YUL-MSY

Air Canada inaugurated a 3-weekly service from Montreal to New Orleans on Sunday 12 February. Using CRJ900s operated by the Star Alliance member’s partner carrier Jazz Aviation under the Air Canada Express brand, the 2,240-kilometre route is served each Wednesday, Friday and Sunday out of Montreal, and every Monday, Thursday and Saturday from New Orleans. […]

February 14, 2023 | Latest Route News +

YQB - VRA

Renowned for winter warmth, Cuba is Canada’s second largest winter sun market behind Mexico. With 3,326 non-stop one-way flights in winter 2022, Cuba is only one-third the size of the Mexico market (9,557 flights) but slightly larger than the Dominican Republic (3,058). However, with 12% fewer flights than in winter 2019, Canada-Cuba hasn’t fully recovered […]

YVR - BKK

Last week saw Air Canada launch service between Vancouver and Bangkok, making it currently the only non-stop service between anywhere in North America and the Thai capital. The 11,820-kilometre route will be served 4-weekly by the Star Alliance carrier using its 787-9s. A few days later, local rival WestJet revealed that it plans to launch […]

December 7, 2022 | Airlines, Airports, News & Analysis, Top Story

Tamara Vrooman

Air Service One talks with Vancouver International Airports President and Chief Executive Officer, Tamara Vrooman about the challenges that YVR has faced in rebuilding its traffic back to 80% of pre pandemic levels, its longstanding airline relationships and plans for the future. Q: What have been the particular challenges faced by Vancouver International Airport (YVR) […]

October 13, 2022 | Airports, News & Analysis, North America

Canadian Passenger Demand

Passenger demand in Canada is finally starting to recover. Latest passenger figures collected by CATSA at Canada’s eight busiest airports shows a rapid improvement since early June. At that time demand was only at 10% of the 2019 figure. However, by the end of August, demand was up to around 45% of the pre-pandemic figure, […]

YUL - CAI

Despite the Canadian government’s hardline approach to international air travel (Cirium Data and Analytics figures for June 2021 show that international capacity from Canadian airports is down over 86% compared with June 2019) the country’s flag-carrier, Air Canada, launched a new long-haul service between Montreal and Cairo in Egypt on 17 June. The 8,750-kilometre route […]

June 21, 2021 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, North America