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Expansion Of YVR In Time For 2010?  
User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 2
Posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3147 times:

Yes, I know that the 14 day Winter Olympic Games are not going to force YVR to finish their expansion plans that quick but can we see any major expansion of long-haul int'l routes from YVR? For instance CAN according to AC articles are the only other ones for the time being. With other airports such as SEA, SFO, and LAX all situated on the west-coast and YYZ emerging as the hub of Asia-Latin America aviation, I really don't see how YVR is going to need all this infrastructural money in the near future.

Are there any rumors going on about new flights to YVR? This is something that happens to me all the time when I fly back and forward between NRT-YVR but there are a lot of tourists and I have hardly seen any businessmen who say that they came to Vancouver to work. They all tell me about business trips that they had to complete in Seattle and since they were unsuccesful at booking UA/NW, they flew into Canada and going to Japan from there.

So are there any rumors going on about any new long-haul international airlines entering this market? Also, the network is unevenly distributed as Asia gets served heavily while markets such as AMS/FRA are still a monopoly for KL or LH.

http://www.yvr.ca/authority/whoweare/future.asp

This website talks briefly about the masterplan that they intend to complete but some other infrastructures are confusing. Such as the RAV line (Richmond and Vancouver line). Is this really neccesary? Since YVR is an airport that promotes its parking prices and so, I just don't see how this is an immediate neccesity.

Any sort of information about YVR (Expansion) is greatly appreciated!!!

 wave 


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User currently offlineGuyBetsy1 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 840 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3071 times:

Briefly:

Construction has began on the International Terminal in increase it by 9 gates (I think). Notice that the current building shape looks like the letter Y with the left part chopped off. Well, they're building that missing bit now. It will be ready by 2008.

The RAV line is going ahead. Construction will begin later this year. Go to http://www.ravprapidtransit.com/en/ for information.

I cannot believe your comment : "Since YVR is an airport that promotes its parking prices and so, I just don't see how this is an immediate neccesity."

Have you not heard of the Kyoto accord? Or being "green"? Having a RAV line is the great way to promot public transport.

No new airlines coming to YVR as of yet. AC will be increasing some services to China in 2006-2007, CX might add an extra daily flight, but that's all for this year.


User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2955 times:

Quoting GuyBetsy1 (Reply 1):
I cannot believe your comment : "Since YVR is an airport that promotes its parking prices and so, I just don't see how this is an immediate neccesity."

Yes GuyBetsy 1, because according to the latest news, they are saying that they are going to shut off the Cambie Corridor to do this RAV line project. Besides, increasing frequencies in the buses is another way of coping with this problem or setting it up along the Arbutus corridor. If you ask for my source, this is from my professor as I study Urban Geography and these kind of issues are vital to us.

I know about the Kyoto Protocol, infact I wrote more than seven papers (each at least 10 pages on it) so I know very well of it.

Quoting GuyBetsy1 (Reply 1):
No new airlines coming to YVR as of yet. AC will be increasing some services to China in 2006-2007, CX might add an extra daily flight, but that's all for this year.

Does this mean that they are actually bringing in a plane where pax can board and de-board the plane? I know that CX828 was routed HKG-YVR-YYZ with no passengers being able to deboard the plane (technical stop). So are they bringing in a passenger aircraft? Well that makes sense since AC15/16 no longer operates this route (they made a stop in YVR before the A345 were delivered)



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User currently offlineYVR1968 From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2897 times:

Actually, there are plenty of current/future increases that definitely warrant the expansion of the International terminal.

AC – Nagoya to daily (from 5/weekly)
AC – Seoul to 10/weekly (from daily)
MU – Shanghai to daily (from 3/weekly)
CA – Beijing to 10/weekly (from daily) still to be confirmed
MX – Mexico City to 11/weekly (from 9/weekly)
BA – London to 10/weekly (from daily)

Charter companies such as Air Transat, Zoom, Thomas Cook, Condor and MY Travel are also increasing their flights out of Vancouver for the 2005 summer schedule.

In addition, there are new routes and increased frequencies transborder for the summer schedule. American Airlines, America West, Continental, Horizon, Westjet have increased flying intentions.

Other future plans are:
Air Canada to commence Guangzhou service in 2007.
Harmony to introduce China flights as soon as possible.
Flights to Korea due to expand if bilateral talks can increase capacity.
EVA Air possibly to daily.
Singapore Airlines is also restricted as to frequencies.
China Southern seriously considering starting the Vancouver-Guangzhou route.
New flights to India and Vietnam may also be in the works.

A 9-gate expansion is not really that huge considering the international terminal has been operating at capacity at certain times in the summer months.

The one other improvement that I can think of is the horrible immigration/customs queues (Both Canadian and American). Those long waits are becoming very frustrating. In order for Vancouver to continue to expand internationally, this problem must be solved soon! They are as bad as most airports in Australia.


User currently offlineHorizonGirl From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 807 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2791 times:

Quoting GuyBetsy1 (Reply 1):
The RAV line is going ahead.

That thing is going straight up a busy street! I live in
greater Vancouver and there have been lot of complaints
about it from the shop owners in the area.

Anyway, about YVR, I heard that the expansion all had to
do with handling the A380. Even though they said they could
handel it now if they had to, it is a great idea to do all this.
Can't wait to see it when it's finished!

Devon



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User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2708 times:

Quoting HorizonGirl (Reply 4):
That thing is going straight up a busy street! I live in greater Vancouver and there have been lot of complaints
about it from the shop owners in the area.

Yes, this is true. I heard that they were going to close off Cambie Street entirely according to some plans since they want to construct in various areas at the same time.

Quoting GuyBetsy1 (Reply 1):
Construction has began on the International Terminal in increase it by 9 gates (I think). Notice that the current building shape looks like the letter Y with the left part chopped off. Well, they're building that missing bit now. It will be ready by 2008.

OK thanks. Is this why the terminal leaves off some numbers? There is the Delta 50-55 wing and it suddenly jumps to D69 from there and goes straight to the Echo gates. I wonder if the Airport Authority had this in mind from the very beginning. I guess work is already going ahead and there have been adjustments to txwys. Such as Juliet-Bravo, Juliet-Charlie were not there I think til a short while ago.



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