Articles Tagged ‘YXX’

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.

UK airport breaks into Lisbon dominated top 10

UK airport breaks into Lisbon dominated top 10

With the Portuguese not only qualifying for the Round of 16 at the World Cup, but also claiming first, third and fourth spots on the Arch of Triumph 2018 competition leader board, it is good to see a newcomer to the top 10 this week, as 13 airports battle it out for global water arch […]


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. 

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 […]


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.

NewLeaf begins serving 11 Canadian airports; will face competition from WestJet on four routes; bases at Hamilton, Kelowna and Winnipeg

NewLeaf begins serving 11 Canadian airports; will face competition from WestJet on four routes; bases at Hamilton, Kelowna and Winnipeg

Last week witnessed Canada’s newest airline, ULCC NewLeaf, take to the skies, with it launching domestic routes from 11 airports, with its main focus of operation being at Hamilton, Kelowna and Winnipeg airports. anna.aero takes a look at the airline’s current schedule, with the airline seemingly following the style of a certain ULCC across the […]

Air Canada commands the show in the US – Canada market; seat capacity up 2.9% between the two nations

Air Canada commands the show in the US – Canada market; seat capacity up 2.9% between the two nations

After recording a growth in seat capacity between the two country markets over the past 12 months of 8.0%, Air Canada remains the number one carrier, with fellow Canadian airline WestJet second. However, airlines based on the north side of the border are faring much better than their US counterparts. anna.aero takes a closer look […]


WestJet viva Las Vegas’ out of Abbotsford

WestJet viva Las Vegas’ out of Abbotsford

WestJet begins services between the British Columbia airport and Las Vegas with a twice-weekly connection.

Air Canada rouge arrives at Abbotsford

Air Canada rouge arrives at Abbotsford

Air Canada rouge introduces services to Abbotsford with a daily A319 service from Toronto Pearson.