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

Article Thumbnail: Market TrendsAfter 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?

New routes launched during the last week (Saturday 20 December – Friday 9 January)

Article Thumbnail: Route NewsWe 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.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 13 December – Friday 19 December)

nl121208-farwatch120.jpgA 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.


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.

New routes launched during the last week
(Saturday 1 November – Friday 7 November):

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefThis 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.

10 of the best analysed: The great global LCC network strategy comparison

Article Thumbnail: Lead StoryNot 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 routes launched during the last week:
Saturday 6 September – Friday 12 September

Article Thumbnail: News in BriefNew route started this week operated by Air Asia, Alaska Airlines, Best Air, bmibaby, Hong Kong Express, Monarch, Northwest, Virgin America and Westjet.

Canadian traffic up 30% in last four years; Zoom’s closure takes out 11% of UK capacity

Thumb: Country Analysis - CanadaWith 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?

Calgary still #1 for Westjet after 11 years

Westjet in CalgaryCanada’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?


Westjet undercuts competition on Canada’s busiest route

Article Thumbnail: FarewatchCanada’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.