Friday, February 23, 2007

NEWS: Sunwing Airlines adds service to Deer Lake

Sunwing Airlines adds service to Deer Lake Airport
February 23, 2007 Deer Lake, NL. Sunwing Airlines has announced a new weekly summer service direct from Deer Lake to Toronto from June 28 – September 6, 2007. Sunwing will utilsze its new generation Boeing 737-800 aircraft with a capacity for 189 passengers.

This new passenger service to and from Toronto follows recent announcements by the two major
national carriers to add a direct Deer Lake to Toronto service. Air Canada will commence its new daily direct service to and from Toronto on May 4 and WestJet will launch its new daily direct service to and from Toronto on May 14.
Full story
or check Deer Lake Airport website

Newfound NV - Trading Statement

Newfound NV own and operate Humber Valley Resort. In their trading statement released to the stock market today, Brian Dobbin stated:

"Our focus in Humber Valley has been to address the construction issues that ledto a significant backlog in building. Contracts with third-party contractors were successfully concluded and the proceeds from the fund raising in September will enable the group to continue the acceleration of construction through 2007.

While we deliberately scaled down the new sales effort the number oftransactions was below our expectations. This was in part due to theconstruction backlog, but also the limited availability of direct flights toNewfoundland. Both of these issues have been addressed."

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Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Astraeus to launch St. John's-London connection

Press article CBC News:
An English airline is launching a year-round service between St. John's and the United Kingdom, filling a void created last fall by Air Canada. Astraeus Airlines will fly from St. John's to Gatwick each Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.

"We are a niche carrier," said managing director Hugh Parry. "We constantly look for emerging and rapidly developing sectors … and we're seeing exciting opportunities in this province." Astraeus has been flying charters between Gatwick and Deer Lake for three years, primarily through contacts with Humber Valley Resorts. In recent months, it introduced consumer flights as well.

Wednesday's announcement provides the resumption of year-round service between St. John's and London since Air Canada decided to provide only spring and summer flights.

Read full article: click here or visit Fly Astraeus Website

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ice Fishing - With Problems

Problems whilst ice fishing ... this time it wasn't us! ... sent by Betty Lou