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Where does NWA fly to (besides MSP) from Vancouver? Detroit? Sea-Tac? LAX?
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NW's routes for Asia vis KSEA could be handled by Horizon/Alaska.

As for NW pulling out of YVR entirely, I would be surprised, unless they would also route you through SEA for domestic US travel as well - definitly a possibility.
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Where does NWA fly to (besides MSP) from Vancouver? Detroit? Sea-Tac? LAX?
They also service Detroit and Memphis from YVR. Memphis is seasonal though.
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November 14, 2005 - 10:00 AM

NEW CANADA-U.S. AIR TRANSPORT AGREEMENT WELCOMED BY VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AUTHORITY


Agreement Significantly Strengthens the YVR Gateway

A new, expanded air transport agreement between Canada and the United States is being welcomed by Vancouver International Airport Authority.

"This agreement levels the regulatory playing field with YVR's competitor airports down the West Coast, and I commend the efforts of Transport Minister Jean-C Lapierre and International Trade Minister Jim Peterson in concluding this agreement," said Larry Berg, President and CEO, Vancouver International Airport Authority. "The Airport Authority has been leading a campaign for the further liberalization of the Canada-U.S. air transport agreement for a number of years, with strong support from the Government of British Columbia, Vancouver Board of Trade, Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Tourism B.C., Tourism Vancouver and the Council of Tourism Associations. These efforts have paid off, and all of us will benefit greatly from this new agreement in the years to come."

The new agreement, which comes into effect on September 1, 2006, will provide increased flight options for travellers and greater efficiencies for air carriers. Among the key components of the new agreement are Fifth Freedom Rights for both passengers and cargo that give U.S. air carriers access to Canadian third country markets and Canadian air carriers access to United States' third country markets. That means air carriers of both countries can pick up passengers and/or cargo in the other partner's territory for transport to a third country. It also provides third country carriers, for example Chinese, with access to U.S. markets via Canada.

As the major North American airport closest to Asia, YVR has a significant geographic advantage over U.S. West Coast airports. Under the new agreement, for example, a U.S. carrier flying from Atlanta or Dallas to Taipei could fly via Vancouver, saving time and fuel instead of flying through Los Angeles or San Francisco. It would be permitted to pick up passengers and cargo in Vancouver, something that was highly restricted under the previous Canada-U.S. air transport agreement.
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Some more competition on the YVR-SFO route

Qantas Airways Announces New Service from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia and from Vancouver to San Francisco

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2005--Qantas today announced it would offer three weekly round trip seasonal flights from Vancouver to Sydney via San Francisco on each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from June 14 -- August 16, 2006.
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To accommodate passenger demand during the traditional peak travel seasons in both hemispheres, this new schedule allows travelers the opportunity to enjoy Qantas round trip services between Vancouver and Sydney or to sample the award-winning Qantas hospitality on flights between Vancouver and San Francisco.

For travelers to Australia, Qantas flight 74 will depart from Vancouver to Sydney at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. With a brief stop in San Francisco, the flight arrives in Sydney at 6:15 a.m. plus two. Qantas return flight 73 will depart Sydney at 1:55 p.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 2:20 p.m. the same day.

For travel between Canada and the U.S., Qantas flight 74 departs Vancouver on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and arrives in San Francisco at 8:50 p.m. Returning Qantas flight 73 departs San Francisco on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:05 p.m. and arrives in Vancouver at 2:20 p.m.

Onboard Qantas, travelers can expect incomparable comfort and relaxation with the award-winning Skybed Business Class sleeper seat and in-flight entertainment options, including personal seat back video screens in all classes of service.

"As a first step to reestablishing year-round services to Canada, the introduction of these flights will enable travelers to take advantage of the Australian ski and North American summer cruise seasons," said Wally R. Mariani, senior executive vice president for Qantas Airways, The Americas and Pacific. "These new flights follow our recently announced three weekly non-stop services on the San Francisco-Sydney route, which will begin March 29, 2006," he added.

