Category Archives: WestJet Airlines

Hamilton lucks out with new Las Vegas service

WestJet adds non-stop service between John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas beginning December 29, 2017. (CNW Group/WestJet)

 

WestJet expands service at John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport

CALGARYOct. 17, 2017 /CNW/ – WestJet announced today it will begin non-stop service between John C. Munro HamiltonInternational Airport and McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, effective December 29, 2017.   “As Hamilton International’s largest airline, as well as the carrier with the most international flights into Las Vegas, WestJet continues to add new service in Southern Ontario,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development.    “This new non-stop flight connects the community to a highly desirable leisure market and offers a great schedule to those looking to fly directly from Hamilton and surrounding communities without having to drive or connect through Toronto.”
“We are pleased with the announcement that WestJet will be operating non-stop service from Hamilton to Las Vegas,” said Cathie Puckering, Acting President and CEO, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.    “This new route adds to an already robust schedule that WestJet operates from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport to destinations such as CalgaryEdmontonHalifaxOrlando and Winnipeg.    This welcome addition will be yet another great service offering to Hamilton and the surrounding areas.”
“We are very pleased that WestJet is operating non-stop service from Hamilton,” said Rosemary Vassiliadis, Director of Aviation at McCarran International Airport.    “Las Vegas has long been a proven winner among Canadians, particularly in the wintertime, so we’re looking forward to many more travellers taking advantage of the convenience offered by this latest extension of WestJet’s non-stop network into our area.”
Service between Hamilton and Las Vegas will operate twice weekly beginning December 29, 2017, through April 27, 2018.   This winter, WestJet has a total of 63 weekly flights to Las Vegas from eight cities across Canada including VancouverCalgaryEdmontonReginaSaskatoonWinnipegToronto and Hamilton.
Flights will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft featuring the enhanced Plus product and WestJet Connect, WestJet’s inflight entertainment system accessed directly through smartphones, tablets or computers.    Almost 90 per cent of WestJet’s Boeing fleet is now equipped with WestJet Connect.

Details of WestJet’s new non-stop service between Hamilton and Las Vegas:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Hamilton-Las Vegas

Monday and
Friday

4:50 p.m.

6:36 p.m.

December 29, 2017

Las Vegas-Hamilton

Monday and
Friday

11:00 p.m.

6:05 a.m.

December 29, 2017

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We’re getting fresh!

WestJet has partnered with fresh casual restaurant, The Chopped Leaf, to offer the restaurant’s whole-foods on board WestJet aircraft. (CNW Group/WestJet)

WestJet adds The Chopped Leaf™ as exclusive meal supplier on board

CALGARYOct. 12, 2017 /CNW/ – WestJet announced today that it has partnered with fresh casual restaurant, The Chopped Leaf, in a move that will see the restaurant’s whole-food offerings available on board WestJet aircraft.
“WestJet and The Chopped Leaf have a common goal to break down the ‘airline food’ stigma,” said Rossen Dimitrov, WestJet Chief Guest Experience Officer.    “The ingredients in our new menu have been sourced to provide healthier options with quality and taste in mind.    We continue to evolve our on board offerings to meet the needs of our 22 million annual guests.”
“WestJet values are very similar to ours at The Chopped Leaf,” said Nick Veloce, Innovative Food Brands Inc. President & COO parent company The Chopped Leaf.    “We want to ensure our customers are delighted with their food experience and take great effort in making sure that each person who visits our locations leaves with a positive experience.    This partnership with WestJet is now perfectly aligned to delivering on this wherever our customers are.”
Ingredients in The Chopped Leaf items are made from real food including whole grains, vegetables and meats that contain little to no preservatives.    Specific menu items can be viewed in the on board menu in seat pockets of WestJet flights.    The Chopped Leaf meals will be rotated throughout the pre-purchase and buy-on-board menus as more products and variety are developed.
WestJet will offer guests on more than 250 daily flights the ability to pre-purchase or buy-on-board whole bowls, multi-grain sandwiches and salads.    The Chopped Leaf products will be available for purchase on flights beginning November 15, 2017 and pre-purchase is available now for flights starting the same day.
In addition to its partnership with The Chopped Leaf, as of September 1, 2017 WestJet is now offering prosecco and a selection of international wines on board.

