FERRY TRAFFIC - BCFERRIES SUMMARY REPORT

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Ferry Passengers Traffic declines by 14% for the 10 year period.
1995 - 2002 Ferry VehicleFigures decline by 8.6% in 1996.

At the start of its Marine Highway Operations in Year 2002
BCFerries shows 22,901 or a +5,183 difference for the same period
and increase of 29.25% difference to remain stagnant.

Performance of BCFerries Routes Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii, reveals stagnant
and deteriorating traveling conditions.
Global queries to visit the Islands of Queen Charlotte Islands/Haida Gwaii are extensive.
To direct our international travelers into Vancouver poses no difficulties.
The incompatibility of the services offered by BCFerries
and its convoluted routing to reach final destination QCI/HG
is the cause for great numbers of potential visitors to change their holiday destination.

QCI/HG Data of traffic movements are poor and indicate multiple problem areas in need of change.
Northern British Columbia routes are currently limited to the Northern Corridors transportation dead-end routes.
These cul-de-sac destinations obstruct the easy flow of Visitors traffic.
It becomes mandatory to connect Southern BC , Coastal BC and Northern BC.

As a result, please find herewith a proposal for changes of BCFerries Routings.
The request to incorporate the New Marine Highway:
"Vancouver - Prince Rupert/Prince Rupert - Vancouver" goes without saying.
Such reorganization would create the long overdue circle route connections:
Vancouver - Prince Rupert - Calgary/Calgary - Prince Rupert -Vancouver.

This restructuring not only creates efficient and comfortable travel possibilities;
it offers BCFerries and associated sectors opportunities to attract higher numbers of travellers.
The enhancement of rubber wheeled and walk-on traffic
to the Northern Corridor and Coastal BC Communities served by BCFerries would boost
the required cost effective service in the Marine Highway System.
Most importantly it would integrate road, rail, bus and air traffic services making the QCI/Haida Gwaii,
and Northern BC more accessible thereby transforming Prince Rupert into a blossoming transportation hub.



BC FERRIES OPERATIONS SUMMARY REPORT 2003 - 2006
Route 11 Prince Rupert - Skidegate

DATA Passengers

Route 11 Prince Rupert – Skidegate : Operations Summary Report

Operation Year RT= Round Trip

Fiscal Year

# of Sched. RT

# of Actual Round Trips

Net Extra RT

% Sail. Over load

Passengers Fiscal 2006/05

Passengers Fiscal 2005/04

Passengers
Fiscal 2004/03

Passengers Fiscal 2003/02

 Passenger Growth

Passengers Revenue Total Net Route Earnings

short

%

in 000's

2006/05

190.5

185.0

5.5

2.4

45,868

 

 

 

(717)

913,240

1,360 (41%)

2005/04

190.0

188.0

2.0

5.1

46,585

123

898,808

2,305 (69%)

2004/03

190.0

184.0

6.0

1.9

 

 

46,462

47,986

(1,524)

865,089

1,649



DATA AEQ: Automotive Equivalent

Route 11 Prince Rupert – Skidegate : Operations Summary Report

Operation Year RT= Round Trip AEQ=Automobile Equivalent

Fiscal Year

# of Sched. RT

# of Actual RT

Net Extra RT

% Sail. Over load

AEQ Cap. Provided

Capty Utili- zation

AEQ' s Carried Fiscal 2006/05

AEQ' s Carried
Fiscal 2005/04

AEQ' s Carried Fiscal 2004/03

AEQ' s Carried Fiscal 2003/02

AEQ Gr0wth

AEQ Revenue

Total Net
Route Earn.

 

 

 

short

%

 

%

       

 

 

(in 000's)

2006/05

190.5

185

5.5

2.4

31,374

73,1

22,925

 

 

 

(221)

2,538,347

1,360(41%)

2005/04

190

188

2.0

5.1

37,742

73

 

23,146

 

 

427

2,458,149

2,305(69%)

2004/03

190

184

6.0

1.9

32,800

69

 

 

22,719

22,901

(182)

2,290,198

1,649

OPERATIONS SUMMARY ROUTE 11 PRINCE RUPERT - SKIDEGATE
190 Scheduled Round Trips result in 185/188/184 Actual RT respectively for the 3 year period.

Passengers Growth declines by 4.4%; with Passengers Revenue up by 5.6%;

AEQ Capacity Utilization is maintains its average 72% with AEQ Carried Fiscal Years to level down at 22,922.
AEQ Revenue inches up 7.3% in 2005/04 and 3.3% in 2006/05.

In Fiscal Year 2005/04 Total Net Route Earnings increase by 69% ; Fiscal Year 2006/05 Total Net Route Earnings decline 41%.



BC FERRIES OPERATIONS SUMMARY REPORT 2003 - 2006
Route 26 Skidegate - Alliford Bay

DATA Passengers

Route 26 Skidegate - Alliford Bay : Operations Summary Report

Operation Year RT= Round Trip

Fiscal Year

# of Sched. RT

# of Actual Round Trips

Net Extra RT

% Sail. Over load

Pssngrs Fiscal 2006/05

Pssngrs Fiscal 2005/04

Pssngrs Fiscal 2004/03

Pssngrs Fiscal 2003/02

Pssngr Growth

Pssngr Revenue

Total Net Route Earnings

 

 

 

short

%

       

 

 

in 000's

2006/05

4,379

4,369

9.0

0.8

111,248

 

 

 

(16,961)

177,425

(503)

2005/04

4,380

4,401

21.0

1.6

 

128,209

 

 

2,193

199,049

983

2004/03

4,390

4,401

11.0

1.6

 

 

126,016

126,202

(186)

183,388

850



DATA AEQ: Automotive Equivalent

Route 26 Skidegate - Alliford Bay : Operations Summary Report

Operation Year RT= Round Trip EQ=Automobile Equivalent

Fiscal Year

# of SchedRT

# of Actual RT

Net Extra RT

% Sail. Over load

AEQ Capacity Provided

Cap

Util.

AEQ's Carried Fiscal 2006/05

AEQ's Carried Fiscal 2005/04

AEQ's Carried Fiscal 2004/03

AEQ's Carried Fiscal 2003/02

AEQ Growth

AEQ Revenue

Total Net Route Earn.

 

 

 

short

%

 

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

(in 000's)

2006/05

4,379

4,369

9.0

0.8

227,522

26.5

60,237

 

 

 

(7,087)

284,808

(503)

2005/04

4,380

4,401

21.0

1.6

231,608

29

 

67,324

 

 

1,747

314,952

983

2004/03

4,390

4,401

11.0

1.6

231,244

28

 

 

65,577

66,951

(1,374)

296,690

850

OPERATIONS SUMMARY ROUTE 26 SKIDEGATE - ALLIFORD BAY
Scheduled Round Trips average at 4,380 to produce 4,401/4,401/4,369 Actual RT respectively.
Total Net Route Earnings is up by 15.7% in Fiscal Year 2005/04
Total Net Route Earnings decline -153% in 2006/05

Passengers Growth is slightly up by 1.74% in Fiscal Year 2005/04 to weaken 13.2% in 2006/05;
Passengers Revenue increase 8.5% in 2005/04; but drop 10.86% in 2006/05.

AEQ Capacity Utilization shows 21% average;
AEQ Carried Fiscal Years declines 10.5% over total period.
AEQ Revenue is up 6.15% in 2005/04 to decline 9.57% in 2006/05.

Sources: Data BC FERRIES

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