- February 07, 2013 - 14:24
To be quite honest it is time that we moved St. John's airport to some place in CBS where there is little or no fog. Torbay operations are constantly hampered by low ceilings and fog. Wasting money on installing a Cat 111 runway will do nothing more than waste money. Less than 25% of the aircraft landing at YYT have category 111 installed and even some of those have crew members not qualified. Crosswinds over 10kts nullify cat 111 anyway and Torbay is notorious for winds. Buy some land and build a decent airport in a mostly fog free area.
- February 07, 2013 - 16:48
"...to some place....where there is little or no fog.". Well, Clearskies, I'll let you in on a little secret. That place already exists, and has for many decades. It is already in operation, it's long been completely paid for, it has proven itself ot be an incredibly well-run and and reliable airport. So we could have saved all those tens of millions of dolalrs spent upgrading an airport that simply cannot EVER work, and instead paid for more nurses, doctors, teachers, elder care facilities or whatever. That mythical place of legends......far beyond the range of the Gulliver's cab....this place is called ....."Gander".
- February 07, 2013 - 21:20
David. You may be right about Gander but who wants to drive from St. John's to Gander every time he wants to get on an airplane? 30 mins to somewhere in CBS where it is usually fog free makes sense.
- February 08, 2013 - 10:02
Ummmm...it's not what you "want" that decides this, otherwise we'd all have our own free spaceship, wouldn't we? The constraints of the "real" world limit what you get, and St. John's alweays was, still is, and will always be one of the singlemeost idiotically unfeasible place on the face of the Earth to have a commercial airport. That's why government, back in the day when it had the fortitude to make quasi-sensible decisions, chose Gander....d'uh! For you economically-devoid eejots to start calling to build another new townie-convenient airport is simply a testament to your complete lack of rational, reality-based mindpower, genetic reliance on "free" governemnt intervention, and completely inflated sense of self-importance. Read more, post less.
- N Bullet
- February 07, 2013 - 13:01
We need another US carrier in here. Then I'll buy that things are better. Hopefully Delta at some point will add a run from JFK. I'm rather sick of dealing with United and i'd rather walk than give Air Canada a penny.