Gatwick Airport Expands Connectivity to Canada Over Summer

London’s Gatwick airport is to increase connectivity with Canada over the summer season with airlines offering 50 flights to six destinations. Services from the U.K.’s second-largest airport will be operated by WestJet and Air Transat with extra capacity being added to existing operations. Quebec City this week joined Vancouver, Calgary,…

Canadian Carrier Flair Airlines’ Ownership Row Escalates

The ownership row over Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier Flair Airlines escalated this week with the issuing of a joint statement by two major industry bodies. The National Airlines Council of Canada and the Air Transport Association of Canada are calling on the Canadian federal government to reject the Edmonton-based airline’s request…

Ottawa Airport Notes Some Interference with Ongoing ‘Freedom Convoy’

The ongoing “Freedom Convoy” that is occurring in Canadian capital of Ottawa has made its way to the airport. On Thursday, the airport noted that traffic had become fixated on taking the airport loop and driving very slowly to disrupt travelers from making their way to the terminal. A couple…

WestJet Reduces Flight Operations By 20% in March

Canadian airline WestJet is set to reduce flight operations across its network by 20% in March, citing continued restrictions for international travel. The Calgary, Canada-based carrier will also be extending reductions in capacity that were implemented for January and February. “It’s disappointing that Canada remains stagnant in its approach and…

Ultra-Low-Cost Airline Swoop to Add 737 MAX Fleet

On Wednesday, one of Canada’s ultra-low-cost carriers (ULCC), Swoop announced that it will be adding six new Boeing 737-MAX 8 aircraft to its fleet. The move will increase the carrier's fleet from 10 to 16 aircraft. The 737 orders will help the airline accommodate the significant increase in passenger demand…

Canada’s ULCC Swoop To Triple Its Fleet To 30 Aircraft

As the world progresses towards re-establishing some kind of post-pandemic normality and the airline industry works at regaining the years of lost growth, carriers are doing their best to position themselves so they can take advantage of the rebound in demand. Canadian Ultra Low-Cost Carrier Swoop, a fully-owned subsidiary of…

WestJet Eyes New Service to Spokane with Regional Subsidiary

In a recent application to the U.S. Department of Transportation, WestJet detailed its intentions to add a new destination to its transborder network to the United States. Specifically, the Calgary, Canada-based carrier plans to launch flights to Spokane, Wash. using its regional brand: WestJet Link. If all goes as planned…

Further 8 Canadian Airports to Receive International Arrivals from Nov.…

In a further easing of travel restrictions, the Canadaian government has announced that an additional eight of the country’s airports can receive international travellers from Nov. 30. Those joining the 10 airports currently receiving international arrivals will be St. John’s International, John C. Munro Hamilton International, Region of Waterloo International,…

WestJet Connects Toronto to Dublin

Starting in the coming spring, WestJet has plans to expand its network that will feature a new route that will connect its passengers from the airline's Toronto hub to Dublin, Ireland. Beginning on May 15 of 2022, the Canadian low-cost carrier hopes to operate a seasonal summer flight service four…