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Aspiring Canadian start-up Jetlines, advancing its new strategy of building a route network that seeks to avoid WestJet ULCC subsidiary Swoop, plans to include Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB) in its network, the airline and airport announced February 13.

(Source: ATW Daily News -  February 3, 2019)


Abandoned airport.

tmb saint helena airportIn 2010, the UK Department of International Development pumped $347 million into building an ill-advised clifftop airport on the island of Saint Helena, a remote British territory in the middle of the Atlantic, with a view to boosting the island's accessibility and untapped tourism industry.

Doomed from the get-go, the UK authorities failed to take into account the dangerous wind conditions that plague Saint Helena. The shear is so severe, large planes can't take off or land safely and the airport, which was due to open last year, is effectively unusable.

(Source: MSN News February 16, 2019)

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