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Old Posted Mar 10, 2018, 1:09 AM
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Swoop, Flair, Jetlines, and Norwegian all hubbing into Hamilton - that would be quite a boost.

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Old Posted Mar 10, 2018, 5:18 AM
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I find it interesting that the person who started that thread did not include Munroe on his list... Ottawa was at the top.

Hopefully it happens, and hopefully it does better than flyglobespan.
Flyglobespan did all right out of Hamilton. There flights where 90% full to all destinations out of Hamilton. Their problem and bankruptcy was not Hamilton but a credit card clearing company called E-Clear.

In October 2009 the amount of money owed by credit card clearing company E-Clear to Globespan was claimed it to be £35m. E-Clear changed its trading terms with Flyglobespan earlier in 2009, increasing the time it took to pass on payments from around five days to 80 days, resulting in millions of pounds of back-payments building up. This meant that payments would usually be clear to the airline once passengers had taken their holiday -- effectively taking any risk away from E-Clear.

In November 2009 Flyglobespan had required a 'last-ditch cash injection' as a result of cash flow difficulties caused following delays in payment by the credit card clearing company, E-Clear.

The Globespan Group PLC, Globespan Airways Limited and Alba Ground Handling Limited ceased operations on 16 December 2009 and were placed into administration on 17 December with PricewaterhouseCoopers appointed as the administrator.
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Popular airlines flagged for safety system non-compliance
(Toronto Star, Jesse McLean, Mar 10 2018)

Famous for its radio jingle and all-inclusive resort packages, Sunwing has been cited by federal inspectors for not recording some “aircraft defects” discovered by flight crews.

The regulatory breach was uncovered by Transport Canada agents during a 2016 visit to the airline’s Etobicoke offices, where inspectors reviewing maintenance records also found planes had not received required work.

Sunwing is one of several popular commercial airlines that have been flagged for widespread non-compliance by Transport Canada, the details of which are contained in government surveillance reports that are not public and must be obtained through Access to Information legislation.

Some of the country’s most recognizable airlines are in court trying to prevent these kinds of reports on their own operations from being released.

The Star obtained surveillance reports for Sunwing and three other commercial airlines: Jazz, WestJet and its regional carrier, WestJet Encore. Together, these airlines are responsible for more than 1,400 flights each day.

Government inspectors found each airline was non-compliant in areas of “safety oversight” and “training, awareness and competence.”



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Old Posted Mar 11, 2018, 5:47 PM
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I find it interesting that the person who started that thread did not include Munroe on his list... Ottawa was at the top.

Hopefully it happens, and hopefully it does better than flyglobespan.
It seemed everyone was pushing their own hometown airport, somewhat irrationally.
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Old Posted Mar 14, 2018, 4:24 AM
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A Corporate Update from Canada Jetlines

March 13, 2018

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VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Canada Jetlines Ltd. (JET: TSX-V) (JETMF: OTCQB) (the “Company” or “Jetlines”) is pleased to provide an update on certain recent corporate developments related to financing, the regulatory process, aircraft acquisition, personnel additions and launch timeline. Jetlines has been diligently pursuing a number of initiatives required for the start-up of operations as an ultra-low-cost carrier. Over the last year since Jetlines commenced trading on the TSX Venture Exchange, it has accomplished the following:
 
Appointment of Mr. Stan Gadek as Chief Executive Officer (former CEO of Sun Country Airlines and Senior Vice President Finance, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer for NYSE listed, AirTran Holdings).
 
Jetlines concluded arrangements to offer service from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, Abbotsford International Airport and Halifax Stanfield International Airport. More airport agreements are expected to be announced in the second quarter of 2018.

Jetlines substantially advanced the licensing process with the ongoing preparation of manuals and documentation required for the Air Operator Certificate. Jetlines also hired several of the key executives required by Transport Canada including VP Flight Operations, VP Maintenance and Flight Attendant Manager. Further key personnel announcements are expected early in the second quarter 2018.
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The key items remaining to commence flight operations are the completion of the licensing process, aircraft acquisition and completion of the financing process. With respect to aircraft acquisition, the current market for leased aircraft has tightened considerably during 2017 and early 2018. The principal reasons are the well documented engine manufacturing issues for the Airbus neo-powered aircraft, the increased demand for the Boeing freighter conversion program for Boeing 737-800s and world-wide traffic demand exceeding projections. All of these factors have led to increased demand and decreased supply of used aircraft available for lease. Jetlines previously secured aircraft under an LOI; however, the lessor was unable to provide a definitive delivery date.

At this stage Jetlines is in advanced negotiations with several major aircraft lessors to secure the aircraft required to support both its start-up and growth plans. However, it will not attain a June 2018 start-up date as previously projected. Once Jetlines has secured definitive aircraft delivery dates, it will provide new guidance to the market on its projected start-up date. It expects to provide an update announcement in the second quarter of 2018. In the interim Jetlines continues to advance its efforts with personnel recruitment, airport agreements, the licensing process and the financing plan.
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https://jetlines.ca/2018/03/canada-j...porate-update/
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WestJet flight attendants effectively paid less than minimum wage, employee says
(Canadian Press, March 16 2018)

MONTREAL — A WestJet flight attendant says rules that effectively pay starting workers less than minimum wage because they’re compensated only for time in the air is helping shore up support for a union drive at Canada’s second-largest airline.

