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Addition Of JAL To Oneworld Alliance Linked To ‘Visit Japan’ Campaign

JAL Boeing 777 in special oneworld livery.

he oneworld airline alliance will launch a series of major initiatives to promote tourism and business travel to Japan to mark the forthcoming addition of Japan Airlines (JAL) to the alliance’s membership. JAL will join oneworld on April 1, with five of its associated airlines as affiliates—JALways, Japan Asia Airways, JAL Express, J-AIR and Japan Transocean Air. The drive to encourage more international visitors to fly to Japan was unveiled at a ceremony to welcome JAL to oneworld, held in Tokyo

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recently, and attended by the chief executives of all the alliance’s existing airlines and new joiners. The advertising and promotion initiatives come under the umbrella of a new one-year exclusive partnership between oneworld and the Visit Japan Campaign, led by Japan’s Ministry for Land, Infrastructure and Transportation. Through the use of this campaign, the Japanese Government aims to double the number of foreign tourists holidaying in the country—from around five million in 2003 to 10 million a year by 2010. All 10 airlines in the new oneworld line-up

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ir Canada will operate its first new Boeing 777 aircraft on key routes serving Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. As the airline begins introduction in April 2007 of the first of eight new 777 aircraft, Air Canada’s customers will experience the world’s most advanced widebody aircraft on the airline’s VancouverTokyo flights (beginning in July).

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will participate in this programme. Projects in support of the programme will vary by airline, but will include activities such as special fares for travel to Japan, frequent flyer incentives and promotions through in-flight videos and magazines. In addition, oneworld launched a special alliance fare for travellers to the country, the Yokoso Visit Japan pass, which offers great value flights on any of the grouping’s members within the region, in conjunction with international flights there. The alliance’s Visit Japan Campaign initiatives are part of a concerted drive by the alliance

Vancouver Airport Authority Unveils The New Face of YVR

Air Canada Introduces Non-Stop Service To Australia

Growth at YVR Reflected in New Brand and New Facilities

In addition, effective December 14, 2007, Air Canada will introduce daily non-stop service between Vancouver and Sydney, Australia using its new 777 aircraft. Air Canada has timed its new VancouverSydney non-stop service to offer customers a SEE AIR CANADA,

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YVR Opens New Gates In International Terminal Expansion arch 6, Vancouver Airport Authority celebrated the official opening of four new gates as part of the first phase of YVR’s International Terminal expansion. Designed to better accommodate the airport’s growing passenger traffic and the larger aircraft of the future, the facilities feature an expanded retail program and build upon YVR’s distinctive design tradition.

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“This expansion is the cornerstone of the Airport Authority’s $1-billion capital construction program, and essential to accommodating our growth as we prepare to serve a record 17.5-million passengers in 2007,” said Larry Berg, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. “With these new facilities, YVR is poised to become the premier North American gateway to Asia.”

This commitment to growing Asia-Pacific traffic was illustrated at the event with the arrival of the first aircraft to use the new terminal facilities, Air Canada AC8, which arrived at Gate 65 on its regular route from Hong Kong. Building upon YVR’s distinctive design tradition, the $200million, 36,000-square-metre SEE EXPANSION,

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to boost travel both to and from Japan. “On behalf of oneworld, we are delighted to be able to support the Visit Japan Campaign through these initiatives,” said JAL group chief executive Haruka Nishimatsu. “We hope that the alliance’s efforts will increase awareness and interest in Japan worldwide.” JAL also has unveiled a special oneworld livery that will be painted on two of its Boeing 777s to mark its accession to the alliance. One will fly on domestic routes and the other internationally.

