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Largest Plane Operating to Quebec City?

Old Feb 7, 20, 11:16 am
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Largest Plane Operating to Quebec City?

I've only seen regional CRJ, ERJ, and Q400 props scheduled here. Is the runway just too short to handle anything else? Seems strange for a provincial capital to only be able to handle such small planes.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 11:20 am
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Transat operates A330's to Paris in the summer schedule.

AC rouge operates A321's, A320's and A319's to YYZ
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Old Feb 7, 20, 11:36 am
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Westjet operates some 737-700 (though they flied some Max in the past) on YQB-YYC, seasonally.

Runway is able to support larger aircrafts but the airport had only 1.77m passengers last year (their best year ever btw!), so I don't think there is a real demand for bigger planes, yet.

Main runway at YQB is 9,000ft (RW 06/24) and the secondary one is 5,700ft (RW 11/29). 06/24 was redone a few years back, also smoothened. So only the main runway can support "bigger" planes. Biggest you see frequently is 737 though.

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Originally Posted by 18wheeler_vanrekt View Post
I've only seen regional CRJ, ERJ, and Q400 props scheduled here. Is the runway just too short to handle anything else? Seems strange for a provincial capital to only be able to handle such small planes.
This sounds like a great possible topic.... what provincial capital has the smallest sized regular fleet visitors???

Off the top of my head I am thinking Fredricton or Charlottetown, but I think I want to go with Fredricton.
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AC sometimes sends Rouge 763 to clear backlogs when there are a few multiple cancelled flights.

Other operators have flown with birds as big as 747s into YQB, but not anymore. Sometimes, we get visits from heads of states with big equipment as well. I remember seeing the Mexican government 787 a few years ago. Diversions also occur for various reason, there was an LH 343 a couple of years ago that diverted for medical reasons.
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Originally Posted by yyz_atc_qq View Post
This sounds like a great possible topic.... what provincial capital has the smallest sized regular fleet visitors???

Off the top of my head I am thinking Fredricton or Charlottetown, but I think I want to go with Fredricton.
Given YFC sees 2x daily 319s and the odd 321... It would be a toss up between there and YQR
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Old Feb 7, 20, 3:08 pm
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Originally Posted by yyz_atc_qq View Post
This sounds like a great possible topic.... what provincial capital has the smallest sized regular fleet visitors???

Off the top of my head I am thinking Fredricton or Charlottetown, but I think I want to go with Fredricton.
YYG gets mostly rouge 319s, 321s and Westjet 738s through the summer, and a split of 319s, 738s and E175s in winter plus various turboprops. There's more seats in and out than you might expect.

In answer to your question, I'd have to think YYJ would be a more likely candidate.
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Old Feb 7, 20, 4:43 pm
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In answer to your question, I'd have to think YYJ would be a more likely candidate.
Was just going to chime in on this one. Runway is only 7,000' and there are roads <300m away on both ends. I think 737s and A320s are the biggest one sees out here.
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YYJ is king of the puddle-jumpers - what it lacks in aircraft size it makes up in frequency.
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Originally Posted by YVR Cockroach View Post
Was just going to chime in on this one. Runway is only 7,000' and there are roads <300m away on both ends. I think 737s and A320s are the biggest one sees out here.
If I remember right, didn't Rouge have a seasonal 763 from YYZ?

By no means regular though.
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Originally Posted by YYCNoob View Post
If I remember right, didn't Rouge have a seasonal 763 from YYZ?

By no means regular though.
Looks like it will have again. Personally very surprised.
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YYJ regularly sees a Rouge 321 from YYZ. Seasonally it has been in the past a 763 for the summer. Otherwise WS and Flair with 737s and Rouge with an A321,A320 or A319.
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Last summer I actually flew a Rouge A319 YUL-YQB. Poor FAs only had time to serve drinks to half the cabin before we landed...
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YYJ regularly sees a Rouge 321 from YYZ. Seasonally it has been in the past a 763 for the summer. Otherwise WS and Flair with 737s and Rouge with an A321,A320 or A319.
Get an Air North 737 a couple of times a week to YVR and YXY as well as 3 flights to YLW (but only once the other way!) scheduled for the rest of 2020.
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