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Old November 23rd, 2007, 06:46 AM   #101
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Can anyone confirm/deny the rumours that Air India has officially announced flights to YVR starting in late 2007 or early 2008? It was posted on Wikipedia but I can't find the source information anywhere. Help please...
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Old November 24th, 2007, 12:33 AM   #102
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They said in a press release that they were going to launch a daily Vancouver route in late 2007 or early 2008. So it's kind of official since AI people said it. Jet Airways has also said YVR is their second Canadian destination, service begining in 2008. Jet will probably come to YVR in mid-late 2008.

BTW, if you had looked carefully, there is a link to the press release on the Wikipedia article.
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Old November 24th, 2007, 01:34 AM   #103
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They said in a press release that they were going to launch a daily Vancouver route in late 2007 or early 2008. So it's kind of official since AI people said it. Jet Airways has also said YVR is their second Canadian destination, service begining in 2008. Jet will probably come to YVR in mid-late 2008.

BTW, if you had looked carefully, there is a link to the press release on the Wikipedia article.
Sorry, but that link doesn't confirm a route announcement. I'm not suggesting that it won't happen, but stating that they want to start their route in late 2007 or early 2008 is not an official announcement. It looks like just plans for now. Also, can you please point me to the Jet Airways announcement?
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Old November 24th, 2007, 06:50 AM   #104
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Jet Airways has not officially announced the route, but they said they were seriously considering YVR. YVR is the only logical choice after YYZ in Canada anyways. Maybe they fly to YVR on a seasonal basis. They eventually want to serve about 8 cities in N.A and 8 in India via their BRU mini-hub.

Currently they fly to 3 -- Toronto, Newark, New York.
Planned for 2008/2009 -- L.A., maybe even SFO, Chicago, Washington and Vancouver.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 04:50 AM   #105
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this is in the news today!

Non-stop Delhi-Vancouver flights announced

NEW DELHI, INDIA - Premier Gordon Campbell announced today that Kingfisher Airlines has committed to operate the first non-stop Delhi-Vancouver flights as soon as possible.

It's expected that the non-stop service will reduce travel time between Delhi and Vancouver from about 25 hours to 15 hours.

"Building better transportation links between B.C. and India will build on the already-close social, cultural and business relationships that exist between our two jurisdictions," said Campbell, after meeting with Dr. Vijay Mallya, Kingfisher Airlines' chairman and CEO, in Delhi.

"The convenience of direct, non-stop flights between Vancouver and Delhi will create a major benefit for our whole community."

Added Campbell, "It helps establish our gateway status for the world's two fastest-growing economies, China and India, while creating a vital link for our Indo-Canadian community, business,

investors from B.C. and our tourism industry."

Mallya said thousands of people traveling between B.C. and India every month will benefit from the direct service.

Tony Gugliotta, the Vancouver Airport Authority's senior vice-president of marketing and commercial development, said the service is integral to the Vancouver Gateway Strategy, as Delhi represents the largest market not served non-stop from Vancouver.

"We see the market as having enormous potential, not only through our cultural ties, but through increased business and tourism linkages," he said. "Non-stop service will greatly enhance the convenience and ease for travel between Delhi and Vancouver."

India was the second-highest source for immigrants settling in British Columbia in 2006. About 28 per cent of all Indian tourists to Canada arrived through Vancouver in 2006.

Earlier in Premier Campbell's mission to Asia, Cathy Pacific and China Southern Airlines announced increased air service between China and Vancouver.

Campbell is currently on his fourth mission to Asia.

http://www.canada.com/vancouversun/n...31a1dbf&k=6689
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Old December 4th, 2007, 04:57 AM   #106
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15 hours? What kind of routing will it be and it looks like it'll be nonstop as well.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 06:22 AM   #107
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Kingfisher has said all flights to North America will be non-stop from India. Can't wait to experience their top-notch service. They recently got awarded 5-star status from Skytrax.
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Old December 4th, 2007, 10:54 PM   #108
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Congrats to Vancouver. Pleased about that. Can anyone tell me how many, if any, Air China flights are coming into Vancouver and where from? Just curious cause I did not realise that AC signed a code share with Air China to use their planes and crew on flights between Canada and China?

Here is the link.

http://www.cta-otc.gc.ca/rulings-dec...-A-2007_e.html
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Old December 5th, 2007, 07:39 AM   #109
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Congrats to Vancouver. Pleased about that. Can anyone tell me how many, if any, Air China flights are coming into Vancouver and where from? Just curious cause I did not realise that AC signed a code share with Air China to use their planes and crew on flights between Canada and China?

Here is the link.

http://www.cta-otc.gc.ca/rulings-dec...-A-2007_e.html

From my memory, I think Air China operates daily to Vancouver. What I know for sure is that the flight comes from Beijing (PEK).
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Old December 11th, 2007, 05:29 AM   #110
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posted by raggedy13:




Vancouver airport will see more than $250 million worth of construction work each year until 2025 - Construction expected to be halted only for 2010 Olympics


About $1.2 billion will be spent on construction projects at YVR prior to the Olympics. Another $2.8 billion is expected to be spent by 2025.

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There are people in the construction industry who call it the “never-ending project”. Some of them weren’t even born in 1968 when it all began.

For sure, all will likely be long gone before it is finished.

It is YVR – Vancouver International Airport. The domestic terminal at the existing airport opened nearly 40 years ago as the only terminal. Prior to that, activity centred around what is now known as the South Airport.

Today that area is limited to private flights and local charters. Since first opening, however, YVR has seldom if ever not been under construction.

