Articles Tagged ‘Air Canada’
We look back over the last three weeks and discover that over 50 new routes have started operating during the Christmas and New Year period. Ryanair led the way once more with 21 new routes but there were also ventures into the unknown for Aer Arann, Air Azul, Air Canada, Air Southwest, AirTran, British Airways Cityflyer, Delta, Helvetic, jetBlue, Kingfisher, Mihin Lanka, Northwest, Transavia, United, WestJet, Wizz Air and Yamal Airlines.
Hamilton International airport, some 70 kilometres south-west of Toronto, has seen traffic yo-yo in recent years. Once a significant base for WestJet it saw FlyGlobespan start services from 11 UK airports in 2007 before adding Bristol and Dublin routes in 2008.
With over 240 airports with scheduled services, Canada’s airports handled around 117 million passengers last year. Which are the leading airports in 2008 and how dominant are Air Canada and WestJet in the domestic market? Who are Air Canada’s international rivals?
Canada’s busiest domestic route sees Air Canada taking on Westjet and more recently Porter Airlines. Westjet should be cheaper than Air Canada but is it? And how much more does Porter charge for the privilege of travelling from Toronto’s downtown harbourfront airport? We struggle through some unfriendly websites to bring you the figures.
It took three years for traffic to recover from ‘9/11′, but finally Montreal’s traffic is booming once more. With traffic no longer split between two airports, new carriers and new routes are helping Montreal to grow quickly. How dominant is Air Canada? Which are the Top 10 routes? What role is WestJet playing?