Discover Airlines

  When the first flight took off in 2021, it was called Eurowings Discover (IATA code 4Y). However, the Lufthansa Group carrier changed its name to Discover Airlines in 2023 (same IATA code). Partially set up to compete with Condor, which was once owned by Lufthansa, Planespotters.net shows that leisure operator Discover now has 26 […]

YYC-KEF

WestJet launched a seasonal transatlantic service between Calgary and Reykjavik on Wednesday 15 May, marking its entry onto the Icelandic market. The 5,150-kilometre route will be maintained 4-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, departing Calgary, with the 737 MAX 8 aircraft. The carrier faces no competition on the route, which will be maintained until […]

May 21, 2024 | Latest Route News +

Changi Air Canada

Asia-Pacific accounts for just over a fifth of Canada’s long-haul available capacity this summer, 11 percentage points lower than in S19. The market remains down by a considerable quarter versus S19, primarily because of the extremely slow recovery of China. In contrast, Canada’s long-haul capacity generally has risen by 2%. Multiple new routes Despite Asia-Pacific’s […]

Porter Airlines between Otawwa and Calgary

Porter Airlines commenced a new domestic service between Ottawa and Calgary on Wednesday 14 February. The 2,885-kilometre route will be maintained daily with the 132-seat E195 E2 aircraft. The carrier faces competition from WestJet, which operates 2-daily flights between the two cities. Flight PD277 departs Ottawa at 18:20 local time, touching down in Calgary at […]

February 23, 2024 | Latest Route News +

Lynx Air New Route

Rebranded from Enerjet in 2021, Canada’s Lynx Air commenced operations in April 2022 between Vancouver and Calgary. Nearly two years later, the ULCC’s fleet comprises nine 189-seat Boeing 737 MAX 8s. Its first international route – from Toronto to Orlando – started in January 2023. Lynx Air is one of a handful of Canadian (U)LCCs […]

Happy birthday WestJet

WestJet celebrated its 27th birthday at the end of February having taken to the sky on 29 February 1996 (yes, a leap day!). The carrier has undertaken a huge network transformation. Most recently, it ended all long-haul routes except from Calgary, its original and biggest airport – a real retreat-to-core. Over the past few years, […]