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arlier this month, Vancouver Airport Authority unveiled the new face of YVR, an updated visual identity reflecting Vancouver International Airport’s new facilities, unique West Coast style and growing reputation as a global gateway. “YVR has undergone a dramatic evolution in the past 15 years, developing into one of the world’s leading airports, and earning a reputation for exemplary customer service,” said Larry Berg, president and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority, who unveiled the new look at a community event. “As we prepare to expand our International Terminal and welcome more passengers, this new look reflects what makes our airport unique and how we are represented to the world, in 2007 and beyond.” The launch of YVR’s new visual identity was in preparation for the opening of the first phase of a $420million expansion to the International Terminal this month. Like the new terminal wing, which will feature four new gates and an aquarium showcasing indigenous marine life of the Pacific West Coast, the new logo provides an exciting, modern face for B.C.’s pre-

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Several members of YVR’s award-winning Green Coat customer service ambassador team attended the launch of YVR’s new logo. Their new green West Coast vests feature the updated logo.

mier global gateway. The introduction of the new logo also coincided with additional development projects in and around the airport, including the construction of the YVR portion of the Canada Line and the Link Building, a central passenger hub that will connect the International and Domestic terminals, slated for completion by summer 2007. With a growing number of passengers and changes within the airline industry, YVR continues to expand and adapt to meet the needs of the industry and its customers. To prepare for this update to its visual identity, the Airport Authority undertook a comprehensive review of YVR’s existing brand. Research revealed that YVR enjoys an outstanding reputation amongst travellers, community leaders, business partners and SEE NEW FACE OF YVR,

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expansion features the West Coast colour palette and unique architectural themes evident in both YVR’s existing terminal facilities and newly launched logo. The building, which opened as scheduled on March 1 for airline maintenance, testing and familiarization, features 400 metres of moving walkways to facilitate passenger movement through the terminal; 27 plasma signs that switch between multiple languages to help international passengers navigate the airport; and a first for YVR—checkin kiosks located at each of the new gates, to help passengers rebook flights quickly in the event of a cancellation. Come June 2007, the unique design features of the central pavilion area will be finished, including a large aquarium displaying indigenous marine life, a 113,000-litre seawater tank housing 100 moon jellyfish, and a stream running through the centre of the building. When complete, the facilities will

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also feature more than 25 new shops and services, including premium duty free shopping and full-service restaurants and cafés. Ray Zibrik, president of YVR Project Management, the subsidiary company responsible for overseeing the project, recognized the completion of the building was made possible by the dedication of hundreds of people. “I would like to thank all of the skillful and dedicated workers, engineers and designers, who have given more than 900,000 hours of hard work since the project’s inception in 2005, for completing the expansion on time and on budget.” The project was funded through a combination of airport revenue sources, including retail sales, airplane landing fees and the Airport Improvement Fee. The $1-billion construction program is expected to generate 5,200 person-years of employment and $525-million in direct GDP.

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employees. Specifically, YVR’s exemplary customer service; its creation of a sense of place for visitors; innovation in passenger services; and its role as an international gateway were identified as areas of strength. Key elements of the new logo include a West Coast colour palette reflecting the land, sea and sky themes of the airport’s modern facilities and architectural design, an arc element that references flight, and a simple new tagline— “Beyond, Every Day”—to describe YVR’s approach to its business. Designed by Hangar 18 Creative Group, the new logo will be reflected in everything from airport signage and uniforms, to vehicles and

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publications. “From customer service to airport operations, we strive to ‘go beyond’ in every aspect of our business, every day,” noted Berg. “It’s this unique YVR experience that is captured by our new logo.”

WestJet Launches Booking Engine For People With Vision Loss estJet has launched an online booking engine for people with vision loss. Travellers with vision loss who use screenreading software can now book flights more easily at westjet.com. “WestJet strives to be accessible to all our guests,” said Dave Jones, director of Web Business for WestJet. “We are sensitive to the needs of our guests with vision loss and are committed to making westjet.com more accessible.” WestJet is collaborating with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), WestJet’s long-time partner, to ensure the site is as userfriendly as possible. CNIB is a nationwide, community-based registered charity committed to research, public education and vision health for Canadians.

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The organization provides services and support necessary for people to enjoy a good quality of life while living with vision loss. “WestJet should be commended for taking the time, the effort and expense to make their website more accessible for people with vision loss, and truly the market of an industry leader,” said Bill McKeown, CNIB vice-president, Western Canada. “This is the first step in a long term project, and a great partnership for CNIB’s Accessibility Consulting Service.” Named Canada’s most admired corporate culture in 2006, WestJet pioneered low-cost high-value flying in Canada. For more information, visit www.westjet.com.

