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#1 Mike K.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 02:20 PM

Apparently the Victoria Airport Authority has launched a master plan process that will provide a 20-year vision for the airport and its services. Of note is a potential extension of the runway(s) and increase terminal facilities to accomodate larger aircraft.

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#2 VicHockeyFan

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 02:24 PM

Now the runway will start at the highway?

Maybe we can make it an attraction like the beach in St. Martin:

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#3 Mike K.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:07 PM

The runway would be extended towards Pay Bay and not the highway, I think.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:14 PM

^^ I actually saw that video it is full out insane!!!

#5 Holden West

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:56 PM

So no talk of a hotel anymore? Hasn't that rumour been floating around for a while?
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:16 PM

I have heard rumors of a highrise hotel too.

Why would anyone want to spend a night beside the Tarmak? Crazy people that don't wanna sleep I guess.

#7 Mike K.

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:47 PM

The developer had his ducks in a row but couldn't close the deal in time so ontractors and silent investors became impatient and walked out.

Also, a casino was part of the original plan. With the gaming commision balking at more licenses in the CRD, that plan fell through.

HOWEVER, the latest incarnation of the project is a retail village with a residential component. It's on the backburner, though.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 07:17 AM

They could extend the runway over the highway.

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#9 Mike K.

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Posted 14 August 2006 - 04:08 PM

That is an option but Sidney's residential developments would be too close for regulations -- or so I was told.

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Posted 24 August 2006 - 11:03 PM

Sometimes I think they should tack on a full fledged shopping mall to the existing airport. There's plenty of real estate to do it, and the peninsula doesn't have a mall so people would love it.

Problem is, the parking would have to be free for it to work.

#11 Mike K.

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Posted 25 August 2006 - 01:05 PM

Sometimes I think they should tack on a full fledged shopping mall to the existing airport. There's plenty of real estate to do it, and the peninsula doesn't have a mall so people would love it.

Problem is, the parking would have to be free for it to work.


HOWEVER, the latest incarnation of the project is a retail village with a residential component. It's on the backburner, though.


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Posted 06 September 2006 - 05:38 PM

Through July passenger traffic at the airport has increased 5% over 2005's traffic through July, and July's air traffic was up over 7% from last year.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 12:15 AM

do they ever use the airgates at the terminal, i cam from vancouver on a A-319 which is a decent size jet and we stopped and climbed down the ladder.

PS this same aircraft brought me to vancouver from san francisco soo its not like its a tiny tiny tiny plane

#14 DelsterX

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:03 AM

The airlines have to pay to use the jetways. So maybe they are trying to save money. I know Air Canada uses them on their TO flights. Or at least they did.

#15 Mike K.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 07:45 PM

I've used jetways here. Just depends on whether or not they're absolutely necessary. It could be that another jet was flying in that was already booked for one of the jetways (we only have a couple, no?).

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#16 Holden West

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 08:25 PM

A five-dollar bill tucked into your boarding pass ought to take care of that.

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#17 HOMBRE

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Posted 14 September 2006 - 10:26 AM

nah i was just surprized to see such a large plane from vancouver to victoria. although it was fairly full it was still odd as the all the other times i've done this rounte(27x) i have always had a smaller jet and never used the jet ways

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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:09 AM

I spent a night at the Radisson Airport hotel in Vancouver. Very very nice, and it was quiet too.

There's not much activity at YYJ after 2100 or so. I'd bet it would be a good sleep.

I have heard rumors of a highrise hotel too.
Why would anyone want to spend a night beside the Tarmak? Crazy people that don't wanna sleep I guess.



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Posted 26 October 2006 - 10:21 AM

I guess if there is a business case for a Hotel next to Costco than there could easily be one at the Airport. The bonus would be that anything over the second floor would have ocean views!

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Posted 27 October 2006 - 09:49 AM

Your attention please, Timmy Ho's has just landed at YYJ...


Tim Hortons opens at the airport
Oct 25, 2006 8:48am

Victoria International Airport is pleased to welcome Tim Hortons to its food and beverage concession program. They greeted early morning travelers with fresh coffee and baked goods at 5:00 am this morning. Business hours for the new Tim Hortons is Monday - Friday and Sunday 5:00 - 7:00 pm and Saturday from 5:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tim Hortons Inc. is Canada’s largest quick service restaurant chain. Founded in 1964 as a coffee and donut shop, Tim Hortons has evolved to meet consumer tastes, with a menu that now includes premium coffee, flavoured cappuccinos, specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches and fresh baked goods.

More information about the Company is available at http://www.timhortons.com.

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