Three Canadian Carriers Resume Flights to Puerto Rico to Expand…

With the start of the 2022/2023 boreal winter season, three Canadian airlines resumed operations to Puerto Rico. Carlos Mercado Santiago, executive director of the Puerto Rico Tourism Company (PRTC), celebrated the arrival of these airlines at the Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU). "The restart of this service during the…

Canadian Carriers Announce Codeshare and Interline Agreements

Canadian airlines Air Transat and Porter Airlines announced a bilateral codeshare this week for select flights on each other’s networks. The codeshare agreement encompasses Porter Airlines' domestic flights to and from Toronto’s Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Halifax, Canada and a number of Air Transat flights to and from…

WestJet Announces Further Order For 42 Boeing 737 MAX 10s

Canada’s WestJet Group has announced an agreement to purchase 42 Boeing 737 MAX 10 aircraft with the option to purchase 22 more. The Calgary, Canada-based consortium operates WestJet and Swoop the ultra-low-cost carrier and already has orders for 23 aircraft from the Boeing MAX family. WestJet Group Chief Executive Officer…

Canadian Transportation Agency Clears Runway For Flair Airlines

After several months of uncertainty, the legal future of Canada’s Flair Airlines has been determined by the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA). On Wednesday, the CTA ruled that the Edmonton-based low-cost carrier had satisfied concerns raised in a Preliminary Determination issued on 03  March 2022. The preliminary determination finding stated that…

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…