Airline to restart eight routes and inaugurate new flights between nine communitiesby early July
CALGARY, AB, June 25, 2021 /CNW/ – WestJet is further restoring British Columbia’s domestic and interprovincial connectivity with the restart of eight routes to and from destinations across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. The airline is also set to inaugurate 10 new routes by July 5, 2021. Full schedule details and resumption dates are outlined below.
“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,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “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.”
WestJet’s investments are critical to ensuring British Columbia’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and by the end of June, the airline is set to inaugurate new flights between Abbotsford and Prince George and restore WestJet Link service between Vancouver and Cranbrook.
“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 Horgan and his government for prioritizing travel as a critical component of the government’s restart plan. While progress has been made in British Columbia, we continue to advocate for safe travel framework from the Government of Canada,” said Angela Avery, WestJet Executive Vice-President.
This July, WestJet will offer non-stop service from Vancouver to 18 cities, from Victoria to eight cities, from Kelowna to seven cities, from Comox to four cities and from Nanaimo to three cities. From the communities of Kamloops, Penticton and Prince George, the airline will connect to two communities non-stop.
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British Columbia route restarts between now and June 30, 2021
|Route||Peak Frequency||Route restart date|
|Victoria – Winnipeg *||3x weekly||June 24, 2021|
|Kelowna – Regina *||2x weekly||June 24, 2021|
|Nanaimo – Vancouver||2x daily||June 25, 2021|
|Nanaimo – Edmonton *||2x weekly||June 25, 2021|
|Comox – Vancouver||2x daily||June 25, 2021|
|Kelowna – Saskatoon *||2x weekly||June 25, 2021|
|Kelowna – Victoria||4x weekly||June 25, 2021|
|Vancouver – Cranbrook||1x daily||June 25, 2021|
|Abbotsford – Prince George *||2x weekly||June 25, 2021|
|Prince George – Calgary||4x weekly||June 25, 2021|
|Victoria – Ottawa *||1x weekly||June 26, 2021|
|Comox – Edmonton||5x weekly||June 26, 2021|
|Comox – Toronto *||1x weekly||June 26, 2021|
|Victoria – Saskatoon *||2x weekly||June 27, 2021|
|Victoria – Toronto||2x weekly||June 30, 2021|
|Penticton – Edmonton *||2x weekly||July 4, 2021|
|Kamloops – Edmonton *||2x weekly||July 5, 2021|
|Vancouver – Fort St. John||4x weekly||July 13, 2021|
In 25 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 23 countries, pre-pandemic.
Since the start of the pandemic the WestJet Group of Companies has built a layered framework of safety measures to ensure Canadians can continue to travel safely and responsibly through the airline’s Safety Above All hygiene program. During this time, WestJet has maintained its status as one of the top-10 on-time airlines in North America as named by Cirium.
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