Articles Tagged ‘Canada’

WestJet resumes growth as international network grows; Calgary being caught by Toronto as biggest base

WestJet resumes growth as international network grows; Calgary being caught by Toronto as biggest base

Canada’s second airline is growing rapidly once more after a brief pause in 2009. How has the airline’s average sector length changed and how much international flying does it do in winter? How big a threat is Air Canada on domestic routes?

Toronto welcomes Virgin America services to Los Angeles and San Francisco; Air Canada still has 60% of capacity

Toronto welcomes Virgin America services to Los Angeles and San Francisco; Air Canada still has 60% of capacity

Canada’s busiest airport with over 30 million annual passengers welcomed a new airline last week. How has traffic developed in the different market segments in recent years and which other new routes have been started?

Transatlantic capacity up 2.4% this summer; at least 24 new routes starting with ‘new’ United battling Delta for #1 status

Transatlantic capacity up 2.4% this summer; at least 24 new routes starting with ‘new’ United battling Delta for #1 status

Things are picking up on the historically lucrative transatlantic market with capacity up this summer and over two dozen new routes. But which are the leading country-pair markets and which airlines are expanding (and reducing) their presence.


Passenger numbers stable in Canada in Q1; Ottawa only top 10 airport growing at more than 5%; Demand up at Air Canada and WestJet

Passenger numbers stable in Canada in Q1; Ottawa only top 10 airport growing at more than 5%; Demand up at Air Canada and WestJet

Air travel at Canada’s airports has shown little growth yet both Air Canada and WestJet have seen an increase in demand (RPMs). How can this be? How dominant are these two carriers at Canada’s top airports?

Canadian airports see 6% drop in demand in 2009; Air Canada will add six new Atlantic routes in 2010

Canadian airports see 6% drop in demand in 2009; Air Canada will add six new Atlantic routes in 2010

Which of Canada’s leading airports performed best and worst last year? Did any report growth in 2009? How quickly (or not) have Air Canada and WestJet been expanding?

Air Canada growing Atlantic services; now represent 25% of all capacity

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisAir Canada and its partner Jazz operate over 330 aircraft, many on domestic routes. But what share of capacity is dedicated to the domestic market? Which regional market has shrunk the most in 2009 and how dominant are routes to London among transatlantic services?


Signs of recovery at Canada’s top 10 airports; 3 airports show year-on-year growth

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsCanadian airport traffic data for August and September looks promising. But which airports are growing compared with last year and which airport is in desperate need of a major international event to take place in its catchment area?

Canada – US market generates 23 million passengers but none on US LCCs; Air Canada has one-third of market

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryFlights between Canada and the US operate from 23 Canadian airports and 60 US airports but which are the leading airports, routes and airlines? Which Canadian airport has seen the market grow by almost 20% in 2009?

Montreal welcomes Jumpstart; international (non-US) traffic continues to grow

Article Thumbnail: Airport FocusMontreal still ranks third (just) among Canadian airports and is benefiting from international traffic growth. Which services has it lost and gained in the last year? Which airlines are the busiest (after Air Canada) and which transatlantic route starts next week?


Canadian airports see traffic fall by less than 10% in Q1; WestJet still increasing capacity

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsCanada’s airports suffered less than most at the back end of 2008 but how are they faring in 2009? Which airports are doing best and what capacity adjustments have Air Canada and WestJet been making in recent months?

Porter exploits downtown niche in Toronto; starts Thunder Bay services in June

Article Thumbnail: Airline AnalysisPorter’s parent company also owns the only terminal at its base airport. With 10 Q400s it now serves two destinations in Canada and two in the US with high frequency flights. Where else might it be going next?

Award-winning Hamilton markets tough to beat downturn

Article Thumbnail: Airport AnalysisHamilton 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.