John Lenahan, P Eng, is the manager of transportation and planning for the airport. On Nov. 28, he met with the Vancouver Regional Construction Association to bring them up to date on construction so far and outline the future.

Current construction projects at the airport will amount to $4 billion by the time 2025 comes around.

About $1.2 billion of that will be spent prior to the 2010 Winter Olympics. It’s not hard to see why expansion is required. In 1990 the airport handled 10 million passengers. By 2020 it is expected it will handle 25 million.

YVR is among the busiest airports in North America and right near the top when it comes to Asian markets. Major projects either underway or being planned include $420 million worth of upgrades to the International Terminal. Close to half of that has already been completed with the recent additions to the West Chevron (west wing).

That project scooped up two Gold Awards of Excellence for Keith Plumbing and Heating and one Gold Award for general contractor, PCL Constructors Westcoast Ltd in the recent VRCA Awards of Excellence competition.

The expansion now allows YVR to handle the new A380 double-decker aircraft recently launched by Airbus Industries.

Lenahan pointed out that although the giant airplane, which can carry close to 900 economy class passengers is not yet slated to serve Vancouver, YVR expects it won’t be long before it shows up. A further $100 million expansion to the West Chevron is planned for 2011-2013.

Between the domestic terminal and the international terminal is the Link Building which connects the two.

It is a $100 million project that is expected to be completed within days.

A second Link Building on the airside of the terminal will be built and finished in 2009. In addition to the International Terminal some $352 million is being spent on a series of smaller projects as well as $150 million worth of upgrades to the Domestic Terminal. YVR is also contributing $300 million towards the extension of the new SkyTrain line, currently under construction, connecting the airport in Richmond to Vancouver.

Initially there will be one station at the airport but provisions have been made for a second station to serve a new terminal in years to come.

The SkyTrain Canada Line should be completed by November of 2009. Airfield improvements, including items such as aprons and taxiways will add another $65 million, roadways and parking will come to $55 million and $60 million is being spent on upgraded baggage handling systems. The only time in the foreseeable future that there will not be construction underway at YVR, said Lenahan, is just before, during and after the 2010 Olympics.


“We don’t want the airport under construction during that time,” he said.

Other than during that period, somewhere between $250 million and $350 million worth of work will be completed annually at YVR.




Quite impressive. And they're planning to start construction on a $4-billion 12,000 foot out to sea runway in 2025. It'll take 10 years to fill in the ocean.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 09:25 AM   #111
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Any renders of further details on upgrades to Vancouver airport at all?
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Old December 12th, 2007, 09:13 AM   #112
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you can see some stuff here: http://www.yvr.ca/authority/construc...?id=northlands

they have a a section devoted to construction at www.yvr.ca if that link doesn't work - its on the menu on the left
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Old December 17th, 2007, 06:49 AM   #113
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Some pictures of the new Link building

Here are some pictures of the new YVR Link building that "links" the Domestic Terminal and the International Terminal.

The Link building consists of lots of offices for YVR (that you can't really see), expanded international check-in and the gateway for the Canada Line Airport station.

The 2nd floor of the atrium was not open. I think they will open that when the Canada Line station is completed.

My opinion is that the atrium looks really big from the outside but is actually quite small from the inside. You would think that the atrium would cover the new check-in counters so I am a little bit disappointed.

What should have been built is an atrium similar to the one at Surrey's Central City....(talk about the wrong building in the wrong place...)

Also there this thread seems to be lacking pictures, so there are other pictures of the Domestic Terminal and International Terminal.

The pictures are out of order. For a more organized description go to http://ngaie.blogspot.com













































































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Old December 17th, 2007, 06:58 AM   #114
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great pics

was last there about 3 weeks ago - gets better everytime
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Old December 17th, 2007, 07:05 AM   #115
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^ omg....wow. i love the contrast the wood roof makes, and the glass atrium is awesome.
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Old December 18th, 2007, 01:37 AM   #116
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Nice pictures...
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Old December 18th, 2007, 01:41 AM   #117
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Wonderful.
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Old July 5th, 2008, 03:02 AM   #118
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Vancouver International Airport Expansion

Vancouver International Airport Expansion


2007 passengers: 17.5 million

Projected growth: 23.8 million by 2015

Expansion: $1.5-billion program includes international terminal expansion and upgrades, new building linking domestic and international terminals and new Canada Line rapid transit service

Airport Improvement Fee: $5 for passengers travelling within B.C. and Yukon, $15 for all other destinations

Neat features: Bill Reid's iconic sculpture - The Spirit of Haida Gwai, The Jade Canoe - and a 114,000-litre saltwater aquarium featuring local marine life


By November 2009, in time for the 2010 Winter Olympics, the Canada Line, a rapid transit line running from Richmond to the airport to downtown Vancouver, will be completed, for which Vancouver International Airport is contributing up to $300 million. The total cost of the project is $2 billion. A Link Building ($117 million, completion 2007) will be the docking area for users of the line and will link the international terminal with the domestic terminal. A nine-gate international terminal expansion will be done in two phases ($420 million; Phase 1 – 2007; Phase 2 – as soon as 2010). The first phase will see four new gates with two conventional wide-bodied gates and two able to accommodate the Airbus A380. The international terminal addition will have several examples of beauty in British Columbia, including a stream in a proposed pathway and fish and jellyfish tanks.





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Pictures by Tafryn of the newly built Link Building (connects the domestic and international terminals with the new Canada Line):







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The new Canada Line stations at the airport (YVR Airport, Sea Island Centre, Templeton):






















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Old July 5th, 2008, 03:10 AM   #119
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I was waiting for someone to start a thread like this. Great start Mr.X =D
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