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Airline adds year-round Mexico City from Calgary and Vancouver starting March 2018

CALGARYOct 3, 2017 /CNW/ – WestJet announced today that is has expanded its position as the Canadian airline with the most flights to Mexico by adding flights from Calgary and Vancouver to Mexico City.    Nonstop, year-round flights will start March 2018 and are vital to further expanding trade and tourism between the two countries.
“We are proud of our continued investments in connecting the economies of Canada and Mexico and providing choice and competition for Canada’s business and leisure travellers,” said Ed Sims, WestJet Executive Vice-President Commercial.    “These flights will also enable Mexican visitors an affordable option to discover our country and Mexican businesses to increase commercial ties.”
“WestJet’s new non-stop service to Mexico City will be another great route option for Albertans looking to connect to one of the world’s largest trading markets,” said Bob Sartor, President and CEO for The Calgary Airport Authority. “As a burgeoning business market for agriculture and oil and gas, this is an important link as our city and region looks for opportunities to grow and diversify our economy.”
“I want to congratulate WestJet for expanding its service to Mexico,” said The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Leader of the Government in the House of Commons and Minister of Small Business and Tourism.    “Our government understands the important contribution tourism makes to our economy.    As Canada’s largest service export, and an industry that supports more than 1.8 million jobs in Canadian communities – from coast to coast to coast – we are committed to working with our partners to build on the recent successes the industry has experienced.    And through Canada’s New Tourism Vision, we have a plan to achieve this.    This past year, we have seen tremendous growth in CanadaMexicotourism. As one of our priority markets, we are committed to seeing this grow further still.”
“This is excellent news—YVR greatly values our partner WestJet and their efforts to link our airport with key destinations around the world,” said Craig Richmond, President and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority.   “Mexico City is rich in experiences, offering incredible tourism options and a broad range of business opportunities.   It’s also one of Latin America’s key connecting hubs—providing passengers with access to amazing destinations.    We are excited to work with WestJet to ensure this new route is a big success.”
Starting March 14, WestJet will begin service with four weekly flights between Calgary and Mexico City.    On March 15, WestJet will launch three-time weekly service between Vancouver and Mexico City.    Effective April 29, both routes move to daily service.
WestJet currently serves 10 cities in Mexico from 15 Canadian cities and offers more non-stop routes than any other Canadian airline – at peak winter schedule the airline will be operating more than 140 flights per week.    Since 2012, the airline’s traffic to Mexico has grown by more than 50 per cent.    Last winter, WestJet flew an average of 18 daily roundtrips between Canada and Mexico, carrying a total of more than one million guests to that country.
WestJet and Mexico’s flag carrier, Aeromexico, have been interline partners since 2011 and full codeshare partners since 2015.
Details of WestJet’s new routes:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Calgary – Mexico City

Four times
weekly

9:30 a.m.

2:44 p.m.

March 14,
2018

Mexico City – Calgary

Four times
weekly

3:45 p.m.

9:22 p.m.

March 15,
2018

Calgary – Mexico City

Daily

9:40 a.m.

3:46 p.m.

April 29, 2018

Mexico City – Calgary

Daily

4:50 p.m.

9:12 p.m.

April 29, 2018

Vancouver – Mexico
City

Three times
weekly

8:30 a.m.

2:40 p.m.

March 15,
2018

Mexico City  –
Vancouver

Three times
weekly

3:45 p.m.

8:30 p.m.

March 14,
2018

Vancouver – Mexico
City

Daily

7 a.m.

2:23 p.m.

April 29, 2018

Mexico City  –
Vancouver

Daily

3:25 p.m.

6:58 p.m.

April 29, 2018