Articles Tagged ‘YVR’

Canadian airport traffic up 4% in Q1; WestJet launches transatlantic flights from St. John’s to Dublin

Canadian airport traffic up 4% in Q1; WestJet launches transatlantic flights from St. John’s to Dublin

Canada’s leading airports reported traffic growth of under 3% in 2013, but 2014 has started better with passenger numbers up over 4% in Q1. We have the latest traffic data (by market segment) from the country’s busiest airports and look at some of the more interesting new routes that have launched in 2014.

Icelandair starts fourth route to Canada

Icelandair starts fourth route to Canada

Icelandair makes Vancouver its latest Canadian destination operating twice-weekly until mid-October.

Icelandair’s traffic grows by 12% in 2013; three 757-200s join for S14

Icelandair’s traffic grows by 12% in 2013; three 757-200s join for S14

Following the launch of services to Vancouver last week, Icelandair’s network now includes a total of 25 destinations in Europe along with 13 gateways in North America. As the carrier’s passenger numbers reached 2.3 million last year, anna.aero investigates the airline’s rapid expansion and its top 16 routes for S14.


Reykjavik/Keflavik forecasted to pass three million passengers in 2014; new airport charging scheme from November

Reykjavik/Keflavik forecasted to pass three million passengers in 2014; new airport charging scheme from November

Iceland’s busiest airport, Reykjavik/Keflavik, has managed to achieve impressive growth in recent years, following the local banking collapse and the volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull. anna.aero takes a closer look at the airport’s recent activity and reveals how its seasonality profile has changed and how dominant the flag carrier is this summer.

Cambridge Airport shows off its Arch of Triumph certificate and chases back-to-back wins

Cambridge Airport shows off its Arch of Triumph certificate and chases back-to-back wins

Cambridge Airport won last week’s ‘Arch of Triumph’ for its new service to Amsterdam, and it, along with five other airports from around the world, battle it out for this week’s award too. Find out inside if the UK regional airport can become only the second airport ever (following Tampa’s example) to celebrate back-to-back wins.

WestJet Encore grows at Fort McMurray with two new routes

WestJet Encore grows at Fort McMurray with two new routes

WestJet Encore now connects Fort McMurray to Vancouver and Kelowna with daily flights, utilising Q400s.


Vote for the best of 21 Fire Truck Water Arches; Summer Season Launches Part 1

Vote for the best of 21 Fire Truck Water Arches; Summer Season Launches Part 1

The start of the S14 season sees a lot of the world’s airports going the extra mile in terms of new route marketing — and that means lots of fire truck water arches (FTWA). This week, we give you, the reader, the chance to select the best of the 21 FTWAs we have been sent.

All Nippon Airways expands long-haul network from Haneda

All Nippon Airways expands long-haul network from Haneda

All Nippon Airways adds seven new destinations across three continents from Tokyo Haneda Airport.

Hawaii's ASKs up 7% in December 2013; Hawaiian Airlines dominates with 37 routes

Hawaii’s ASKs up 7% in December 2013; Hawaiian Airlines dominates with 37 routes

Hawaii’s ASKs have grown by 7% in 12 months as the state has become increasingly attractive for airline route development. In fact, Air China has recently launched its first route to Hawaii on 21 January. anna.aero investigates how the Hawaiian market has changed over time and how dominant Hawaiian Airlines is.


WestJet Encore expands connections in north-west Canada

WestJet Encore expands connections in north-west Canada

WestJet Encore expands connections in north-west Canada with new routes to Kamloops Airport and Terrace Airport.

WestJet Encore launches with two Q400s, and Nanaimo and Fort St. John in British Columbia as new destinations

WestJet Encore launches with two Q400s, and Nanaimo and Fort St. John in British Columbia as new destinations

Canada’s WestJet has launched its regional, Q400-operating subsidiary, WestJet Encore. We reveal the rotation plans for the first two aircraft for their first few weeks of service and how the airline has created some operational flexibility.

WestJet Encore launches from Calgary with two Q400s

WestJet Encore launches from Calgary with two Q400s

WestJet Encore launches from Calgary Airport with two Q400s and routes to Vancouver Airport, Nanaimo Airport, Fort St. John Airport and Victoria Airport.