CM RDU launch

Based on August 2024 departing flights, Panama’s Copa is the seventh-largest foreign airline serving the US. Far fewer flights are to Canada, a market it added in 2011. As it has not added additional Canadian destinations since 2014 or grown frequencies to a meaningful degree, it is only that country’s joint-20th largest international operator. The […]

US and Mexico markets soar as Canada plays catch-up

The US and Mexican markets have set themselves apart for their fast-paced growth during the all-important second and third quarters of 2024, boasting record capacity volumes and outstripping their pre-pandemic performance. Mexico becomes North America’s fastest-growing market during the summer, while Canada will be the only of the three yet to reach its 2019 record. […]

PHL-Nice

France is the third-largest non-stop European market from North America this summer, comprising Canada, Mexico and the US. This is about available seats; it does not show where passengers go. Cirium schedules information shows that France has 13% of available seats. Capacity has risen by 5% versus S23 and 8% compared to S19; it is […]

Edmonton launches

Edmonton is Canada’s fifth most populous city. The airport welcomed 6.9 million passengers in 2023, about 10% lower than in 2019 and 12% lower than the peak year of 2018. Seven other years since 2010 had more traffic than last year. FBO numbers are excluded. The recovery continues, helped by WestJet’s new route to Atlanta, […]

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 […]

BOG - YUL

The US/Canada to Colombia market is enormous. In 2023, approximately 5.1 million people flew between them, equivalent to about 14,000 daily. The US had about 95% of the traffic. Examining Cirium schedules information shows that non-stop departing seats in S24 have surpassed two million, passing this milestone for the first time. Capacity has risen by […]

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 […]