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#6501 Ismo07

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Posted 24 January 2023 - 04:57 PM

Not like floatplanes unless you need that crofton Vesuvius route, lol. People are suggesting now they just cut the sailings down to one watch, so at least it’s reliable.

 

All getting tough...



#6502 Matt R.

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Posted 24 January 2023 - 08:08 PM

No no, the Crofton-Vesuvius faces cancellations like no other. Sometimes dozens a week, sometimes nearly the entire day multiple days per week.

I think it is factoring into how busy we have been at the other side. People just don’t trust the schedule anymore. Yesterday there were kindergarten kids coming back on the 10 person water taxi without parents, again.

#6503 Missed Approach

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Posted 31 January 2023 - 01:53 PM

Learned two things today.

The Whitespot restaurant which is still gutted for HVAC work and has been closed since COVID took off, won't reopen.

VVA has been touting gutting it and opening the area up but also looking at putting in smaller food outlets instead, like a Subway Express in the mall size with other " opportunities" 

 

Also, terminal expansion planning meetings are starting, this time the East side of the terminal will be opened up more space for both passenger and airline use, with an additional bridge and apron area. 



#6504 Mike K.

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Posted 31 January 2023 - 02:00 PM

Whoa, that’s interesting. Any documents regarding the eastward expansion?

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#6505 Nparker

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Posted 31 January 2023 - 02:16 PM

Will the larger terminal be able to accommodate all the non-existing international flights out of YYJ?



#6506 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 31 January 2023 - 02:25 PM

UPS feeder airline intends to buy 20 pilotless cargo planes

Ameriflight attracted by startup Natilus’ promise of lower operating costs



https://www.freightw...-cargo-jets/amp

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 31 January 2023 - 02:26 PM.


#6507 Kilo95

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Posted 31 January 2023 - 06:20 PM

Learned two things today.

The Whitespot restaurant which is still gutted for HVAC work and has been closed since COVID took off, won't reopen.

VVA has been touting gutting it and opening the area up but also looking at putting in smaller food outlets instead, like a Subway Express in the mall size with other " opportunities" 

 

Also, terminal expansion planning meetings are starting, this time the East side of the terminal will be opened up more space for both passenger and airline use, with an additional bridge and apron area. 

 

East side being where the check in counters are (and above)?



#6508 vortoozo

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Posted 31 January 2023 - 06:36 PM

Will the larger terminal be able to accommodate all the non-existing international flights out of YYJ?

 

Does it matter? It can get pretty busy on a summer day. With only 4 bridges and jets that use the bridges operating to Toronto (3 airlines)/Montreal/Calgary (3 airlines)/Edmonton (2 airlines)/Ottawa/Whitehorse/Seattle there are definitely times where delays can overwhelm the existing capacity. From my observations, gate 12 seems to have conflicts when the Q400 Westjet gates are in use, because they block that approach. So it can't be used to full capacity.


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#6509 Mike K.

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Posted 31 January 2023 - 07:23 PM

On a busy summer day they’ll process something like 3,500 departures. That’s a lot of people for a small airport.

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#6510 LJ

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Posted 31 January 2023 - 07:27 PM

On a busy summer day they’ll process something like 3,500 departures. That’s a lot of people for a small airport.

I'm pretty sure you mean passengers, right?


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#6511 vortoozo

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Posted 01 February 2023 - 12:39 PM

Flair is adding two weekly flights to Winnipeg from YYJ, starting June 9th.

Flights are Mondays & Fridays.


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#6512 Missed Approach

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Posted 01 February 2023 - 08:09 PM

Whoa, that’s interesting. Any documents regarding the eastward expansion?

Master plan for 2023 on wards was released quietly. I was told planning processes have started with architects.

 

  https://www.victoria...n 2023-2042.pdf

 

Page 12 is the area. 

 

https://www.victoria...e Map 11x17.pdf

 

Phase 6,7 and 9 areas.

 

Some major plans for the future - 2030 onwards. 


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#6513 Mike K.

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Posted 02 February 2023 - 08:03 AM

That’s very helpful, thank you!
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Posted 02 February 2023 - 12:08 PM

Thank you for the link!

 

Here's a recap from the 2023-2042 plan: https://victoria.cit...ng-investments/


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#6515 vortoozo

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Posted 02 February 2023 - 12:17 PM

Nice recap, but that photo doesn't look like it's from YYJ :)


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#6516 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 04 February 2023 - 03:57 AM

Victoria airport plans $600 million expansion over 20 years

https://www.cheknews...-years-1139432/

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#6517 Missed Approach

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Posted 04 February 2023 - 05:30 PM

One of the shops inside the terminal, Breakwater Boutique in the Pre-Security with News papers and Gifts, finally re opened this week. Hours: 9:00a.m - 5:00p.m.

 

Also, don't know why the " estimated security screening wait times " is back on the website. Was told it was so inconsistent, the VAA removed it. But this month, the VAA is re launching the new website with a whole new one. 


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Posted 04 February 2023 - 06:56 PM

With very little notice we have to fly out Wednesday to Halifax to take care of some family business. We're going through Pearson, with about a 4 hour layover.

 

Its been almost exactly seven years to the month since I last went through that airport and given all the bollocks that happened there during the run-up to Christmas and into the new year, just wondering from anyone who may have transited through the airport more recently, whether all the snafus and backlogs have been cleared up? We'll only be on ground in NS for five days so I am toying with the idea of not taking a checked bag especially if YYZ is still a quasi-gong show......



#6519 vortoozo

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Posted 04 February 2023 - 08:51 PM

One of the shops inside the terminal, Breakwater Boutique in the Pre-Security with News papers and Gifts, finally re opened this week. Hours: 9:00a.m - 5:00p.m.

 

Also, don't know why the " estimated security screening wait times " is back on the website. Was told it was so inconsistent, the VAA removed it. But this month, the VAA is re launching the new website with a whole new one. 

 

I think the issue was in the summer when the security lines were extending to the check in area. Since there was no way to register when people got in line (usually done with a scan as you enter the security holding room), the posted times were not accurate. Haven't seen security lines that long for a while now.



#6520 Missed Approach

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Posted 06 February 2023 - 02:58 PM

2023 Airport Consultative Committee Meeting Schedule and Agendas

 

Virtual Spring Airport Consultative Committee Meeting

 

Tuesday, March 7, 2022, 1:30 PM PST

 

Still not going back to in person sessions. 

 

I'm pretty sure most of Mike's K's article will be covered, or back to the same old - same old pat on the back, best airport anywhere purple cool aid story line.



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