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#5481 Missed Approach

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Posted 31 March 2021 - 02:56 PM

I hope this over saturation of routes out of Victoria doesn't fall flat on these airlines. Already fragile passenger numbers could collapse. Maybe a uptick in the late summer as students return to school, I just worry some of the new routes won't last till Aug. 

 

https://canadianavia...itish-columbia/



#5482 vortoozo

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Posted 31 March 2021 - 03:47 PM

I hope this over saturation of routes out of Victoria doesn't fall flat on these airlines. Already fragile passenger numbers could collapse. Maybe a uptick in the late summer as students return to school, I just worry some of the new routes won't last till Aug. 

 

https://canadianavia...itish-columbia/

 

I wonder why Westjet is competing against themselves by duplicating routes with Westjet and Swoop. I don't think that's been their business model thus far. Both Toronto and Edmonton will see service on both carriers.


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#5483 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 02 April 2021 - 12:13 PM

the air Canada and transat deal is off after European regulators would not accept it as is.

#5484 Missed Approach

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Posted 04 April 2021 - 02:17 PM

Victoria " International " Airport

 

www.saanichnews.com/news/transport-canada-says-victoria-airports-absence-from-list-wont-impact-ability-to-handle-international-flights/



#5485 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 05:04 PM

One person has been taken to hospital after a small plane crashed at Boundary Bay airport in Delta, B.C. on Saturday morning.

 

Delta Fire say the lone occupant was treated at the scene before being taken to hospital with unspecified injuries.

 

The plane crashed near the airport's runway.

 

Battalion Chief David Eastman says fire crews dealt with a small fire that erupted in the Cessna's engine compartment.

 

He says he's unsure about why the plane crashed, adding that police and the Transportation Safety Board were investigating.

 

Eastman says it's unusual to have a crash like this at the airport.

 

 

https://www.timescol...port-1.24305748

 

 

 

 

 

 

is it that odd to have a plane crash at or near an airport?  isn't that where most plane crashes occur?


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#5486 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 01:44 PM

The federal government will announce a multibillion-dollar relief package for Air Canada and parts of the industry on Monday evening, after months of negotiations between Ottawa and the sector, sources have told The Globe and Mail.

 

Michael Sabia, the veteran corporate executive recently recruited as deputy minister of finance, has finalized a package, according to three sources with knowledge of the negotiations. The Globe is not identifying the sources because they were not authorized to discuss the talks publicly.

 

Equity stakes have been ruled out, so the rescue package, which the sources said will be worth billions of dollars, is expected to be a mix of low-cost loans and wage subsidies, and to come with restrictions related to executive compensation. Two of the sources said the package would ensure key regional routes would be maintained and that current orders for aircraft would not be cancelled if jobs in Canada were affected. It is unclear whether equipment purchases are part of the package.

 

One source said the government will announce a fund from which airlines can draw to refund customers for flights cancelled because of the pandemic. Air Canada has $2.3-billion in prepaid fares, including cancelled flights, according to company documents.

 

 

https://www.theglobe...for-air-canada/



#5487 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 03:30 PM

Air Canada announced today that it has entered into a series of debt and equity financing agreements with the Government of Canada, which will allow Air Canada to access up to $5.879 billion in liquidity through the Large Employer Emergency Financing Facility (LEEFF) program.

 

"Air Canada entered the pandemic more than a year ago with one of the global airline industry's strongest balance sheets relative to its size. We have since raised an additional $6.8 billion in liquidity from our own resources to sustain us through the pandemic, as air traffic ground to a virtual halt in Canada and internationally," said Michael Rousseau, President and Chief Executive Officer of Air Canada.

 

https://ca.travelpul...-announced.html


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#5488 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 08:52 AM

Australian airline Qantas announced plans to operate three domestic mystery flights that explore the country while international borders remain closed.

 

The three dedicated Boeing 737 mystery experiences will include not only a ticket for the flight, but also an entire day of activities in a mystery destination, all of which are outside major capital cities.

 

Qantas’ mystery flights will depart from Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne to a destination within approximately two hours and include low-level scenic flybys of key landmarks en route. To help travelers prepare the appropriate luggage, they will be provided clues about the destination.

 

 

https://www.travelpu...stinations.html


Edited by Victoria Watcher, Yesterday, 08:52 AM.


#5489 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:33 AM

Will the people in the mystery locations know big city covideers are headed their way?


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#5490 vortoozo

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Posted Yesterday, 11:07 AM

Will the people in the mystery locations know big city covideers are headed their way?

 

There are under 150 active covid cases in Australia.



#5491 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 11:44 AM

There are under 150 active covid cases in Australia.


compared to 102,000 currently in Canada.

#5492 Mike K.

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Posted Yesterday, 12:17 PM

I thought that low COVID cases mean nothing, because COVID is in every community?


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#5493 Torrontes

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Posted Yesterday, 01:00 PM

They were smart and closed their borders, not like Canada. Easier to accomplish if you are an Island.

 

Wait a minute, we are on an Island? Yes, but obviously some people with power still wanted to go skiing at Whistler, apparently with friends from Brazil.



#5494 vortoozo

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Posted Yesterday, 01:53 PM

I thought that low COVID cases mean nothing, because COVID is in every community?

 

That's not true. There are a couple of provinces with zero active cases.



#5495 Victoria Watcher

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Posted Yesterday, 01:58 PM

i know some friends with no power that went skiiing at whistler.


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#5496 Spy Black

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Posted Yesterday, 04:58 PM

Australia is, for all intents and purposes, 99% back to normal.

 

https://variety.com/...ler-1234939993/

 

It's not absolutely "normal" as the audience is still wearing masks inside the theatre, but the theatre is being sold at 100% capacity, and is sold out now for months down the road.

 

Now let's look at Canada ... there's just no question that on a local, regional, and national level ... Canada has dropped the ball over and over and over again, and continues to drop the ball every single day, even now.

I'm still a "rule follower", and will continue to rigidly follow the rules (that's what we do in a civilized society) ... but I couldn't ever in good faith vote again for either Trudeau, or for the B.C. NDP ... to say it's been a Laurel and Hardy show at both regional and national levels would be an understatement.

 

Canada is on its knees begging third world countries for vaccines, with only about 6 million of the some 37 million Canadians having been vaccinated to date ... all while Australia is tipping champagne glasses at Hamilton's sold out, 100% capacity shows.


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#5497 vortoozo

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Posted Yesterday, 11:29 PM

I'm still a "rule follower", and will continue to rigidly follow the rules (that's what we do in a civilized society) ... but I couldn't ever in good faith vote again for either Trudeau, or for the B.C. NDP ... to say it's been a Laurel and Hardy show at both regional and national levels would be an understatement.

 

What Canadian party would have been more likely to follow the Australian playbook? Certainly not the Conservatives.

The Greens maybe? They're the ones calling for stronger lockdowns, which is how Australia got ahead of things.



#5498 vortoozo

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Posted Yesterday, 11:32 PM

Canada is on its knees begging third world countries for vaccines, with only about 6 million of the some 37 million Canadians having been vaccinated to date ... all while Australia is tipping champagne glasses at Hamilton's sold out, 100% capacity shows.

 

One more thing to note here, Australia has under 1% of their population vaccinated.

Although things were quicker to get back to normal domestically, it will be a few years yet before the borders open. That's bound to have significant long term impact on the economy. I'm not sure if Canada could have realistically followed a similar path.



 



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