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, […]

YYZ-YVR

Porter Airlines is the latest entrant on the competitive domestic route between Toronto YYZ and Vancouver. On Tuesday 7 February, the airline added the 3,350-kilometre sector to its network, with an initial 2-daily service operated by its new E195E2 aircraft. Flights PD305 and PD313 depart Toronto YYZ at 10:15 and 17:59 local time respectively, arriving […]

February 9, 2023 | Latest Route News +

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]