Articles Tagged ‘Toronto’

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?

Leading Canadian airports report traffic figures for 2011 H1; Montreal Trudeau and Toronto Pearson lead way

Leading Canadian airports report traffic figures for 2011 H1; Montreal Trudeau and Toronto Pearson lead way

Canada’s airports have mostly had an undramatic start to 2011 in terms of passenger growth. But looking at the domestic, transborder and international segments which of the country’s top eight airports have performed best (and worst) in each of these regional categories so far this year?

Canadian airports grew by 4% in 2010; Montreal leads way in 2011 as Air Canada returns to Toronto City airport

Canadian airports grew by 4% in 2010; Montreal leads way in 2011 as Air Canada returns to Toronto City airport

Canada’s airports had a decent 2010 but which major airport grew fastest? What’s happening so far in 2011? What explains Halifax’s traffic spike in February? What trend is continuing at both Air Canada and WestJet? And what new development has taken place at Toronto’s downtown City airport?


Canadian airports see passenger numbers rise 3.7% during 2010; Air Canada and WestJet growing much faster

Canadian airports see passenger numbers rise 3.7% during 2010; Air Canada and WestJet growing much faster

Eight out of the top 10 Canadian airports have grown in 2010. Which are the two exceptions and which airport is growing fastest? But how can the nation’s two biggest carriers Air Canada and WestJet both be both growing much faster?

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?

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?

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?


Vueling responds to Spanair; Porter adds Moncton; two new US hub routes; Belavia increases Moscow options; Highland Airways and Viva Macau cease flying

Vueling responds to Spanair; Porter adds Moncton; two new US hub routes; Belavia increases Moscow options; Highland Airways and Viva Macau cease flying

Several interesting route announcements from Belarus, Canada, Spain and the USA, plus some analysis on two airlines that stopped flying this week. One operated Jetstream 31s, the other Boeing 767s.

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Ten for Tuesday: announcements from Sun Country, Kingfisher, airBaltic, bmi, Carpatair, Jin Air, Lufthansa, Mango, Spanair, and Virgin America

Which airlines have decided to start routes identified recently by anna.aero as having potential? Who’s going transatlantic with a 737-800? Which is airBaltic’s latest ‘country of the week’  and whose second international route is to Guam?

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?