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by Dominion301
Mon Sep 19, 2016 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada new livery?
Replies: 206
Views: 72904

Re: Air Canada new livery?

Given that the new AC livery in 2017 rumours appear to be true, I would love to see the full roundel return to AC's tails...and not just the oversized 1/2 roundel that's on the Rouge birds.

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by Dominion301
Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/23/2016: 4O Adds MEX-LAS/LAX/ORD, AA Big PHL Changes, DL Drops MSP-NRT
Replies: 62
Views: 12469

Re: OAG Changes 9/23/2016: 4O Adds MEX-LAS/LAX/ORD, AA Big PHL Changes, DL Drops MSP-NRT

Factoring in the closure of YHZ, by my count AA will be down by approx. 32 daily departures out of PHL in March 2017 vs. 2016. This of course doesn't factor in whether the average aircraft gauge has increased.

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by Dominion301
Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NewLeaf Travel Co Temporarily Cease Flight To (YKA, YYJ, YXE & YQR)
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: NewLeaf Travel Co Temporarily Cease Flight To (YKA, YYJ, YXE & YQR)

In the last New Leaf thread I illustrated how the tour operator could have hubbed in YWG and mini-hubbed in YHM with only 3 aircraft and could have served 15 destinations daily in summer and 5x/week in winter with Florida flying the other 2 days. This would be a vastly larger revenue stream with mar...

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by Dominion301
Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is the Air Canada livery ageless?
Replies: 30
Views: 5428

Re: Is the Air Canada livery ageless?

I believe it's supposed to look like ice but what it does is it just looks dirty is all. I like the air canada rouge livery which is more contemporary. Mainland livery needs an update and possibly euro white. While I miss AC's red roundel and double red cheatline, rouge is the next best thing. Whil...

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by Dominion301
Fri Sep 16, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NewLeaf Travel Co Temporarily Cease Flight To (YKA, YYJ, YXE & YQR)
Replies: 8
Views: 2708

Re: NewLeaf Travel Co Temporarily Cease Flight To (YKA, YYJ, YXE & YQR)

No surprise here New Leaf Temporarily Ceases flights to Kamloops, Victoria, Regina & Saskatoon. Looks like the start to the end of another failed airline in Canada. URL: http://business.financialpost.com/news/ ... our-cities Disaster YES! Failed airline: NO! They're essentially a tour operator,...

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by Dominion301
Fri Sep 16, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Transat Announce Summer 2017 Schedule
Replies: 0
Views: 946

Air Transat Announce Summer 2017 Schedule

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/ai ... 69631.html TS' transatlantic schedule does not feature any new cities, but quite a few routes will see frequency increases. Ottawa/YOW, while not direct, will be reconnected to Europe via a new connecting route to YUL (I wonder whether they'll offer local ...

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by Dominion301
Fri Sep 16, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What has happened to WOW Air A321 TF-MOM?
Replies: 24
Views: 8681

Re: What happend to "MOM"?

Q wrote:
That's aircraft TF-MOM is pregnancy now so the plane can't fly until baby born new Airbus 319 soon then TF-MOM will be flying again in next 9 months. LOL

Q


LOL, if TF-MOM ever got a 319, I guess it'd be named TF-KID.

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by Dominion301
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elite Airways starting SRQ-PWM
Replies: 8
Views: 2012

Re: Elite Airways starting SRQ-PWM

Did a search, didn't see anything. This news is almost a week old :shock: Elite Airways Announces New Scheduled Jet Service from Portland, ME to Sarasota-Bradenton, FL Starting November 17, 2016 Expands Upon Elite’s Successful Service Routes Between Maine and Florida with New Twice Weekly Nonstops ...

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by Dominion301
Thu Sep 15, 2016 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?
Replies: 45
Views: 8972

Re: Air Canada Rouge- how is the carrier doing?

Now ... if even for a second, passengers would pay (even slightly) more to ride a more comfortable aircraft, then Air Canada would likely still be in the leisure market. But .. they wont ... enter Rouge with a 200 seat A321. What I have found interesting though is mainline still operates all sun le...

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by Dominion301
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2016: AA/B6/DL/UA/VX/Lots of Europe Cutbacks
Replies: 42
Views: 9858

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2016: AA/B6/DL/UA/VX/Lots of Europe Cutbacks

I'm not sure I understand your explanation on the day of week change. This is a change vs what was for sale last week, so they actively deleted a flight that was previously for sale. Again, not a huge deal, but odd. The data I have access to does not allow me to add that without cost. That would re...

