Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Air Canada increasing Calgary-Tokyo service

OK, I admit, once again I am late with this news, I bookmarked it on November 10th to post here as soon as I could and somehow I missed posting it. Well, anyways here is the good news:

Air Canada will be increasing their summer service between Calgary and Tokyo to 5 flights per week in 2012 and they continue to state that they are working on getting the approvals to make the service year round.

The Calgary-Tokyo flights will operate on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, departing Calgary at 12:45 p.m. and arriving in Tokyo the following day at 2:25 p.m. Flights will depart Tokyo on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays at 4:00 p.m., arriving Calgary same day at 10:40 a.m.

Soruce: Air Canada

Monday, November 21, 2011

August & September Passenger Statistics (and updated July stats)

Once again playing catch up on YYC news, this time on the passenger statistics front. I have not updated these since YYC posted the July stats and now they have the August, September and revised July numbers out.

First lets revisit July, when I originally posted the stats as released by YYC the overall numbers were lower then 2010, but the revised numbers show July 2011 growing by 1.1% over July 2010 to 1,232,978. Broken down the numbers look like this

July 2011
Domestic 894,422
Transborder 217,651
International 120,905

The positive growth in the overall passenger numbers continued in August and September with growth at 2.7% and 1.8% respectively. In total, August saw 1,247,359 passengers while 1,071,835 people passed through the airport in September.

August 2011
Domestic 913,177
Transborder 219,000
International 115,182

September 2011
Domestic 777,108
Transborder 191,168
International 103,559

In the above numbers both Domestic and Transborder saw positive gains over 2010 while International continued into its four month of negative numbers.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Aeroplan Fall Flight Bonus Mile Offers

I posted the British Airways promo awhile back and Air Canada has matched the London offering from BA (and AA, CO, UA, AFKLM, DL etc.) but Air Canada also has some other flight promotions for this fall season. All offers run until Dec 15:

Earn up to 105,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles in Executive First® (Lowest and Flexible fare options) or in Economy Class (Latitude fare option), on scheduled non-stop flights operated by Air Canada between Canada and London, England.
- 1st round-trip = 25,000 bonus miles
- 2nd round-trip = 35,000 bonus miles
- 3rd round-trip = 45,000 bonus miles
Register online (Registration is required)

5,000 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for every eligible round-trip, or two one-way flight segments in Economy Class (Tango Plus fare option), on scheduled non-stop flights operated by Air Canada between Canada and London, England. Register online (Registration is required)

Double Aeroplan Miles for every eligible round-trip, or two one-way flight segments in Executive Class, on eligible scheduled non-stop flights operated by Air Canada between Canada and Florida, Las Vegas, Phoenix or the Caribbean Register online (Registration is required)

7,500 Bonus Aeroplan Miles for every eligible round-trip or two one-way flight segments in Economy Class (Tango Plus fare option), on non-stop flights operated by Air Canada between Toronto or Vancouver and Hong Kong, Beijing or Shanghai
Register online (Registration is required)

Copied off of my Rewards Canada Aeroplan page

WestJet & Delta apply for codeshare service

Despite being announced before the WS/AA tie up which progressed quickly, the much slower partnership between WestJet and Delta appears to be moving forward now as they have applied to the US DOT to codeshare on many routes to/from Canada. The following routes out of Calgary are included

WestJet operated by DELTA

Minneapolis – Calgary
Salt Lake City – Calgary

DELTA operated by WestJet

Los Angeles – Calgary

Source: Airline Route Updates

Monday, November 7, 2011

Air Transat increasing service to Frankfurt and London Gatwick

A couple weeks late on this but Air Transat's initial summer schedule for 2012 sees them increasing service from Calgary to Frankfurt from once weekly to twice weekly and London Gatwick increases to 3 flights per week from 2.

Source: Airline Route Updates

Friday, November 4, 2011

Lufthansa ending Calgary service in February 2012

According to Airline Route Updates Lufthansa will be cancelling their Calgary-Frankfurt service as of February 5th. It does appear that Air Canada will replace their 767 on the route with an A330 to capture some of the reduced capacity. This is unfortunate for YYC as many travellers liked the earlier LH departure (and early arrival into FRA) and the fact that when you redeemed Aeroplan miles for the LH flight you avoid the extra fuel surcharge that Aeroplan charges on AC metal.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Rewards Canada 10th Anniversary Contest

I would like to invite all IFlyCalgary readers to come enter Rewards Canada's 10th Anniversary Contest! Many of you have been great supporters of the website and without you guys Rewards Canada would not be where it is today. The prizes we lined up are pretty awesome so be sure the check it out and enter today

Grand Prize: 125,000 Aeroplan Miles
2nd Prize:100,000 Starpoints + 10,000 Etihad Guest Miles
3rd Prize: 50,000 Aeroplan Miles
4th Prize: $200 American Express Gift Card+ 10,000 Etihad Guest Miles

Plus prizes of 3ea 10,000 Etihad Guest Miles and 3ea Sheraton Bath Robes to be awarded via our newsletter, Twitter and Facebook pages.