TheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2039 posts, RR: 6 Posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
It has been a great month for business at Abbotsford International Airport. On July 9th, Sunwing Airlines announced that they will be offering flights to CUN for the winter season (previously mentioned). You can find more information here:
Also, on July 17th, AeroMexico decided to fly an inbound and outbound charter flight from YXX instead of YVR. So far, it was just the one flight. I haven't heard of any details about future plans for AreoMexico at Abbotsford.
Of course, WestJet is still offering regular flights out of Abbotsford to Calgary, Edmonton, and Toronto (the latter has a stopover in YEG). I believe that the PVR charter will be back again, though I haven't heard any confirmation yet.
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YOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 1700 times:
It'll be interesting to see this summer what the effects at YXX will be of not having AC to YYZ and Jazz to YYC and no YYZ nonstops on WS. WS did add the 2 dailies to YEG though, with a 1-stop to YYZ. I think these changes will make the airport's available summer 2007 capacity pretty much flat compared to summer 2006.
Threepoint From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 2162 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (7 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1622 times:
I imagine Fraser Valley residents driving to Bellingham to take advantage of US domestic flights rather than flying through SEA. AC pulled their service due to low loads and lower yields. Even WS isn't pulling sparkling numbers from the anecdotal evidence I hear. It makes sense to operate sched service from YXX due to the hassles of accessing YVR for half a million residents in the area, but somehow many harbour an aversion to YXX. The airport authority isn't helping by investing milllions into an ill-advised central infield terminal. Watch for eventual transpacific cargo service, despite the planned YVR cargo expansion on its north side.
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