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Old Posted Jan 19, 2011, 6:36 PM
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Atlantic Canada airport thread

For all the airport talk from our heck of the woods
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Old Posted Jan 20, 2011, 4:31 PM
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Bathurst airport numbers

Passengers - 40 022 down 3% from 2009 mostly because the strip was closed for 3 weeks for resurfacing(69 flights cancelled) Not bad considering last year they had an additional flight for the months of the acadian congress. Numbers have been good for the last years.

Infrastructures - 2010 has seen the resurfacing of the strip and GPS capabilities.

Future plans - expansion of the parking area(120 to 200), double the size of the terminal( for those of you who thinks the terminal is crowded when the 37 pass plane lands, imagine when the 50 pass comes in) And extension of the runway from 5000 ft to 5900 ft to accomodate larger planes and be more appealing to airlines.
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290,000 out of the Charlottetown airport for 2010. This is a 4.3% increase from 2009.

http://www.flypei.com/newsevents_item.php?news_id=90
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2011, 1:25 AM
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Greater Moncton International

Can't wait to see 2010 statistics for the GMIA, it's due to be released in May. For 2011 I wish Moncton gets a flight to Boston and one to St. John's (N.F.L)...
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2011, 1:30 AM
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Over 1.3 million people travelled through St, John's International, up eight per cent from 2009.

http://www.thetelegram.com/Business/...in-St.-Johns/1
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2011, 2:12 AM
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The Greater Moncton International Airport should have a passenger count in the vicinity of 590,000 for 2010. This is over 50% of the provincial total for NB.

Porter Airlines has been a good addition for the airport this year. They have flights to Ottawa and Toronto (Billy Bishop). WestJet, Air Canada and Continental also have regularly scheduled service to the GMIA.

The charter season is getting under way. You can fly direct from Moncton to Mexico, Jamaica, the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Florida (Orlando).
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^ I see this was already mentioned above, but here is part of the article:


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Airport traffic soars in St. John's

Traffic is flying high at St. John’s International Airport. More than 1.3 million people travelled through the airport’s gates in 2010, up eight per cent from 2009.

This is great news, and not only for the airport but also for the province, said Keith Collins, president and CEO of St. John’s International Airport Authority.

“It speaks extremely well to the health of the economy, for the province and particularly the capital region,” said Collins.

The airport has seen steady growth in passenger numbers for the past few years. Collins credits the airport’s success to Newfoundland and Labrador’s increasing economic opportunity and its ability to attract tourists.

“The combination of a strong local economy, a province that has established itself as a must-see location for tourists and a city that is an increasingly popular destination for conferences has resulted in record numbers of business and leisure travellers at our airport,” he said.

Also contributing to the increase in traffic flow was an increase in competitiveness of ticket prices and the number of available flights brought on by the establishment of Porter Airlines, said Collins. Porter added hundreds of seats every day in various flights to and from St. John’s when it was established in 2009.

This extra traffic, along with new flights offered by Air Canada, resulted in an overall seat capacity increase of 13 per cent in 2010.
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I think one of the noted problems at St. John's Airport is the lack of public transit. Is this the case elsewhere too ?
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Old Posted Jan 26, 2011, 3:33 AM
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I had no idea Bathurst got as much traffic as it does.

As for public transportation, I don't believe Moncton or Fredericton airports are served by municipal bus service. I don't know about Saint John.

Fredericton is somewhat understandable, as YFC is a solid 15 minute drive out of town. While the area in between is built up, I would hazard to guess that it isn't to an extent high enough to justify transit.

Moncton, on the other hand, doesn't have any excuse. The airport is a 7 minute drive from downtown, and is next to the fastest growing industrial park in the city (which also has no dedicated mass transit). However the old terminal/flight college is on a route. It is a stop on the Acadian Lines inter-city bus route though.
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Fredericton Transit only operates within city limits. The Lincoln bus turns around at the last intersection in the city, and that's still a good 5-6 km away. Never heard anyone even suggest extending service to the airport.

Saint John does have an airport route, though it only runs 12 hours a day, 5 days a week:
http://www.saintjohntransit.com/cont...ps/Route32.pdf
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Moncton, on the other hand, doesn't have any excuse. The airport is a 7 minute drive from downtown, and is next to the fastest growing industrial park in the city (which also has no dedicated mass transit). However the old terminal/flight college is on a route. It is a stop on the Acadian Lines inter-city bus route though.
I agree... Moncton should have a route, the airport is also the busiest in the province so i'm certain it would do well. Also the biggest hotels in Moncton are downtown and if the route starts downtown...

