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Alternate Airports Used For YYZ Diversions  
User currently offlineAZFAN From United States of America, joined Jun 2002, 34 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2390 times:

I was wondering what airports are used by the heavy jets in the event that they can't land in Toronto due to weather? Do they use Niagara Falls, due to the heavy landing capabilities?

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User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25424 posts, RR: 49
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2381 times:

Plenty of choices around Toronto. In the past have used Hamilton, Buffalo, London, Detroit, Windsor, and Rochester.


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User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3024 posts, RR: 36
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2395 times:
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Actually, it depends on the airline:

Air Canada and Skyservice (as well as the YYZ emergency action plan, see below) list North Bay as their official diversion airport (though they often dont end up there, Skyservice did divert 2 A320s to YYB last year, apparently not a good experience for the pax)
Air Canada Jazz list London then North Bay

Westjet list Hamilton and Sudbury
United, Delta and USAirways list Rochester NY
Continental list Cleveland
Northwest and MidEx list Detroit
Air Transat list Ottawa
Most foreign airlines list Montreal Mirabel or Ottawa

Note: these are the official planning alternates, they do NOT have to be the ones used in the actual flight plans of each flight. However aircraft must carry sufficient fuel to reach North Bay and for 2 approaches in addition to 3 at YYZ and all the other required extras, regardless of airline as it is the airport set in YYZ emergency action plan.

The reason YYB is used is its a 10000'+ runway with Cat 2 ILS and low traffic.
However North Bay lack customs so airliners coming from international destinations will avoid it if possible (see skyservice A320s above).



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User currently offlineBUFJets From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 231 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2376 times:

A Pakistan International Airlines A310 stopped at BUF once this year due to bad weather at YYZ.

User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2359 times:

Seen lots of differant things at YHM being diverted from YYZ

Back when Yoray and C3 were around we saw 757 of royal and C3 and 737 of royal also saw C3/Royal Hybrid scheme 757 and 737 before Air Canada Tango has been here.



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User currently offlineDripstick From Canada, joined Dec 2001, 2364 posts, RR: 21
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2338 times:

"Back when Yoray and C3 were around..."

Yo ray, what do you mean?



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