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Virgin To YVR (Vancouver)

Tue Nov 06, 2001 1:12 pm

I heard rumor that Virgin would start service to YVR (Vancouver). Can antone verify or provide a date. It is about time we had some competition for the YVR-LHR route.

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RE: Virgin To YVR (Vancouver)

Tue Nov 06, 2001 1:19 pm

Not any time soon! VS just pulled out of ORD and YYZ....2 much bigger markets than YVR.

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Virgin To YVR (Vancouver)

Tue Nov 06, 2001 1:21 pm

Oh really?? had they even started their service to YYZ?? This news is a dissapointment.

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Ryan
 
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RE: Virgin To YVR (Vancouver)

Tue Nov 06, 2001 1:28 pm

Ryan, VS started flying to YYZ in June with much fanfare etc. They pulled out suddenly in Sept. Although they flew to LGW, they provided competition for AC, BA, C3, TS etc.

I do recall reading that YVR was on their wish list as the 2nd Canadian city to be added....who knows, as the economy improves, maybe VS will move back into Canada.

Neil
I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Virgin To YVR (Vancouver)

Tue Nov 06, 2001 1:29 pm

VS wasn't about to bleed money waiting for loads to build up at YYZ. With 40+ weekly flights to London from YYZ, there's still plenty of choice for London-goers.
 
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RE: Virgin To YVR (Vancouver)

Tue Nov 06, 2001 1:32 pm

That's true Wate2. They did provide the only sked service to LGW though. It was also a coup to YYZ to get VS anyway.

Neil

I dumped at the gybe mark in strong winds when I looked up at a Porter Q400 on finals. Can't stop spotting.
 
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RE: Virgin To YVR (Vancouver)

Tue Nov 06, 2001 1:35 pm

When I mentioned a need for competition I was refering to the YVR-LHR route.

Ryan
 
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RE: Virgin To YVR (Vancouver)

Tue Nov 06, 2001 1:37 pm

Virgin will return to YYZ first, then thinking about launching YVR.

Currently, BA and AC flies YVR-LHR.

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