Articles Tagged ‘YVR’

WestJet's Calgary capacity up for seventh straight year in 2017; Vancouver and Las Vegas top domestic and international links

WestJet’s Calgary capacity up for seventh straight year in 2017; Vancouver and Las Vegas top domestic and international links

WestJet offered nearly 5.2 million seats from Calgary in 2017, an increase of 2.5% when compared to the previous year. Nick Preston takes a look at the airline’s network developments from the Canadian airport since 2008, including its growth trends and leading domestic and international links.

Toronto City – Canada's biggest city's secretive downtown airport; Porter Airlines dominates

Toronto City – Canada’s biggest city’s secretive downtown airport; Porter Airlines dominates

Like many of the world’s biggest mega-conurbations, Toronto has a downtown and perhaps less well-known airport, called City (also known as Billy Bishop Airport). Marc Watkins takes a look at the operationally-restricted airport’s traffic split between its two incumbent airlines, as well as its biggest airport pairs.

US regional airports accounted for 19% of seats in 2017; ULCCs report greatest growth; Pittsburgh and Cleveland are on the up

US regional airports accounted for 19% of seats in 2017; ULCCs report greatest growth; Pittsburgh and Cleveland are on the up

With much of the recent talk in US route development surrounding the topic of secondary cities gaining transatlantic service, anna.aero has decided to see what the trends are at the nation’s regional airports, ranging from passenger traffic gains to last year’s seat capacity increases.    


WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet shakes things up on the transatlantic front from Halifax by announcing its first 737 MAX 8 routes – London Gatwick and Paris CDG

WestJet has announced that from April it will begin daily flights from Halifax to London Gatwick and Paris CDG, marking its first operations to the French capital. The news means that the carrier will be the first to link North America to mainland Europe using 737 MAX 8s. Jonathan Ford investigates further. 

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

BA in the market for more A380s; Dubai and Phoenix possible new routes with type

British Airways’ parent IAG is apparently back in the A380 market, following Emirates’ recent $16 billion deal for the superjumbo. We take a look at where BA currently flies with the type, where it may use any future aircraft and whether Iberia will get any.

Flair Airlines fires up four Canadian domestic city pairs

Flair Airlines fires up four Canadian domestic city pairs

Flair Air connects Edmonton to Toronto Pearson, Vancouver and Kelowna – latter airport also gains Vancouver link.


Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

Adelaide, Melbourne and Vancouver airports begin the holiday celebrations with their Route and Cake of the Week awards

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Nuremberg Airport celebrates passing the four million passenger barrier in 2017, while Cairns greets the arrival of China Southern Airlines’ new service from Guangzhou. More news also from Liverpool, Amsterdam, Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen, Oakland, Larnaca, Paphos and Dubai airports. 

Asia secures back-to-back wins in final rounds of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Asia secures back-to-back wins in final rounds of 2017 Arch of Triumph

Europe’s airports have gone three weeks without a win in the 2017 Arch of Triumph competition, as Asia wins two times on the bounce, following a win for Australasia in Week 44. Find out what score your airport needs to secure a last minute slot on this year’s leader board.

Air Canada didgeridoes fly to Melbourne from Vancouver

Air Canada didgeridoes fly to Melbourne from Vancouver

Air Canada starts +13,000-kilometre route between Canada and Australia.


anna.aero World Tour 2017 ends at IATA Slot Conference in Madrid

anna.aero World Tour 2017 ends at IATA Slot Conference in Madrid

As the doors close on the last network planning event of the year, our data elves have been working busily over the last few days to bring you all the events from the 141st IATA Slot Conference in Madrid. If you weren’t there in the Spanish capital tasting the tapas this week, gorge yourself here […]

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – W17/18 Part I

Vote for the best Cake of the Week – W17/18 Part I

The biggest new route cake in Riga Airport history (it weighed 16kg and measured 1m x 1m) is just one of the 28 entries in the W17/18 Part I Cake of the Week competition. And yes you, the humble anna.aero reader, has the chance to select which one of these baked beauties scoops this top […]

Interjet links two Mexican cities with Vancouver

Interjet links two Mexican cities with Vancouver

Interjet launches services from Mexico City and Cancún to its third Canadian city.