WestJet has announced major schedule update across its network. The airline is restarting multiple routes that were suspended due to COVID-19 and is also launching new ones. The announcement comes after Air Canada announced that it will serve 50 Canadian airports this summer.
WestJet is further restoring Atlantic Canada’s domestic and interprovincial connectivity with the restart of 7 routes to and from destinations across Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Additionally, after being delayed due to the pandemic, is launching twice-weekly nonstop flights between Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Calgary on 29th July. The service connecting the two provinces was previously scheduled to start in June 2020.
John Weatherill, Chief Commercial Officer, WestJet, said:
We continue to work towards the restoration of our pre-COVID domestic network to ensure that when our guests are ready to travel, we are there for them. WestJet remains committed to building back stronger for the betterment of all Canadians and as we look ahead to reconnecting friends, family and loved ones, the safe restart of travel is essential to Canada’s economic recovery.
The 7 routes that are restarting including the new Charlottetown-Calgary route are:
This July, WestJet will offer non-stop service to Atlantic Canada from Halifax to six cities, from St. John’s to 3 cities, from Charlottetown to 2 cities and from Moncton, Fredericton, Deer Lake, Gander and Sydney to 1 city.
Angela Avery, Executive Vice-President, WestJet, said:
As WestJet leads the restart of travel across the Atlantic region, it is critical that we get clarity and guidance on travel policies from the federal government. The safe return of visitors to and from the region is key to recovery and we thank the Atlantic Premiers and their governments for the work they have done to prioritize the safe restart of travel. WestJet remains committed to affordably connecting Atlantic Canada to the rest of the country and the world.
WestJet is restoring Saskatchewan’s domestic connectivity with the restoration and inauguration of 5 routes to and from destinations across Alberta and British Columbia from Saskatoon and Regina.
These 5 routes are:
Angela Avery said:
We have spent time listening to our valued government, airport, tourism and related industry partners in Saskatchewan as we enter the recovery phase of the pandemic. We thank Premier Moe and his government for prioritizing travel in their restart plan. While progress has been made in Saskatchewan, we continue to advocate for a safe travel framework from the Government of Canada.
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The airline is restarting 9 routes to and from destinations across Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador by 30th June 2021. The carrier is launching two new routes: between Toronto and Comox & between Ottawa and Victoria.
Angela Avery said:
As a leader in aviation, WestJet has been working with industry, tourism and business across the province to ensure their voices are being heard as we safely restart travel. We thank Premier Ford and his government for their work in reopening a critical pathway for safe travel to and from the province. While progress has been made in Ontario, we continue to advocate for a safe travel framework from the Government of Canada.
The 9 routes that will restart and 2 new routes across Ontario are:
This July, WestJet will offer non-stop service from Toronto to 26 cities, from Ottawa to five cities, from London to two cities and serve one city from Hamiltonand Windsor.
WestJet is further restoring Alberta’s domestic and interprovincial connectivity with the restart of 10 routes to and from destinations across British Columbia, the Yukon, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia from Calgary, Edmonton and Medicine Hat.
The Calgary-based airline is also launching 3 new routes from Edmonton.
The 10 new routes that will restart and 3 new routes from Edmonton are:
WestJet is resuming 8 routes to and from destinations across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. Additionally, the airline is introducing 10 new routes by 5th July 2021.
This July, WestJet will offer non-stop service from Vancouver to 18 cities, from Victoria to 8 cities, from Kelowna to 7 cities, from Comox to 4 cities and from Nanaimo to 3 cities. From the communities of Kamloops, Penticton and Prince George, the airline will connect to two communities non-stop.
The routes that are restarting along with 10 new routes are:
Meanwhile, WestJet recently announced that it will launch flights to Amsterdam and resume flights to London Gatwick. The airline will also expand its services to Hawaii this winter and launch a dedicated cargo arm in 2022.
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