AS GUA Alaskan Airways Launch

Alaska Airlines is the US’s fifth-largest airline by available seats in W23. Examining Cirium schedule information shows that it accounts for about 5% of the country’s domestic market and 2% of international. This hides the fact that international seats are at their highest level for the season. The Alaska Airlines Group’s intention to acquire Hawaiian […]

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 […]

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 […]