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PRESIDENT’S CORNER By LARRY BERG, President and Chief Executive Officer

Celebrating The Changing Face Of YVR he face of YVR has changed dramatically in the 15 years since the airport was transferred to the Airport Authority. This month we celebrated our evolution with the introduction of a new look, reflecting how far we’ve come and where we’re going. On this occasion, I wanted to take a look back at all that has happened in the last decade and a half. In 1992, Vancouver International Airport was one of the first four airports in Canada transferred from the Federal Government to local community-based, not-for-profit organizations. At that time we had less than 10-million passengers per year, and we embarked on an ambitious program to develop the airport. Shell Aerocentre opened at YVR in 1993. A year later, the northeast finger of the Domestic Terminal was demolished to make way for the construction of a new $250-million, 16-gate International Terminal, which was completed in 1996. That same year, operations began on the 3,030metre-long north parallel runway, which had Canada’s first Category III instrument landing system. 1997 saw the completion of the east apron expansion and the de-icing lagoon, while 1999 brought the eastward expansion of the International Terminal’s transborder check-in area and the four-diamond, 400-room Fairmont Vancouver Airport. Also in 1999, the South Terminal—the original terminal built in the 1930s—underwent a $3.5million expansion, and Helijet opened its hangar/terminal on the south side. Development continued in 2000, when the new $114million east wing of the International Terminal opened, adding seven gates to the transborder facility. A year later, phase one of the $53-million upgrade of the Domestic Terminal was completed, transforming the north half of the building with an open floor plan, natural lighting from floor-to-ceiling windows and skylights, a state-of-the-art baggage system, new flight information displays and selfservice check-in kiosks. The $40-million airport connector project was completed in 2001, greatly improving traffic flow between the airport and Highway 99. The work included a new three-lane

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bridge. Later that year, a $39-million combined aircraft deicing, staging and servicing facility was opened as an expansion to the west apron. A decade after the Airport Authority began operating YVR, work was completed on the $53-million upgrade of the Domestic Terminal, and UPS finalized its lease with the Airport Authority to develop a regional air hub on the northlands (between the north runway and Sea Island Conservation Area), making UPS the anchor tenant for new development of the northlands. Which brings us to our most recent construction program, the largest to date. In 2005, we began work on construction projects that will total $1-billion by 2010. Now, three years later, on our 15-year anniversary, we’re unveiling the cornerstone of YVR’s construction program—the new International Terminal wing. Set to open fully in summer 2007, the expansion will add more than 36,000 square metres of floor space, including four new gates, two of which will accommodate the new Airbus A380, and an unprecedented array of shops, services and amenities. A large aquarium showcasing B.C.’s indigenous sea life will serve as its centrepiece. 2007 will also see the opening of the new Link Building, joining the International and Domestic terminals and providing increased international check-in capacity, passenger screening, additional baggage systems and office space. The five-storey structure’s curved glass facade will present a new face for passengers arriving at the airport. It is fitting that the Link Building will also serve as the point of entry for the Canada Line, the rapid transit project connecting Richmond, downtown Vancouver and the airport that has already changed the face of YVR. In addition to the major construction projects, other improvements and additions are underway. As with the past 15 years, YVR will continue to evolve. We’re pleased to go forward with a new, modern logo, reflecting our modern facilities and unique West Coast style. Welcome to the new face of YVR.

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Harmony Airways Partners With Fiji’s Air Pacific H armony Airways has added Fiji to its network of vacation destinations through a code share alliance with Air Pacific, Fiji’s national carrier. The code sharing relationship facilitates travel between Vancouver and Honolulu with Harmony Airways and allows travellers to connect with Air Pacific flights from Honolulu to Fiji. Customers will experience seamless travel between the two carriers, starting from the check-in counter at their point of departure through to their final destination. Both carriers offer economy and business class service. “Harmony Airways has built its reputation on sunny vacation destina-

