Articles Tagged ‘Westjet’

Please be seated: can BA's new A350 make a dent in Air Canada's formidable London - Toronto market position?

Please be seated: can BA’s new A350 make a dent in Air Canada’s formidable London – Toronto market position?

As British Airways launches A350-1000 services to Toronto this week, we take a look at whether this can help the carrier compete with Air Canada’s formidable segmentation of the route – from almost LCC density 777-300ERs to smaller 787-8s – and hold off upstart WestJet.

Altitude East convenes in St John's for Canada's leading route development conference

Altitude East convenes in St John’s for Canada’s leading route development conference

Between June 24 and 26, the Altitude East air service development conference convened in St John’s, NL. James Davis, Assistant Editor, anna.aero, was there at North America’s most north-easterly point, 100 years since Alcock & Brown’s first transatlantic flight between St John’s and Galway.

WestJet launches services between Edmonton and St John's

WestJet launches services between Edmonton and St John’s

WestJet inaugurates thrice weekly flights from St John’s to Edmonton amidst the Altitudes East routes conference. anna.aero was there at the launch to cover proceedings.


ACI-NA JumpStart preview Part 1: US airports smash 1 billion pax threshold

ACI-NA JumpStart preview Part 1: US airports smash 1 billion pax threshold

anna.aero looks at the development of the US market ahead of the upcoming ACI-NA JumpStart Nashville conference. Data published by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows that 1.01 billion scheduled passengers flew from US airports in 2018, averaging at 2.77 million travellers a day. 

Nashville Airport records eighth year of consecutive growth in 2018, reaching just under 16 million last year; Southwest continues to dominate market share

Nashville Airport records eighth year of consecutive growth in 2018, reaching just under 16 million last year; Southwest continues to dominate market share

Nashville Airport reached a milestone in 2018 with nearly 16 million passengers, a rise of 80% over 10 years. As ACI North America’s JumpStart Air Service Development Conference takes place in Nashville 3-5 June – where anna.aero is Official Media Sponsor – we thought it is an ideal time to take a closer look at Music […]

WestJet adventures into Atlanta

WestJet adventures into Atlanta

WestJet inaugurates a six times weekly operation between Calgary and Atlanta.


Global turboprop capacity up 22% since 2009; Vancouver is 'Top of the Props' as Canada overtakes US to become top market

Global turboprop capacity up 22% since 2009; Vancouver is ‘Top of the Props’ as Canada overtakes US to become top market

More than 245 million two-way seats were available on scheduled turboprop flights in 2018, a 22% increase since 2009. Nick Preston examines trends over the past decade to identify which airlines, airports and country markets have seen the biggest increases or cuts in services performed by these aircraft.

Edmonton Airport set to record 7.8 million terminal passengers for 2018; ULCCs Flair Airlines and Swoop drive second consecutive year of growth

Edmonton Airport set to record 7.8 million terminal passengers for 2018; ULCCs Flair Airlines and Swoop drive second consecutive year of growth

Edmonton Airport handled 7.38 million terminal passengers in 2017, returning to growth after two years of declining traffic. Figures for 2018 suggest that it was on target to exceed 7.80 million passengers by the end of December. Nick Preston takes a closer look at the Albertan airport’s network developments.

WestJet selects Saskatoon for its newest Orlando connection

WestJet selects Saskatoon for its newest Orlando connection

WestJet begins a weekly, winter seasonal service between Saskatoon and Orlando.


Paris traffic climbed 2.8% during H1 2018; 19.56 million more passengers than in 2009; Norwegian becoming a major player

Paris traffic climbed 2.8% during H1 2018; 19.56 million more passengers than in 2009; Norwegian becoming a major player

Paris is served by Beauvais, CDG and Orly airports, with the three processing 105.16 million passengers in 2017, up 23% versus 2009. Jonathan Ford highlights which airports are reporting the biggest net gain in passengers, the top destinations, plus the growth patterns of the French capital’s leading airlines.

Americas LCC capacity growing at half the speed of Asian market, but catching up with Europe; only three nations at +50% market share

Americas LCC capacity growing at half the speed of Asian market, but catching up with Europe; only three nations at +50% market share

In our third instalment of the world’s low-cost scene, anna.aero has set its sights on the Americas region to see how the business model has developed during the past decade. Forecast to pass half a billion seats in 2018, Jonathan Ford explores in more depth which nations have seen the greatest stimulation.

Americas-Caribbean S18 review: US has two-thirds of seats; Rio-São Paulo is busiest route

Americas-Caribbean S18 review: US has two-thirds of seats; Rio-São Paulo is busiest route

With peak season fast approaching, anna.aero decided to take a look around the world at the busiest country markets, airlines and routes for a typical week in S18. Nick Preston starts the worldwide review with a look at the Americas and Caribbean region, offering a comparison of this year’s schedules with S17.