Articles Tagged ‘Canadian airlines’

American Airlines leads the oneworld charge with 36% of alliance capacity; Dallas/Fort Worth is largest hub; LHR – HKG is #1 for ASKs

American Airlines leads the oneworld charge with 36% of alliance capacity; Dallas/Fort Worth is largest hub; LHR – HKG is #1 for ASKs

The oneworld alliance covers a network of 1,000+ airports and 3,600+ routes on a fleet of 3,571 aircraft. Last year, around 3.5 billion people flew around the world according to IATA, with 558 million flying on a oneword airline. This means that around 15%-16% of air travellers last year flew on a oneworld member aircraft. […]

Air Canada rouge launches with 14 destinations and four aircraft; only Edinburgh and Venice not already served

Air Canada rouge launches with 14 destinations and four aircraft; only Edinburgh and Venice not already served

As WestJet goes regional with Encore, to take on Air Canada in smaller, short-haul markets, Air Canada has launched a new leisure airline to take on WestJet (and others) on flights to the Caribbean, Florida and Mexico from Toronto (and Montreal). There are also some summer-only European routes. We analyse how much competition each route […]

Sunwing Airlines: Grew by 30% in the last year; European adventure is over

Sunwing Airlines: Grew by 30% in the last year; European adventure is over

With its route strongholds flying Canadians to Cuba, Mexico and the US, this hybrid scheduled/charter carrier increases its fleet by nearly 60% to right-size its operations over the year. anna.aero investigates the ever-flexible Sunwing Airlines.


Air Transat turns 25; shifts capacity with the seasons

Air Transat turns 25; shifts capacity with the seasons

Canada’s Air Transat has operated for quarter of a century, quietly growing its operation to become the ninth biggest airline across the North Atlantic this summer. But how has the carrier fared in the turbulent last decade? To what extent does it change its network depending on the season? And which two European countries account […]

Porter makes Washington its latest US destination from Toronto City; passengers up 35% to over 2 million in 2011

Porter makes Washington its latest US destination from Toronto City; passengers up 35% to over 2 million in 2011

Canada’s Porter is growing fast from its home base at Toronto City, but which are its biggest routes? What (limited) competition does it now face, and which routes did it start during the last year? Which new US routes are on the airline’s radar, and by how much did load factors improve in 2011?

Air Canada stronger in the US and the Caribbean; 64% of trans-border capacity out of Toronto

Air Canada stronger in the US and the Caribbean; 64% of trans-border capacity out of Toronto

While Air Canada’s labour dispute may be far from over, the government has stepped in to avoid major disruptions. But what is new since we last took a close look at the airline in 2009? Which markets have seen the biggest traffic increase? And just how much capacity is concentrated at Toronto Pearson?


Air Canada finally able to take on Porter Airlines at Toronto City Airport; YTZ is now 9th busiest airport in Canada

Air Canada finally able to take on Porter Airlines at Toronto City Airport; YTZ is now 9th busiest airport in Canada

Thanks to Porter Airlines, Toronto City Airport is now a Top 10 airport in Canada. Air Canada has found a way to get back into the airport by using which airline’s aircraft? What do Porter’s latest traffic figures reveal about their profitability last year?

Canada's airports see international growth outstrip domestic routes; US routes and Air Canada still dominate

Canada’s airports see international growth outstrip domestic routes; US routes and Air Canada still dominate

How many airports in Canada offer international services? Where do Toronto’s two airports rank? Which country markets are the biggest? Which non-US destinations are served at least daily from Canada’s six busiest airports?

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?


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?

WestJet #2 on Canadian international routes; flies sun-seekers south from 17 airports

Airline AnalysisWith 12 of 13 new routes started by WestJet this week to international destinations, where does WestJet now fly to and from where? How does the airline compare to other international airlines on the Canadian market?

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?