The employee, who doesn’t want to be identified for fear of reprisal, says several colleagues have complained about an industry-wide system that compensates flight attendants only for time between leaving one airport gate to arriving at the destination terminal.

That means full-time flight attendants receiving a starting wage of $25.29 per hour of flying time, won’t be compensated for time on the ground preparing airplanes for service, deplaning passengers or any activities before or after flights.

If cabin crews spend half an eight-hour day in the air, they would earn the equivalent of $12.64 an hour, less than the $14 minimum in Ontario.


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Old Posted Mar 22, 2018, 2:38 PM
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Swoop Increases Frequency

Swoop has added a fourth aircraft to the fleet and that aircraft will begin operating in August. Main frequency increases are on the Hamilton to Edmonton and Hamilton to Abbotsford Routes. Frequency on the Winnipeg and Halifax routes are now daily. A total of 13 new weekly departures have been added. For the full story, click the link.

http://flyhamilton.ca/news/get-your-...urth-aircraft/
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Old Posted Mar 22, 2018, 6:22 PM
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Flights so far from Hamilton (YHM) this summer.

Swoop's total flights per week 38
WestJet's total flights per week 18
Air Canada's total flights per week 13
Flair's total flights per week 10/24 flights out of YHM/Direct destination out of YHM

Total YHM Flights for summer 2018
  • 79 non-stop destinations
  • 93 - 1 or 2 stop destinations

Flair keep saying they will be adding more flights this summer. When????
Norwegian still to announce
Canada Jetlines will most likely not start til late summer or fall.
Air Canada keeps talking about more flights out of YHM. When????

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Old Posted Mar 23, 2018, 1:44 PM
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Terminal Expansion Looms

It looks like we could see a possible terminal expansion happen later this year. YHM authorities have said that they are looking at putting investments towards it. They will definitely need it as well. If everything launches as planned, there won’t even be enough check-in desks and the terminal capacity may be breached. Jetways? I doubt it, I think they will simply add to the existing terminal as well as do renovations. I could also see taxiways being added to one of the ends of the main runway as evening operations ramp up in the summer.
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Yeah, they are seriously gonna have to expand the check-in counter space. It's already limited as it is.
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The airport's 2010 Master Plan with runway and taxiway expansion can be found here. It also shows terminal expansion for the current facility but not a new building. The plans back when Hamilton was WestJet 's eastern hub was for a two floor building with arrivals on the main level and departures at the top level (pretty standard). It was to encompass Hangar #5 (with future plans pushing westward) and wrap around southward on the east side where Glycol Management and Cargo Jet's building is. This area was to be for international flights. But who knows, they may propose a totally different location.

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Old Posted Mar 24, 2018, 1:57 AM
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I have a dream that one day we'll have an airport as sexy as Thunder Bay International.

Dare to dream.
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The airport's 2010 Master Plan with runway and taxiway expansion can be found here. It also shows terminal expansion for the current facility but not a new building. The plans back when Hamilton was WestJet 's eastern hub was for a two floor building with arrivals on the main level and departures at the top level (pretty standard). It was to encompass Hangar #5 (with future plans pushing westward) and wrap around southward on the east side where Glycol Management and Cargo Jet's building is. This area was to be for international flights. But who knows, they may propose a totally different location.
That may be the best idea. Trying to adapt the current building isn't easy. They could build a new "wing" on the west end that could handle the current demand, then demolish the existing building and expand onto its footprint to increase capacity and flexibility for full facilities.

Or, a new terminal could instead be built on the west side of the airfield near the control tower. Or the north off Dickenson Rd. (though there would need to be road expansion to access Hwy 6 and Upper James if that was done).
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Looks like Norwegian is pushing back their Canada flights to 2019

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/norw...nada-1.3880767
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Looks like Norwegian is pushing back their Canada flights to 2019

https://www.ctvnews.ca/business/norw...nada-1.3880767
Was it ever confirmed that Norwegian had Hamilton in its sights?
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Was it ever confirmed that Norwegian had Hamilton in its sights?
They already had a contract with Menzies Ground Handlers and the airport had an RFP out for a direct bus service to Toronto that Norwegian had requested.
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Yikes

Flair To Announce New Routes... From Toronto...


They will have an aircraft servicing an Edmonton-Toronto-Halifax route. Definitely something Hamilton could have seen. However, I would not be surprised if they do change up their flight times on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and add a flight on Saturday to ensure maximum usage of aircraft so there is hope for a small frequency increase. Non-The-Less will stay posted.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 1:49 AM
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Those new flights from Toronto are on their web site but shows them as sold out.
It is interesting that Flairs PR people spent last weekend at Hamilton taking pictures and videos for their web site and promotional purposes.
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Old Posted Apr 13, 2018, 1:59 AM
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Those new flights from Toronto are on their web site but shows them as sold out.
It is interesting that Flairs PR people spent last weekend at Hamilton taking pictures and videos for their web site and promotional purposes.
I'm going to stop posting until tomorrow, they just added another route. Looks like the announcement will come tomorrow.
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If you want to know what is flying into and out of Hamilton International try this site.

https://www.flightradar24.com/43.51,-79.64/7

If you zoom in on HI and click on it it will give you a flight schedule.
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