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 […]

TK DTW

Detroit welcomed its fourth new airline of the year on 15 November. It was Turkish Airlines, which began a 3-weekly service from Istanbul, rising to 4-weekly shortly and 5-weekly next summer. It followed the 18 May launch of Icelandair from Keflavik, with a summer seasonal 4-weekly service. While not long-haul, they joined the 5 May […]

YYT-LGW

Located in Newfoundland and Labrador in Atlantic Canada, St. John’s welcomed about 1.1 million passengers in 2022. Using Cirium schedules data shows that St John’s is the country’s 15th busiest airport based on departing seats in 2023. Capacity has risen by approximately 8% year-on-year. While the recovery versus 2019 continues, it will be helped by […]

WestJet Minneapolis

Minneapolis had 3.33 million two-way revenue passengers in July 2023, based on the most recent statistics report from the Metropolitan Airports Commission. There were about 111,000 passengers daily. Domestic traffic was enormous, accounting for about 93% of the total. While passengers rose by 15.9% year-on-year, they were 10.8% lower than in 2019; the recovery continues. […]

September 18, 2023 | Airlines, Airports, Europe, News & Analysis, Top Story

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 […]

Virgin Atlanitc MCO-EDI

Over half of all passengers flying between Scotland and North America flew indirectly last year, a proportion common in most years. It will not be much different this summer, with Cirium schedules information data indicating that available non-stop seats are still a quarter lower than they were at their peak in S17. In a reversal […]