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Region of Waterloo International Airport - YKF
#11
(09-30-2014, 08:45 PM)Urbanomicon Wrote: I remember hearing a year or two ago about a proposed major upgrade to YKF to handle overflow from YYZ. Has anybody heard any updates on this?

Earlier this year, there was a master plan process with several options that would guide investment in expansion of the airport. A bunch of people in the airport vicinity complained about any and all expansion. More importantly, Bearskin cancelled their Ottawa-based service right around then. In that environment, council didn't support the expansion options.
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#12
(10-01-2014, 08:41 PM)mpd618 Wrote:
(09-30-2014, 08:45 PM)Urbanomicon Wrote: I remember hearing a year or two ago about a proposed major upgrade to YKF to handle overflow from YYZ. Has anybody heard any updates on this?

Earlier this year, there was a master plan process with several options that would guide investment in expansion of the airport. A bunch of people in the airport vicinity complained about any and all expansion. More importantly, Bearskin cancelled their Ottawa-based service right around then. In that environment, council didn't support the expansion options.

That is disappointing. Hopefully this (or something similar) will be back on the table in a few years, especially with the addition of American Airlines. It's a shame to think that such a major potential boost to the region's economy and continued growth was derailed (at least in part) due to a few noise complaints. Not that I'm unsympathetic to the property owners, I just think a compromise could have been reached.
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#13
(10-01-2014, 10:15 PM)Urbanomicon Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 08:41 PM)mpd618 Wrote:
(09-30-2014, 08:45 PM)Urbanomicon Wrote: I remember hearing a year or two ago about a proposed major upgrade to YKF to handle overflow from YYZ. Has anybody heard any updates on this?

Earlier this year, there was a master plan process with several options that would guide investment in expansion of the airport. A bunch of people in the airport vicinity complained about any and all expansion. More importantly, Bearskin cancelled their Ottawa-based service right around then. In that environment, council didn't support the expansion options.

That is disappointing. Hopefully this (or something similar) will be back on the table in a few years, especially with the addition of American Airlines. It's a shame to think that such a major potential boost to the region's economy and continued growth was derailed (at least in part) due to a few noise complaints. Not that I'm unsympathetic to the property owners, I just think a compromise could have been reached.

Didn't you hear, it's an election year Wink
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#14
(10-01-2014, 10:18 PM)Spokes Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 10:15 PM)Urbanomicon Wrote:
(10-01-2014, 08:41 PM)mpd618 Wrote:
(09-30-2014, 08:45 PM)Urbanomicon Wrote: I remember hearing a year or two ago about a proposed major upgrade to YKF to handle overflow from YYZ. Has anybody heard any updates on this?

Earlier this year, there was a master plan process with several options that would guide investment in expansion of the airport. A bunch of people in the airport vicinity complained about any and all expansion. More importantly, Bearskin cancelled their Ottawa-based service right around then. In that environment, council didn't support the expansion options.

That is disappointing. Hopefully this (or something similar) will be back on the table in a few years, especially with the addition of American Airlines. It's a shame to think that such a major potential boost to the region's economy and continued growth was derailed (at least in part) due to a few noise complaints. Not that I'm unsympathetic to the property owners, I just think a compromise could have been reached.

Didn't you hear, it's an election year Wink
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#15
Hello everyone, sorry about the delay in registering... Took me a while to figure out WW was gone, and this site replaced it. Good to see there is another airport forum to discuss your local airport.

August was an amazing month for passengers. The best ever. September was another record breaking month (best September yet), and so far October is keeping the trend going.

Lots to talk about. I can try to answer your questions if you have any...

Great to be back with you...

Chris
Airport General Manager
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#16
Good to see you again!
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#17
(10-13-2014, 03:06 PM)ykf_gm Wrote: August was an amazing month for passengers.  The best ever.  September was another record breaking month (best September yet), and so far October is keeping the trend going.

Lots to talk about.  I can try to answer your questions if you have any...

Great to be back with you...

Welcome back!
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#18
(10-13-2014, 03:06 PM)ykf_gm Wrote: Hello everyone, sorry about the delay in registering... Took me a while to figure out WW was gone, and this site replaced it.  Good to see there is another airport forum to discuss your local airport.

August was an amazing month for passengers.  The best ever.  September was another record breaking month (best September yet), and so far October is keeping the trend going.

Lots to talk about.  I can try to answer your questions if you have any...

Great to be back with you...

Chris
Airport General Manager

Glad you found us Chris.

What do you think has caused the sudden surge in numbers?
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#19
(10-13-2014, 03:06 PM)ykf_gm Wrote: I can try to answer your questions if you have any...

Have there been any discussions, with the local tech community and/or airlines, about a Waterloo Region - San Francisco direct flight?
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#20
(10-14-2014, 01:57 AM)mpd618 Wrote:
(10-13-2014, 03:06 PM)ykf_gm Wrote: I can try to answer your questions if you have any...

Have there been any discussions, with the local tech community and/or airlines, about a Waterloo Region - San Francisco direct flight?

Just this weekend, I had a friend do YKF->ORD->SFO
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