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tions and exceptional customer service,” said Kirk Henderson, president of Harmony Airways. “We’re introducing Fiji as a new and unique holiday destination and using that same winning formula. This is an exciting opportunity to introduce Western Canadians to a new family vacation spot, and also cater to the significant Fijian population in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland.” The partnership will start on March 30, 2007 and operate twiceweekly service on Fridays and Sundays. Additional service is expected this coming summer. “Air Pacific is delighted to partner with Harmony Airways to cater for the growing market between the South Pacific and Canada,” said John

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vast array of time-saving connections to and from points throughout North America and Australia. The carrier’s new non-stop routing, with an elapsed time of approximately 15 hours southbound and 14 hours northbound, shaves more than three hours off the current one-stop routing via Honolulu. Air Canada flight AC033 will depart Vancouver at 11:45 p.m., arriving in Sydney 9:50 a.m. two days later due to time zone differences. Effective December 16, 2007, AC034 will depart

Campbell, Air Pacific’s MD and CEO. “Careful evaluation of the product offerings of Harmony and Air Pacific reflect great synergy in our approach to customer service, marketing and safety and we are confident this partnership will grow. Air Pacific has operated within the South Pacific and to the Pacific Rim for 55 years and will provide distribution

Sydney 11:35 a.m., arriving in Vancouver the same day at 6:40 a.m., Air Canada’s Star Alliance partner, Air New Zealand, will codeshare on this service. Air Canada’s 777-300ER aircraft are configured to provide a choice of 42 Executive First Suites and 307 seats in Economy Class. The new 777-200LR that will be operated on the Sydney route from February 1, 2008 will be configured with 42 Executive First Suites and 228 seats in Economy Class. Air Canada will be the first airline to offer non-stop service between Canada and Australia.

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Air Canada Launches U.S. Sample Passes A ir Canada has launched a special Flight Pass promotion offering exceptional savings to most points across its extensive U.S. network. On sale until March 31, 2007 for travel until May 15, 2007, the airline’s U.S. Sample Flight Passes are valid for four one-way trips to/from the U.S. for a total of $636 plus GST, or only $159 per trip including all applicable airport fees and charges. The pass provides access to book flights up to one hour before departure, for travel exclusively on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The passes are available in two versions: ‘North America West’ (B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan) for travel to the Western United States (California, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Houston, Seattle and Portland) and ‘North America East’ (Atlantic Canada, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba) for travel to the

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Eastern United States (East Coast and Midwest, excluding Florida and Texas). “Our U.S. Sample Flight Pass promotion is an excellent opportunity to try out our Flight Passes for great value and convenience when traveling to the United States this winter and spring,” said Guylaine Lavoie, director, marketing innovations. “Since we first launched multi-trip Flight Passes almost three years ago, they’ve been hugely popular. In fact, in 2006 we saw pass sales more than double, and triple the number of first-time users. With this special offer, we want to encourage even more customers to try out and experience for themselves the freedom of travel and flexibility offered by our Flight Passes.” Air Canada’s multi-trip Flight Passes are available at www.aircanada.com. Customers can learn more about how to select and use Flight Passes by taking a Virtual Flight Pass Tour at the airline’s website.

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New Circle Asia Explorer Fare From Oneworld Alliance

xploring Asia and the South Pacific, including West Australia and New Zealand, has been made easier than ever with the launch of the Circle Asia Explorer fare from the oneworld airline alliance. Circle Asia Explorer will be available from April 1, 2007, for travel starting and ending in any of 14 countries served by oneworld’s member airlines across Asia and the South West Pacific. Travellers must pass through each of the alliance’s three defined regions across these continents: • North East Asia, including China, Japan, Korea and Taiwan. • South East Asia, including Cambodia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. • South West Pacific, including Australia and New Zealand. A maximum of eight sectors is

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included in the ticket, with travel available in First, Business or Economy classes on flights offered by any of the seven oneworld member airlines operating in these regions—British Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Finnair, Qantas and, from April 1, Japan Airlines and two of its affiliates JALways and Japan Asia Airways. Trips may be a minimum of five days in Economy Class or three days in First or Business Class, and a maximum of a year. The first international sector must be booked before departure, but all subsequent segments can be left open, for confirmation as the trip progresses. The oneworld alliance already offers two Circle fares—Circle Pacific for travel around the continents bordering the Pacific (North and South America, Asia and Australasia) and Circle Explorer, for travel between Europe, Asia and the South West Pacific via Africa.

