Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Passenger Statistics for April and May 2010

April 2010 saw the first decrease in year over year numbers since November 2009. The total number of passengers going through YYC in April was 998,523, a 1.1% decrease from April 2009. This decrease was the result of a 3.4% decrease in domestic travel as Transborder and International traffic were both up for the month by 2.4% and 7.9% respectively.

April 2010
Domestic: 675,430
Transborder: 214,851
International: 108,242

May 2010 on the other hand was a great month for YYC with traffic growing 6.0% to 1,017,299. Domestic travel grew by 2.2%, Transborder by 11.3% and International grew a whopping 28.5%. Overall for the first 5 months of 2010 Domestic travel is down 1.2%, Transborder is up 7.9% and International is up 14.5%.

May 2010
Domestic: 720,130
Transborder: 196,353
International: 100,816


Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Lufthansa decreases YYC-FRA service for winter season

According to Airline Route Updates, Lufthansa will be reducing their Calgary-Frankfurt service to 5 flights per week from the current 6 for the winter 2010/11 season.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

WestJet adds Varadero and Montego Bay flights from YYC

Yesterday, WestJet unveiled their new destinations and routes for winter 2010/11 which includes two new seasonal non-stop routes from Calgary. The new routes to Montego Bay, Jamaica and Varadero, Cuba will operate once per week on Satudays beginning Nov 6.

WestJet is also expanding outside of Calgary, most notably are flights out of Toronto to New Orleans, Grand Cayman and Palm Springs.

Flight Timings for the new Calgary routes:
Calgary-Montego Bay Dep 0700 Arr 1506
Montego Bay-Calgary Dep 1600 Arr 2109

Calgary-Varadero Dep 0700 Arr 1425
Varadero-Calgary Dep 2015 Arr 0036+1

More details can be found on the WestJet press release