Articles Tagged ‘Westjet’

79 new airlines begin life in 2017; 25 go out of business – Europe has the highest number of start-ups, but also the most failures

79 new airlines begin life in 2017; 25 go out of business – Europe has the highest number of start-ups, but also the most failures

Here at anna.aero we love the pioneering spirit which surrounds those brave individuals and organisations which take the momentous decision to start a new airline. Thanks to our data-munching friends at ch-aviation, we look at the types of carriers being launched, where they are beginning their fledgling existences and the best (and worst) locations to […]

Kelowna was Canada's fastest growing major airport during H1 2017; top airports handled an extra 3.8 million passengers

Kelowna was Canada’s fastest growing major airport during H1 2017; top airports handled an extra 3.8 million passengers

Between January and June this year, Canada’s top airports transported over 61.9 million passengers, up 6.6% when compared to the same period of 2016. We look to see how each airport has developed during the first half of 2017, and where the majority of growth is taking place.

Altitude East 2017 – Atlantic Canada's airports and airlines gather to discuss region's aviation challenges and opportunities

Altitude East 2017 – Atlantic Canada’s airports and airlines gather to discuss region’s aviation challenges and opportunities

Last week anna.aero was in Halifax for the Altitude East conference, the largest and most significant forum of the year for Atlantic Canada’s airport, airline and tourism professionals. Taking place between 12-14 September, and hosted by Halifax International Airport Authority, 138 delegates attended the two-day event highlighting the key issues facing Atlantic Canada airports. 


It's a thumbs-up from Moscow Zhukovsky for Cake of the Week win

It’s a thumbs-up from Moscow Zhukovsky for Cake of the Week win

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, WestJet announces that it is to begin direct flights to Denver from Calgary, while Bourgas Airport in Bulgaria welcomes its two-millionth passenger of the year so far. More news also from Moscow Zhukovsky and Shenzhen airports. 

Primera Air gears up to join the low-cost transatlantic market – anna.aero analyses the demand behind the carrier's new venture

Primera Air gears up to join the low-cost transatlantic market – anna.aero analyses the demand behind the carrier’s new venture

Primera Air recently confirmed that from S18 it will enter the low-cost long-haul sector across the Atlantic, with the carrier planning six new routes from bases at Birmingham, London Stansted and Paris CDG to Boston and New York Newark. We check the numbers to determine if the airline’s new venture is viable.  

Halifax Airport passed 3.9 million passengers in 2016, its best year for growth this decade; airport to host Altitude East 2017 in September

Halifax Airport passed 3.9 million passengers in 2016, its best year for growth this decade; airport to host Altitude East 2017 in September

Halifax Airport witnessed its traffic rise by 5.6% in 2016, the airport’s best year for growth this decade. We take a closer look at the developments of this Nova Scotia airport over the past few years, with Halifax ready to host the largest and most significant forum of the year for Atlantic Canada’s airport, airline, […]


WestJet lassoes second Nashville link

WestJet lassoes second Nashville link

WestJet begins twice-weekly service between Calgary and Nashville – already links Nashville to Toronto Pearson.  

Calgary International Airport traffic doubles since 2001; Edelweiss Air and Hainan Airlines new carriers in 2016; Aeromexico coming in S17

Calgary International Airport traffic doubles since 2001; Edelweiss Air and Hainan Airlines new carriers in 2016; Aeromexico coming in S17

Canada’s fourth busiest airport handled almost 16 million passengers in 2016. Home carrier WestJet and Air Canada account for over 85% of seat capacity. We reveal the airport’s top 15 routes, seasonality profile and new routes for 2017.

WestJet sets up St. John's with Tampa service

WestJet sets up St. John’s with Tampa service

WestJet begins a weekly seasonal service from St. John’s to Tampa in Florida – joins existing Orlando service.  


Trans States Airlines has 53 aircraft; flies for United Airlines and American Airlines; Washington Dulles and Denver top hubs

Trans States Airlines has 53 aircraft; flies for United Airlines and American Airlines; Washington Dulles and Denver top hubs

Trans States Airlines is a carrier owned by Trans States Holdings, operating flights for United Express and American Eagle from six hubs across the US on its fleet of 53 ERJ 145s. Operating 1,000 weekly flights this summer, anna.aero looks into the carrier’s top airports and routes. 

Toronto Pearson sees 9.4 million more passengers a year than in 2012; handles 35% of Canadian traffic; Air Canada grows market share

Toronto Pearson sees 9.4 million more passengers a year than in 2012; handles 35% of Canadian traffic; Air Canada grows market share

Serving the most populous city in Canada, Toronto Pearson welcomed 44.3 million passengers in 2016, up 8.0% on the year before. Handling about 35% of all traffic in Canada, Pearson has seen demand increase year-on-year in recent times. We take a closer look at traffic and route developments from Canada’s largest airport. 

Victoria Airport traffic up 19% in three years; domestic market growing the quickest; Delta Air Lines returns with Seattle-Tacoma service

Victoria Airport traffic up 19% in three years; domestic market growing the quickest; Delta Air Lines returns with Seattle-Tacoma service

Victoria Airport in 2016 welcomed just under 1.86 million passengers. This is up 19% from the total of 1.56 that travelled through the airport in 2013. We take a closer look at market developments, and what airlines are doing from the British Columbia airport.