Passenger volumes continue to decline at Victoria International
For the third month in a row and compounding what could become the third year in a row of declining passenger volumes at Victoria International Airport, May 2011’s passenger statistics released by the Victoria Airport Authority show a 1.4 per-cent decline over 2010.
Year-to-date, passenger volumes are down by 2.1 per-cent with 592,723 passengers having walked through airport gates.
Victoria International had negative growth in both 2008 and 2009 after a record year in 2008 with nearly 1.54-million passengers. Declining passenger volumes are believed to be attributed to competition from more competitive markets in Vancouver and Seattle usurping travelers, and the economic slow-down.
Meanwhile Vancouver International (YVR) and Sea-Tac International (SEA) airports are reporting positive growth in 2011 through the month of April (the most recent publicly accessible statistics). VV
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SparkyApr 20, 2013 at 9:06 am
The next time you are looking into the skies and wondering where an aircraft is coming from or going to, pull out your laptop or phone and click here.
Hotel MikeApr 20, 2013 at 8:14 pm
Flight Radar is an awesome site. You can waste a lot of time on it. But not all flights are reported. I've had jets overhead (yes I meant the pun) and didn't find them on the screen.
Mike K.Apr 26, 2013 at 11:32 am
YYJ has awarded a 3-year landscaping contract to a firm called IslandEarth.
Victoria Airport Authority Awards IslandEarth Landscaping Services Multi-Year Contract for Airport Landscaping (YYJ)
Apr 26, 2013
“As Victoria is world renowned for its beautiful gardens and landscapes, the airport must deliver that experience when guests arrive or depart from our airport.” said Geoff Dickson President and CEO of the Victoria Airport Authority. “IslandEarth Landscaping Services demonstrated to us that they have the right team to deliver a fantastic first impression, while being very mindful of the environment. With a contract award spanning over 3 years, we are looking for a long term partnership to ensure the best possible impression is made on guests to our city.”
The Victoria Airport Authority issued a request for proposals in March 2013, looking for the best of the best in local landscaping companies. The process was very competitive attracting over a dozen qualified companies. Through that process, IslandEarth Landscaping Services was selected for a multi-year contract to provide comprehensive landscaping services on airport property.
“We are honoured to be chosen as the landscape maintenance contractors for the Victoria Airport Authority. This prestigious premier property is a great opportunity for IslandEarth to showcase that our eco-friendly approach can provide a beautifully manicured result,” said Mike Josephson, IslandEarth Landscape Services Ltd General Manager. “The VAA has made it very clear they have high expectations and we intend not only to meet those expectations but exceed them. Our attention to detail is going to shine through from the moment that visitors step off the plane.”
“My crews are excited to get started. We are going to help the Victoria Airport Authority provide residents and visitors with a property we can all be proud of not only aesthetically but also environmentally,” said Dean Ross, Operations Manager. “Our goal on this property, like all of our other properties is to provide value and customer service. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship with the airport.”
VicHockeyFanMay 10, 2013 at 5:39 am
Quote: May 09, 2013 03:35 from James Gardner
Getting on and off the Island by boat, motor vehicle, or airplane is the focus on an important strategy report to be released later this summer.
The Transportation Committee of Tourism Victoria announced the top priorities from the Passenger Gateway Strategy.
One priority is for ferry terminal redevelopment with consolidation of Clipper and Coho terminal operations. Recommendations also call for a reduction of highway one congestion with the development of the McKenzie Bypass, as well as rail and water initiatives. The strategy also recommends improvements and expansion of Victoria International Airport runway infrastructure and an integrated transportation plan for the CRD.
Committee members include BC Ferries, BC Transit, Helijet, Harbour Air and Clipper Vacations.
Ya, ya, a whole lot of talking, by a group that has no money to actually
Are those the number 1 complaints by tourists? Highway #1 congestion? And I've said it before, I look through TripAdvisor comments for the Clipper an Coho, and I don't see complaints about the terminal.
How about some more stuff for people to
How many tourists come here and know nothing about French Beach, Port Renfrew or Cowichan Bay, or even Goldstream Park or Mt. Doug Park?
jonnyMay 10, 2013 at 9:11 am
Quote: Very unlikely. The space for this would be downstairs. Though it could go in that one spot where the Relay Kiosk is currently.
Spinnakers is definitely going downstairs where the Relay kiosk was. The Relay kiosk is now upstairs in the new extension.
The changes actually don't look bad, at least from upstairs. I was in a rush to get through there the other day so couldn't hang around or take a good look around or any pictures.