Articles Tagged ‘Westjet’
Mexico’s airports see traffic fall 5.7% in 2008 Q3; Avolar and Alma cease operations; Cancun’s tourist appeal sees double-digit international growth
After a period of rapid growth Mexico’s airports (and airlines) are suffering in the current climate. Which airlines have grown their market share and what’s new in the international market?
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.
A very busy week as many airlines launched new routes aimed at the winter leisure market, whether it be skiing in Europe or sunshine in the US. We tracked almost 50 new routes that started this week operated by 24 different airlines including: airBaltic, Arik Air, British Airways, Copa, easyJet, Emirates, jetBlue, Ryanair, SAS, Singapore Airlines, TACA, Transavia.com, Turkish Airlines, WestJet and Wizz Air.
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.
This week sees over 60 new routes launched a week after the winter season officially began. We report and analyse new routes by AirAsia, AirAsia X, airberlin, AirTran, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, China Eastern, Delta, easyJet, jetBlue, Norwegian, Pacific Blue, Ryanair (just 20 new routes this week!), Southwest, TAM, TUIfly.com and WestJet.
Not all LCCs are the same. We examine average frequency, average sector length, number of routes and airports served to reveal significant differences in network strategy of the world’s most successful LCCs. And just how much bigger is Southwest than all the rest?
New route started this week operated by Air Asia, Alaska Airlines, Best Air, bmibaby, Hong Kong Express, Monarch, Northwest, Virgin America and Westjet.
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 only remaining LCC started off in Calgary on a leap day nearly 12 years ago. How is Westjet performing these days? Is Calgary still the airport’s number one airport? Is it bigger than Air Canada in Calgary, and on which routes do both airlines compete. Which new international routes is Westjet about to start?
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.