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Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF
(03-08-2018, 07:16 AM)jgsz Wrote: FlyGTA is offering three flights a day to Billy Bishop Airport.  When did this start?  

They announced it October 10, 2017 with service beginning November 6.

Press release is over here: https://www.flygta.com/from-the-press/

WRConnected's coverage began Oct 9 over here: http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com/s...9#pid43349
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(03-08-2018, 04:39 PM)chutten Wrote:
(03-08-2018, 07:16 AM)jgsz Wrote: FlyGTA is offering three flights a day to Billy Bishop Airport.  When did this start?  

They announced it October 10, 2017 with service beginning November 6.

Press release is over here: https://www.flygta.com/from-the-press/

WRConnected's coverage began Oct 9 over here: http://www.waterlooregionconnected.com/s...9#pid43349

jgsz is correct... this is new.  FlyGTA offered TWO flights a day to Billy Bishop back in October.  Here at the airport, I heard (last week) it was coming, but didn't know a launch date.

Coke
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Swoop is starting up in Hamilton today.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/h...-1.4712425

I don't know if WestJet gave YKF proper consideration or not but I think the location in relation to Buffalo was the biggest factor. This line from the article says a lot to me.

"We see five million Canadians going south of the border to fly out of Buffalo and other airports, flying U.S. airlines," he said. "There's traffic immediately that we can go after."

I miss the American Airlines flight. I used it all the time to avoid Pearson. I hope something similar comes back soon.
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(06-20-2018, 09:58 AM)Chris Wrote: Swoop is starting up in Hamilton today.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/h...-1.4712425

I don't know if WestJet gave YKF proper consideration or not but I think the location in relation to Buffalo was the biggest factor. This line from the article says a lot to me.

"We see five million Canadians going south of the border to fly out of Buffalo and other airports, flying U.S. airlines," he said. "There's traffic immediately that we can go after."

I miss the American Airlines flight. I used it all the time to avoid Pearson. I hope something similar comes back soon.

I wonder if Jetlines will look at YKF again.  Swoop will be offering flights to the same cities that Jetlines wants to serve from Hamilton.  But in Hamilton there is competition.  So far as I know, YKF is still offering protected routes.  Perhaps they'll reconsider.
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Jetlines is still a year or more away from flying, is it not?
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I'd just be happy with a flight out east like they have one going out west.
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(06-20-2018, 10:08 AM)panamaniac Wrote: Jetlines is still a year or more away from flying, is it not?

The latest is that they will start next year.

https://jetlines.ca/2018/06/canada-jetli...-aircraft/
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(06-20-2018, 09:58 AM)Chris Wrote: "We see five million Canadians going south of the border to fly out of Buffalo and other airports, flying U.S. airlines," he said. "There's traffic immediately that we can go after."
Uh... aren't those people flying to US destinations? This seems like a really weird justification.
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(06-20-2018, 10:15 AM)Markster Wrote:
(06-20-2018, 09:58 AM)Chris Wrote: "We see five million Canadians going south of the border to fly out of Buffalo and other airports, flying U.S. airlines," he said. "There's traffic immediately that we can go after."
Uh... aren't those people flying to US destinations? This seems like a really weird justification.

Five million Canadians.  Sure, but people living within 35 kilometres of the airport (YKF) make two million air trips every year.  With that many air trips a year you'd figure some airline would be interested in this Region. 
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(06-20-2018, 10:15 AM)Markster Wrote:
(06-20-2018, 09:58 AM)Chris Wrote: "We see five million Canadians going south of the border to fly out of Buffalo and other airports, flying U.S. airlines," he said. "There's traffic immediately that we can go after."
Uh... aren't those people flying to US destinations? This seems like a really weird justification.

Agreed, weird right now. I assume they have plans for future expansion to US destinations. Otherwise why be concerned with people flying out of Buffalo?
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It has been reported, I believe, that Swoop will serve U.S. and Mexican destinations.
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Man, everything is coming up John C. Munro this week. Nice to have a non-Pearson international option nearby.

Norwegian Air to fly from Hamilton to Dublin starting next March
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/n...-1.4715487
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Good luck if you're planning on flying to Toronto on flyGTA.  They have three flights a day and they are pretty well sold out.  You can still book a flight on Aug.2 and Aug.17 and that's it.  So their business is doing very well.  I wonder when they'll add more flights.

     
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I think we’ve covered this before, but could the Sold Out notification just be a placecard for any reason that a flight is not available, and just put up because it looks better for the business than saying “Plane Not Available for Techhnical Reasons”, “Waiting in Parts”, “Certificate Expired” etc.?
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That's my unconfirmed theory (and it may still be true), but from what I've heard it seems like they are doing well so it seems quite possible they're just actually booked up.
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