WestJet: 5 April Update

Received directly from WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership


Today, WestJet’s repatriation flights from Havana (HAV), Cuba and San Salvador (SAL), El Salvador to Toronto (YYZ) safely carried 344 Canadians back home after international and transborder flying ceased with the rapid advancement of COVID-19.

These flights are part of the airline’s special operations in getting Canadians from international destinations amidst the closing of borders including two flights from Port of Spain (POS), a flight from Havana (HAV) and today’s flight from San Salvador. Altogether these four flights will carry almost 700 citizens home.

In addition, between March 17 and March 25, the WestJet Group of Companies also carried approximately 10,000 Canadians from international and transborder locations.

“The WestJet Group is proud to play a part in bringing Canadians home,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “We remain committed to assisting the Government of Canada as they work to repatriate as many Canadians as possible and I thank those WestJetters who are standing up in the face of this crisis.”

These flights are part of WestJet’s efforts to care for Canadian citizens after the suspension of international service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, WestJet is keeping critical economic lifelines open in Canada through continued operations to all the cities it currently serves with decreased frequency.

Additional flights:

  • Tuesday, April 7 from Port of Spain (POS), Trinidad and Tobago to Toronto on WestJet’s 737-800

 AFFECTED FLIGHTS – visit the blog (updated)