According to our painstaking research over the course of 2022, Air Service One estimates that airlines last year launched over 650 new routes involving at least one North American airport. This compares with over 1,250 that we identified in 2021. As travel restrictions were eased in 2021 airlines tried all sorts of interesting new routes […]

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 […]

Located just 100 kilometres from the border with Mexico, Tucson is the second biggest city in Arizona (after Phoenix) with a population of over 500,000. The airport serving the city is located around 13 kilometres south of the city centre and is a joint civil-military facility. Between 2009 and 2019 annual passenger numbers had been […]

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

ACAA Airports

While the pandemic pummeled global aviation and hospitality industries for more than two years, Atlantic Canada’s unique approach in maintaining low levels of COVID-19 earned a reputation for the region as being a safe haven. As a result, the region experienced record population growth. Atlantic Canada’s population soared over a 12-month period from July 2021 […]

October 14, 2022 | Air Service Community News

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

Canada JetLines

Canada Jetlines (IATA code AU) is the latest airline to launch low-cost, leisure flights in the Canadian domestic market. On Thursday 22 September the carrier launched its inaugural service between Toronto YYZ and Calgary. The 2,700-kilometre route will be flown just 2-weekly initially (Thursdays and Sundays), increasing to 3-weekly in October and November. The airline’s […]