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Cargojet Expands At YHM  
User currently offlineRickYHM From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 140 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2917 times:



Quote:
Airport gets Cargojet boost

June 05, 2008, Eric McGuinness, The Hamilton Spectator

Cargojet will more than double the size of its maintenance hangar at a cost of $9 million, add two Boeing 767s and one 757 to its fleet of 14 smaller 727s, hire 50 to 100 more employees over the next 18 months and start the airport's first scheduled cargo service to Europe this fall.

Jamie Porteous, the Mississauga-based airline's executive vice-president of sales and service, revealed the plans at a one-day multimodal shipping conference held by Supply Chain & Logistics Association Canada at LIUNA Station yesterday.

Seven-year-old Cargojet employs 300 pilots, maintenance engineers, avionics specialists and ground handling staff in Hamilton -- up from 120 in 2004 when it built a $4 million, 32,000-square-foot maintenance hangar for the 10 727s it then flew. It will now expand that to more than 72,000 square feet.

Porteous said 767s carry twice the volume and almost twice the weight, but use only 13 per cent more fuel. They also need only two pilots instead of three. "They're a good fit with our network because business has grown substantially."



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User currently offlineGmonney From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2159 posts, RR: 20
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

Wow this is great news, looks like they are staying busy and expanding in a smart slow way... good for them.

Grant



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User currently offlineRickYHM From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 2649 times:

Adding to this, Purolator will start soon out of YHM a DC-10 service.

User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2543 times:



Quoting RickYHM (Reply 2):
Adding to this, Purolator will start soon out of YHM a DC-10 service.

Can yone narrow down soon any better?



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User currently offlineJRadier From Netherlands, joined Sep 2004, 4670 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Looks like it's worth paying YHM another visit!


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User currently offlineSwissy From Switzerland, joined Jan 2005, 1734 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2470 times:

Good news for YHM  Smile

Quoting JRadier (Reply 4):
Looks like it's worth paying YHM another visit!

For sure, I often think back when I was the first time @YHM 10 years ago..... and look were they are now..... on a very very little budged... and who knows were they would be IF WS would not have pulled all these flights out of YHM  scratchchin 

Cheerios,


User currently offlineTeneriffe77 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 465 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 2383 times:

Speaking of YHM Hard to believe that just 15 years ago the only pax service they had was 4x USEX JS-31 service to PIT. It was weird in that you could take a scheduled flight to the US and yet not one to cnanada. Now there are only seasonal/charter flights to the US but there is scheduled flights to YOW, YEG, YHZ, YWG, YUL, YYC, and Moncton.

User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

Dont forget the flights to UK and Ireland in the summer.


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User currently offlineRickYHM From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2261 times:

This is all I have been able to find from March edition of YYZ News:

Quote:
Kelowna Flightcraft ---are planning to operate a DC-10 out of Hamilton effective in early May on behalf of their main customer...Purolator Canada. No details available yet on the specific aircraft.



Quote:
Cargojet 757 freighter ---has recently registered a converted passenger 757-236 ( msn 24792) recently flown by Thomsonfly (SE-DUO). The aircraft is currently undergoing freighter conversion at Flightstar Aircraft Services at Cecil Field (VQQ) in Jacksonville Florida, and is expected to be in service by late March or April.



User currently offlineSteelhead From Canada, joined Nov 2005, 130 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2257 times:

Until today none of these have arrived at YHM. What's going on with the CJT 757? Still under
conversion to freighter? Would make so much sense to switch a.s.a.p. with todays fuel prices.
Is Starjet still flying? I have seen one of their 727's parked at YHM for months with parts missing. Used for spares for the freighters?


User currently offlineYVRLTN From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 2444 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 2220 times:



Quoting RickYHM (Reply 8):
DC-10 out of Hamilton effective in early May on behalf of their main customer...Purolator Canada. No details available yet on the specific aircraft.

Supposed to be ex WO.

Quoting Steelhead (Reply 9):
What's going on with the CJT 757?

Supposed to be active during August.

Lots of detailed info & photos here on both the 762's & 757!! http://www.cargojet.com/jetvibes/CJ_SPRING_2008_NEWSLETTER.pdf



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User currently offlineRickYHM From Canada, joined Jun 2004, 140 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2133 times:

From today's Hamilton Spectator;

Quote:
Freight service Cargojet has been given the go-ahead to operate three new routes between Hamilton and Guadalajara, Mexico City and Monterrey.



Also on a passenger side;

Quote:
Under deals announced yesterday by Transport Canada, Air Transat has been given the takeoff signal to run a Hamilton-Cancun passenger route.


Since Air Transat was doing this for the past 2 years as a charter, this may be scheduled service.


User currently offlineCruiser From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1001 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2127 times:

I think that over time, we will see more cargo go through YHM and the passenger service will continue to gravitate towards YYZ. It makes sense and with the cost of oil, I am sure this will be the way of the future.


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User currently offlineJamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2081 times:

Any idea what other airports will see the 757 and 767?

User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2068 times:



Quoting Cruiser (Reply 12):
I think that over time, we will see more cargo go through YHM and the passenger service will continue to gravitate towards YYZ. It makes sense and with the cost of oil, I am sure this will be the way of the future.

I don't doubt this ont eh Cargo side but I think that we will continue to see airlines add more passenger service at YHM especially as they are constantly working to expand the Terminal. As well with Citi Group owning a Share in YVRAS with owns YHM the money is going to be a a little easier to obtain for projects such as Terminal expansion and Rwy/Taxiway work.



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User currently offlineOsiris30 From Barbados, joined Sep 2006, 3192 posts, RR: 25
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2053 times:



Quoting Cruiser (Reply 12):
I think that over time, we will see more cargo go through YHM and the passenger service will continue to gravitate towards YYZ. It makes sense and with the cost of oil, I am sure this will be the way of the future.

I think YHM will see a growth in PAX service too... if for no other reason than the costs of YYZ (let's ignore for the moment that YYZ is pretty close to fully grown now).



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