With the addition of San Francisco and Vancouver services, Qantas will provide passengers with convenient connections and unparalleled access to 50 domestic Australian cities and onward to Jakarta, Bali, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
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Some more competition on the YVR-SFO route

Qantas Airways Announces New Service from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia and from Vancouver to San Francisco

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 14, 2005--Qantas today announced it would offer three weekly round trip seasonal flights from Vancouver to Sydney via San Francisco on each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from June 14 -- August 16, 2006.
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To accommodate passenger demand during the traditional peak travel seasons in both hemispheres, this new schedule allows travelers the opportunity to enjoy Qantas round trip services between Vancouver and Sydney or to sample the award-winning Qantas hospitality on flights between Vancouver and San Francisco.

For travelers to Australia, Qantas flight 74 will depart from Vancouver to Sydney at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. With a brief stop in San Francisco, the flight arrives in Sydney at 6:15 a.m. plus two. Qantas return flight 73 will depart Sydney at 1:55 p.m. and arrive in Vancouver at 2:20 p.m. the same day.

For travel between Canada and the U.S., Qantas flight 74 departs Vancouver on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 6:30 p.m. and arrives in San Francisco at 8:50 p.m. Returning Qantas flight 73 departs San Francisco on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at 12:05 p.m. and arrives in Vancouver at 2:20 p.m.

Onboard Qantas, travelers can expect incomparable comfort and relaxation with the award-winning Skybed Business Class sleeper seat and in-flight entertainment options, including personal seat back video screens in all classes of service.

"As a first step to reestablishing year-round services to Canada, the introduction of these flights will enable travelers to take advantage of the Australian ski and North American summer cruise seasons," said Wally R. Mariani, senior executive vice president for Qantas Airways, The Americas and Pacific. "These new flights follow our recently announced three weekly non-stop services on the San Francisco-Sydney route, which will begin March 29, 2006," he added.

With the addition of San Francisco and Vancouver services, Qantas will provide passengers with convenient connections and unparalleled access to 50 domestic Australian cities and onward to Jakarta, Bali, Mumbai and Johannesburg.
I wonder if they'll use the A380 sometime in the future for that route.
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Business in Vancouver November 15-21, 2005; issue 838

Harmony heading to China

Vancouver-based airline awaiting federal government approval of routes to the country's capital and business centre

Bob Mackin

Harmony Airways has chosen Beijing and Shanghai for its Chinese destinations, but it's waiting for the go-ahead from Ottawa.

President Gary Collins told Business in Vancouver that the Chinese government has given its approval.

The privately held Vancouver airline, started in 2002 by David Ho, applied to fly to China last year and was given a list of 14 cities from which to choose. Last summer, Collins told BIV that the airline was looking to avoid competitive routes like Beijing and Shanghai. Collins now says the airline wants a presence in the capital and the business centre because both cities have Canadian visa offices.

Collins said the other desirable destination is Guangzhou, but Vancouver's sister city in Guangdong province near Hong Kong probably won't have a Canadian visa office until 2007.

"There are other cities and ultimately we may start to serve those, it will depend on traffic and flows," Collins said. "That's an initial presence for us. We expect the market will build such that there's an ability to service a number of cities in China directly."

Harmony, he said, is negotiating a code share agreement with China Eastern Airlines, which already flies into Vancouver International Airport. It's part of a strategy to capitalize on increased trade with China and the imminent recognition by the Chinese government of Canada as an approved destination for Chinese tourists.

Collins said long-distance aircraft availability is another consideration. Harmony would have to lease a jet for the short-term until a new jet is ready for purchase or lease from Boeing or Airbus Industrie.

"You need an aircraft in the interim that'll get you to China. That market is very tight right now, there's not a lot available," Collins said.

The next window for Harmony to begin service would be from April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007 - depending on the timing of Transport Canada approval. The China expansion will trigger further expansion in North America for Harmony so it can feed the route. Harmony's route to Toronto is mainly for business travellers, while its Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Las Vegas and Hawaii trips cater to sun seekers.

