Articles Tagged ‘YYZ’

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.

anna.aero is rewarded by CONNECT in Tbilisi

anna.aero is rewarded by CONNECT in Tbilisi

In this week’s Network Planning Community News, Primera Air promotes its new low-cost long-haul services from Birmingham to local business leaders, while Tampa Airport celebrates the start of Air Transat flights to Canada. More news also from Wizz Air in Dortmund, plus Manchester Airport.  

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.


Gold Coast celebrates its second-ever Arch of Triumph victory

Gold Coast celebrates its second-ever Arch of Triumph victory

Having not just won a weekly title last year, but also securing fourth spot overall, the firefighters of Gold Coast are used to success in this competition. This time its big win was for a new domestic service by Tigerair Australia – totally roar-some!

Air Canada Rouge adds to the Caribbean and South America

Air Canada Rouge adds to the Caribbean and South America

Air Canada Rouge links Toronto Pearson to three more destinations – Montreal gains Lima connection. 

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.


Punta Cana expansion slows since 2015, American Airlines is largest carrier and March is the peak month for available seats

Punta Cana expansion slows since 2015, American Airlines is largest carrier and March is the peak month for available seats

Punta Cana is the busiest airport in the Dominican Republic, accounting for 47% of all departing capacity from the Caribbean state in 2017. The next largest airport is Santo Domingo, with 33% of departing seats. anna.aero takes a look at Punta Cana’s seasonal capacity trends, along with its largest airline operators and country markets.

Warsaw Chopin H1 2017 traffic up 25%; LOT Polish Airlines seeing double-digit growth in seat capacity; Ural Airlines newest carrier

Warsaw Chopin H1 2017 traffic up 25%; LOT Polish Airlines seeing double-digit growth in seat capacity; Ural Airlines newest carrier

Warsaw Chopin is currently witnessing a phenomenal level of growth, with the airport for the first six months of this year handling 6.98 million passengers. anna.aero investigates how traffic has accelerated in recent years, and which routes are performing best from the Polish capital’s main airport.  

Jet Airways launches flights from Bengaluru to Amsterdam – anna.aero joins the celebrations at the Netherlands hub

Jet Airways launches flights from Bengaluru to Amsterdam – anna.aero joins the celebrations at the Netherlands hub

On 29 October Jet Airways commenced daily flights from Bengaluru to Amsterdam, the carrier’s third Indian route to the European gateway after Delhi and Mumbai, with it also serving Toronto Pearson. anna.aero was invited by the Netherlands airport to join in on the Indian celebrations.