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  • Lynx Air Adds Regina to Network

      Lynx Air has added Regina to its network starting June 20, 2024, marking Lynx’s first expansion into the Saskatchewan market. This makes the 23 North American destinations served by Lynx. Canada’s newest ultra-affordable airline will operate services between Regina International Airport (YQR) to Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ). There will be six weekly flights on each route in and out of Regina to Vancouver and Toronto. Flights will operate Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays, offering…

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  • Porter Partners With Alaska Airlines

      Porter Airlines and Alaska Airlines have announced a broad partnership, taking advantage of Porter’s strong presence across Eastern Canada and Alaska’s well-established U.S. West Coast links to provide passengers more flight options and better service from coast to coast. The new interline agreement means that passengers can purchase combined Porter-Alaska itineraries directly from flyporter.com or via third-party agencies. Alaska’s Mileage Plan members can start earning points on Porter flights booked via Alaska Airlines from January, and later in 2024 both VIPorter and Mileage Plan members will earn…

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    YVR Shares Summer Season Highlights

    The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) has released passenger numbers for the summer season, confirming a busy travel period marked by a number of achievements and events. YVR welcomed more than 7.1 million passengers from July through September, a 21.7 per cent increase over the same period last year and on par with 2019. August was YVR’s busiest month of the summer, with the B.C. Day weekend seeing the most passengers—328,422 passengers from Friday, August 4 to Monday, August 7. The airport’s passenger increase…

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  • WestJet Marks Single Largest Expansion

      WestJet announced new non-stop service to Minneapolis, Minnesota and Seattle, Washington from Edmonton International Airport as part of its 2023 summer schedule. The investment marks the single largest expansion of WestJet’s network serving Edmonton in history. In addition, WestJet’s summer schedule from Edmonton will revitalize the city’s domestic connectivity from coast-to-coast with the airline unveiling new routes from Edmonton to London, Moncton, Charlottetown and the resumption of nonstop flights to Ottawa, Montreal, Nanaimo and Penticton. WestJet’s expansion and renewed commitment to the City of Edmonton will see the airline’s service increase by almost 50 per cent…

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  • Play Air Launches in Canada

      Play, a low-cost airline operating flights between Iceland and Europe, is launching service in Canada, with the first flights to Europe taking off in summer 2023. Travellers can book tickets from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to 26 European destinations including London, Paris, Berlin, Copenhagen, Dublin, Brussels, Stockholm, Gothenburg and more. Flight service from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport will begin on June 22, 2023. To celebrate its inaugural flights from Canada, the airline is offering travellers tickets for as low as $169 to 13 destinations across Europe, including Berlin Brandenburg (BER), Brussels (BRU), Copenhagen (CPH), Dublin (DUB), Göteborg Landvetter (GOT),…

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    Swoop Expands Flights From Hamilton

      Swoop is expanding its winter sun-flying offering from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) with new non-stop service to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) and Punta Cana (PUJ). Swoop will begin flights to Fort Lauderdale on December 16, 2022. Hamilton-based regional sales lead, Meghan Miller, said: “As summer comes to an end, residents of southern Ontario are turning their attention towards winter travel planning with their sights set on a sunny getaway. We know that Hamiltonians value the convenience of their local airport, and so we’re…

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    Canada Jetlines Launches Flights

      Canada Jetlines, the new budget friendly airline, has announced its inaugural flight out of Toronto will take off on August 15 to Winnipeg. “We’re thrilled to have Canada Jetlines as our newest airline partner at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport and are excited to be part of its inaugural flight,” said Nick Hays, president, and CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority. “There’s a strong demand for travel right now, as indicated by the increasing numbers of passengers we’ve welcomed at YWG…

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  • WestJet to Expand Service in Anticipation of Summer Demand for Travel

    WestJet is expanding its service in Western Canada. The Calgary-based airline will add 11 non-stop routes this summer. “As we look to the coming months with cautious optimism, we know our restart agenda will be pivotal to Canada’s economic recovery,” says WestJet president and CEO, Ed Sims. “Stimulating air travel benefits all Canadians and supports those hardest hit; with one in every 10 Canadian jobs tied to travel and tourism, the ripple effect benefits our whole country.” The flights will be offered up to three times a week in…

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  • Canadian Airlines Open Up All Seats Ending Physical Distancing Onboard

    Canada’s two largest airlines have abandoned physical distancing rules on flights. Air Canada and WestJet are no longer keeping adjacent seats empty between passengers in economy class, including the middle seats in aisles. The return to pre-COVID-19 booking procedures came into effect July 1. The carriers announced they would start filling flights to full capacity a few days prior. Both cite the decision is in response to a pick up in air travel and is in line with the International…

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  • Swoop launches new Winnipeg – Abbotsford route with direct, daily service for summer season

    Swoop has announced a new domestic regional route, providing daily, direct service between Winnipeg and Abbotsford beginning August 16, 2018. Flights are now available for purchase along with introductory promotional fares at FlySwoop.com. The announcement comes hot on the heels of Swoop’s recent announcement of a fourth aircraft being added for the peak summer travel season. This new route will double the weekly frequency schedule in Winnipeg, and add 7 flights to the Abbotsford weekly frequency schedule. “At Swoop our mission is to get more Canadians travelling by making…

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