Captaingomes From Canada, joined Feb 2001, 6413 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 2423 times:
it's all part of the hub system, so some airports lose out in a few point to point routes. Calgary can sustain more routes than Edmonton, and due to their relatively close proximity, that means that in many cases it is more efficient for airlines to fly YEG passengers to other places out of YYC. You strike me as an informed member, so I'm sure you know this, and that I'm not telling you anything new.
"it's kind of like an Airbus, it's an engineering marvel, but there's no sense of passion" -- J. Clarkson re: Coxster
Yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16370 posts, RR: 56
Reply 14, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2382 times:
The fact that passengers from YEG to the US have to fly over YYC anyway (whether on nonstop flights or thru YYC) makes YYC a well-placed hub for YEG travellers since they are not travelling out of their way.
Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
BO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 15, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 2365 times:
International Traffic jumped to new records this year.
Many of the months for last year saw growth in the 10-20% from the previous years total.
Thanks in part to the likes of:
Thomas Cook which is year round,
All Nippon Airways and their charters,
Air Canada doubles to LHR
MyTravel servicing Last winter/Spring and Summer before pulling out this Fall.
And a few others which I can't think of right now.
I bet Cargo is also a record year, maybe this time we will top the 100,000tonnage mark. In reality that has probably already been done but so far no data is available. Maybe 110,000tonnage would sound a little realistic for the 2004 year in thanks to CLX,KAL, and Asiana plus all those American Freighters.
Rikkus67 From Canada, joined Jun 2000, 1684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 2349 times:
Glad to see the $$ invested in the YYC expansion will pay off! It certainly is looking better every day! ...as long as WestJet keeps expanding... it keeps a little extra $$ coming down here to YQL...although I can't say exactly why...hehe
Now if only YQL had better quality YQL-YYC service...1900D's..how sad.