Sunwing Airlines (Toronto) will start weekly (on Thursdays) nonstop Ottawa-St. Petersburg/Clearwater, Florida (Tampa Bay) flights on December 18 with 189-seat Boeing 737-800s.
Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8BK C-FTJH (msn 29642) on a summer lease at Palma de Mallorca will be returning to Canada for the winter season. The airliner has been retrofitted with the new Aviation Partners Boeing Split Scimitar Winglets.
Air Canada (Montreal) will revert to mainline service on the Toronto (Pearson)-Sarasota/Bradenton route on November 1 from rouge service. The route will initially operate twice weekly with Airbus A319s/A320s until December 13 when it becomes daily for the winter season per Airline Route.
Additionally Air Canada is starting weekly seasonal Ottawa-Samana, Dominican Republic flights with Embraer 190s on December 22.
Air Canada will also start weekly seasonal Embraer 190 service from Montreal (Trudeau) to San Salvador in the Bahamas on November 1.
Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Airbus A320-211 C-FDRK (msn 084) in the Star Alliance motif rests between flights at the Toronto (Pearson) base.
Delta Air Lines (Atlanta) will restore Delta Connection service between its Atlanta hub and Ottawa, Canada on December 20, 2014. During the Christmas-New Year holiday period it will operate daily with Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft and then to weekly flights according to Airline Route.
Porter operates a growing fleet of Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) turboprops. C-GLQC (msn 4134) prepares to land at Ottawa. Copyright Photo: S.A. Kelly.
Porter Airlines (Toronto-City Centre) is investing $45 million (Canadian) in a new 150,000 square foot passenger terminal at City Centre Airport in downtown Toronto. Phase 1 opens in November 2009. The full facility, including 10 bridged gates, customs, and two passenger lounges, will be complete by the spring of 2010.
In other news, the company is looking at the golfing and beach resort of Myrtle Beach, SC as a possible new destination.
First Air (Bradley Air Services Limited dba) (Ottawa) has signed a contract with Cargo Aircraft Management (CAM), subsidiary of Air Transport Services Group, for the dry lease of an ex-American Airlines Boeing 767-223 (F) freighter. This is the first wide body for the company. Air Transport Services Group is the holding company for ABX Air, ATI and and Capital Cargo International Airlines.