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by Dominion301
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA new routes and cancellations announced
Replies: 107
Views: 26398

Re: AA new routes and cancellations announced

AA retrenchment in Canada has been rather staggering. It's like they're giving up. YHZ will now only be left with year-round daily transborder service to BOS on AC & WS and EWR on UA, plus a weekly 737 to MCO on WS. As was previously said, it'll be interesting to see whether YHZ goes seasonal li...

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by Dominion301
Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2016: AA/B6/DL/UA/VX/Lots of Europe Cutbacks
Replies: 42
Views: 9858

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2016: AA/B6/DL/UA/VX/Lots of Europe Cutbacks

Again, it's probably nothing. It's just odd to be monkeying around with day of week schedules that far in advance in a market lightly served. In their favor, I doubt they would fly it all Winter to cancel it then. They haven't even done that. Since the flight ops x23 and since 02MAY17 is day 2 of t...

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by Dominion301
Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2016: AA/B6/DL/UA/VX/Lots of Europe Cutbacks
Replies: 42
Views: 9858

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2016: AA/B6/DL/UA/VX/Lots of Europe Cutbacks

What do you consider "fairly poor" for ABQ-JFK? 83.5% load factor for FY 2015 with average fares of $159.92 for those just going to JFK (ABQ-JFK-BOS had over 2000 pax with an average fare of $193.29). BOS was by far the most connected to city, with RDU way far behind in 2nd with just over...

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by Dominion301
Sun Sep 11, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/16/2016: AA/B6/DL/UA/VX/Lots of Europe Cutbacks
Replies: 42
Views: 9858

Re: OAG Changes 9/16/2016: AA/B6/DL/UA/VX/Lots of Europe Cutbacks

The ABQ change may be nothing, but it is odd to leave it with no selling flights. Anybody booked on those few flights they axed have no reaccom option. Makes me wonder if it just isn't coming back when they load the rest of May and June. My DOT data says the route is fairly poor. Since this route o...

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by Dominion301
Sun Sep 11, 2016 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announces YVR-DFW
Replies: 34
Views: 6548

Re: Air Canada Announces YVR-DFW

The furthest west the E75s fly is to Saskatchewan on the daily YOW-YQR-YXE-YOW summer-seasonal triangle route. Other than that, I believe the further west they go at the moment is ORD. Even YWG don't have them on the schedule at all. Not correct. The Sky Regional E75s also operate YUL-DEN-YUL daily...

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by Dominion301
Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada Announces YVR-DFW
Replies: 34
Views: 6548

Re: Air Canada Announces YVR-DFW

For the love of everything holy why does AC continue to put their CR9s (I know they are 705s) on these long trans-continental routes, and put the E175 on even shorter routes? The fact that AC no longer flies E175s probably explains it. Regardless, while the E-Jet is certainly a more comfortable rid...

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PSP to See Widebody Service Winter 2016-17
Replies: 2
Views: 1306

PSP to See Widebody Service Winter 2016-17

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... f-30aug16/

Has Palm Springs ever seen widebody flights, even during the 70s & 80s heyday?
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AC Rouge are dropping winter-seasonal YVR-PSP service from 6x to 3x/week, but are simultaneously upgaguing the route from 319s to 763s.

http://www.routesonline.com/news/38/air ... f-30aug16/

Has Palm Springs ever seen widebody flights, even during the 70s & 80s heyday?

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 31, 2016 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: PIA pilot sisters co flying 777
Replies: 3
Views: 721

Re: PIA pilot sisters co flying 777

That's cool. Once one of them makes captain, they'll be able to work the exact same flight.

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by Dominion301
Tue Aug 30, 2016 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 announces seven new routes
Replies: 21
Views: 3776

Re: G4 announces seven new routes

303dk wrote:
Since G4 blocks IP addresses from outside the 50 states from visiting their website, I'm guessing that they're targeting cruise ship traffic to SJU.


??? I'm in Canada and can access G4's site with no problems.

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by Dominion301
Tue Aug 30, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airlines LHR question.
Replies: 22
Views: 5216

Re: Canadian Airlines LHR question.

I can remember when CP first launched YOW-LHR that it was 3x weekly, but that the Sunday flight was on a D10. I remember going out to the airport to spot it.

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by Dominion301
Fri Aug 26, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newleaf: 30 days in the air (sort of)
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Newleaf: 30 days in the air (sort of)

Any bets on whether they'll be here in another 30 days? I put the odds at 10-1.

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by Dominion301
Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Newleaf: 30 days in the air (sort of)
Replies: 3
Views: 1293

Re: Newleaf: 30 days in the air (sort of)

Interesting how even respected charter airline Enerjet wanted nothing to do with them. I guess 5T have some surplus capacity given the loss of oil contract work. They certainly created the most bizarre schedule with zero connections and spread themselves so thin: 11 destinations, no coherence and se...

