YKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 1006 times:
A bunch of YKA's routes have slashed, including YVR-YXS, YKA-YLW and service to YYC will be reduced to one flight/day as well as daily service to YVR is will also be cut from 6 to 5 flights/day. Central Mountain Air is completly pulling out of the airport but I just read in the paper that AC will introduce F28 service to YKA as planned starting Dec 15th.
YKA From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 766 posts, RR: 0 Reply 4, posted (12 years 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 944 times:
No idea why they're pulling out, the YXS route always seemed at least 75% full but I'm not sure how the YYC load factors fared but Im guessing people preffered the Dash 8 to the B1900. They no longer have any offices at YKA so that probably makes the decision to abandon the city easy.
YXDfan From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 months 21 hours ago) and read 921 times:
I'm a little surprised at the YYC-YXS cut. WestJet does the route with a 737 and does just fine, so I find it interesting that AC can't make money with a B1900... mind you, they can't seem to make money with much lately.
In addition to route cuts, I know that a lot of regional airports are also getting cutbacks. Here in Fort McMurray (YMM), we're losing the flight that overnights here. It left YEG at 2110 and got in at 2220, stayed the night at left in the morning at 0620 for a 0730 arrival in YEG. This flight was particularily convenient for those travellers going to Ontario and points beyond. I rode them both just a few weeks ago and liked the connection. I left here at 0620, had a 40 minute stop at YEG and was in YYZ by 1350 local time. Now with the cuts the earliest anyone can get into YYZ same day is 1650. Also, it now means the last AC flight heading north is at 1750... inconvienient for lots of folks.
Yow From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 881 times:
Yeah it's sad, but at least CO still flies YOW-EWR 3x/day, and this should be safe considering that it's a huge CO hub. I hope AC will be back on the route next spring when things will hopefully return to normal.