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#2981 spanky123

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:22 AM

Three flights daily? Are you sure? I've only seen two per day max, and two per day via Westjet, then they cut one of their direct flights to a stopover in Kelowna.

With a daily A320 and 767 flight AC will be increasing capacity.

 

I believe that WestJet only flies one a day now to Toronto direct over the summer and non for the rest of the year. They have also cancelled their direct to Vegas flight.



#2982 shoeflack

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 09:38 AM

I believe that WestJet only flies one a day now to Toronto direct over the summer and non for the rest of the year. They have also cancelled their direct to Vegas flight.

 

It's less than that. WestJet is only operating one 3x week (Tues/Thur/Sat) direct flight to Toronto this summer.

 

Direct Vegas flight is seasonal to November and December.



#2983 Mike K.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 10:09 AM

Thanks again for the heads-ups, shoeflack :)

 

I was able to confirm some details with the Airport Authority.

 

The Air Canada Rouge airplane will seat 282-passengers and the service will launch this June and continue until October 28th. The introduction of a 767-300ER to YYJ is also the first time such a large plane has operated daily out of YYJ in recent years. Once-upon-a-time Canada 3000 operated an A330, but that was once a week and a winter flight.

 

Victoria Intl. goes big-league with introduction of 767 wide-body service to Toronto

http://victoria.citi...ice-to-toronto/


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#2984 lanforod

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:38 PM

Westjet could do well to fly a nonstop to Toronto in the winter that leaves a little later. I think they'd steal a lot of the AC flights.

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Posted 15 February 2017 - 12:54 PM

I know when I went to Punta Cana I would of preferred a red eye out of Victoria then having to do the one out of Vancouver. Made for a very long day.
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Posted 16 February 2017 - 05:59 PM

Didn't realize there'd be a Rouge 767 as well, only saw the A319 listed on Google Flights. Will be very neat to see a plane of that size returning to YYJ! 


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#2987 YYJwatchdog

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 11:55 AM

Passenger traffic stats released today by VAA show a pretty big jump already for the start of 2017, by 9.7% over 2016, up from the lame 2%, 3% & 5% climbs of the past January's If this keeps up, I'm sure 2 million passengers for 2017 should be obtainable.

 

But why the slow progress in construction........ late Q17 for lower hold room construction start that will push it into winter months and delays.   



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Posted 21 February 2017 - 03:27 PM

NewLeaf never coming back? After ditching YYJ for the summer, does anyone think their return to Vic will ever happen again?



#2989 Mike K.

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:34 AM

Wow, 9.7% for the month, hey? That's pretty strong.

 

I have a feeling the construction timelines are dictated somewhat by the availability of contractors. Things are so busy right now that some projects are facing delays or significant cost overruns.


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#2990 LJ

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:29 PM

NewLeaf never coming back? After ditching YYJ for the summer, does anyone think their return to Vic will ever happen again?

WestJet is putting NewLeaf under, although NewLeaf was never going to succeed anyway.


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#2991 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:36 PM

Welcome to the forum, watchdog!   :1954_dancing:



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:37 PM

WestJet is putting NewLeaf under, although NewLeaf was never going to succeed anyway.

 

You are likely right, both WJ and AC have plans in their drawer for when an upstart shows up.  We need this space opened to US airlines.  Prolly not happen with the Liberals in power.



#2993 YYJwatchdog

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 07:57 PM

Thank you for the welcome,

 

I found this article to be a good read and it's recent

 

http://www.anna.aero...nt-three-years/



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:04 PM

Thank you for the welcome,

 

I found this article to be a good read and it's recent

 

http://www.anna.aero...nt-three-years/

 

Oh ya, very good.  This is from that article, 10 years and little change, except the arrival of Delta.:

 

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:16 PM

I know when I went to Punta Cana I would of preferred a red eye out of Victoria then having to do the one out of Vancouver. Made for a very long day.

Yep, its really too bad that CanJet went out of business. We did the DR/Punta Cana twice on C-J charters direct from YYJ - but neither was a red eye to boot. As you say, infinitely preferable than going via YVR.....


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#2996 YYJwatchdog

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Posted Today, 07:27 PM

Pretty bold statements being made from Kelowna, Europe is within reach already?

 

Wonder what the VAA thinks of the airport that is nipping at their heels......

 

 

http://news.totabc.o...owna-to-europe/



 



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