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Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF
(06-15-2017, 04:24 PM)kwliving Wrote: By the look of that map it looks like they are looking at Wingham. Smile

Maybe it's YCE!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centralia/..._Aerodrome
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Or Goderich.
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Guelph Airpark? Stratford? Hanover? All good options, but my money is on that grass airstrip off the 401 near the ONroute!

Coke
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Just confirmed.... the YHM info is dated information.  No decisions have been made yet.

Coke
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(06-20-2017, 04:57 PM)Coke6pk Wrote: Just confirmed.... the YHM info is dated information.  No decisions have been made yet.

Coke

that is great to hear. if people want a regular flight from here keep emailing them and sharing the love for YKF. The more demand they hear the more likely we get flights....
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To be honest, the route map is not inspiring. A direct YKF-OAK route is something that would have my co-workers on every available flight, and I'd personally use for a few times a year for pleasure as well. YKF-YVR-OAK, maybe; it's a bit indirect. YKF-YWG-YVR-OAK? Are you freakin' kidding? Toronto isn't that far away.

A well-timed YKF to the nearby hub of a US carrier (cough Southwest at MDW cough) would work, though.
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(06-20-2017, 04:57 PM)Coke6pk Wrote: Just confirmed.... the YHM info is dated information.  No decisions have been made yet.

Coke

That would be great news but how is it confirmed?  Can you provide any details?
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(06-20-2017, 04:57 PM)Coke6pk Wrote: Just confirmed.... the YHM info is dated information.  No decisions have been made yet.

Coke

It sure would be nice if they decided to use YKF as a hub. What may help is the HSR that the Ontario Guberment is proposing. LRT helps out too.

Actually, a good idea would be to have the LRT have a second, and less expensive, line by using the existing railway towards Breslau. Unsure if/how it could be done. I do recall the original LRT design consisted of two routes, the St. Jacobs to Galt route, and a 2nd route along Victoria street where existing tracks exist.

People need to be convinced why Kitchener is a better spot than Hamilton. That might be a hard thing. But I think the region has a lot more going for it than most realize. IN the "end" the biggest issue might end up being the NIMBY's coming out in full force to try to block it.

But I fully support it. I am almost directly below the flight bath, though well west of it, but I hear every craft, especially when it's more to the north and directly above me. Probably 1000' or so. But that could be a bad guess. Doesn't bother me though. I like the smell of gasoline in a lawnmower or outboard engine and I like the sound of lawnmowers and overhead jets. I'm weird.
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I don't think we'd be able to justify a train connection to the airport here for a very long time (I happen to think Victoria would be a good route in the future, but not the "near" future).

People in other communities don't seem to know where Waterloo International Airport is. My relations in London know exactly where Hamilton Airport is (take the 403 to the 6...), but not Waterloo. I really do think that the conversation would be a fair bit different had there happened to be an interchange at 401 and Fountain Street North.

I know that seems like a small thing, and it's not exactly hard to get to Breslau, but the Region generally has a reputation for being difficult for wayfinding for out-of-towners, and it is they who need to be demanding service from airlines at Waterloo. I have no big ideas about how to brand Waterloo as easy to get to and more convenient than either Pearson or Hamilton, or how to get that word out, but I think that's what's needed.
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(06-20-2017, 11:38 PM)kps Wrote: To be honest, the route map is not inspiring. A direct YKF-OAK route is something that would have my co-workers on every available flight, and I'd personally use for a few times a year for pleasure as well. YKF-YVR-OAK, maybe; it's a bit indirect. YKF-YWG-YVR-OAK? Are you freakin' kidding? Toronto isn't that far away.

A well-timed YKF to the nearby hub of a US carrier (cough Southwest at MDW cough) would work, though.

Even going to a nearby hub isn't all that useful if there are no agreements in place between airlines.

I consider a direct flight from Toronto to be roughly equivalent to a one-connection flight from Waterloo all else being equal. But if that connection is with a completely different airline, I'm almost never choosing it as an option. I either need to leave a really large safety margin for connection time or I have to risk a delay on one carrier resulting in a huge pain in the butt on another carrier - including the possibility of paying hundreds of dollars in extra costs.

It seems to me (and obviously these guys probably know more than me) that you'd have better luck starting with short-medium direct flights that have enough value w/o worrying about connections. Chicago, direct flights to sun spots like Orlando, Ottawa and possibly places like NYC, Boston, Raleigh, Washington, Montreal, Silicon Valley(?), etc.
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