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New YTZ Terminal To Open 7 March 10  
User currently offlineYYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1089 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3111 times:
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http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/arti...minal-paves-way-for-expansion?bn=1


"More passengers, more flights and more destinations are planned for Porter Airlines, which unveiled the first phase of its new $50 million terminal Monday, marking the latest step in the burgeoning company’s ongoing expansion.

Set to open to the public March 7, the terminal will triple Porter’s capacity — which has been growing exponentially since its launch in 2006 — and pave the way for increased flights throughout the United States.

Calling the new terminal the “foundation” of Porter’s future, president and CEO Robert Deluce said the airline is projecting to carry more than 1.3 million passengers this year, compared with 750,000 in 2009.

Before Porter arrived in October 2006, the island airport served about 20,000 passengers a year. At its peak in the 1980s, it served 400,000.

Service to Washington and Philadelphia are also planned for the near future, with at least one of the cities likely to be on Porter’s schedule sometime this year, Deluce said, adding that flights to Cincinnati, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Detroit “and more destinations closer to home” are in the airline’s longer-term plans.

Currently, Porter is the sole commercial carrier operating from the recently renamed Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, with access to 120 "slots" — spaces allocated for takeoffs and landings each day.

By spring, Deluce said, Porter hopes to be operating 140 flights a day.

The company has applied for U.S. customs pre-clearance for the new terminal, which would give Porter access to domestic U.S. airports, such as New York’s LaGuardia and Washington’s Reagan airport, where entry is impossible without pre-clearance.

Several airlines are reportedly eyeing Billy Bishop's runways, particularly Air Canada, which is fighting to return to the island where it once flew.

Deluce said he has been contacted by other airlines interested in using the terminal, but refused to say which."


Looks like this year is going to be busy for PD. What do you guys think this will do to the NIMBY's and the local politics? How about more airlines flying in?


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User currently offlineavroarrow From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 1045 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

Well if this article doesn't rot the socks of the average Star reading, Miller voting NIMBY I don't know what will.   Good to hear that Porter is looking forward to the future. Maybe someday they will build a bridge to the airport.


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User currently offlineDC10sRule From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2965 times:

Does anyone have an overhead photo of the new terminal?

It appears to be built on the apron area in front of the old tower. I'm curious to see how much apron area remains after this building is open.

I wish Porter luck and believe this new facility will truly enhance their already stellar service.


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User currently offlineYYZatcboy From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1089 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2763 times:
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The new terminal is more or less complete on Google earth if you want an overhead view.


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User currently offlineYYZRWY23 From Canada, joined Aug 2009, 561 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2662 times:

Quoting avroarrow (Reply 1):
Well if this article doesn't rot the socks of the average Star reading, Miller voting NIMBY I don't know what will.

My thoughts exactly. Those Islanders need to keep their mouths shut, they own property on the island, not the lake and surrounding area. The new terminal looks terrific, very clean, simple, and modern. Not a fan of Miller either (who would ahve thought.......). Congrats to PD and hope their expansion continues strong.

Quoting DC10sRule (Reply 2):
I'm curious to see how much apron area remains after this building is open.

Here you are:



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User currently offlineMultimark From Canada, joined Jul 2006, 796 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 2630 times:

I'm reminded of Henry Ford's dictum to the consumer: "You can have any colour you want as long as its black".

You can fly any airline as long as its Porter. Not something a Federal government entity should be enforcing in this day and age.


User currently offlineDC10sRule From Canada, joined Oct 2006, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 1 day ago) and read 2586 times:

Quoting YYZatcboy (Reply 3):
The new terminal is more or less complete on Google earth if you want an overhead view.

Thanks for that! Last time I looked at CYTZ on Google Earth (which was a while ago) there was no clear indication of the scale of the terminal.

Quoting Multimark (Reply 5):
Not something a Federal government entity should be enforcing in this day and age.

Agreed. This monopoly status for Porter has obviously allowed them to gain a strong foothold on the market and insulate them form predatory competition during the fragile start-up phase. On the other hand, Porter has made a commitment to CYTZ unlike any previous carrier over the years. (20 Q400s, service to over 10 destinations, new terminal etc..) In the late 90s, Jazz had access to just as many slots as Porter and chose to exercise a max of 56+/- and eventually dwindled down to 3 round trips to Ottawa per day. Suddenly (sort of), AC/Jazz want back in but it will cost them more now to rent space in the new facility and pay Deluce instead of the Port Authority.

Jazz and Colgan will be into CYTZ probably by the end of the year so things will get more interesting for sure. The issue becomes whether Jazz gets as many slots as they are hoping for. Of the 92 upcoming slots, Jazz wants 74 but the Port Authority is intimating something closer to 46. We'll see.

JA



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User currently offlinenoise From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1797 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 23 hours ago) and read 2505 times:

Now all they need is a bridge to the airport!!

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