Articles Tagged ‘YWG’

Canadian capacity increased by 34% from 2008 to 2017; foreign flights account for most seats; Portugal fastest-growing international market

Canadian capacity increased by 34% from 2008 to 2017; foreign flights account for most seats; Portugal fastest-growing international market

There were 139.28 million two-way seats serving Canadian airports in 2017, 34% more than in 2008. Nick Preston examines the main trends in this market over the past 10 years, including a comparison of domestic and international capacity and the fastest-growing airports and international country markets.

Flair Airlines first mover in Canadian ULCC market; Edmonton is largest base, competition with Swoop on three routes this summer

Flair Airlines first mover in Canadian ULCC market; Edmonton is largest base, competition with Swoop on three routes this summer

Things are hotting up on the Canadian ULCC scene. Flair Airlines was the first ultra-low fare new entrant in the country’s domestic market and has since been joined by Swoop. With Canada Jetlines expected to start operations in 2019, Nick Preston reviews Flair Airlines’ network and its growing competition.

Swoop sweeps Hamilton off its feet with ultra-low-cost launch

Swoop sweeps Hamilton off its feet with ultra-low-cost launch

Swoop, the WestJet-owned ULCC, begins operations from its first base at Hamilton. 


Winnipeg-Manila is "Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week" with 70,000 searches; Philippine Airlines' next North American route??

Winnipeg-Manila is “Skyscanner Unserved Route of the Week” with 70,000 searches; Philippine Airlines’ next North American route??

In the past 12 months, Skyscanner’s Travel Insight software has shown that nearly 70,000 potential travellers searched on the leading flight comparison site for flights between Winnipeg and Manila ‒ but the city pair is unserved!? With options limited from the Canadian end of the route, the market is wide open for the Filipino flag carrier […]

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.

Swoop swings into the Canadian market with low fares and five initial routes, however schedules suggest that there's room for more

Swoop swings into the Canadian market with low fares and five initial routes, however schedules suggest that there’s room for more

Swoop, a ULCC created by WestJet, announced its first routes on 1 February, with it basing aircraft in Abbotsford and Hamilton. Schedules show that three aircraft are needed at first, but evidence suggests that a fourth may also be required, meaning more routes are likely to be confirmed soon. Jonathan Ford takes a closer look […]


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. 

Kelowna was Canada's fastest growing major airport during H1 2017; top airports handled an extra 3.8 million passengers

Kelowna was Canada’s fastest growing major airport during H1 2017; top airports handled an extra 3.8 million passengers

Between January and June this year, Canada’s top airports transported over 61.9 million passengers, up 6.6% when compared to the same period of 2016. We look to see how each airport has developed during the first half of 2017, and where the majority of growth is taking place.

WestJet brings international title to Phoenix-Mesa

WestJet brings international title to Phoenix-Mesa

WestJet begins the only international flights to Phoenix-Mesa from Calgary and Edmonton. 


Endeavor Air has 124 aircraft serving 105 airports; hubs at Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit and New York's JFK and LaGuardia airports

Endeavor Air has 124 aircraft serving 105 airports; hubs at Minneapolis-St. Paul, Detroit and New York’s JFK and LaGuardia airports

Endeavor Air, formerly known as Pinnacle Airlines, flies under the Delta Connection banner for Delta Air Lines. Its four hubs account for nearly 44% of its weekly departing seat capacity this winter. We take a closer look at the US regional airline to learn more about its operations.

Canadian airports see traffic growth of just under 5% so far in 2016; NewLeaf is newest domestic airline as WestJet’s UK services launch

Canadian airports see traffic growth of just under 5% so far in 2016; NewLeaf is newest domestic airline as WestJet’s UK services launch

We look at how Canada’s busiest airports are developing in 2016. Which airports are growing fastest and which are shrinking? Plus an analysis of the growth by geographic markets for the country’s biggest airport.

NewLeaf adds a further 11 Canadian domestic routes

NewLeaf adds a further 11 Canadian domestic routes

NewLeaf adds routes from Hamilton, Kelowna, Edmonton, Kamloops and Winnipeg – now serves 11 Canadian destinations.