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Old Posted Jan 26, 2011, 4:09 PM
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YYC will finally get a runway with centreline lighting when the new 34R/16L is built. I wonder if they will upgrade 34L/16R at some point?

NavCanada has indicated that 34L/16R will be getting a new ILS system in conjunction with the parallel runway going in.

http://www.navcanada.ca/DirectRoute/Story_6_en.html
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New O.C.-Canada flights coming from WestJet

By GARY A. WARNER
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New flights from Orange County to Vancouver and Calgary
WestJet announced Wednesday it will start flights between Orange County and Canada in the spring. Vancouver starts May 2, with Calgary starting June 13. It one of many airline service changes at John Wayne Airport, which recently losts its only non-stop flight to New York's main airport and had flights to Hawaii put on hiatus again.
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Old Posted Jan 27, 2011, 9:38 PM
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Westjet did a proving flight down there a month or so ago, so this wasn't too surprising to us avgeeks. What was surprising was how quick they were to announce service from both YVR and YYC.
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^ They keep taking new deliveries, I guess they pretty much have to announce new service unless availability is failing much as airframes age.

Anyone been on one of their new interiors yet? The new monitors are wide screen it looks like - I have to wonder if touch screen as well?
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Anyone been on one of their new interiors yet? The new monitors are wide screen it looks like - I have to wonder if touch screen as well?
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airport geeks might like this - its a site that um analyzes carpets in airports

http://www.carpetsforairports.com/
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That a site like that exists, while not surprising, is astounding nonetheless.
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Anyone been on one of their new interiors yet? The new monitors are wide screen it looks like - I have to wonder if touch screen as well?
I've been on one, the new bigger screens are nice. The controls are still on the armrests.
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That a site like that exists, while not surprising, is astounding nonetheless.
It's always fascinating to check out the "Trip Reports" section of airliners.net:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/trip_reports/

I love my planes and flying, but the level of detail most of those reports go into is just crazy. However quite a lot of them are flights in business or first class, so it is really cool to see how those sections compare to good ol'cattle class in the back.
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That a site like that exists, while not surprising, is astounding nonetheless.
Not to be a grammar Nazi, but it can't be both "not surprising" and "astounding".
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Article in The Herald today about the expansion project for YYC:

http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/to...437/story.html
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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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Too bad our airport traffic in Winnipeg is actually shrinking.....
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YVR reported full 2010 passengers stats a couple of days ago.

2010 total: 16,779,709
2009 total: 16,179,312

Growth of only 3.7%, not too good.

It's no where near the 2008 high of of nearly 17.9 million. Most other major airports in Canada have at least matched their 2008 numbers while 1-2 might be posting an all time high.
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Quebec City (YQB) grew by 15% in 2010.

2009: 1 035 000
2010: 1 190 000
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Too bad our airport traffic in Winnipeg is actually shrinking.....
This is because of all the people heading down to Grand Forks to take advantage of cheaper airfare. If it weren't for this, Winnipeg would have much higher passenger counts. And the "shrinkage" is of very minimal amounts anyways; it's more stable than anything else.

Same thing in happening with regards to Vancouver and Abbotsford's airports. This is the disadvantage of living close to the border. But like everything else, this trend won't last forever.
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St Johns is in the running for flights to Greenland.
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Things are back on track in Ottawa after a slight dip in 2009 due to the recession. Numbers for the last 5 years:

2006-3,807,756
2007-4,088,528
2008-4,339,225
2009-4,232,831
2010-4,473,894

Moving ever closer to the elusive 5M mark that will move us from a small airport to a medium-size one.

Along with the parking structure expansion (almost complete), Ottawa will be renovating and expanding our international arrivals area. It's the one area I don't think they did a very good job with when they built the new terminal so it is a welcome change.
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St Johns is in the running for flights to Greenland.
Interesting I never heard anything about that.
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