kong, daily non-stop service from Vancouver to New York, and thrice-weekly freighter service from Vancouver and Hong Kong.
-Zoom Says ‘Bonjour’ To The Heart Of Europe
Zoom Airlines has announced a new Vancouver-Calgary-Paris service, Western Canada’s only direct flight to Paris. The new service seeks to provide Western Canadians with easy access to the third-largest city in Europe, and is in addition to Zoom’s year-round U.K. program. Flights to Paris begin June 10, 2006, and will continue every Saturday until October 29, 2006. Consumers can purchase their tickets for as little as $299 one way. “There is tremendous opportunity for Zoom to penetrate a market that is currently under-serviced,” says Kris Dolinki, chief executive officer, Zoom Airlines. “The success of Zoom Airlines and our low-cost, full service model has allowed us to provide distinct products. Zoom is proud to be the only air carrier to offer service to Paris directly from the West Coast, providing Western Canadians with more choice and flexibility in their travel destinations. With our service to London, Glasgow, Manchester and now Paris, Zoom Airlines is truly Western Canada’s low-cost gateway to Europe.”
In the past four years, the numberof Canadians visiting France has increased by 33 per cent. Accordingto Statistics Canada, France has been one of the top five countries visited by Canadians for the last three years, with approximately 500,000 visits every year.
Designed for long-haul flights, Zoom Airlines’ wide-bodied 767-300 aircraft offer increased legroom for a more comfortable in cabin experi-ence. The airline’s full-service flightsinclude meals, snacks and in-flight entertainment.
-FasTrack Premium Check-In Lounge Arrives At YVR
First Of Its Kind In North America
Vancouver International Airport Authority continues to lead in customer service and cutting-edge technology with the opening of a new premium check-in lounge in the International Terminal. YVR FasTrack Premium check-in caters to business- and first-class passengers flying with Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific, and provides a dedicated and comfortable area to check in.
Passengers using the premium service are assisted with their lug gage and taken directly to the fully equipped lounge for an expedited premium check-in experience. “We are proud to be the first airport in North America to offer this service,” said Kevin Molloy, vice president, Simplified Passenger Travel and chief information officer, Vancouver International Airport Authority. “Together with our partners Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific, we are raising the bar for customer service.”
The lounge offers sumptuous leather chairs and fresh flowers. Once they have checked-in, passengers are directed to a dedicated security screening point and onward to each airline’s lounge. The premium check-in lounge, located just within the main doors of the International terminal, is the prototype of facilities that will be located in the new Link Building, which is scheduled to open in 2007. The building, so named because it is located where the Domestic and International terminals are linked, will also feature additional check-in facilities, baggage systems and officespace, and will serve as the main point of entry from the RAV Line terminal station.