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#5541 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 19 May 2021 - 11:36 AM

Air France flies Paris-Montreal with 16 per cent used cooking oil fuel in its tanks

 

Traditional airlines want long-haul exemption from EU Green Deal goals, but one major player shows low-emission flying is becoming possible

 

https://nationalpost...el-in-its-tanks


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#5542 Missed Approach

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Posted 20 May 2021 - 02:16 PM

Anything notable, MA?

Sorry for the late reply, not a very long presentation, I normally check out during the dry finance part, but the CEO did spend a lot of time answering questions, even touching on the York Development. Not a lot of new-news, just holding the line.

Should see movement on the taxi way project that is over a year old complete and unused by the start of the summer according to Geoff Dickson.


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Posted 22 May 2021 - 01:41 AM

Amid an absolutely disastrous year, as airlines lost billions of dollars and laid off thousands of employees, imagine telling someone you're planning on launching a new airline.

 

"People go, "Whoa. What are you doing? Are you nuts?'" said Ravinder Minhas, a founding board member of upstart Canada Jetlines.

 

And yet, Minhas believes there's never been a better time to launch an airline in Canada.

 

"Where it looks like things are down, that's the best time to get in," he said.

Things are definitely down.

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...emand-1.6033303


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#5544 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 22 May 2021 - 03:37 AM

hangar for sale.

 

$1,999,999

 

https://www.realtor....saanich-airport

 

LAND LEASE IMPROVED WITH OFFICE AND HANGAR BUILDING Site area of 28,790sf with a renewable land lease in place with the Victoria Airport Authority, the term goes to April 30, 2027. The renewal allows for a further 20 year term, which could offer further renewals thereafter. Built in 1992, the site is improved with a 13,283sf building (3,420sf office + 9,863sf industrial warehouse/hangar). There have been significant and recent renovations including the addition of second floor office, new hangar door, solar panels, gas heating, and LED lights. There are sprinklers throughout and ceiling heights in the warehouse/hangar of 18 to 21 ft. Multi-tenant property leased to largely month to month tenants, well suited to an owner occupier. Please call Listing Agents for more information and access to data room. (24113336)

 

 

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Posted 22 May 2021 - 11:25 AM

More than 500 WestJet employees in Vancouver and Calgary have unionized with Unifor, saying a change in workplace culture after the airline’s sale was a big part of the workplace organization efforts.

 

The 531 WestJet workers — which include airport agents such as customer service workers — join more than 7,000 other unionized airline workers with Unifor under carriers like Air Canada and Air Canada Jazz.

 

“You went from the perception of ‘we’re teammates, it’s a family culture,’ to being owned by Onex, which is a huge, huge company,” said Unifor president Jerry Dias, referencing WestJet’s owner, Onex Corp., which acquired the airline nearly two years ago.

 

 

 

 

https://www.vicnews....er-and-calgary/


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Posted 24 May 2021 - 06:36 AM

Swoop Air at YYJ yesterday, now flying to Edmonton and Toronto 2x weekly with daily service to both scheduled for late June. From August 4 thru October Edmonton is just $110 return.

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#5547 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 24 May 2021 - 06:40 AM

US domestic air travel is nearing 80% of May 2019 levels.
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Posted 24 May 2021 - 09:20 AM

US domestic air travel is nearing 80% of May 2019 levels.

 

For most Americans I know, covid is over as far as their day to day goes. No hesitation at all to travel domestically or internationally as permitted. Most people who want to be vaccinated have already had their second dose.


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#5549 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 June 2021 - 09:32 AM

United Airlines announced a deal to buy 15 supersonic jets, planning to carry passengers on the ultra-fast planes by 2029

 

If the airline can follow through with its plan, these would be the first commercial supersonic flights since the grounding of the Concorde jet in 2003. The economics of that fuel-guzzling supersonic jet and restrictions on flying it over land at speeds that would produce a sonic boom doomed the Concorde. Airlines had to try to fill the plane with passengers willing to pay a substantial premium over a first-class ticket on traditional aircraft.

 

United is buying the supersonic jet from Boom Supersonic, a privately held upstart aircraft maker based in Denver. The plane, dubbed the "Overture," is slated to be completed by 2025, start test flights by 2026 and carry passengers by 2029. United has agreed to buy 15 of the jets, with options for 35 more.

