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Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF
#41
Now just hoping for more services/expansions Smile

People love small airports
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#42
I'm hoping for some expansion from Westjet in the form of an early morning Calgary or Vancouver flight. Though they seem pretty caught up in their Encore expansion, it would be nice to see some additional mainline service from them.
Also, it would seem as though American is making money on the YKF-ORD route (knock on wood), considering they've maintained the route even after the subsidy ended.
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#43
Slow but steady growth at YKF.   WestJet adds 18 per cent more seats on Calgary route.

Still waiting for news about Air Canada flying from YKF.
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#44
(02-03-2015, 10:35 AM)jgsz Wrote: Slow but steady growth at YKF.   WestJet adds 18 per cent more seats on Calgary route.

Still waiting for news about Air Canada flying from YKF.

Switching to bigger 737-800 (I assume from 737-700?)

New (?) 2nd flight during summer

Details of WestJet's new non-stop twice-weekly* service between Kitchener-Waterloo and Calgary are as follows:

Flight
Departing
Arriving
WS 555
Kitchener-Waterloo at 4:05 p.m.
Calgary at 6:10 p.m.
WS 554
Calgary at 9:45 a.m.
Kitchener-Waterloo at 3:21 p.m.

* Available Mondays and Fridays only from September 11 to October 12, 2015

In addition to WestJet's existing non-stop daily*, year-round service between Kitchener-Waterloo and Calgary an additional 38 seats are available on flights which take place between May 3 and October 24, 2015.  Details as follows:

Flight
Departing
Arriving
WS 557
Kitchener-Waterloo at 7:25 p.m.
Calgary at 9:30 p.m.
WS 556
Calgary at 1:05 p.m.
Kitchener-Waterloo at 6:41 p.m.

* Available Monday through Sunday
The Region of Waterloo International Airport recently reported 2014 was the busiest year on record. 145,508 passengers travelled through the Airport between January 1 and December 31, 2014 accounting for a 4.9 per cent increase over the previous year. 
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#45
(02-03-2015, 10:35 AM)jgsz Wrote: Slow but steady growth at YKF.   WestJet adds 18 per cent more seats on Calgary route.

Still waiting for news about Air Canada flying from YKF.

Wouldn't count on AC from YKF anytime soon. Seems too niche to me.

I did book tickets for YKF-YYC in April. It should be convenient (although I sort of wish the return was a bit later than noon).
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#46
(02-03-2015, 10:35 AM)jgsz Wrote: Still waiting for news about Air Canada flying from YKF.

Air Canada adds domestic flights on Rouge carrier [but not from YKF]
Quote:The airline announced Thursday that it will be offering a daily flight between Hamilton and Calgary starting in June, courting customers who would find the Hamilton airport more convenient than Toronto’s Pearson airport. “It’s a shot at WestJet,” said Robert Kokonis, president of AirTrav Inc., an airline consulting firm, noting WestJet currently operates from Hamilton. “And Calgary is WestJet’s hub.”


Air Canada doesn’t currently fly out of the Hamilton airport. In 2008, it ended its regional Jazz flights to Ottawa and Montreal. Kokonis added that Hamilton airport would be attractive to passengers living from Oakville to Waterloo and even into the Niagara region.
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#47
That's definitely a shot at WestJet out of YKF. If you live anywhere east of Guelph, you'd likely choose Hamilton over Kitchener for convenience.
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#48
It's moreso a shot at WestJet out of YHM. They fly to Calgary from there, plus a few other destinations (Edmonton, out east, and the States) seasonally. Those living east of Guelph needing to get to Calgary already had the option of flying out of Hamilton.
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#49
So does that bode well or not for AC launching service out of YKF any time soon? The positive argument is that they can take another shot at WS. The negative argument is that they'll want to wait and see if their first shot did enough damage to warrant another volley.
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#50
Depends if the pie is big enough to share between two carriers.
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