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WestJet adds 11 routes in Western Canada

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  •   03-26-2021  10:01 am
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet adds 11 routes in Western Canada
WestJet President & CEO Ed Sims (File Photo/Pax Global Media)
Pax Global Media

WestJet is adding 11 new domestic routes across Western Canada, the airline announced on Friday (March 26). 

The routes will offer new nonstop service for 15 communities across Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. 

The enhancements follow an announcement made earlier in the week to return previously suspended service to Atlantic Canada. 

"As we look to the coming months with cautious optimism, we know our restart agenda will be pivotal to Canada's economic recovery," said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. "Stimulating air travel benefits all Canadians and supports those hardest hit; with one in every 10 Canadian jobs tied to travel and tourism, the ripple effect benefits our whole country."  

The new routes include service between Toronto (YYZ) and Comox (YQQ); between Ottawa (YOW) and Victoria (YYJ) and eight new routes connecting the prairie provinces to British Columbia tourism destinations, such as Regina (YQR) to Kelowna (YLW). 

"We are at an inflection point; one that is buoyed by the rollout of vaccines, months of learning how to take appropriate precautions, and a view to Canada's beautiful summer months that allows us to spend more time outdoors," said Sims. "If Canadians were to shift two-thirds of their planned international-leisure travel spend towards domestic tourism, it would help sustain 150,000 jobs and accelerate recovery by one year, all while seeing what Canada has to offer." 

New routes: 

Route 
Frequency 
Effective from 
Toronto – Fort McMurray
2x weekly (Wed, Sun) 
June 6, 2021
Kelowna – Saskatoon 
2x weekly (Thu, Sun)
June 24, 2021 
Kelowna – Regina
2x weekly (Thu, Sun) 
June 24, 2021
Saskatoon – Victoria 
2x weekly (Thu, Sun)
June 24, 2021 
Winnipeg – Victoria
3x weekly (Thu, Sat, Sun) 
June 24, 2021
Edmonton – Kamloops 
2x weekly (Thu, Sun)
June 24, 2021 
Edmonton – Penticton
2x weekly (Thu, Sun) 
June 24, 2021
Edmonton – Nanaimo 
2x weekly (Fri, Sun)
June 25, 2021 
Prince George – Abbotsford
2x weekly (Fri, Sun) 
June 25, 2021
Ottawa – Victoria 
1x weekly (Sat)
June 26, 2021 
Toronto – Comox
1x weekly (Sat) 
June 26, 2021

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