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#3861 lanforod

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Posted 02 August 2018 - 10:12 AM

tjv doesn't have 'outside of working hours' :P. You and I do, but my time outside of working hours is still valuable, even if I'm not getting paid.



#3862 tjv

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Posted 05 August 2018 - 08:39 AM

Hey I left for the long weekend Friday at 10am, luckily I know the boss really well



#3863 Citified.ca

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:18 AM

A road improvement project has also begun today and work will last through the end of August.
 
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Travellers pass through the departure terminal at Victoria International Airport, where a nearly $20 million expansion will double the square footage of terminal space for departing passengers. The airport is on-track to welcome a record volume of travellers in 2018.
 
Another record year expected for Victoria International as $20 million terminal expansion takes off

 


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#3864 laconic

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 08:25 AM

Yesterday, from the observation lounge.

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#3865 Cassidy

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Posted 08 August 2018 - 05:48 AM

Holy smokes, for folks who can remember the little shack that was the terminal 45 years ago, this latest expansion really puts the exclamation mark on just how much the airport has expanded ... AND just how much the entire region has expanded to require this kind of square footage in the terminal.

 

I was out there on the weekend, and it looks like they've also got yet another massive long term parking lot expansion going on to the West of Electra Blvd.



#3866 shoeflack

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:19 AM

Not sure that it was mentioned here...Sunwing is adding a third destination out of YYJ this winter. They will now fly to Huatulco in addition to Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.

 

https://globenewswir...his-winter.html


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#3867 Nparker

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:20 AM

Huatulco is an awesome destination. 



#3868 jonny

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:37 AM

I took Sunwing for the first time this year, and I must say, they were pretty good. It wasn't really much different than flying with a "regular" airline. 



#3869 shoeflack

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Posted 16 August 2018 - 08:42 AM

Yep, I've had good experiences with them as well. Pro tip, they often have some pretty dynamite prices on flights between Vancouver and Toronto. You wouldn't expect to see them on that domestic route being a sun destination airline, but they do it. If you need to get to Ontario on the cheap, they can sometimes come in clutch if you can get to or happen to be in Vancouver.



#3870 G-Man

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 06:34 AM

Isn't Huatulco a pretty small place? Seems like it would be hard to get the numbers. Can you book air only on Sunwing or do you have to stay at an all inclusive?

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#3871 shoeflack

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Posted 17 August 2018 - 08:22 AM

Isn't Huatulco a pretty small place? Seems like it would be hard to get the numbers. Can you book air only on Sunwing or do you have to stay at an all inclusive?

 

It's definitely more of an emerging destination, but is highly popular with Canadians versus Americans (i.e. Toronto and Calgary trail only Mexico City in terms of air passenger traffic...almost like a version of Cuba within Mexico). Sunwing flew YYJ to Huatulco two years ago and it was a decently used route. YYJ was actually the 4th largest Canadian route to Huatulco then, even larger than bigger airports like Vancouver, Edmonton, and Winnipeg.

 

You can book air only, but the price difference between that or adding 7 days at an all-inclusive is negligible.


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#3872 Missed Approach

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:02 PM

Has anyone noticed the passenger stats and movement stats lately, June was a super busy month, I'm interested in July's numbers as they are all way up !! Well over 2 million for 2018 for sure!.

 

I see barely any new pictures of the progress from construction on the VAA website and no mention of Phase 4 yet. Still going to be a while I guess till anything new is built after the lower hold room

 

Gate capacity is getting pretty close to full most days but shouldn't be an issue once seasonal services are cut till winter charter season.


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#3873 AllseeingEye

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 09:49 PM

Holy smokes, for folks who can remember the little shack that was the terminal 45 years ago, this latest expansion really puts the exclamation mark on just how much the airport has expanded ... AND just how much the entire region has expanded to require this kind of square footage in the terminal.

 

I was out there on the weekend, and it looks like they've also got yet another massive long term parking lot expansion going on to the West of Electra Blvd.

While the terminal today almost looks like a real airport - I well remember the 'shack' from the 70's which isn't far off the mark - I wonder when we'll join the 21st century like most airports of roughly equivalent sized cities and build a proper multi-storey parkade instead of chewing up yet more land with yet another parking lot. Seems very much like a 1950-60's approach to me. I'm thinking specifically of Stanfield International in Halifax among others. Like those airports it seems to me we should by now be seriously thinking about building up rather than out...


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#3874 Nparker

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:11 PM

...I wonder when we'll join the 21st century like most airports of roughly equivalent sized cities and build a proper multi-storey parkade...it seems to me we should by now be seriously thinking about building up rather than out...

It's getting to the point where YYJ will soon have to start offering shuttle flights from the parking lot to the terminal. ^_^


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#3875 RFS

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Posted 19 August 2018 - 10:21 PM

While the terminal today almost looks like a real airport - I well remember the 'shack' from the 70's which isn't far off the mark - I wonder when we'll join the 21st century like most airports of roughly equivalent sized cities and build a proper multi-storey parkade instead of chewing up yet more land with yet another parking lot. Seems very much like a 1950-60's approach to me. I'm thinking specifically of Stanfield International in Halifax among others. Like those airports it seems to me we should by now be seriously thinking about building up rather than out...


Yeah! And when are we getting an underground tram system to take you from one gate to another? You know like REAL airports!

#3876 Mike K.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:36 AM

Not building a parkade has kept airport improvement fees low and parking rates very low. Mess with that and you run the risk of pushing people into foot passengers on BC Ferries destined for YVR.

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#3877 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 05:38 AM

The parking lot should have autonomous carts that go at 5kmh up and down the aisles all day.

 

 

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#3878 jonny

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 09:16 AM

Not building a parkade has kept airport improvement fees low and parking rates very low. Mess with that and you run the risk of pushing people into foot passengers on BC Ferries destined for YVR.

 

They shouldn't have to build a parking lot since it's surrounded by fields. Just expand the existing lots. 

 

I am surprised we don't have some sort of YYJ park & ride. I wonder if this would be allowed on ALR land?



#3879 vortoozo

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 12:18 PM

Not building a parkade has kept airport improvement fees low and parking rates very low. Mess with that and you run the risk of pushing people into foot passengers on BC Ferries destined for YVR.

 

I agree that AIF fees are reasonable, but parking rates, not so much.

Park for a week at YYJ? $90.

 

I just did a quick check of a few other airports...

Nanaimo - $77

Vancouver - $75

Edmonton - $75

Calgary - $64.95

Kelowna - $62

 

Some of these airports do have more "premium" options with higher pricing. The above prices are all available through the airport authorities as opposed to private lots.


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#3880 Mike K.

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Posted 20 August 2018 - 12:35 PM

Looking at YVR’s parking rates even the furthest lot from the airport, located at Templeton station, is $96 per week.

The next closest lot is $112.50 with a shuttle ride, and the one comparable to the distance you are from YYJ’s parking is between $30 and $50 daily with no weekly parking.

Here are the deets: http://www.yvr.ca/en...arking/park-yvr

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