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#7161 Mike K.

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Posted 01 December 2023 - 02:49 PM

Getting aggressive?


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#7162 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 01 December 2023 - 11:48 PM

Did this drop to just one flight daily?  I do not see the later one on the airport arrivals or departures schedule.

 

 

 

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#7163 Missed Approach

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Posted 03 December 2023 - 02:12 PM

Has been quietly been rumored and finally has happened. Makes sense after a few turbulent years for HA .

 

Big news out of Seattle.

 

https://simpleflying...aska-air-group/


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#7164 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 03 December 2023 - 02:32 PM

Breaking: Alaska Air Group Acquires Hawaiian Airlines For $1.9 Billio


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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 03 December 2023 - 02:33 PM.

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#7165 Missed Approach

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Posted 03 December 2023 - 02:40 PM

Did this drop to just one flight daily?  I do not see the later one on the airport arrivals or departures schedule.

 

 

 

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The VAA Flight information display system ( FIDS )  at the airport and online is pretty unreliable. 

For true flight filing try flightaware or flightradar24 sites for true info.



#7166 Mike K.

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Posted 03 December 2023 - 07:43 PM

Wow, that actually makes so much sense.

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#7167 Missed Approach

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 04:37 PM

Two bits of news from Canadian carriers today.

 

In Ottawa, Flair is out and Lynx moves in.... flying to YYC from YOW and same plane ( thru - service ) to YVR

 

https://canadianavia...rowing-network/

 

Porter has made some more dedication to the west coast. I still believe YYJ should see a YYJ-YOW or YYJ-YUL this summer.

 

With the partnership with Air Transat, this will open YYJ up for lots of overseas connections thru their system. ( Europe, Caribbean and South America )

 

https://canadianavia...on-stop-routes/


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#7168 vortoozo

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Posted 04 December 2023 - 10:52 PM

The Victoria Lynx flights are now through flights to Toronto. You can book to Toronto with a one hour stop in Calgary.


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#7169 vortoozo

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 11:11 AM

Did this drop to just one flight daily?  I do not see the later one on the airport arrivals or departures schedule.

 

 

Kenmore's flight is once daily now. Schedule has extended through next summer. When I called when they first dropped Bellingham, they were unsure if the YYJ flights would continue at all beyond the end of this year. Looks like that answers that.

 

Of note, David Gudgel, COO of Kenmore Air (formerly CEO of Clipper Vacations) is on the 2024 Board of Directors of Destination Greater Victoria.


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#7170 Missed Approach

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 12:50 PM

YYJ ready for the winter season 

 

https://vancouverisl...eason-1.6678403



#7171 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 12:53 PM

Another issue that came up: parking. YYJ has now expanded its parking spaces to 300 spots. The reason: piles of plowed snow had nowhere to go, consuming the limited parking lot.


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Wouldn’t the reporter just take a pause to think “300 spots doesn’t sound like a lot for our airport”?

While I can’t find the exact number of spots, 325 were ADDED just in 2016.

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 08 December 2023 - 12:57 PM.


#7172 lanforod

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Posted 08 December 2023 - 12:56 PM

Per their website they actually have over 1200 spots. 300 is wrong lol.


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#7173 Missed Approach

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Posted 13 December 2023 - 07:08 PM

Several Canadian airlines dropped news this week. 

 

Lynx has pushed more into the East coast market after announcing Ottawa to Calgary and Vancouver service a week ago.

 

https://finance.yaho...-120000736.html

 

Porter keeps moving with new routes to Montreal to Edmonton and Vancouver. Then drops this big news this week.

 

https://canadianavia...ic-partnership/

 

Interview with Porter CEO

 

https://www.cp24.com...dicts-1.6685319

 

I'm still hopeful for Porter will offer another route out of YYJ this summer. 


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#7174 vortoozo

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Posted 14 December 2023 - 10:01 AM

Air Canada adds to Summer 2024:

 

Victoria (YYJ) – Montreal (YUL)

Increase to 5 weekly flights from 3

Victoria (YYJ) – Toronto (YYZ)

Increases to 3 daily flights from 2


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#7175 vortoozo

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Posted 14 December 2023 - 01:50 PM

For the summer AC currently has 8 daily YVR-YYJ scheduled. That's 592 seats each way.

Toronto is 2x321 rouge and 1x320 rouge. 196 seats on each 321 and 168 seats on the A320. Total 560 seats.

 

I don't think we've ever seen an AC schedule where they have almost as much daily capacity to Toronto as they do to Vancouver.

Montreal is a Rouge 319 so add another 136 seats on the days that that runs.... If you look at weekly seats that is more capacity next summer to eastern Canada than there is to Vancouver.

 

I would guess that overall there is more capacity now being operated by Air Canada into YYJ during the summer than even when we had the Calgary flights.


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#7176 lanforod

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Posted 14 December 2023 - 03:04 PM

AC isn't competing with Westjet for the direct eastern Canada flights, though, right?


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#7177 vortoozo

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Posted 14 December 2023 - 06:13 PM

AC isn't competing with Westjet for the direct eastern Canada flights, though, right?

 

Not non-stop, but Westjet does offer connections to Eastern Canada via Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

Non-stop they are competing with Porter and Flair.



#7178 lanforod

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Posted 14 December 2023 - 08:52 PM

Yeah that’s my point. The better comparison is total seats to Toronto vs total to Vancouver. All airlines.
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#7179 Missed Approach

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Posted 14 December 2023 - 09:27 PM

Air Canada adds to Summer 2024:

 

Victoria (YYJ) – Montreal (YUL)

Increase to 5 weekly flights from 3

Victoria (YYJ) – Toronto (YYZ)

Increases to 3 daily flights from 2

 

Great news and thank you for posting. Was this from their timetable or a route news site?



#7180 vortoozo

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Posted 15 December 2023 - 12:19 AM

Great news and thank you for posting. Was this from their timetable or a route news site?

 

Press release. Air Canada adds Tulum and Charleston to Global Network; Boosts Capacity on Key North American Markets in Summer 2024 as Airline Continues Strategic Network Growth (newswire.ca)


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