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WestJet’s Fleet Expanding To 85 Aircraft In 2009 estJet will lease two additional Boeing Next-Generation 737 aircraft in 2009. Details of the agreement with Singapore Aircraft Leasing Enterprise (SALE) include one 700-series and one 800-series aircraft scheduled for delivery in November and December 2009. “As WestJet builds on its partnership with SALE, we are thrilled to add two more leased aircraft to our 2009 growth plans,” said Sean Durfy president WestJet. “As demonstrated by our 2006 financial results, our ability to continuously increase capacity, maintain favourable load

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factors and produce profitable results gives us confidence in our continued momentum as we grow our fleet to 85 aircraft in 2009.” WestJet currently has a registered fleet of 64 aircraft, with six additional aircraft committed for delivery in the remainder of 2007, six scheduled for delivery in 2008 and nine committed for delivery in 2009. By the end of 2009, WestJet will have a registered fleet of 85 aircraft. Last month, WestJet reported record net earnings of $114.7-million for 2006, an increase of 377.8 per cent over 2005.

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Air New Zealand Reveals Simplified Canadian Fare Structure

ew Zealand has implemented a revised fare structure for travel from Canada to New Zealand. This change, which is based on the highly successful introduction of an updated pricing system for the U.S. in

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over in the Pacific Islands for a minimal fee. Optional Pacific Island stopovers include Fiji, the Cook Islands, Tonga or Western Samoa at $150 per stop. Other features include add-on fares for select Canadian and New Zealand cities. These updates are part of several upgrades the airline has recently made to its international services to make the flying experience easier and more comfort-

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YVRAS Purchases Remaining Shares Of Tradeport International Corporation Airport Services ancouver (YVRAS) has finalized the purchase of the remaining 37.67 per cent of the shares of Tradeport International Corporation, increasing its ownership from 62.33 per cent to 100 per cent. Tradeport International Corporation has a long-term lease to manage, operate and develop the John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport in Hamilton, Ontario. As one of the fastest growing airports in Canada for 2006, Hamilton International hosted 527,000 passengers, 74,500 aircraft movements and 86,000 tonnes of cargo. It is Canada’s busiest inter-modal freight airport, with regular service by Purolator, UPS and CargoJet. Hamilton International offers regular scheduled service on Air Canada and WestJet as well as seasonal charters to international sunshine destinations and Europe. In addition, the award-winning airline flyglobespan will begin thrice-daily flights this summer from Hamilton International to numerous destinations in the United Kingdom. In 1995, the City of Hamilton purchased the airport lands and buildings

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Behind the Scenes: A Look Into YVR’s De-Icing Operations Jason McArthur

s any local resident has observed, Greater Vancouver experienced an unusually snowy winter season. At YVR, snow and ice accumulation can mean disruptions to the nearly 700 daily flights and thousands of passengers travelling through the airport each day. YVR’s focus during inclement weather is to ensure that aircraft are able to take-off and land safely and with minimal delays. For safety purposes, aircraft must be de-iced during freezing conditions to remove all snow and ice from the wings, engine inlets and fuselage. This ensures a smooth flow of air over the surface of the wings, which provides lift during take-off. De-icing operations involve a coordinated effort between several entities. The Airport Authority clears runways and aprons and is responsible for constructing de-icing stations, including the new one that opened in 2006. It also monitors the environmental impact of de-icing chemicals on storm water runoff. De-icing of aircraft is performed by four air carriers and ground-handling agents. Additionally, Inland Technologies collects and recycles the de-icing runoff. Two types of de-icing agents are used at YVR and both are similar to automotive antifreeze. One type is a heated spray melts and removes ice and the other type prevents ice from reforming. On average, 20 to 40 litres of fluid are applied to ice-covered wings, and it takes about 25 minutes and three de-icing platform vehicles to de-ice a wide-body aircraft that is

