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WestJet restarts flights across Canada; new routes announced

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  •   06-25-2021  8:45 am
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WestJet restarts flights across Canada; new routes announced
Pax Global Media

WestJet has restored several flights in its domestic schedule, and has announced new ones, signalling a network reboot after more than a year of suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

WestJet is restoring Ontario's domestic and interprovincial connectivity with the restart of nine routes to and from destinations across Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador by June 30, 2021.

The airline is also set to inaugurate two new routes from Toronto and Ottawa to Comox and Victoria. 

"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 is also set to resume commercial air service to Windsor with the restart of non-stop Calgary service and restore flights to Deer Lake from Toronto.

This July, WestJet will offer non-stop service from Toronto to 26 cities, from Ottawa to five cities, from London to two cities and serve one city from Hamilton and Windsor.

Ontario route restarts between now and June 30, 2021:

Route 
Peak Frequency
Route restart date 
Toronto – London
6x weekly
June 24, 2021
Toronto – Charlottetown
4x weekly
June 25, 2021
London – Calgary 
4x weekly
June 25, 2021
Windsor – Calgary
2x weekly
June 26, 2021
Toronto - Deer Lake 
4x weekly
June 26, 2021
Toronto – Comox*
1x weekly
June 26, 2021
Toronto – Fredericton
1x daily
June 26, 2021
Ottawa – Victoria*
1x weekly
June 26, 2021
Toronto – Quebec City
1x daily
June 28, 2021
Toronto – Victoria
2x weekly
June 30, 2021
Toronto – Moncton
1x daily
June 30, 2021

Reconnecting Saskatchewan

WestJet is also restoring Saskatchewan's domestic connectivity with the restoration and inauguration of five routes to and from destinations across Alberta and British Columbia from Saskatoon and Regina.

By the end of June the airline will begin its new non-stop flights from Saskatoon to Kelowna and Victoria.

This July, WestJet will offer non-stop service from Saskatoon to seven cities and five cities from Regina.

Saskatchewan route restarts between now and July 6, 2021:

Route 
Peak Frequency
Route restart date 
Regina – Kelowna *
2x weekly
June 24, 2021
Regina – Edmonton
6x weekly
June 25, 2021
Saskatoon - Kelowna *
2x weekly
June 25, 2021
Saskatoon – Victoria *
2x weekly
June 27, 2021
Saskatoon - Edmonton
6x weekly
July 6, 2021

Alberta is back

WestJet is restoring Alberta's domestic and interprovincial connectivity with the restart of 10 routes to and from destinations across British Columbia, the Yukon, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia from Calgary, Edmonton and Medicine Hat.

The airline will also start operation of three new routes to and from Edmonton and begin non-stop service between Calgary and Charlottetown.

Connecting Alberta to Prince Edward Island non-stop

WestJet will also bridge new domestic connections between the east and the west with the introduction of new twice-weekly, non-stop service between Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Calgary, beginning July 29.

The service connecting the two provinces was previously scheduled to start in June 2020.

WestJet will offer non-stop service from Calgary to 42 cities and from Edmonton to 16 cities.

Alberta route restarts between now and July 6, 2021:

Route
Peak Frequency
Route restart date
Edmonton – Nanaimo*
2x weekly
June 25, 2021
Edmonton – Regina
6x weekly
June 25, 2021
Edmonton – Comox 
5x weekly
June 25, 2021
Calgary – Prince George
4x weekly
June 25, 2021
Calgary – London, Ont.
4x weekly
June 25, 2021
Edmonton – Winnipeg
6x weekly
June 30, 2021
Calgary - Windsor
2x weekly
June 26, 2021
Calgary - Whitehorse
2x weekly
June 27, 2021
Calgary – Medicine Hat
5x weekly
June 27, 2021
Edmonton – Halifax
2x weekly
July 1, 2021
Edmonton – Penticton*
2x weekly
July 3, 2021
Edmonton – Kamloops*
2x weekly
July 4, 2021
Edmonton – Saskatoon 
6x weekly
July 6, 2021
Calgary – Charlottetown *
2x weekly
July 29, 2021
*New route

Atlantic Canada 

WestJet is further restoring Atlantic Canada's domestic and interprovincial connectivity with the restart of seven routes to and from destinations across Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador. 

By the end of June, the airline is set to restore commercial air service to Sydney, N.S., Deer Lake and Gander, Nfld., with the restart of flights from Halifax and Toronto.

This July, WestJet will offer non-stop service to Atlantic Canada from Halifax to six cities, from St. John's to three cities, from Charlottetown to two cities and from Moncton, Fredericton, Deer Lake, Gander and Sydney to one city.

Atlantic Canada route restarts:

Route 
Peak Frequency
Route restart date 
Charlottetown - Toronto  
4x weekly
June 25, 2021 
Fredericton - Toronto
1x daily
June 26, 2021
Deer Lake – Toronto 
4x weekly
June 27, 2021 
Halifax – Sydney
1x daily
June 28, 2021
Gander – Halifax 
3x weekly
June 30, 2021 
Moncton - Toronto
1x daily
July 1, 2021
Halifax - Edmonton
2x weekly
July 2, 2021
Charlottetown – Calgary *
2x weekly
July 29, 2021

British Columbia

WestJet will restart 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, launching new flights between Abbotsford and Prince George and restore WestJet Link service between Vancouver and Cranbrook.

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.

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
*New Route

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