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Porter Airlines adds Winnipeg to its network

 Porter Airlines is adding Winnipeg to its growing network, with flights between Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) and Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG). Service between the provincial capitals begins on September 7, with two daily roundtrip flights.

The new Winnipeg-Toronto Pearson route will operate with state-of-the-art, 132-seat Embraer E195-E2 aircraft. The service also connects to Porter’s Eastern Canada network out of Toronto-Pearson, including Ottawa, Montreal and Halifax.

The initial flight schedule as follows:

Toronto-Pearson (YYZ) to 
Winnipeg (YWG)
10:05 a.m.11:41 a.m.
3:50 p.m.5:26 p.m.
Winnipeg (YWG) to Toronto-
Pearson (YYZ)
12:30 p.m.3:55 p.m.
6:20 p.m.9:45 p.m.

All times are local

Swoop takes off with five new direct flights from Winnipeg

Swoop today launched a series of inaugural flights from Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG), starting with a direct flight to Orlando International Airport (MCO) departing at 8 a.m. CST.

Over the weekend, Swoop travelers will be taking off on inaugural routes to McCarran International Airport (LAS) on November 15, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) on November 16, and Los Cabos International Airport (SJD) and Tampa International Airport (TPA) on November 17.

These additions to Swoop’s Winnipeg network connect travellers from Manitoba’s capital to 11 domestic, transborder and international destinations. Swoop’s growing service and its unbundled fares, services and amenities, makes travel more accessible for Canadians by giving them the power to add the things they want, and nothing they don’t.

Details of Swoop’s new service out of Winnipeg:

 Service Between Service Offered Weekly Frequency Service Run-time
Winnipeg, MB to
Orlando, FL
Tuesday, Friday 2 x per week November 15, 2019 –
April 24, 2020
Winnipeg, MB to

Las Vegas, NV

Monday, Friday 2 x per week November 15, 2019 –
April 24, 2020
Winnipeg, MB to

Fort Lauderdale, FL

Monday, Saturday 2 x per week November 16, 2019 –
April 25, 2020
Winnipeg, MB to
Tampa Bay, FL
Thursday, Sunday 2 x per week November 17, 2019 –
April 23, 2020
Winnipeg, MB to

Los Cabos, MX

1 x per week until Dec. 18

2 x per week until April

November 17, 2019 –
April 23, 2020

Cargojet reports an expanded profit for its second quarter

Cargojet Inc. (Cargojet Airways) (Hamilton, ON) has announced its financial results for the second quarter ending on June 30, 2015.

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For the Second Quarter Ended June 30, 2015 :

Total Revenues were $75.2 million (all amounts are in Canadian dollars), an increase of $30.9 million or 69.6% versus the previous year

Gross Margin was $7.3 million, an increase of $2.1 million or 39.3% versus the previous year

Adjusted EBITDA before one-time costs was $10.9 million, an increase of $6.5 million or 147.7% versus the previous year. Adjusted EBITDA net of one-time costs was $6.6 million .

Adjusted EBITDAR before one-time costs was $20.0 million , an increase of 115.1% versus the previous year. Adjusted EBITDAR net of one-time costs was $15.7 million .

“Cargojet has successfully completed the integration of its new major customer in 2015, which has contributed to revenue growth in the Quarter,” said Ajay Virmani , President and Chief Executive Officer.

“Overall customer demand for Cargojet’s primary overnight network services and its air cargo charter services were softer than expected in the Quarter and we continue to match capacity to actual demand, in order to keep operating costs in line”, he added.

“One-time costs related to the expansion of our core overnight network that started in March 2015 , for a major customer were in line with our planned expenditures,” he added.

Cargojet is Canada’s leading provider of time sensitive overnight air cargo services and carries over 1,000,000 pounds of cargo each business night. Cargojet operates its network across North America each business night, utilizing a fleet of all-cargo aircraft consisting of 6 Boeing 767-300 ER, 3 Boeing 767-200 ER, 5 Boeing 757-200 and 9 Boeing 727-200F aircraft.

Copyright Photo: Ton Jochems/AirlinersGallery.com. Cargojet has been adding wide-body freighters including the pictured former American Airlines Boeing 767-223 (F) C-GCJO (msn 22315) pictured at Winnipeg.

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WestJet today launches seasonal Winnipeg-Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood flights

WestJet (Calgary) today launched new weekly, seasonal, nonstop service between Winnipeg and Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Florida. Flights out of the Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson Airport operate every Saturday until April 25, 2015.

Copyright Photo: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-7CT C-FEWJ (msn 32769) arrives in Los Angeles.

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WestJet Encore launches services today between Winnipeg and Regina

WestJet Encore DHC-8-400 Engine (WestJet)(LR)

WestJet Encore (Calgary) today launches daily nonstop service between Winnipeg, Manitoba and Regina, Saskatchewan. The first flight leaves Regina International Airport at 6:00 a.m. CDT and arrives at Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson Airport at 7:11 a.m. CDT.

Nonstop service between the two prairie cities resumes after a five-year hiatus, operated twice-daily on board WestJet Encore’s new fleet of Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. Expansion of the regional carrier’s network continues to build in the New Year, with today marking the 16th destination.  More destinations are still to come as more aircraft arrive, creating greater capacity and frequency in the network.

Details of WestJet Encore’s new daily, non-stop service between Winnipeg and Regina are:

Flight Departing Arriving Effective
3262 Regina at 6:00 a.m. Winnipeg at 7:11 a.m. January 15, 2014
3269 Winnipeg at 7:45 a.m. Regina at 9:13 a.m. January 15, 2014
3268 Regina at 2:00 p.m. Winnipeg at 3:11 p.m. January 15, 2014
3273 Winnipeg at 3:45 p.m. Regina at 5:13 p.m. January 15, 2014

Copyright Photo: WestJet.

Video: Building the first WestJet Encore Q400:

Winter additions to WestJet Route Map:

WestJet 1.2014 Winter Route Map Additions

Sunwing to fly nonstop Winnipeg-Freeport flights this winter

Sunwing Airlines (flysunwing.com) (Toronto-Pearson) will increase its flying schedule from Winnipeg by adding nonstop flights to Freeport, Grand Bahama this winter and further expanding its operation from the Winnipeg Richardson International Airport by opening a seasonal base. The opening of this base will result in recruitment of over 60 crew members from within the local community.

Sunwing has been operating from Winnipeg since 2006 when it introduced nonstop flights to Cancun, Mexico. Today, the airline takes Winnipeg travelers to several popular vacation hotspots in Cuba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Mexico and now Grand Bahama starting this winter.

Sunwing Airlines will offer weekly flights to Grand Bahama starting January 18, 2014 until the end of March.

Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8K5 WL C-GDBX (msn 33699) taxies to runway 9L at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.

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