Once again the government showing where its head lies. Instead of focusing on a real international airport - the likes of YVR/YYZ/YUL - it is going to pilot this in Cowboy land with nil international presence. It does somewhat make sense to try this out in an airport with limited international flig...Jump to post
WestJet to trial covid quick tests at YVR this fall:
hollywoodcory wrote:Summer Schedule officially out and looks like all increases are at YYC, including the new daily Link service to Dawson Creek, BC.
http://westjet.mediaroom.com/2020-02-07 ... his-summer
I think it’s largely a pilot pay shortage, as there are many more lucrative professions for a young person to go in to. It wasn’t that long ago that regional pilots in the US were making less than $20,000 a year. Also we don’t turn off the autopilot as a “last resort”. It’s turned on shortly after t...Jump to post
If the YVR-JFK was so poor, do you really think YYZ-MIA (or any other CAN-USA leg) do well? There may be value there, but I think you have to go to SQ approach and try to find a city-pair that will almost work completely independent of the ex-HKG traffic (e.g. what SQ has with the FRA-JFK leg). The...Jump to post
I find it amusing that there is no airline flying this route, so the 2 airports get together and have a chat about opening a route. Since when did airport operators actually operate flights? Maybe they should focus on operating their respective airports, and leave the routes up to the airlines! Mos...Jump to post
Saw YVR's INTL concourse expansion - how many more gates will that bring? The Seattle INTL expansion doesn't really add MANY gates - it just makes current domestic gates available *as* international from what I read. Looking at Google maps, if YVR extends the D concourse to the west, they might get...Jump to post
Makes Too Much Sense Not To YQR/YXE-MSP YEG-SLC/SEA Would Not Fall Over In Shock YWG-DTW (NW Airlink flew this one back in the day) YYC/YVR-DTW YVR-JFK DL operates a summer seasonal red-eye from YVR-JFK, but I also wouldn’t fall over shocked if this goes year-round. AC operates a 787 from YVR to EW...Jump to post
CFWAD wrote:I still just have this weird feeling of seeing WS's 763s in Swoop colours a few years down the line and flying to LGW in the summer and some current WS Southern routes in the winter.
Aren’t their 767s ex QF too? Lol. I wish they hadnt signed up with DL, and instead had gone to OneWorld!! Would have loved to have see them connecting with QF, maybe even flying to AU one day! They just signed a codeshare with QF. I could see them starting YVR-SYD with the 787, it would be a good f...Jump to post
Lets remember AC previously served both SNA and ONT. Obviously, they did not do too well. Even WS that came in as a new entrant(with 3 slots) to SNA is down to single Disneyland express flight from YYC. WestJet flies SNA-YVR once a day. SNA-YYC was tried but dropped in favour of routing passengers ...Jump to post
HJM wrote:Air Canada rouge will be based in YYZ.
it always amazes me when people talk about adding services from Calgary like it’s a large city. It’s a significant drop from Vancouver which itself is smaller than Toronto. A jv with delta will not change any of that. Yet, somehow, lowly little YYC manages to sustain flights with Hainan to PEK, BA ...Jump to post
I wouldn’t be surprised to see WS start YVR-JFK to compliment the seasonal Delta service and the YYC service.
IMHO I suspect YVR and especially YYZ will play increasingly larger roles as WestJet hubs with the 787s.
They’re currently working on extending the D pier to the west and after will extend the E pier to the east as well as adding an F pier where gates 90-96 are. They’re also expanding the A and B piers so this should hopefully keep up with growth for the near future.Jump to post
From what I have heard, the focus will be Toronto, and initial routes will be to Asia (countries were India, China and Japan). I’m sure Vancouver will see some action, but to what extent I do not have the answer. Interesting, I’ve heard 3/4 YYZ and 1/4 YVR, at least initially. From their investor d...Jump to post
In general Canadians fly less than Americans (domestically at least) and Quebeckers fly the least in Canada (particularly outside of Montreal). True, likely due in large part to the much higher domestic fares Canadians pay. However, internationally Canadians travel vastly more frequently than Ameri...Jump to post
WS operated YVR-YXU last year. I believe it’s 3 weekly eastbound and 4 weekly westbound.Jump to post
I'm pleased to see that AC is increasing their Jazz service to SAN this summer to triple-daily service, along with up-gauging all three flights to the CR9! The flights are nicely scheduled throughout the day with one RON in SAN. I can't help but think back to a few years ago when AC abruptly cancel...Jump to post
The excessive ground time could be mitigated if the aircraft rotates with a YYZ service. Not sure how that would work out timing-wise with a YYZ flight though.Jump to post
Air Canada’s YVR-DEL service to go year round:
This should be good for all the Asian codeshares in YVR! Doubt it helps a single one. Have you looked at the linked WS schedule?? Its a 0700 dep from YVR. I just took a look, you're absolutely right, these flights are definitely not timed well for connections. AC departs YVR at 14:30 AM departs YVR...Jump to post
http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/dos-mas-si-por-favor-649244353.html "WestJet announced today that is has expanded its position as the Canadian airline with the most flights to Mexico by adding flights from Calgary and Vancouver to Mexico City. Nonstop, year-round flights will start March ...Jump to post
Hard to tell based on their current strategy whether they'll consider YYC or YYZ as more of a base for their international widebody ops, or continue to split them. Be interesting to see how AC responds, regardless. Personally, I'd be surprised if flights weren't centred around hubs in YYZ and YVR, ...Jump to post
Has anyone heard anything about WS serving YKA from YVR? Currently only AC operate this route with a limited schedule. I had emailed WS and got a boiler plate it's a future possibility response. Encore used to operate this when they first started operations, but their one daily rotation was no matc...Jump to post
No partnering with AA since AC and UA have a JV. The local market, plus the Asian connections that this flight is timed for will very easily fill it up without any need for AA. Doesn't UA already fly YVR-IAH and YVR-DEN? With all the connecting flights out of DEN and IAH to DFW not sure how this wi...Jump to post
How would EK serving YVR be driven by economics as compared to the examples you have provided? Agree with Topguncanada. According to Wikipedia, these two cities have a combined population of over 27 million people. YVR gives them access to a large percentage of North America. I wonder if they'll co...Jump to post
I'd rather not have this joke of an airline, together with Xiamen and Sichuan, and have EK serve YVR instead just like SEA. These flights are not driven by economics. How would EK serving YVR be driven by economics as compared to the examples you have provided? Agree with Topguncanada. According to...Jump to post
Thanks to the OP for this post, I'd been wondering the same. In response to TC957 and jimbo737: BA has no feeder traffic in Canada either, since AC is part of *A. So why has BA been able to thrive in Canada? BA also codeshares with WestJet in YVR, YYC, YYZ and YUL so they do get some Canadian/US fe...Jump to post
There is (was?) a lot of money in Calgary due to the oil bubble. Lots of people want to travel and have the means to do so I suppose.
When did Air Canada start Calgary to Rome? I know TS has a weekly YVR to Rome service, but that's seasonal and I'm quite sure it's non-stop.
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We do lose <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)">AS</acronym> to <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym>, but we also gain a third daily <acronym title="WestJet (Canada)">WS</acronym> flight on the route. <acronym title="WestJet (Canada)">WS</acrony...Jump to post
WestJet also operates <acronym title="Vancouver - International (YVR / CYVR), Canada - British Columbia">YVR</acronym>-<acronym title="Orlando - International (McCoy) (MCO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO</acronym> which is 5:25 and 6:33 on the return. I wonder if their expansion in <acronym title="Vanco...Jump to post