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completely covered in snow. The main ingredients in de-icing fluid are glycol and water, as well as a small amount of other chemicals to help prevent corrosion. “While there is a low amount of toxicity, the real concern is that glycol

consumes oxygen from water slowing down the freezing process,” said Simon Robinson of the Airport Authority’s Environment Department. “If the chemical were to be released into the regular drainage system, fish and aquatic life could be

harmed by lower oxygen levels in the water supply.” The Canadian Environment Protection Act’s Glycol guidelines require glycol levels in storm water to not exceed 100 milligrams per litre. To meet this environmental standard, the Airport Authority has invested in de-icing pads and catchment lagoons for de-icing fluid runoff. When the pads are activated, drainage ditches contain gates that redirect runoff into designated lagoons where the effluent is retrieved by Inland Technologies. Inland also operates a fleet of specialized vacuum glycolrecovery vehicles that collect any spilled fluid from the tarmac during spraying. The vehicles are used mostly when aircraft are permitted to deice at airport gates, which usually occurs during light frost. Site manager Randy Strohan over-

sees Inland’s YVR operation. By current projections, it will take about eight months to process the 8.7-million litres of glycol runoff and storm water collected this year alone. “This year we will be processing quite a large volume of de-icing runoff, it should keep us quite busy well into the summer,” said Strohan. During the process, water is separated and returned to the water supply while the glycol is restored to its concentrated form. The recycled product is then transported to Alberta, where it is used in the mining industry. Storm water test results for the 2006-2007 winter season have been promising. “We have measured only two occurrences this season where glycol concentration levels exceeded 100 milligrams per litre, matching the previous 2005/06 season’s results,” said Robinson.

Profits in Canada’s Air Transportation Industry To Recover Lost Ground This Year L ower fuel prices will allow profits in Canada’s air transportation industry to regain lost ground in 2007, according to the Conference Board’s Canadian Industrial Outlook: Canada’s Air Transportation IndustryWinter 2007. “Rising demand among domestic travellers will generate healthy revenue growth for the industry, but lower fuel prices and smaller increases in labour costs are the key

factors driving the improvement in profits,” said Michael Burt, senior economist with the Conference Board. Canada’s air transportation industry profits dropped more than 30 per cent last year, from $537-million in 2005, to $372-million in 2006. Despite strong sales and price growth in 2006, fuel and labour costs grew even faster. Profits are expected to reach

$482-million in 2007 and steadily increase over the next four years. Very strong growth in domestic demand has been a key support for the industry over the past two years. This growth is expected to moderate in 2007, but will remain strong— more than five per cent per year over the next five years. Travel demand from nonCanadians has been much weaker in recent years. Confusion over the

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over the next 20 years. China’s freighter traffic demand will remain at a high level, with an average annual domestic market growth rate of 10.9 per cent and an international market growth rate of 8.9 per cent. “In terms of in-service aircraft, Airbus’ market share on the Chinese Mainland has already increased from seven per cent in 1995 to the current 35 per cent,” said John Leahy, Airbus chief operating officer customers.” Our aim is to reach 50 per cent in 2011. In next 20 years, the greatest demand for passenger aircraft will

come from the Chinese Mainland just after the United States.” The drivers of China’s dynamic air transport growth include: • Strong economic growth (eight per cent for the next 10 years) • Progressive market liberalization in China • Fast growth in household spending on transport • Addressable market for air traffic to reach 650 million consumers by 2015 • Large Chinese outbound tourism wave coming • China becoming a major tourism/business destination • More export of high value manufacturing goods and emergence of a domestic express market. The concentration of the population, the very dynamic and large Chinese cities, combined with the vast potential outbound tourism will translate in a substantial requirement for large aircraft in the next decade. The delivery of Airbus aircraft to the Chinese Mainland has enjoyed a sustained growth. In 2005, 56 new Airbus aircraft were delivered to airlines on the Chinese Mainland, accounting for 15 per cent of Airbus deliveries worldwide. In 2006, Airbus achieved further growth with a total delivery of 76 new aircraft, accounting for 18 per cent of Airbus deliveries worldwide.