 

 

https://www.wtva.com.../574554702.html


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#5550 Missed Approach

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 10:22 AM

Any word from either the VAA or NAV CAN on the visibility of taxi way Echo from the tower CCTV project.

Still closed last I saw.

Word was waiting till drier weather for ground construction

Also said at the AGM was hearing an answer in early summer of a plan between the VAA and NAV CAN on a final plan and action.


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#5551 Kilo95

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Posted 04 June 2021 - 10:41 AM

Looks like AC has dropped their planned direct Ottawa - Victoria flights. Still showing on their PDF timetable but not bookable on their website or via Google Flights. Were supposed to operated YOW-YYJ on Fridays and Saturdays and YYJ-YOW Saturday and Sunday mornings. Too bad - would have been convenient for me. 

 

WestJet is still showing their 1x weekly flights to Ottawa on Saturdays.


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#5552 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 05 June 2021 - 11:07 AM

Canadian Airlines Are Offering Amazing Domestic Flight Deals

 

https://simpleflying...domestic-deals/



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Posted 13 June 2021 - 02:26 AM

Travel rebound: 2 million people go through US airports

 

The 2.03 million figure was 1.5 million more travelers than the same day last year

 

Airline bookings have been picking up since around February, as more Americans were vaccinated against COVID-19 and – at least within the United States – travel restrictions such as mandatory quarantines began to ease.

 

The recovery is not complete. Friday's crowds were only 74% of the volume compared to the same day in 2019. However, the 2.03 million figure was 1.5 million more travelers than the same day last year, according to the TSA.

 

The 2-million mark represents quite a turnaround for the travel industry, which was hammered by the pandemic. There were days in April 2020 when fewer than 100,000 people boarded planes in the U.S., and the CEO of Boeing predicted that at least one major U.S. airline would go bankrupt.

 

https://www.foxbusin...ugh-us-airports


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#5554 Missed Approach

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Posted 23 June 2021 - 10:52 AM

Tomorrow is going to be the busiest day for YYJ since the pandemic started

 

Some interested first's too....

 

WJ, first non stop flight to YWG  ( Winnipeg )

 

Swoop, first non stop flight to YYZ ( Toronto )

 

Air Canada updated their Time Table, adding a second flight to YYZ on the red eye.

Operating on 357, Wed Fri, Sun using a B73M = Boeing 737 Max

 

More jet service to YYC ( Calgary )

 

Air North has been back for abit now operating their triangle route, YXY -> YYJ -> YVR route 3 days a week. 


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Posted 24 June 2021 - 12:56 PM

Swoop is taking Victoria by storm

 

Starting Oct 31, 2021. Swoop will be offering twice weekly non stop service to LAS ( Las Vegas )

And a unknown start date with once weekly, non stop service to PVR ( Puerto Vallarta )

 

Interesting times at YYJ, yet will still be behind Kelowna and Quebec City, falling to into 13th place in Canada for annual passenger numbers.

 

 

https://canadianavia...uerto-vallarta/


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Posted 24 June 2021 - 03:46 PM

las vegas in 2 hours 30 minutes, quicker than a bus trip to vancouver
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Posted 25 June 2021 - 10:24 AM

Not sure if it's been said yet, but Westjet is restarting some of the YYJ services over the next few days and adding some new routes

 

3x weekly Victoria to Winnipeg (started yesterday as per Missed Approach's comment)

4x weekly Kelowna to Victoria (starts today)

1x weekly Victoria to Ottawa (starts tomorrow)

2x weekly Victoria to Saskatoon (starts June 27)

2x weekly Victoria to Toronto (starts June 30)

 

Notably, Comox will also be getting a 1x weekly flight to Toronto


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Posted 26 June 2021 - 01:08 PM

Can Westjet freaking add an evening flight from Vancouver?  Any afternoon arrival in vancouver can't continue on to Victoria via Westjet till the next morning. 

 

nevermind... bad filtering... 


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Posted 28 June 2021 - 04:40 PM

Plane crash in Mill Bay

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Posted 28 June 2021 - 04:42 PM

any details on the plane crash?



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