YYZ - PUJ

Canadian LCC Swoop has launched its first route to the Dominican Republic. On Sunday 5 December the carrier began 2-weekly service on the 2,980-kilometre route between Toronto YYZ and Punta Cana using its 737-800s. The route is already served by Sunwing Airlines (10-weekly), WestJet (8-weekly), Air Canada (7-weekly) and Air Transat (5-weekly), according to Cirium […]

December 8, 2021 | Latest Route News +

Avianca Launch pics

Avianca on Friday 3 December launched a new, non-stop service between Bogota in Colombia and Toronto YYZ in Canada. Flights will operate 3-weekly on Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays using the airline’s A319s. The 4,350-kilometre route is already being flown 4-weekly by Air Canada. The Canadian carrier, and fellow Star Alliance member, uses much larger A330-300s […]

December 6, 2021 | Latest Route News +

YYZ - PIE cake

Canadian carrier Swoop launched a new weekly service between Toronto YYZ and St. Pete-Clearwater in Florida on Friday 5 November. Frequency is set to increase to 3-weekly (Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays) from the middle of January. The 1,770-kilometre route will be flown using the LCC’s 737-800s and faces no direct competition. St. Pete-Clearwater is a […]

November 9, 2021 | Latest Route News +

Canadian Air Service Market October 2021

Passenger demand in Canada, which saw a significant recovery in August, appears to have stalled in September. During last month passenger numbers through the country’s eight busiest airports were consistently between 40% and 45% of the figures from 2019, when adjusted on a rolling week basis. Capacity at 58% of 2019 levels in October Analysis […]

Canadian Passenger Demand

Passenger demand in Canada is finally starting to recover. Latest passenger figures collected by CATSA at Canada’s eight busiest airports shows a rapid improvement since early June. At that time demand was only at 10% of the 2019 figure. However, by the end of August, demand was up to around 45% of the pre-pandemic figure, […]

Canada sees significant demand

Canada’s commercial aviation industry has been slow to recover from the pandemic as the government introduced severe restrictions, even on domestic travel. Last autumn passenger numbers were at around 15% of the level of 2019. Between February and May of this year that figure had fallen to less than 10%, according to passenger data collected […]