WestJet releases July schedule to get Canadians exploring again

From WestJet, an Alberta Partnership

Airline continues to focus on significant safety and hygiene enhancements to ensure a safe travel journey

CALGARY, AB, June 15, 2020 /CNW/ – WestJet today released its updated July schedule, developed to allow Canadians the pleasure of summer travel while economically supporting communities across the country in safely reopening travel and domestic tourism. In addition, the airline has added flights to select U.S. markets.

To ensure guests can book with confidence, the airline maintains its stringent Safety Above All hygiene program and continues to provide flexibility in booking, change and cancellation policies.

“Today’s schedule reflects our commitment to orderly and safe travel while providing steps to allow Canadians to get out, explore, and take part in critical economic activities like staying in hotels, eating out, visiting tourist attractions or simply just travelling to see friends and family,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “Governments and Canadians from coast-to-coast are working together to lessen the impact of this pandemic and we are grateful that these efforts have put us in a position to add more options for travel this July.”

From July 5 through August 4, 2020, WestJet will offer operations to 45 destinations including 39 in Canada, five in the U.S. and one in Mexico an increase of approximately 102 per cent more flights from June, but down 76 per cent from July 2019.

Continued von zur Muehlen, “As we emerge from the pandemic, health vigilance must be balanced with the gradual reopening of our economy. WestJet has done our part and spent millions of dollars to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests and our people. We’re ready to get Canadians flying.”

On March 22, WestJet suspended its international and transborder operations. The airline’s schedule now contains flights to key transborder and international destinations including Los Angeles (LAX), Atlanta (ATL) and Las Vegas (LAS).

“Jurisdictions around the world are opening, allowing citizens to begin flying once again which is kickstarting their economies for recovery. We’ve heard from the communities we serve and look forward to having Canadians safely participate and stimulate domestic tourism this summer,” stated von zur Muehlen.

At this time, the airline is planning on operating the following domestic routes and frequencies from July 5 – August 4.

ALBERTA AND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES

Calgary-Abbotsford2x daily
Calgary-Comox6x weekly
Calgary-Cranbrook3x weekly
Calgary-Fort St. John2x daily
Calgary-Kamloops6x weekly
Calgary-Kelowna3x daily
Calgary-Nanaimo6x weekly
Calgary-Penticton4x weekly
Calgary-Vancouver7x daily
Calgary-Victoria2x daily
Calgary-Edmonton6x daily
Calgary-Fort McMurray3x daily
Calgary-Grande Prairie3x daily
Calgary-Lethbridge3x weekly
Calgary-Lloydminster2x weekly
Calgary-Medicine Hat2x weekly
Calgary-Yellowknife3x weekly
Calgary-Brandon3x weekly
Calgary-Regina2x daily
Calgary-Saskatoon2x daily
Calgary-Winnipeg3x daily
Calgary-Hamilton4x weekly
Calgary-Kitchener/Waterloo2x weekly
Calgary-Toronto6x daily
Edmonton-Vancouver3x daily
Edmonton-Kelowna6x weekly
Edmonton-Victoria6x weekly
Edmonton-Calgary6x daily
Edmonton-Fort McMurray4x weekly
Edmonton-Grande Prairie5x weekly
Edmonton-Regina5x weekly
Edmonton-Saskatoon6x weekly
Edmonton-Winnipeg6x weekly
Edmonton-Toronto3x daily
Fort McMurray-Calgary3x daily
Fort McMurray-Edmonton4x weekly
Grande Prairie-Calgary3x daily
Grande Prairie-Edmonton5x weekly
Lethbridge-Calgary3x weekly
Lloydminster-Calgary2x weekly
Medicine Hat-Calgary2x weekly
Yellowknife-Calgary3x weekly

BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON

Abbotsford-Calgary2x daily
Comox-Calgary6x weekly
Cranbrook-Calgary3x weekly
Fort St John-Calgary2x daily
Kamloops-Calgary6x weekly
Kelowna-Vancouver1x daily
Kelowna-Calgary3x daily
Kelowna-Edmonton6x weekly
Nanaimo-Calgary6x weekly
Penticton-Calgary4x weekly
Prince George-Vancouver2x daily
Terrace-Vancouver6x weekly
Vancouver-Kelowna1x daily
Vancouver-Prince George2x daily
Vancouver-Terrace6x weekly
Vancouver-Victoria2x daily
Vancouver-Calgary7x daily
Vancouver-Edmonton3x daily
Vancouver-Winnipeg5x weekly
Vancouver-Toronto4x daily
Victoria-Vancouver2x daily
Victoria-Calgary2x daily
Victoria-Edmonton6x weekly