New Non-Stop Service Between Vancouver And Auckland eginning in November, Air New Zealand will launch thrice-weekly non-stop flights between Vancouver and Auckland, New Zealand. The new service will initially operate between November 2, 2007 and March 28, 2008 to coincide with the peak travel season between the two destinations. “We are committed to creating at least one new long-haul international destination each year and Vancouver proved an ideal strategic fit, due in part to Canada’s thriving economy,” said Roger Poulton, Air New Zealand vice president – the Americas. “At any one time, we have more than 20 routes under consideration as part of our longterm strategy to grow the airline.” Air New Zealand’s direct service reduces travel time to a little over 14 hours, whereas previous itineraries from Vancouver to New Zealand totalled an average of around 20 hours. Star Alliance partner Air Canada will also be code sharing on this service. “In 2006, Canadians set a new record with 46,000 travellers visiting New Zealand, which marks an increase of more than 10,000 visitors in just a little more than five years,” said Bruce Lahood, Tourism New

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Zealand vice president for North America. “But even more importantly, according to a survey of Canadian travellers in January of 2006, 99 per cent returned home satisfied with their vacation to New Zealand and more than 95 per cent would recommend the destination to their friends, family and colleagues.” The new service will also provide a convenient one-stop route for Canadians travelling to many Australian destinations and will minimize the requirement of transiting through the United States. Flight schedules from Vancouver will leave on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays and are designed to meet the needs of both business and leisure passengers with an early evening departure time. Air New Zealand will use its fleet of Boeing 777-200ERs, which feature lie-flat beds, vast entertainment options and award-winning food and wine. Ticket prices start at $1,498 (excluding airport tax and fuel surcharges). F o r m o r e i n f o r m a t i o n o r to book online, visit www.airnewzealand.com.


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Alaska Airlines Introduces ‘Starliner 75’ Aircraft To Celebrate 75th Anniversary laska Airlines has introduced “Starliner 75,” a new 737-800 featuring a 1940s paint scheme, to celebrate the airline’s 75th anniversary. The aircraft was unveiled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport before making its inaugural flight to Anchorage, Alaska, where the airline was founded in 1932. Alaska’s “Starliner” livery was introduced in 1945 after the airline changed its name from Alaska Star Airlines to Alaska Airlines. It first appeared on Douglas DC-3s and was featured on Curtiss C-46s and Douglas DC-4s through the 1950s. Painted to simulate polished aluminum, Starliner 75 features a blue star on the nose, the original Alaska Airlines logo with an Alaska map and the North Star, and a 75th-anniversary logo on the tail. A 1940s Boeing logo also appears near the nose. “This aircraft is a testament to our extraordinary employees, whose ‘Alaska Spirit’ has allowed the airline to reach its 75th year in a challenging industry, and to dream about the next 75 years,” said Bill Ayer, Alaska Airlines’ chairman and CEO.

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“Starliner 75 also honours the state of Alaska and Boeing, both exceptional partners in Alaska Airlines’ past and its future.” Mark Jenkins, vice president and general manager of The Boeing Company’s 737 program, hailed the airline for reaching the milestone. “On behalf of the Boeing men and women who design, build and support the 737, we congratulate Alaska Airlines on its 75th year in business,” said Jenkins. “We’re proud to be Alaska’s hometown partner and we thank the airline for choosing to fly Boeing airplanes.” Boeing’s Paint Hangar Four Team in Seattle painted Starliner 75 in four days using 416 litres of paint. Alaska Airlines employees selected the design from four historic liveries that also included the airline’s 1950s “Blue Thunderbird,” early-1960s “Red Thunderbird” and late-1960s “Golden Nugget” designs. After arriving in Anchorage as Flight 1, the aircraft will continue service to Fairbanks, Alaska. Starliner 75 is the 18th 737-800 to join Alaska Airlines’ fleet. By the end