"We're having a great season into all of our sun destinations," Collins said.

Harmony is flying from Calgary, Kelowna, Abbotsford and Victoria to Honolulu and/or Maui. Collins said the Hawaii market is enjoying a resurgence as travellers are taking advantage of the Canadian dollar's rebound. Hawaii is seen as a safe, comfortable destination, he said.

"There is no all-inclusive market in Hawaii," he said. "People don't need to stay in their hotel or resort. They can get out and go around. There's a variety of restaurants, shopping, watersports, other things as well. Hawaii is really coming back into its own. We're seeing a bit of a trend away from the all-inclusive."

Collins said many flights have already sold out and the fuel surcharge hasn't been a deterrent.

"No matter where you go, even if you drive into the hills to go skiing, you're going to pay fuel costs. People are aware of that and it doesn't seem to be a big factor in peoples' booking patterns. Disposable income in western Canada is going up and people want a holiday."

Collins said many of the Hawaii bookings were done months in advance, so it's too early to tell if this fall's devastating hurricanes in Florida, Cuba and Mexico have caused travellers to look at west coast destinations. Harmony resumes its seasonal Palm Springs service next week. Its Las Vegas service remains strong for both tourists and business travellers, despite increased competition.

"There's new capacity, other carriers are starting to do it as well, but we haven't seen an impact on our loads," Collins said. "Vegas is a real repeat market, a lot of people go down three to four times a year. "

Travel agent Scott Clute of Global Travel said little is known of Harmony because it is privately held and doesn't release revenue or passenger-load figures.

"They don't legally have to," he said. "I would certainly encourage them to do that, because it would encourage the public to be a little more forthcoming on long-term commitments."
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Another article on the new cdn-us agreement. They mention the possibility of 2 or 3 new routes, but I think even this is pretty optimistic.

Deal to bring YVR more U.S. business

Bruce Constantineau
Vancouver Sun

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Vancouver International Airport should attract more business from U.S. airlines stopping here on their way to Asia but a new Canada-U.S. air transport agreement is still just a "small step" towards truly open skies, Canadian airline industry analysts said Monday.

Under a new deal to take effect in September 2006, U.S. airlines will be allowed to fly from the U.S. to a Canadian city, pick up passengers or cargo, and then fly to another country. Canadian carriers will gain the same access to the U.S. market -- enabling them to fly from Canada and stop in one U.S. city before flying to another country.

"It's a baby step toward allowing full access to each other's markets," Calgary-based airline industry analyst Rick Erickson said in an interview. "But Americans don't want to go down that path right now, given all the problems their airlines have had."

U.S. carriers still cannot service Canadian domestic routes and Canadian carriers still won't be allowed to fly from one U.S. destination to another.

Vancouver International Airport Authority president Larry Berg said the new deal will level the playing field and allow Vancouver to better compete for business with U.S. west coast airports like Los Angeles and San Francisco.

"As a gateway city, we have a geographic advantage in being along the shortest point between Asia and North America," he said in an interview. "Dallas-Beijing has a four-hour shorter turnaround time through Vancouver than through San Francisco. This agreement will let us use that advantage."

Berg said U.S. airlines like American and Delta don't currently have direct access to Asian markets so Vancouver airport officials will encourage them to use Vancouver as a gateway to those markets now.

He said there are still "border management issues" to deal with -- to make international borders both secure and convenient for travellers -- but expects the new deal will ultimately create greater choices for consumers and possibly lower prices on some routes.

Erickson said Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal airports should benefit most from increased use of their facilities but doubts the new agreement will have a huge impact on the industry.

"There are not lots and lots of routes just begging for this kind of service," he said. "There are a handful, though, and Vancouver might see two or three new routes as a result of this."

Erickson said a possible new route for Air Canada under the deal would be Toronto-Los Angeles-Auckland.

Queen's University professor Doug Reid said the agreement will essentially be unnoticed by consumers but feels it's a good thing because it removes some "silly rules" that have restricted airlines in the past.

