Hangar? What hangar? Seriously.. From what I know, WestJet isn't allowed to call it our hangar because the former owners of the land haven't signed off on it. You can probably see the big sign out on Airport Road saying future home of ACE (All Canada Express).. So logistically it's not our hangar...
But really, it's coming along fine, slowly but surely, the cement's been laid down and last time I saw they had the posts up for the steel beams. the land has been laid out for future expansion already..
As for crews based out of YHM, Everything is based out of YYC in the way of crews and training and such. The corporate side likes to keep things close to home so as not to dilute the culture... I'm sure once we start having more flights starting out East (like Halifax and in the future possibly St John's or Gander or other maritime cities) it's is going to be a logistical nightmare to have all the crews positioned in YYC so some crews would come out of the East... why not from WestJet's Hub in YHM?....
I'd love to see a bigger presence of WestJet at YHM. Right now the maintenance side is crammed into a tiny hangar beside the airport that's like 50 years old. A nice maint hangar will raise WJ's profile in YHM and make people realize that We are a big presence in YHM and we're bringing more people in than they'd ever seen. WestJet brought the Business to Hamilton and the airport ought to give us some props.
If it Ain't Boeing, I ain't Going!