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Famous Keukenhof Gardens Come Into Bloom Again olland’s world-famous spring gardens, the Keukenhof, will be in full bloom again when it opens its gates officially on March 21, the first day of spring. The park will be open from March 22 to May 20, 2007. Theme Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, the eldest daughter of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, will open the 58th edition of the international Keukenhof flower exhibi-

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named according to a classification system developed by Linnaeus in the eighteenth century. The theme will be repeated through many different shapes and forms throughout the park. Blue and yellow will be the predominant tones of the plant arrangements. An inspirational garden based on Sweden’s national colours and exhibitions of Swedish art will be on display. The theme was launched a few months ago when a group of children planted bulbs for the mosaic of Pippi Longstocking, the heroine from the children’s books by Swedish author Astrid Lindgren. The huge portrait of Pippi (approximtely 15 x 11 metres) will blossom in spring of 2007. Royal Hats The Keukenhof Gardens, with more than seven million bulbs, also features a number of special events, with as highlight, now in its fourth year, a special exhibit on the use of flowers in hat making. The exhibit will also feature hats as part of an international hat-making competition named, “Royal Hats.” Top hat designers and artists from all over the world have been invited to let their imaginations soar. Visitors can also feast their eyes on a selection of real royal hats, which have been specially loaned to the Keukenhof for the exhibition. History Keukenhof was originally the herb

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ers, the park will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Entrance fee is 13 Euros (approximately $20) for adults and six Euros (approximately $9) for children. Keukenhof can be reached by train and bus, or by car. The famous annual flower parade from Noordwijk to Haarlem, the largest in Holland, will take place on Saturday, April 21. Air Transat, KLM and Martinair offer flights to Amsterdam from YVR. For more information on the Keukenhof Gardens, visit www.keukenhof.com.

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Introduces One-Way Travel Awards he Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan has introduced one-way mileage awards for travel anywhere Alaska Airlines and sister carrier Horizon Air fly. The awards are the first of their kind offered by a major U.S. airline. The new awards allow customers to book one-way travel for half the mileage of round-trip awards. For example, one-way coach travel within Canada and the United States is available for 10,000 miles for Saver Awards and 20,000 miles for Peak Awards. When travelling round trip, customers also can combine different types of one-way tickets, including Saver and Peak Awards, coach- and first-class awards and purchased tickets.

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New Aviation Initiative At 2007 Goodwood Revival he nostalgic appeal of the world’s most authentic historic motor race meeting, the Goodwood Revival in England, is set to reach new heights for 2007 with an additional aeronautical attraction that recalls the style and excitement of flying as it used to be. For the 2007 Goodwood Revival, the ‘Freddie March Spirit of Aviation’ will be the first of an annual ‘concours d’elegance’ for historic aircraft, built up to 1966. Since the Earl of March reintroduced motor racing at the celebrated Goodwood Motor Circuit in 1998, aircraft have formed a key part of the Goodwood Revival activities. At the 2006 event, for example, no less than eight Supermarine Spitfires took to the air over Goodwood; the most seen in West Sussex skies since World War II. The origins of the Goodwood Motor Circuit are based around the perimeter road of former RAF Westhampnett, a key Battle of Britain airfield and the location of Sir

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Douglas Bader’s final sortie. Freddie March, the present Earl of March’s grandfather, was a keen aviation engineer, as well as an accomplished racing driver and vehicle coachwork designer. The aim of the Freddie March Spirit of Aviation is to bring together some of the world’s finest, most elegant, original and rarely-seen airplanes from the evocative pioneering days of aviation, to create an added spectacle at the Revival that all racegoers will be able to get up close to and enjoy. Goodwood will pull together an expert panel of aviation historians and enthusiasts to hand pick around 30 important aircraft from around the world, with the ultimate winner gaining the ‘Freddie March Spirit of Aviation’ trophy at the prize-giving ceremony on September 2nd. To be eligible for this award, every airplane must be airworthy, and the expert judging panel will consider each air-

An RAF Supermarine Spitfire banks in clouds.

craft’s condition, originality, flight time, flight experience and maintenance record. Owners of suitable aircraft can register their interest in entering their airplane by emailing the Spirit of Aviation chairman Rob Wildeboer at spirit@goodwood.co.uk.


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