Changi Air Canada

Asia-Pacific accounts for just over a fifth of Canada’s long-haul available capacity this summer, 11 percentage points lower than in S19. The market remains down by a considerable quarter versus S19, primarily because of the extremely slow recovery of China. In contrast, Canada’s long-haul capacity generally has risen by 2%. Multiple new routes Despite Asia-Pacific’s […]

NRT-YVR

ZIPAIR (IATA code ZG), a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan Airlines, entered the Canadian market with the introduction of flights between Tokyo NRT and Vancouver on Wednesday 13 March. The long-haul LCC will initially maintain the 7,520-kilometre service 3-weekly, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays, with the 290-seat 787-8 aircraft. Services will increase to 5-weekly from 23 […]

March 15, 2024 | Latest Route News +

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 +

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

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 […]