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by DrewFOC
Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics
Replies: 131
Views: 17944

Re: Canadian Airports 2019 statistics

I just don't understand YOW, how can it be in decline as our nation's capital, surrounded by huge population centres and have only slightly more traffic overall than YHZ? Glad to see international up otherwise the overall decline would have higher. Ottawa isn't a large city, and it's fairly close t...

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by DrewFOC
Sat Jan 05, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 247
Views: 35605

Re: Toronto Aviation Thread - 2019

Great to see a thread for my primary home airport. I think it's worth noting that HU recently extended its PEK-YYZ route to CKG, making it YYZ's first destination to secondary/inland Chinese cities. YVR has been getting all those secondary routes instead of YYZ (capacity or policy restrictions?) But...

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by DrewFOC
Thu May 03, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: XiamenAir applies for 5 weekly FOC-CDG flights
Replies: 2
Views: 421

XiamenAir applies for 5 weekly FOC-CDG flights

Another bold move by XiamenAir: it has applied to the CAAC for a 5-weekly FOC-CDG flight starting from Dec 2018, using its 788/789s. The schedule doesn’t seem to have been released yet. If approved, this will be FOC’s 3rd scheduled intercontinental route operated by MF (SYD, JFK) and 4th overall (MU...

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by DrewFOC
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport
Replies: 79
Views: 8569

Re: Most unique long-haul movement(s) at your local airport

I’m a Torontonian but I was born in Fuzhou and lived there for quite a few years. I still check on news about FOC every now and then. While not long-haul, the other day I was quite suprised to find that HU operates a scheduled 787 flight from PEK (HU7695). MU does FOC-PVG-JFK with a 777-300ER (which...

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by DrewFOC
Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)
Replies: 24
Views: 2526

Re: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)

I don't think much of the increase is driven by international flights (let alone inter-continental), the domestic growth in China is huge. For example, having flown out of Nanchang recently (a surprisingly busy place for somewhere that hardly anyone has heard of), that 39% growth will have been dri...

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by DrewFOC
Thu Mar 08, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)
Replies: 24
Views: 2526

Re: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)

DrewFOC wrote:
I found a raking table up to 38th place, would be willing to post it here later.

Sorry, ignore my last sentence. Just noticed that OP posted a link to the complete table.

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by DrewFOC
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)
Replies: 24
Views: 2526

Re: Chinese Regional Hub Airports Thread (Statistics, routes updates)

Nice to see a thread like this! (Very appropriate too as my first post here, finally decided to sign up after years of browsing the forum ;) I wonder how much of the growth has been driven by new inter-continental routes. MF has been pretty aggressive in that sense, opening up routes from XMN to LAX...

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