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, […]

PLAY Keflavik

Keflavik welcomed 6.13 million passengers in 2022, based on Isavia’s figures. Last year, about seven in ten passengers flew Icelandair and PLAY. When all airlines are considered, virtually three-quarters of traffic was local, while a quarter connected. Excluding 2020/2021, that was the lowest proportion of connecting passengers for many years, reflecting the recovery, PLAY’s US […]

Lynx Air at Halifax

The capital and largest city in Nova Scotia, Halifax welcomed 3.10 passengers in 2022. As shown below, the airport’s traffic in 2022 versus 2019 was, of course, dragged down by the domestic market, mainly because of reductions by Air Canada and WestJet. The transborder US market was the least recovered percentagewise (-78.1%), not helped by […]

Ailevon Pacific

Themes of the Week We’ve added international changes to/from the U.S. in our summary! Please feel free to send feedback on whether you find this useful and any other suggestions for this newsletter. Alaska and United tweaked their schedules in the fall. Alaska and United both have their earnings calls this week. Do a push […]

Virgin Atlanitc MCO-EDI

Over half of all passengers flying between Scotland and North America flew indirectly last year, a proportion common in most years. It will not be much different this summer, with Cirium schedules information data indicating that available non-stop seats are still a quarter lower than they were at their peak in S17. In a reversal […]

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, […]

YYC-YZF

Canadian North introduced a new domestic service on 14 February connecting Calgary and Yellowknife (IATA code YZF). The 1,260-kilometre journey is maintained daily by the carrier’s B737-300 aircraft. It competes directly against WestJet, which operates a 9-weekly service between the two cities through its regional feeder WestJet Encore and its Q400 turboprop aircraft. What they […]

February 15, 2023 | Latest Route News +

Hamilton Airport

Icelandic carrier PLAY has announced its first destination in Canada, Hamilton. The airport is 85 kilometres from central Toronto and 115 kilometres from Buffalo, New York. It is also the closest Canadian airport to Niagara Falls and is nearer to other big Ontario cities, like London and Kitchener, than Toronto YYZ. Keflavik-Hamilton will operate daily […]