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WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

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. 

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.  

anna.aero joins WestJet in celebrating first flight from London Gatwick to St. John’s in Newfoundland

anna.aero joins WestJet in celebrating first flight from London Gatwick to St. John’s in Newfoundland

Regardless of paying for his own flight, anna.aero’s very own Canadaphile Ralph Anker still flew on WestJet’s first 737-700 service from London Gatwick to St. John’s, along with 47 other passengers.


WestJet says ‘London calling’

WestJet says ‘London calling’

WestJet begins services to London Gatwick from six points in Canada – three routes already served by Air Transat.

St. John’s International Airport in Newfoundland welcomes second London service; Halifax and Toronto Pearson account for 60% of seats

St. John’s International Airport in Newfoundland welcomes second London service; Halifax and Toronto Pearson account for 60% of seats

The closest major airport in North America to Europe, St. John’s in Canada handles 1.5 million passengers per annum and is served by eight scheduled carriers. We reveal the airport’s seasonality profile and leading routes.

WestJet helps stimulate UK-Canada seat capacity by 20% this summer; passenger numbers peaked in 2007 at 3.9 million

WestJet helps stimulate UK-Canada seat capacity by 20% this summer; passenger numbers peaked in 2007 at 3.9 million

Can the UK-Canada market be stimulated by an LCC? WestJet hopes so as it launches six new routes to the UK, contributing to a big increase in seat capacity for this summer. We look at traffic trends since 1994 and exchange rates.


National Airlines starts St. John’s service from Florida

National Airlines starts St. John’s service from Florida

National Airlines adds a third service from Orlando Sanford and its second to Canada.

Air Transat adds seventh route to Puerto Plata

Air Transat adds seventh route to Puerto Plata

Air Transat adds new weekly flights from St. John’s to Puerto Plata, using its A310s.

Halifax Airport expecting 2% growth this year; Japan Airlines’ first charter flight arrives from Tokyo Narita

Halifax Airport expecting 2% growth this year; Japan Airlines’ first charter flight arrives from Tokyo Narita

The main gateway to Nova Scotia handled close to 3.6 million passengers last year, while a total of 10 carriers operate to 26 destinations in six countries within North America and Europe this October. We reveal how the airport has grown during the last 11 years and which is the dominant airline this month.


Canadian North increases domestic seasonal offering

Canadian North increases domestic seasonal offering

Canadian North adds three routes, namely Halifax-Iqaluit, St. John’s-Halifax and St. John’s-Iqaluit with weekly flights, utilising its 737-300s.

WestJet introduces its first ever flight to Europe

WestJet introduces its first ever flight to Europe

WestJet adds its first flight to Europe with daily operations to Dublin from St. John’s and Toronto Pearson, utilising its 737-700s.

WestJet’s traffic grows by 6.3% in 2013; Calgary is #1 base by flights this summer

WestJet’s traffic grows by 6.3% in 2013; Calgary is #1 base by flights this summer

Canada’s second largest carrier according to weekly seat capacity, WestJet has grown remarkably in recent years, serving over 300 non-stop routes in July 2014. As passenger numbers reached a new record high last year, anna.aero investigates the LCC’s network and busiest airports for this summer.