I hope they start one soon because like mylesmalley said, there is no excuse!
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Codiac Transit is indeed contemplating an airport route as part of their strategic plan. This does not necessarily mean that it will happen. The taxi industry is lobbying against it. Also, the economics may be against the proposal. A disproportionate number of the flights at the airport leave in the early morning (6-8 AM) and arrive back late in the evening (10-12 PM).
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2011, 2:07 PM
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St. John's doesn't have Transit from the airport to downtown either. Taxi's are making a fortune because they charge flat rates that are a lot more expensive. There were comments about this in that article posted.
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I know that in 2008 there was a talk about building an overpass linking
Route 15 to the GMIA, I hope it's not a dead idea... It would save lots of time for travellers!
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Old Posted Jan 28, 2011, 11:28 PM
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That's been tossed around since the new terminal was built - probably as far bas as 2002. It's pretty obvious that the airport needs that overpass. What's the point of building next to a freeway if you don't have access?? I've been told though that Dieppe's first priority is widening Dieppe Blvd over the highway. The traffic over that particular bridge far exceeds that going to the airport, but I still think a new bridge at the airport would be the better investment. The city is investing heavily in expanding the industrial park, and residential and commercial development in the far end of the city has been pretty significant. A second overpass would greatly improve access to the whole area. More importantly, it would take a lot of pressure off Dieppe Blvd.

I'm a bit biassed now, mind you. Not having an overpass there means that my commute is at least three minutes longer going home than it is getting to work, regardless of the time of day. We're the only building on the street at the moment, but the lack of access to Rt 15 means that at least 180 minutes of extra driving is required every day. When the park is full, and there are several hundred people working there, the waste in fuel will be very significant.
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Sydney Airport

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Sydney airport records fourth consecutive year of growth

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The total passenger volume in 2010 was 131,000 — an increase of 8,000 passengers since 2004. It’s the fourth consecutive year of growth for McCurdy Airport.

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Figures from Saint John as posted on their website.


Saint John Airport Traffic Grows

Tue, Jan 11, 2011

The Saint John Airport announced preliminary results today that its overall 2010 traffic increased over 2009 despite a year of slow growth in the economy.

Over 227,000 passengers travelled through the Saint John Airport during 2010, which equates to a 2.2% increase over the prior year. Both airlines serving Saint John Airport, Air Canada and Sunwing, experieiced increased traffic.

Further details are expected to be released shortly.
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As for public transportation, I don't believe Moncton or Fredericton airports are served by municipal bus service. I don't know about Saint John.
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Just checked and Saint John Airport is serviced by Saint John transit
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International flights coming to Debert

DEBERT – The Debert Airport is going international.
A new CanPass system is now available for pre-approved flights coming into the airport from international destinations, including the United States.
“CanPass means that travellers outside of our borders pre-register with Canada Customs, and can gain access to the Debert airport’s runway and fueling facilities without a formal face-to-face meeting with a Canada Customs officer,” said Tony Richards, the Colchester Regional Development Agency’s Debert Airport supervisor.
“When pilots use CanPass, Canada Customs looks at who’s on the flight and what they’re carrying, usually a day or two in advance.”
That means that if they have any concerns, Canada Customs officials will come out from the Halifax-Stanfield Airport to greet exactly who is on the flight, and physically examine what kind of cargo they’re carrying.
“It opens up the Debert Airport to a whole new range of clients,” says CoRDA’s executive director Ron Smith. “We’re here to make business flow more smoothly, and that’s what this important step does for the Debert Airport. We are a convenient re-fuelling stop for regional flights, and for flights between Canada and Europe.”
http://www.trurodaily.com/News/Local...ng-to-Debert/1
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Just checked and Saint John Airport is serviced by Saint John transit
Not very well though, the schedule sucks.
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St. John's International Airport Experiencing 'Unprecedented Growth'

The St. John's International Airport Authority is investing nearly $150 million into infrastructure over the next decade. The plan will focus on resolving many of the operational constraints that have emerged over the past ten years. Some highlights of the plan include an expansion of the terminal building, a new airport access road and upgrades to the airfield. Wednesday morning, the authority released its ten year vision for improvements.

Fraser Edison, Chair of the Board of Directors, says they have seen unprecedented growth in passenger traffic and aircraft movements in recent years. Looking ahead to 2011, Edison says they expect to handle 1.8 million passengers. He says that forecast warrants the expansion of their facilities.

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