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Old Posted May 23, 2010, 4:58 PM
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Old Posted May 25, 2010, 4:55 AM
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I attended a rather interesting lunch event a couple weeks ago on the expansion plans for the Calgary International Airport.

What particularly surprised me was the design images they displayed of the new east concourse, which will be entirely for US/International Traffic (which is growing with the recent addition of new flights to London (Heathrow) by British Airways, Frankfurt by Lufthansa and Amsterdam by KLM. Not to mention the new Tokyo flight operated by Air Canada.

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Looking good YEG

As for the Calgary plans mentioned above it appears that the Airport Authority is moving ahead with this work. Driving by the terminal the other day I could clearly see the elevated departures roadway continuing due east to nowhere while the current road drops down before this new section. There is also a lot of earthmovers on site east of the existing airport ramp starting to scrape and move earth in preparation for this expansion and the parallel runway.
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The Vancouver airport looks really nice, going by these pictures. Personally, I LOVE the new T1 at Pearson... it has a very minimalist, modernist feel to it. Vancouver went the opposite route it seems, the airport looks very colourful and messy, but it works well.
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All of the Canadian major airport terminals I've seen compare nicely (or soon will in Winnipeg's case) next to many of the US terminals. I like YVR, but my personal favorite is YOW. The materials they picked for that terminal's interior complement each other very nicely.
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Doesn't YEG have a particularly neat hotel being adorned on or near the terminal? I at least remember renderings that were fairly exciting.

As far as personal preference, I'd have to agree with the consensus on here that Vancouver is the best. I also like YOW. YYC is okay, but those ceramic oversized mobiles that adorn the concourse really bug me. Calgary is such a monster of a business centre, I wished its terminal flexed that muscle more, as opposed to coming off as a comic book.
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Pearson is nice but to be honest I'd rather just go to an average airport and not have to pay ticket prices that must support some of the highest landing fees on the planet.
I'd say that Pearson *is* an average airport, for its age and size. It's nice, but so should any brand new airport be. It certainly isn't excessive. Heathrow's terminal 5 is similar in age and passenger capacity, but cost almost twice as much.

From what I recall reading, more than a third of the landing fees are due to disproportionately high government rents. And I would submit that the remaining portion being high doesn't have much to do with the airport itself, but rather the fact that it's one of the fastest growing hubs in the world, requiring a lot of capital expenditure (that is financed privately, and thus passengers pay the brunt of it). I'm sure that if it had been possible to predict the growth in 1939 that they would have simply charged slightly higher fees the subsequent 70 years, resulting in current fees being much lower.
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YYC is okay, but those ceramic oversized mobiles that adorn the concourse really bug me. Calgary is such a monster of a business centre, I wished its terminal flexed that muscle more, as opposed to coming off as a comic book.
I thought those were hokey when I first saw them in the 'D' pier, but now that I have a child they are a great time-killer, kids will turn those keys and watch those planes go flying around right until its time to board your flight.

Plus the aircraft on them represent a bunch of very important aviation companies or people from the YYC area. Like Fred MCall and Kenn Borek Air.

The only real downside they have is that they do crowd the boarding areas where they are.
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Doesn't YEG have a particularly neat hotel being adorned on or near the terminal? I at least remember renderings that were fairly exciting.
There was a wing-like hotel design that got squashed due to the US owner/operator pulling out due to the who financial crisis/depression thing, but rumour have it coming back...
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I was in San Francisco last week and was REALLY impressed by SFO. It is huge (3 terminals), yet very organized, very modern, and fairly easy and quick to get around thanks to their AirTrain between terminals.
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^concur, although their baggage system is a joke. My bag, along with a few others, were caught in the secure side of the carousel and we were told that it would have to wait for another arrival to restart. We waited about 20mins.

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London is gettinga 15 000 sf exapnsion on its current terminal they are also adding 5 bridges.
Heres what it looks like now. courtesy of egypt69 at ssc

and what it will look like courtesy of The Hawk also ssc
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I was looking for some more information regarding the YYC International Facilities Project and I managed to find some renderings. I have no idea if they are preliminary concepts, but I thought it looked pretty cool. Hopefully the rest of the airport can go through a similar update, or at least get rid of the colorful chairs. There's also a lot of information contained in the source link and some aerial shots of the planned expansion which give a better idea of the perspective of the renderings. These plans definitely have me excited about the future of the airport.

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What happened to the plan to consolidate all three Pearson terminals (the new #1, the now-demolished #2, and #3) into one mammoth terminal? Is it still inching forward? I haven't read or heard anything about it in at least five years.
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What happened to the plan to consolidate all three Pearson terminals (the new #1, the now-demolished #2, and #3) into one mammoth terminal? Is it still inching forward? I haven't read or heard anything about it in at least five years.
Those plans are still intact, but only get put in motion once Pearson reaches certain PAX targets. I'm not sure what the exact numbers are, but I doubt any expansion will happen till Pearson's PAX numbers start bumping up to 45 million passengers.

Pearson is large by Canadian standards, but isn't even in the global top 35 busiest airports.
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Those plans are still intact, but only get put in motion once Pearson reaches certain PAX targets. I'm not sure what the exact numbers are, but I doubt any expansion will happen till Pearson's PAX numbers start bumping up to 45 million passengers.
I see, thanks. I didn't know that expansion was contingent upon reaching certain passenger numbers.
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I see, thanks. I didn't know that expansion was contingent upon reaching certain passenger numbers.
Yeah, Pearson's numbers haven't really grown very much over the last few years and the new Terminal 1 isn't any where close to its capacity yet. I'm actually rather surprised how few passengers Pearson handles each year.
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^^I wasn't aware of that. But they spent so much money on that fancy rail link and all those loopy highways connecting the terminals!
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