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“The Fraser Valley is still one of the fastest growing regions of the country, despite the economic downtown, and our airport is a regional transportation hub for this section of the province,” he said.

To boost the 2009 numbers, Kandal said the airport is looking to increase its provincial flights, commit to a regular Toronto flight, add a “U.S. hub” to its itinerary, and also look at increasing international destinations.

Abbotsford Approved for $55,000,000 for infrastructure Upgrades


Any Time Any Place

The Port is welcome to visit any school and talk about what advantage Allegiant offers our city.



On a New York-to-Denver flight, a commercial jet would generate 840 to 1,660 pounds of carbon dioxide per passenger. That's about what an SUV generates in a month.

- USA TODAY 12/19/2006


Communities Around the World Are Stepping Up.

San Monica


Enough is Enough.



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Rail It to the Everett Airport

Economics / Jobs
I think the best looking building in town is that old railroad station near D Street
and Holly. So if we all work hard enough, maybe we can bring that beautiful
building back to life.
Rail is Sound Economics.
GM, and Boeing, has excellent engineers and I bet Americans can make the
greatest rail system in the world. Maybe it’s time to shift some of those FAA
I don’t know how many of the jobs are permanent versus fulltime supporting the
airport, but there is a good chance they will disappear.
The Port clearly documents that BLI’s primary passenger catchment areas are
Lower BC Skagit and Snohomish Counties.
Allegiant and Horizon are very much interested in Paine Field.
WestJet has an increased presence in both Abbotsford and Vancouver.
So why do we need to jump in the mix.
A rail line from here to Everett Airport would become a new and sustainable
employment corridor offering an array of new opportunities for people.
Just so our listeners know Allegiant has a history of leaving airports and when
Everett becomes active, Everett will be the new allegiant hub hands down.
Some of you may or may not know but in May of this year, WestJet announced it
was starting Las Vegas flights from Abbotsford Airport this fall. They canceled
this on July 15th based on the lack of demand. They have however, increased
their flights to Las Vegas, Arizona, & Southern California from Vancouver. My
point here is that when the timing is right they will capture the lower BC either by
aggressive marketing or obviously starting service from Abbotsford.
I used Google Earth the other day and observed that there is a nice rail line
already in place near the Everett Airport.
A rail line from here to Everett Airport would become the new employment
corridor offering an array of new opportunities.
Just think of the possibilities by having bike trails and places of work steps away
from rail station(s). Families would be able to utilize our great cities on weekends
No Parking.
No long lines
and at the same time creating a sustainable future.
Sound’s to good to be true doesn’t it. Well we can make this happen now. It is so
important that we call all of our politicians and say enough is enough. This is
what sound economics is all about.
I also add that Allegiant was quoted in an email to the Port we need to be
sensitive to the local casinos. What this tells me is that they are looking to
capture their share of the local casino market in order to help Nevada.
Think about this, they are interested in Bremerton, Everett, & Bellingham. It’s
funny the interest grew in Paine Field right about the time the Tulalip Resort was
being completed. It is also funny that the moved from Green Bay airport to
Appleton which is closer to casino region of Wisconsin. They have moved to
Grand Island, NY also home to Casino's. This is not sustainable business it's
called market share over the environment.

On a New York-to-Denver flight, a commercial jet would generate 840 to 1,660 pounds of carbon dioxide per passenger. That's about what an SUV generates in a month.

- USA TODAY 12/19/2006

Its simple logic. This was never a question about community enrichment, the environmental quality, or the overall economic vitality, it's about greed.

Rail is There!

Studies ongoing - pH levels and deicing impact to water quality let alone the impact of Acid Rain impacts.

The Down-to-Earth Guide to Global Warming

TAKE BACK THE SKY (Sierra Club Books, 2004) describes the problems faced by communities in the path of aviation expansion, including the laws, science and organizational systems behind this issue. The book makes the policy case for environmentally sustainable aviation.