"It's about the ability of airlines to run their businesses more intelligently and not have to fly empty sometimes because of stupid rules," he said. "I think it makes perfect sense and should have been done a long time ago. It's a step in the right direction but it's just a small step."

Reid said U.S. and Canadian carriers should have full access to each other's domestic routes and feels Canadians shouldn't fear U.S. carriers dominating the market.

"Look at the U.S. airline industry today and tell me why we're worried about being overrun by people who, generally speaking, are losing money," he said. "What are we worried about? We'd kick their ass."

Qantas Airways, meanwhile, announced Monday it will offer three weekly Vancouver-San Francisco-Sydney flights from June 14 until August 16 next year. Airline officials say the flights are a first step towards re-establishing year-round services to Canada.

The Australian airline left the Vancouver market about four years ago when it decided to add more capacity to its domestic routes.

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Lots of good news coming out of YVR and Open Skies.
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NW's routes for Asia vis KSEA could be handled by Horizon/Alaska.

As for NW pulling out of YVR entirely, I would be surprised, unless they would also route you through SEA for domestic US travel as well - definitly a possibility.
It sounds like they aren't pulling out entirely. They are suspending the YVR-MSP route in January, but will be restarting it in June for the higher summer demand.
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According to a Sun article, it looks like YVR has also inquired about obtaining some fill from the RAV construction - this would presumably accomodate construction of a new runway out to the west of Sea Island beyond the existing north runway; or at least an extension of the N. runway - but this would require less fill.
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Some articles from the YVR newsletter:

November 2005

When Less Is More

Woolen toques and down parkas don't exactly evoke images of the beach. Packing bulky coats and clunky boots is a nuisance, but, for passengers travelling from snow to sun, lugging winter gear was unavoidable - until now.

Guests of the Fairmont Vancouver Airport are invited to check in and leave the extra weight, and stress, of their winter gear behind with the hotel's complimentary coat and boot check. Drop into the Health Club change rooms and emerge ready for the sun. The Fairmont will store your gear, until you return from your trip tanned, relaxed and ready once again for colder climates.

While at the Fairmont, slip into holiday mode early and treat yourself to a pedicure at Absolute Spa, or watch planes take off and land while sipping a Cosmopolitan at the Jetside Bar.

Located directly above the U.S. departures level in YVR's International Terminal, the hotel offers the ultimate in passenger convenience. Travellers can wake up, enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, and stroll to their boarding gate without leaving the terminal.

The next time you're headed for the tropics, visit the Fairmont and take advantage of their complimentary closets. Hit the beach in style and save some room in your bag for the souvenirs you really want... Kona coffee or Mexican tequila, anyone?

For further information, or for reservations call 1-800-441-1414 or visit www.fairmont.com.


Long-Term Planning On Display At YVR

Calling all passengers... next time you're catching a flight at YVR, take a few moments to check out our display on options for future airport development. View a 3-D scale model of the terminal buildings in 2009, and learn about options being considered for new runways, terminals and road access to the airport.

Display Locations

November 24 to 28: YVR's South Terminal, 4440 Cowley Crescent

December 1 to January 6: Main Terminal, between the Domestic and International check-in areas on Level 3, opposite the children's play area

We want to hear what you think of the options. Please stop by to provide your comments.
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Business in Vancouver November 29-December 5, 2005; issue 840

Air Canada remains YVR's top employer

Approximately 7,000 people now work for the restructured airline and the subsidiaries of its ACE Aviation Holdings parent company at Vancouver's airport

Andrew Petrozzi

If you work at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), there's a good chance it's for Air Canada or one of the many other subsidiaries its parent company ACE Aviation Holdings Inc.'s (TSX: ACE.RV) owns.

The difference these days is that the job is less likely to be as a flight attendant or pilot.

Air Canada and other ACE subsidiaries employ about 7,000 people at YVR and run more than 100 flights out of the airport daily between its Air Canada and Jazz services.

