Lynx Air

Launched in April 2022 and born out of an existing carrier (Enerjet), Lynx Air (IATA code Y9) has ceased scheduled flying after less than two years. Air Service One looked at the airline in more detail only last month. Initially operating just domestic flights, the airline started US services in January 2023 with flights between […]

Lynx YYZ-CUN

Mexico is an ever-popular destination from Canada, particularly in winter for snowbirds. Indeed, examining Cirium data shows that December 2023 had more available seats than June, July and August combined. Mexico’s location, many destinations, and the extent of service mean it is Canada’s second-largest international market, behind the US. There were 3.4 million departing seats […]

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 […]

LGW-ADD

Ethiopian Airlines inaugurated its third UK route on 21 November with the launch of Addis Ababa to London LGW. It is served 3-weekly using the A350-900, the carrier’s aircraft of choice to Europe. It marks the first time since 2008 that the 5,880-kilometre airport pair has been served. Copenhagen, London LGW and Madrid added this year […]

YYT-LGW

Located in Newfoundland and Labrador in Atlantic Canada, St. John’s welcomed about 1.1 million passengers in 2022. Using Cirium schedules data shows that St John’s is the country’s 15th busiest airport based on departing seats in 2023. Capacity has risen by approximately 8% year-on-year. While the recovery versus 2019 continues, it will be helped by […]

Goodbye Swoop

Created by WestJet as a tailormade and brand-new platform to tackle the rise of ‘budget carriers’ in Canada – which remains a hugely fast-growing segment – Swoop entered service in June 2018. Now with 16 Boeing 737-800s and MAX 8s, it will – unusually – be subsumed into parent WestJet’s operations. Swoop’s own operations will […]

Aer Lingus Cleveland

Ireland is the seventh-largest European market to North America by non-stop capacity this July-September. According to Cirium schedules data, there are 789,000 one-way seats available, 6.7% more than last year but 4.3% lower than in 2019. Despite the continued recovery, it is the third highest Q3 capacity to date. As Cork lost North America service […]

Air Canada Montreal-

Air Canada is the fifth largest operator between North America and Europe in August 2023. According to Cirium schedules data, it has 304 weekly departing flights, surpassed only by United, Delta, American and British Airways. If lower-cost subsidiary Air Canada Rouge – which no longer operates long-haul – is included, Europe frequencies remain down by […]

SDQ-NLU

The Dominican Republic is a hugely important Caribbean market from North America. According to Cirium schedules information data, there are 1.77 million non-stop one-way seats this July-September (Q3). It is the most-served Caribbean destination from North America after the US territory of Puerto Rico. This quarter, the Dominican Republic, which revolves around diaspora and tourists, […]