Yes, I know that the 14 day Winter Olympic Games are not going to force YVR to finish their expansion plans that quick but can we see any major expansion of long-haul int'l routes from YVR? For instance CAN according to AC articles are the only other ones for the time being. With other airports such as SEA, SFO, and LAX all situated on the west-coast and YYZ emerging as the hub of Asia-Latin America aviation, I really don't see how YVR is going to need all this infrastructural money in the near future.
Are there any rumors going on about new flights to YVR? This is something that happens to me all the time when I fly back and forward between NRT-YVR but there are a lot of tourists and I have hardly seen any businessmen who say that they came to Vancouver to work. They all tell me about business trips that they had to complete in Seattle and since they were unsuccesful at booking UA/NW, they flew into Canada and going to Japan from there.
So are there any rumors going on about any new long-haul international airlines entering this market? Also, the network is unevenly distributed as Asia gets served heavily while markets such as AMS/FRA are still a monopoly for KL or LH.
This website talks briefly about the masterplan that they intend to complete but some other infrastructures are confusing. Such as the RAV line (Richmond and Vancouver line). Is this really neccesary? Since YVR is an airport that promotes its parking prices and so, I just don't see how this is an immediate neccesity.
Any sort of information about YVR (Expansion) is greatly appreciated!!!