"It's a significant operation," said Angela Mah, Air Canada's spokeswoman in Vancouver.

Mah added that YVR is the airline's second largest hub after Toronto and its primary gateway to Asian destinations.

But Air Canada's corporate restructuring brought on by its bankruptcy filing in late 2003 spun off numerous subsidiaries that also operate out of YVR. They include Air Canada Jazz, as well as related companies like Air Canada Cargo, Aeroplan and Air Canada Technical Services (ACTS).

Montreal-based ACTS provides maintenance, repair and overhaul services for aircraft, engines and components. It also sells ground-handling services to airlines and training services for mechanics, flight attendants and pilots.

ACTS has major facilities in Toronto, Winnipeg, Montreal and Vancouver and a combined workforce of about 3,600 employees.

In March, ACTS signed a five-year agreement with Delta Air Lines, Inc. that could generate up to US$300 million in revenues for ACTS for the maintenance, repair and overhaul of Delta's fleet of more than 200 Boeing 757 and 767 aircraft.

Starting in May 2005, ACTS's Vancouver facility began doing the heavy maintenance work for the Delta contract. The project created approximately 300 jobs.

"A major contract such as this, one of the industry's largest, reflects ACTS's strong reputation for quality service and technical expertise in a number of fleet types including these Boeing aircraft," ACTS president Bill Zoeller said in a statement. "Our agreement with Delta Air Lines is consistent with our business strategy to leverage our MRO expertise, and knowledge of commercial airline operations, to grow as a stand-alone profitable business."

Other ACTS clients include Air Canada, Air Canada Jazz, JetBlue, United Airlines, ABX, Mexicana, Snecma Services, Chromalloy, Lufthansa Technik, International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) and Canada's Department of National Defence.

Air Canada Cargo has also been taking advantage of demand for air cargo services on daily Vancouver flights serving such Asian destinations as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and Seoul.

It's also the largest supplier of air cargo services to Canada Post Corp.

Aeroplan, meanwhile, operates a call centre at YVR, and new jets in the Air Canada and Jazz fleets like the Embraer 175 and Boeing's Canadair CRJ 705 are expanding the destinations accessible from YVR.

New destinations introduced this fall include San Diego and Las Vegas, she said.

"Vancouver continues to be a very important part in our operations," said Mah. "It's the second- largest hub and we do not see that changing."

According to the Vancouver International Airport Authority, YVR generates more than 26,000 jobs and its annual economic impact in the region is $5.2 billion.

Approximately 13,200 employees and 300 airport authority employees work in the main terminals, according to the VIAA. There are almost 400 businesses operating on Sea Island.

According to the most recent YVR economic impact study conducted in 2000, YVR annually generates $1 billion in wages and contributes a total of $690 million in taxes to the all three levels of government.

Every one million new passengers translate into an additional 1,200 new jobs, according to the study.
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Year end commentary from YVR:

A Milestone Year For YVR

By LARRY BERG, President and Chief Executive Officer

This past year was a great one for YVR, and I would like to take this opportunity to share some of the highlights. With only a few weeks to go in 2005, we are on track to welcome some 16.4-million passengers, setting a new record for YVR. And with Canada finalizing new, more liberal air agreements with the United States, China and India, the stage is set for continued passenger growth in the years to come that will benefit all of British Columbia.

The Open Skies agreement with the United States levels the regulatory playing field with YVR’s competitor airports down the West Coast. When it comes into effect on September 1, 2006, the agreement will provide increased flight options for travellers and greater efficiencies for air carriers. Air carriers of both coun-tries can pick up passengers and/or cargo in the other partner’s territory for transport to a third country. The agreement also provides third-country carriers with access to U.S. markets via Canada.

After working for years on a strategy to capitalize on China’s potential as an emerging market, this year we made two great strides in the right direction. First, Canada was officially granted Approved Destination Status (ADS) by the People’s Republic of China. Second, Canada completed a new and expanded bilateral air transport agreement with China. Both developments provide a great advantage for YVR, as we are the major West Coast airport closest to Asia, and the ideal gateway connecting the Asia-Pacific Region and the Americas.

