Articles Tagged ‘Westjet’
WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG
WestJet has announced that from April it will begin daily flights from Halifax to London Gatwick and Paris CDG, marking its first operations to the French capital. The news means that the carrier will be the first to link North America to mainland Europe using 737 MAX 8s. Jonathan Ford investigates further.
Low-cost long-haul flights up by 38% for S18; Norwegian extends lead over AirAsia X; Gatwick now top airport
The low-cost long-haul (LCLH) market continues to gather momentum after another year of double-digit growth. We reveal the leading airlines and airports for S18, with flights up 38% compared to the previous year, and the number of departure airports increasing by more than one third.
Mexican market moves past 100 million seats; LCCs drive growth, international capacity outpaces domestic expansion in 2017
Seat capacity on all direct flights to, from and within Mexico increased by 8.0% in 2017, with double-digit growth in three out of the past five years. We take a look at the main movers in Mexico over the past 10 years, including airline, airport and international country market trends.
Airbus and Boeing handed over 133 aircraft in September, the third best month of the year so far; Airbus opens A330 factory in China
Airbus handed over 55 aircraft in September, while its North American rival Boeing distributed 78. Of the 133 aircraft delivered, 73% were narrow-body and 27% wide-body. By delivering 23 more units than Airbus in month nine of 2017, Boeing has extended the lead over its European rival to 100 aircraft in the 2017 delivery race.
In this week’s Network Planning Community News, we cover the recent Eindhoven Aviation Summit, as well as the home airport welcome for all-conquering Houston Astros in the baseball World Series. There is also news from Stuttgart, Birmingham, Moscow Vnukovo, Memmingen, Plovdiv, Munich, Moscow Domodedovo, Berlin Tegel, Phoenix Mesa, Tenerife South, Hamburg, Murcia, Alicante, Cork and […]
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
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
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.
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 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 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 begins twice-weekly service between Calgary and Nashville – already links Nashville to Toronto Pearson.