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, […]

Porter Airlines lAunch

Renowned for being a Dash-8-Q400 operator from Toronto YTZ, the close-to-downtown Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, Porter has now entered a new era of growth and network change. On 1 February, the carrier introduced its first jet service with its new Porter Airlines (Canada) Limited AOC. Using the Embraer E195-E2, it started two routes: Toronto […]

Canada’s third-largest carrier by seats, Flair Airlines’ first scheduled flight took off in September 2017. In 1H 2023, Flair has just about three million seats, according to Cirium schedules information data. It uses 27 Boeing 737s, 24 of which are MAX 8s. Some 2.3 million (77%) of its capacity is deployed domestically. Despite the entry […]

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 […]