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A380 @ YVR?  
User currently offlineAmritpal From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

is any airline planning to bring A380's to YVR. or is YVR capable of handling such a plane?

appologies if this topic has been discussed before, never seen it...


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User currently offlineRayChuang From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 8017 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2281 times:

Not likely as there is not enough traffic to support an A380 on most long international routes from Vancouver, BC.

However, there is one exception: if Cathay Pacific (CX) does order the A380-800 then they might use the plane on the HKG-YVR route, since the Vancouver, BC area has a very large expatriate Hong Kong population.


User currently offlineAmritpal From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2182 times:

i agree, i believe everyday there is atleast 15 flights to asia from YVR... with cathay pacific having 5 direct or indirect flight everyday... would really be nice to see A380 @ yvr .


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User currently offlineBA84 From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 418 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2163 times:
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Possibly, as CX continues to JFK, once daily.
The problem is, it wouldn't be full YVR-JFK-YVR.


User currently offlineYVRSR From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2102 times:

I don't know if any airlines are planning on sending the A380 to YVR. However, the current expansion to the international terminal will have 2 gates that can handle the A380.

http://www.yvr.ca/authority/newsreleases/news_details.asp?id=503


User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2094 times:

What about LH? I can see them sending an A380 maybe once a week in the summer months.

Quoting Amritpal (Thread starter):
or is YVR capable of handling such a plane?

I think YVR was the first airport in Canada to be A380 ready.



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User currently offlineDYK From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 407 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2040 times:

Really unlikley we will see an A380 in Vancovuer in the next 3 years, CX included. Possible during the Olympics, i dont think we have the numbers on any route to support such a large A/C


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