ViveLeYHZ From Canada, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 194 posts, RR: 9 Posted (9 years 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3804 times:
After many years of waiting (and lobbying), the Halifax International Airport will have a US customs stations. The facility will be up and running within a year and half. Tom Ridge (DHS secretary) made the announcement, after Halifax and Bangor International airport reached an agreement over "in-transit" passengers. At present, many in Atlantic Canada have to fly to YUL or YYZ first before flying south of the border.
Will this mean more direct flights from YHZ to US hubs, potentially bringing down the price of airline tickets ? and how did pre-clearance affect the number of US-bound flights and passengers in other Canadian airports ?
I personally like clearing US customs in Canada because one gets the protection of Canada's Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the Canadian Bill of Rights, and Canada's Human Rights Act. Also, if you're refused entry to the US, you won't be "detained" for you next flight home, you simply leave the pre-clearance area.
YOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (9 years 22 hours ago) and read 3616 times:
US Customs Pre-Clearance will no doubt have a positive effect on YHZ's transborder pax numbers. YOW in 1997 was the last Cdn airport to receive pre-clearance facilities. Transborder traffic at YOW has grown by about 40% since that time.
Yhz78 From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 147 posts, RR: 0 Reply 6, posted (9 years 22 hours ago) and read 3565 times:
The US carriers like it because it enables them to arrive domestically in the hub cities and cuts down on turn times there. As far as creating more business, that waits to be seen but it will definately be more convenient.
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Yhz78 From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 147 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (9 years 21 hours ago) and read 3523 times:
Right now COEX has 4 a day to EWR; Comair has 3 to BOS; American Eagle does 2 to JFK and Pinnacle does 1 to DTW. Come summer tourist season Eagle and Pinnacle wil increase frequency and CO adds 2 737's.
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Annoyedfa From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 451 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (9 years 15 hours ago) and read 3317 times:
I thought JAZZ had flights from YHZ-EWR? I like YHZ especially our longer layover. Ground staff is excellent. If we preclear this would make for a excellent turn. Right now it is kinda time consuming because of the customs on the way back. When I do a turn I kinda run in and out lol.
YOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 hours ago) and read 3241 times:
In addition to the flights listed above, Jazz also does 2x daily to BOS, more during the summertime. The effect US preclearance has on an airport is that allows for transborder flights to be operated into US domestic terminals, thereby allowing for a much greater number of connection possibilities, which in turn should theoretically produce more transborder pax for an airport.
ViveLeYHZ From Canada, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 194 posts, RR: 9 Reply 14, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3154 times:
Jazz's predecessor in YHZ (Air Nova) used to fly YHZ - EWR. Air Canada, however, decided to drop this route shortly after 9/11.
Flights from Canadian airports with pre-clearance arrive at Terminal A in EWR, whereas previous Air Nova YHZ-EWR flights went through Terminal B to go through customs. Given that UA (AC's start alliance partner) fly from EWR Terminal A (which has no customs facility), I am hopeful AC will resume this route once the pre-clearance is ready.
ViveLeYHZ From Canada, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 194 posts, RR: 9 Reply 16, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 3119 times:
Pre-clearance of "in-transit" passengers in YVR was halted right after 9/11, but has since resumed. Besides, Yegbey01 was flying from YUL which does not have "in-transit" clearance. I am not exactly sure how it works at YUL, but I suspect passengers might have to clear both Canadian and US customs
I think what Yegbey01 was getting at is that flights will be delayed if some pax are bogged down by customs, whereas this would not happen if pax were to clear customs in a US airport. Since most international pax must now be fingerprinted and have their photo taken (US-VISIT), such delays are more likely.
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4937 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (8 years 12 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3025 times:
I know that Atlantic Canada is a popular destination for tourists from the Midwest. Let's hope the the pre-clearance facility brings about non-stop service to YHZ from ORD on AA or UA, even on a seasonal basis.
ViveLeYHZ From Canada, joined exactly 9 years ago today! , 194 posts, RR: 9 Reply 19, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2945 times:
NWA flies DTW-YHZ non-stop year round, I can't see why UA or AC don't start YHZ-ORD non-stop. First of all, AC has by far the largest number of flights in Atlantic Canada (NWA does not have codeshare agreement with AC, or for that matter any other carrier in Atlantic Canada), and it is safe to say that YHZ is AC's unofficial hub in eastern Canada. Secondly, I would love to see UA in YHZ .
Ckfred From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 4937 posts, RR: 1 Reply 20, posted (8 years 12 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 2887 times:
Considering that AA lost its Canadian partner, CP to the AC merger, one would think that it could make one or two ORD-YHZ roundtrips work. In the winter, it could move residents of the Maritimes to southern California, Arizona, and the Colorado ski resorts. In the summer, it could move U.S. residents of the Midwest and West to the Maritimes.
The YHZ-JFK service is designed to move traffic from eastern Canada primarily to Florida.