Articles Tagged ‘YWG’

Swoop soars with four new services

Swoop soars with four new services

Swoop inaugurates four new routes from its London Ontario and Winnipeg bases.

Turkish Airlines begins new capital connection from Ankara to Rome Fiumicino

Turkish Airlines begins new capital connection from Ankara to Rome Fiumicino

In this week’s network planning community news Turkish Airlines adds a capital connection with twice-weekly flights between Ankara and Rome, Glasgow Airport gets set to welcome scheduled A380 flights to Dubai, plus more news from Tampa, St Petersburg-Clearwater and Yangon Airports.

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.


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.