ONTARIO

Hamilton-Calgary4x weekly
Kitchener/Waterloo-Calgary2x weekly
London, ON-Toronto4x weekly
Ottawa-Calgary6x weekly
Ottawa-Toronto4x daily
Ottawa-Halifax2x weekly
Thunder Bay-Winnipeg2x weekly
Thunder Bay-Toronto4x weekly
Toronto-Vancouver4x daily
Toronto-Calgary6x daily
Toronto-Edmonton3x daily
Toronto-Regina3x weekly
Toronto-Saskatoon3x weekly
Toronto-Winnipeg3x daily
Toronto-London, ON4x weekly
Toronto-Ottawa4x daily
Toronto-Thunder Bay4x weekly
Toronto-Montreal4x daily
Toronto-Quebec City3x weekly
Toronto-Charlottetown2x weekly
Toronto-Deer Lake4x weekly
Toronto-Fredericton3x weekly
Toronto-Halifax3x daily
Toronto-Moncton3x weekly
Toronto-St. John’s (NL)5x weekly

SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA

Brandon-Calgary3x weekly
Regina-Calgary2x daily
Regina-Edmonton5x weekly
Regina-Toronto3x weekly
Saskatoon-Calgary2x daily
Saskatoon-Edmonton6x weekly
Saskatoon-Winnipeg2x weekly
Saskatoon-Toronto3x weekly
Winnipeg-Vancouver5x weekly
Winnipeg-Calgary3x daily
Winnipeg-Edmonton6x weekly
Winnipeg-Saskatoon2x weekly
Winnipeg-Thunder Bay2x weekly
Winnipeg-Toronto3x daily

QUEBEC

Montreal-Calgary6x weekly
Montreal-Toronto4x daily
Quebec City-Toronto3x weekly

ATLANTIC CANADA

Charlottetown-Toronto2x weekly
Deer Lake-Toronto4x weekly
Fredericton-Toronto3x weekly
Halifax-Calgary6x weekly
Halifax-Ottawa2x weekly
Halifax-Toronto3x daily
Halifax- St. John’s (NL)6x weekly
Halifax-Sydney2x weekly
Moncton-Toronto3x weekly
St. John’s (NL)-Toronto5x weekly
St. John’s (NL)-Halifax6x weekly
Sydney-Halifax2x weekly

At this time, the airline is planning on operating the following transborder and international routes from July 5 – August 4.

MarketPlanned frequency
Vancouver – Los Angeles4x weekly
Vancouver – Las Vegas2x weekly
Calgary – Los Angeles4x weekly
Calgary – Las Vegas4x weekly
Calgary – Atlanta1x daily
Toronto – Las Vegas2x weekly
Toronto – LaGuardia6x weekly
Toronto – Orlando1x weekly (starts Jul 11)
Toronto – Cancun1x weekly (starts Jul 11)

Due to the continued reduction in overall demand, border closures and domestic quarantine requirements that remain in place across the country, the revised schedule also includes temporary domestic route suspensions for July 5-August 4, 2020.

MarketPrevious frequency
Vancouver – Nanaimo2x daily
Vancouver – Comox1x daily
Vancouver – Regina4x weekly
Vancouver – Saskatoon1x daily
Vancouver – Fort St. John1x daily
Vancouver – Cranbrook1x daily
Vancouver – Ottawa2x daily
Vancouver – Montreal13x weekly
Vancouver – Halifax6x weekly
Kelowna – Victoria2x daily
Calgary – Prince George1x daily
Calgary – London, ON2x daily
Calgary – Quebec City4x weekly
Calgary – Charlottetown4x weekly
Calgary – St. John’s1x daily
Edmonton – Comox8x weekly
Edmonton – Yellowknife1x daily
Edmonton – Ottawa4x weekly
Edmonton – Montreal3x weekly
Edmonton – Halifax10x weekly
Edmonton – St. John’s5x weekly
Winnipeg – Regina1x daily
Winnipeg – Ottawa1x daily
Winnipeg – Montreal1x daily
Winnipeg – Halifax1x daily
Toronto – Victoria4x weekly
Toronto – Kelowna1x daily
Toronto – Sydney6x weekly
Halifax – Montreal2x daily