Another welcome piece of news this year was the long-awaited rent relief from the Federal Government. In May, Transport Minister Jean-C. Lapierrem announced that the Government of Canada would adopt a new rent policy for airports. For Vancouver, the new rent formula translates into a 54 per cent reduction over the term of our lease. Over the next four years, rent paid to Ottawa by Vancouver will be reduced by approximately $90-million. Between 2006 and 2020, the savings will total approximately $1.1- billion. The savings will go toward reducing airline charges and contributing to the Airport Authority’s capital program to ensure that YVR continues to be a premier global gateway and economic generator for the province of British Columbia. With the regulatory pieces falling into place and demand for air travel on the upswing, the time was right to kick off the major projects of our $1.4-billion capital program. Construction is now underway on the $420-million expansion to the International Terminal Building, which will add nine new gates by 2009; the $125-million Link Building, the new five-storey building linking the Domestic and International terminals; and, after years of active promotion, the RAV Line, recently renamed the Canada Line, linking YVR to Richmond and Downtown Vancouver.

After such a successful year it would be easy to rest on our laurels. But we’ve been around long enough to know that this is an extremely competitive industry and if you’re not preparing for the future you’re missing out on opportunities for your airport and for your region. And so we’re already well into the process of developing the next Master Plan to cover the period from 2007 to 2027, when we expect 33-million passengers at YVR. Along the way, we’ve sought input and feedback from our stakeholders and we expect to have a draft plan ready in the first half of 2006. There are exciting times ahead for YVR. With the holiday season upon us, I want to extend our sincerest appreciation to all of our business partners and patrons and wish a Merry Christmas to all.


YVR Third-Quarter Passenger And Cargo Numbers

For the third quarter ending September 2005, passenger numbers were up 4.8 per cent, with YVR continuing to track for 16.4-million passengers by the end of 2005. European traffic numbers, driven by a sharp increase in charter capacity, continued to be the leading growth sector with 12.6 per cent growth. Despite the loss of Canadian carrier Jetsgo earlier this year, the domestic sector has performed well, showing 5.4 per cent growth.

Transborder and Asia-Pacific sectors have experienced declines in the third quarter but are still showing growth of 2.8 per cent and 2.5 per cent, respectively, on a year-to-date basis. Cargo volumes are down three per cent year-to-date, mostly due to fewer volumes to and from Asia.

Domestic Transborder Asia-Pacific Europe Miscellaneous
Total

YTD Q3 04 6,054,884 3,152,372 1,834,633 886,308 225,337 12,153,534

YTD Q3 05 6,380,366 3,240,983 1,880,893 997,844 233,882 12,733,968

%Change 5.4% 2.8% 2.5% 12.6% 3.8% 4.8%
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The 787 order gives the Boeing plane a new and unique niche: It's going to be used in 2008 on the first low-cost carrier flying internationally, operated by Qantas subsidiary Jetstar International. One likely route, said Dixon: Sydney to Vancouver, B.C.
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Another likely route that has been mentioned by Qantas (for ~2008) is YVR-MEL with the 787.

Other good news - looks like BA will be increasing their frequency on YVR-LHR starting summer 2006.
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isn't there lots of low-cost international carriers?

zoom airlines is one i can think of.
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isn't there lots of low-cost international carriers?

zoom airlines is one i can think of.
Maybe they mean Australia? Or trans-pacific from Canada?

Asia/Australia don't offer many ideal routes for low-cost carriers.
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There are some out of Singapore, though (Air Asia, Tiger, Lion, Jetstar Asia).
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YVR is looking for some feedback on logo's, branding etc:

http://www.yvr.ca/authority/airmail/index.asp?id=561

I think the logo looks a bit dated. Otherwise the scope of the survey is pretty narrow - I'd like to suggest that the arr/dep screens get updated to lcd like other leading airports.
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