CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

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CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

Post by linecrew » Thu Oct 27, 2016 8:24 am

I guess they are really proud of their identifier?

http://www.yyc.com/News/tabid/91/articl ... rport.aspx
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Re: CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

Post by ahramin » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:07 am

You would think they'd be too busy running the airport to come up with nonsense like this.
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Post by Zaibatsu » Thu Oct 27, 2016 9:43 am

I thought it was going to become Stephen J Harper International Airport. :?
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Re: CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

Post by NunavutPA-12 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:01 am

IMO, they should all be named after people prominent in the aviation history of this country.

YWG got it right!
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Re: CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

Post by plhought » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:45 am

There was a pretty serious effort behind-the-scenes to get the airport named after Fred McCall. Obviously whatever useless hipster-marketing agency they wasted money on felt it better to recommend the airport align itself along food-trucks and beard-festivals.
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Re: CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

Post by 5x5 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:57 am

When you only have 140 characters to share your wisdom with the world, YYC takes up way less of them than any actual name they would come up with. Unless the wanted to name it Joe or Bob.
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Re: CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

Post by linecrew » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:43 pm

ahramin wrote:You would think they'd be too busy running the airport to come up with nonsense like this.
This was my exact thought.
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Post by B208 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 6:48 pm

Zaibatsu wrote:I thought it was going to become Stephen J Harper International Airport. :?
As they bloody well should.
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Re: CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

Post by Prodriver » Fri Oct 28, 2016 9:43 pm

Did anyone tell them that is the VOR and they forgot the "C". Maybe there is a plan to accelerate the decommissioning of VOR's like NDB's and it won't matter?:)
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Re: CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

Post by praveen4143 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:00 am

Prodriver wrote:Did anyone tell them that is the VOR and they forgot the "C". Maybe there is a plan to accelerate the decommissioning of VOR's like NDB's and it won't matter?:)
The IATA code for Calgary is YYC.
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Re: CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

Post by Prodriver » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:16 pm

I like the ICAO system better and their office is located in Montreal'.
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Re: CalgaryAirport to become "YYC Calgary International Airport"

Post by Longtimer » Tue Nov 01, 2016 8:10 am

Prodriver wrote:I like the ICAO system better as there office is still in Montreal'.
Prodriver, re their office. The following is from the IATA web site:
Montreal
Head Office
800 Place Victoria
PO Box 113
Montreal - H4Z 1M1
Quebec - Canada
Phone: +1 514 874 0202
Fax: +1 514 874 9632
http://www.iata.org/about/Pages/offices.aspx
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