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by Dominion301
Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr
Replies: 60
Views: 16108

Re: Royal Air Maroc B737 rotates well before Vr

Good thing it was a 73G and not a 738 or else a tailstrike would have almost certainly occurred.

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by Dominion301
Tue Aug 23, 2016 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy
Replies: 48
Views: 5884

Re: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy

"Self-absorbed and self-obsessed"? Don't be so ridiculous. Besides lifestyle or religious reasons, some people have legitimate medical dietary requirements such as not being able to consume gluten or lactose. You think those people should pack enough food for an 8 hour flight and bring it...

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by Dominion301
Tue Aug 23, 2016 1:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016
Replies: 125
Views: 21534

Re: AAL to retire 20 MD-80's on 23rd August 2016

If this were DFW arrivals, this would almost be like the good old days, but today at ROW, :-( AAL9649 MD83 Salt Lake City Intl (KSLC) Tue 09:50AM MDT Tue 11:20AM MDT AAL9643 MD83 Tampa Intl (KTPA) Tue 10:16AM EDT Tue 11:26AM MDT AAL9660 MD83 Chicago O'Hare Intl (KORD) Tue 10:18AM CDT Tue 11:30AM MDT...

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by Dominion301
Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy
Replies: 48
Views: 5884

Re: No more special meals onboard Air Transat flights for passengers in Economy

Thank you!!!! We have become a self absorbed, self obsessed society. Need a special meal? Bring it from home. If not, eat the same in flight gruel that 99% of people eat (to pass the time honestly) and call it a day. On behalf of all those with celiac disease and food allergies, we collectively app...

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by Dominion301
Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A319CEO: only 20 orders on backlog
Replies: 38
Views: 9196

Re: A319CEO: only 20 orders on backlog

I think in Frontier's case, the 319NEO is on order mainly to operate at specific airports (e.g. TTN with its short runway). I imagine Airbus will eventually sell a couple hundred 319NEOs, especially with corporate jet orders, but I highly doubt the 319NEO will ever reach even half the orders that th...

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by Dominion301
Mon Aug 08, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2016:DL Adds BOS-BNA/MBJ/SFO/SEA#2;AA Drops REC;AM AUSMEX
Replies: 49
Views: 7674

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2016:DL Adds BOS-BNA/MBJ/SFO/SEA#2;AA Drops REC;AM AUSMEX

It's depressing to see these never-ending transborder cuts (with the exception of WS' JFK-YYC being extended to year-round whoa!). For example, 10 years ago PHL-YOW on US was 5x/day (even peaked a 6x for a few months). Now it's 2 x /day and dropping to a single daily over the XMAS holidays. Transbo...

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by Dominion301
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/12/2016:DL Adds BOS-BNA/MBJ/SFO/SEA#2;AA Drops REC;AM AUSMEX
Replies: 49
Views: 7674

Re: OAG Changes 8/12/2016:DL Adds BOS-BNA/MBJ/SFO/SEA#2;AA Drops REC;AM AUSMEX

AA PHL-YOW DEC 1.8>1.3 AA PHL-YYZ DEC 6>5 PD BOS-YTZ NOV 7>6 DEC 6>5 PD MDW-YTZ NOV 6>5 PD PIT-YTZ NOV 1.4>1.0 DEC 1.5>1.0 UA DEN-YWG JAN 1.8>1.0 UA DEN-YYC JAN 4>3 UA DEN-YYZ JAN 3>1.9 UA EWR-YOW JAN 3>1.9 UA EWR-YYZ JAN 5>4 UA ORD-YOW JAN 4>3 UA ORD-YUL JAN 5>3 FEB 5>4 UA ORD-YVR JAN 3>1.2 UA ORD...

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by Dominion301
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why the hell is MCO so spotter unfriendly?
Replies: 54
Views: 9553

Re: Why the hell is MCO so spotter unfriendly?

It's sad to hear about all of these cops or airport staff harassing spotters thinking they're know-it-all big shots who in reality are clueless about the regs thinking they can make up their own rules on the "fly". Here at YOW, I have to give the Airport Authority props for embracing spott...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?
Replies: 41
Views: 5751

Re: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?

AS for CAT II, YOW doesn`t need CAT II because the weather rarely goes below CAT I minimums. Seriously? Have you ever flown into YOW on a bad day? I have operated into that airport for 20+ years and YOW w/x gets plenty bad. Certainly worse than KSHV. As for the runway grooves. Do you think they did...

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by Dominion301
Sat Jul 30, 2016 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?
Replies: 41
Views: 5751

Re: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?

