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Any New Entrants For Fort McMurray (YMM) In Canada?  
User currently offlineflyingsikh From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 38 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3227 times:

Quick info, Fort McMurray is located in Northern Alberta (about 400km north of Edmonton) and is the base for the Canadian Oilsands.

Currently the terminal is 2300 m2 with a new facility being built. New facility will be 14,000 m2.

Passengers movement went from 220,000 (2004) to 700,000 (2009), and with the amount of time Ive spent sitting on the floor of the airport terminal, probably over 1,000,000 now.

Right now only Air Canada and Westjet offer any reliable air service (handful of small private outfits and oil companies also come and go) with direct service to YEG, YYC, YYZ, YVR, and YYT.

Questions for all you experts =)

Do you see any new destinations being offered out of YMM?

New airlines entering the YMM market?

Westjet regional comes to mind with the smaller Q400's, new destinations offered when this is operational in 2013?

More frequency being offered out of YMM to established destinations?

How are the load factors in and out of YMM?

Cheers! =)

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User currently offlineFly2yyz From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1071 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3211 times:

I keep hearing one of the charter airlines wants to provide a non-stop service somewhere down south (VRA/CUN/PUJ or POP?), but nothing but a rumor I'd say.

User currently offlineoutoftheice From Canada, joined Mar 2011, 9 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

No longer rumour with Sunwing officially offering seasonal service down to PVR....

07 Aug 2012 - Sunwing spreads its wings across Alberta

As travellers’ thoughts turn to planning their winter vacations, Sunwing is making it easier than ever for residents of Alberta to head south, by adding Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie to the list of the departure airports offered by Sunwing Airlines. Area residents will be offered weekly Wednesday flights to the beautiful beaches of Puerto Vallarta and Riviera Nayarit in Mexico with departures starting December 19, 2012 to March 20, 2013.


User currently offlinebaw716 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2051 posts, RR: 26
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3111 times:

Flown over YMM more times than I can count headed to Europe.

Beautiful place...as for the rest?
Not a clue. Glad to hear they are getting air service to Mexico.


David L. Lamb, fmr Area Mgr Alitalia SFO 1998-2002, fmr Regional Analyst SFO-UAL 1992-1998
User currently offlineflyingsikh From Canada, joined Nov 2007, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

@ baw716

And ive probably stared up into the sky and watched you fly by haha.

If you ever do get a chance, take a picture mate! =)

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