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Vancouver-Hamiltion---New Westjet Route?  
User currently offlineSpyderz From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 651 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

Recently I've heard things that Westjet was starting up nonstop service between Vancouver and Hamilton. It seemed like a logical route to me, but I haven't seen it in writing, and their site didn't have anything on it. Is this true, and will it be with a 700?

Secondly, I also heard that the same thing was going to happen between Abbotsford and Hamilton. This would suprise me a bit, but I sure hope so. Is this true?

Your guys help is appreciated.
Spyderz


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User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4633 posts, RR: 36
Reply 1, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 986 times:

If it's true, I think it will be with the 700 they are recieving soon (July 30th?). The two 700's in service now run from Calgary to Hamilton non-stop (and back) and Edmonton to Hamilton non-stop. I'm pretty sure anyway.

regards,

Kris



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User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 2, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 973 times:

I hope they start up YVR-YHM I would love to see that. I think abbotsford would suprise me too but you never know.

Vonrichtofen
You are rights about the first 2 -700 they do fly YYC-YHM and YEG-YHM YVR-YHM with the 3rd -700 would be cool.

Spyderz
Where did you hear about this?
and oh ya its Hamilton not Hamiltion. =-)



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User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 967 times:

No it wouldnt be cool. Damnit the next route will be either YVR-YKA or YKA-YCC, or both. Hamilton already has too much jet service as it is.

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4633 posts, RR: 36
Reply 4, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 960 times:

You mean YYC, not YCC  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

Did you start a topic months ago asking if Westjet was going to start service to YKA? And that you were sick of seeing Dash 8's. I think you had asked if YKA's 6000ft runway was long enough for a 737. Was that you? I can't blame you for wanting to see some jet traffic. I'm lucky enough to live in YYC. I can't imagine being the airliner freak that I am and living in a town where the biggest was a Dash 8. I'd go insane!!!!  Nuts

Regards,

Kris



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User currently offlinePhxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 960 times:

Does westjet, ever expect to fly to the us?

User currently offlineWJV04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 963 times:

ya i think cyxx to cyhm would be a little odd..
i know theres
cyyc-cyhm
cyeg-cyhm
cyyc-cyow

and BTW westjet has 3 737-700's not two
c-giws
c-gjws
c-gkws

fourth to be deliverd july 30th
cya


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4633 posts, RR: 36
Reply 7, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 957 times:

Ah I see, when was the 3rd delivered?

Regards,

Kris



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User currently offlineCYKA From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 959 times:

Yeah that was me. I actually lived in Airdre for a months before we decided to move back to Kamloops. I remember all the jets flying over to land Rwy 16. Ahh those were the days. I didn't want to leave but my parents insisited. Ohh well I looks like we might be moving out of Kamloops in a year or so and I'd really like to see them 737-200's here, even though I doubt it will happen.

User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4633 posts, RR: 36
Reply 9, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 950 times:

Where are you moving to?

Kris



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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 10, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 955 times:

Hey Shane!

I got an Email from Westjet some few odd days ago.
Heres what I got.

Hi Bo:

Hi, Bo - good to hear from you. IT is Information Technology (computers). I
am one of the team that is setting up so that computers on the aircraft can
communicate with the WestJet computers on the ground while they are flying.

We received the 2nd plane (C-FJWS)on June 19th with the 3rd (C-FKWS) coming
on July 30th.

I will send you a few pictures I took when I had a co-worker from Houston,
Tx here doing some software work for us. I was able to take him out to see
C-FIWS on the ramp in front of the hangar. Here's one of them attached.


Nice talking with you - keep in touch. I can let you know some delivery
dates if you like - we have another coming in November.

And the persons name which I will keep hidden.

and yeah.. Abbots-Yhm.. hmm.. weird,, odd to happen, maybe if its limited service liek Brandon and this other place.
And Westjet is indeed hungry for some US markets.. With America WEst gond sour, WJ can help replace its place by stealing soem US guys and bringin them to Canada.. heheh!

Bo



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User currently offlineWJV04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 944 times:

hmm thats odd,
well theres a 3rd WJ being flown in the WJ registration, probally sill flight testing...
see for your self

http://www.bird.ch/bharms/boeing/b737nf_0.html
cya


User currently offlineVonRichtofen From Canada, joined Nov 2000, 4633 posts, RR: 36
Reply 12, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 943 times:

Link didn't work


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User currently offlineBO__einG From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 2771 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 945 times:

Bogus link man.. try again!


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User currently offlineWJV04 From Canada, joined Jun 2001, 584 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 941 times:

http://www.bird.ch/bharms/asr_sh00.htm

User currently offlineAC183 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 1532 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 938 times:

I don't know... it's possible, I suppose, but there's a question of how likely or how soon it would be.

For one thing, they're operating YHM-YYC, YEG-YHM and also YYC-YOW with 73G equipment, and YYC-YQR/YXE-YOW flights are scheduled to be operated by the third aircraft when it arrives. This gives at least a few months timespan before they can operate YVR or YXX, but even then, is it the most likely? Granted, they're going about the eastern network in a slow, careful manner, but I think they'll have to worry about continuing building some eastern network as well. I guess in the end it may come down to whether route planners decide that marketshare at YVR is more important than eastern expansion, but IMO they can cover YVR with a YYC stop for the time being, and should look at network expansion and improving YYC-YOW/YHM schedules (ie- right now there's a YYC-YHM return flight, but also one that goes YYC-YOW-YHM-YYC, which needs a loop in the opposite direction IMO).


User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 926 times:

If they did start YVR-YHM and back what would the approx flights time be?

Also when and if is Air Canada or Canada 3000 going to do something to respond to Westjets Expansion out east other than seat sales.

Im suprised neither have expanded to YHM to cities Westjet serves.

Does anyone think one of these 2 airlines might expand to yhm even though YYZ and YHM are fairly close?

Doesnt British Airways Fly From LHR and LGW?



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User currently offlineFallingeese From Canada, joined Apr 2001, 2097 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (13 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 917 times:

I've heard the same about the Vancouver-Hamilton route with the new 737's. Competion booard would be getting an earful if or when Westjet starts that route. Air Canada would probably lower fares alot, similar to the Toronto-Calgary route of no gone Roots Air. If we remember that, how much did they lower those tickets by? 500 or more dollars, it was a ton more to fly to Edmonton than Calgary, I believe nearly the same happened to Vancouver, not sure though. Abbotsford is in my opinion very unlikely, it's too close to Vancouver. The company would rather fly people to Calgary then Hamilton.

On another topic, sorry to put this in here...
Is anyone sure about the dates of this years Lethbridge Airshow? Also I would some interesting news about the Canadian Hangar in Calgary but I have to find it again....oops



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