YOW has direct service to LHR and FRA with AC 763ER daily service year round....Might BA, AF, or another European carrier start YOW service and cut AC's monopoly? YOW should count itself lucky to have AC serving LHR and FRA. Forget about the European big 3 serving YOW. At best, WOW or Icelandair mi...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jul 28, 2016 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?
Replies: 41
Views: 5751

Re: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?

whats really weird is the YYT-LHR route. how a tiny city like st johns and with no connection options gets enough pax even to fill an a319, this route seems like it only serves newfoundland. YYT now has 3 daily nonstop transatlantic flights a day in the summer season (AC's year-round to LHR) to LHR...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?
Replies: 41
Views: 5751

Re: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?

I think its important to note that AF/KL both rely on a shuttle bus between Ottawa Rail station to YUL to connect on their services from there. If it were a big enough market they would serve the city until then its convenient connections this way? KL did fly YOW-YHZ-AMS from summer 1989 initially ...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jul 28, 2016 5:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?
Replies: 41
Views: 5751

Re: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?

KLM once operated YOW-YHZ-AMS with 747 combis twice a week or so. That was probably sometime in the 1980s. Forget how long it lasted, not more than couple of years, possibly less. Operating the YOW-YHZ domestic leg without the ability to sell local traffic didn't help the economics of that route. T...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jul 28, 2016 1:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?
Replies: 41
Views: 5751

Re: Why only AC at YOW to Europe?

Here in Halifax (about half the size of Ottawa) we have service year 'round to LHR (reduced schedule in winter) and summer service on Condor to Frankfort & Munich, WestJet to Glasgow, Icelandair to KEF and ASL Airlines to Dublin & Paris. True. But Halifax doesn't have both Montreal (124 sm)...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant starts SJU and TTN
Replies: 30
Views: 3897

Re: Allegiant starts SJU and TTN

Routes from Akron-Canton Airport (CAK) to Punta Gorda Airport (PGD) and St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) have been operating twice weekly and will now operate three times weekly.


Those frequency increases are also a bit of retaliation for Frontier's entry into CAK-Florida.

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by Dominion301
Mon Jul 25, 2016 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 7/29/2016:F9 SAN-MCO,NK Big Reshuffle,UA New Routes,WN
Replies: 69
Views: 10760

Re: OAG Changes 7/29/2016:F9 SAN-MCO,NK Big Reshuffle,UA New Routes,WN

AC MSY-YYZ JAN 1.0>1.7 FEB 1.0>1.8 MAR 1.0>1.9 *AC SAN-YVR JAN 0>1.0 FEB 0>1.0 MAR 0>1.0 AC SFO-YUL MAR 0.9>2 WS FLL-YOW OCT 0.1>0.0 NOV 0.3>0.1 WS FLL-YYC DEC 0.3>0.1 JAN 0.3>0.2 FEB 0.3>0.1 MAR 0.3>0.1 WS LAS-YQR NOV 0.4>0.3 DEC 0.4>0.3 JAN 0.4>0.3 FEB 0.4>0.3 MAR 0.4>0.3 WS LAS-YXE NOV 0.4>0.3 D...

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by Dominion301
Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canada: Largest Economy with No ULCC; Frontier Owner Says No Thanks
Replies: 37
Views: 7660

Re: Canada: Largest Economy with No ULCC; Frontier Owner Says No Thanks

The challenge for a Canadian ULCC is to get it's stage length adjusted casm 30 to 40% below WS's to be able to stimulate the market, generate compensatory revenues and stick around. Unlike the US, Canada does not have the luxury of "secondary airports" outside YHM and YXX, and lest anyone...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jul 20, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter may operate CSeries out of other airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: Porter may operate CSeries out of other airports

Just to be clear, I'm not suggesting what Porter should or shouldn't do. I'm suggesting what the YOW OMCIAA should do, IF Porter is sniffing around for a (new/another) home for those C Series. Coming back full circle, if the latter is what Porter is looking to do, I'm suggesting/hoping the YOW OMCI...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jul 20, 2016 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter may operate CSeries out of other airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: Porter may operate CSeries out of other airports

There's a business opportunity here not to miss. My fear is that some other place (like YHM, given relative proximity to Toronto) will get it while the execs at OMCIAA remain asleep. I agree with what you are saying, but there are a few points to make. I don't think YHM is a threat. Many many airli...

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by Dominion301
Wed Jul 20, 2016 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Porter may operate CSeries out of other airports
Replies: 20
Views: 3476

Re: Porter may operate CSeries out of other airports

My feeling on this is that the Ottawa OMCIAA should pursue this with vigor. Porter already has a decent operation here, but it seems that an opportunity exists to set up a little "hub-ette". Do whatever it takes to make it happen. This makes sense, as it was always my opinion that YOW was...

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