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WestJet restores Atlantic Canada, Quebec City routes

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  •   03-24-2021  8:16 am
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet restores Atlantic Canada, Quebec City routes
Pax Global Media

WestJet  has restored flights to Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Sydney and Quebec City after service was suspended as a result of COVID-19. 

The reinstatement of service will restore WestJet's complete network of pre-COVID-19 domestic airports.

"We committed to return to the communities we left, as a result of the pandemic, and we will be restoring flights to these regions in the coming months, of our own volition," said Ed Sims, WestJet, President and CEO. "These communities have been a crucial factor in our success over our 25 years and it is critical for us to ensure they have access to affordable air service and domestic connectivity to drive their economic recovery." 

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Service is set to resume to the five airports WestJet suspended service from in November, beginning June 24, 2021 through to June 30, 2021.

In addition, service between St. John's and Toronto, which was indefinitely suspended in October, will resume effective June 24, 2021

Following a temporary suspension, the restart of service between St. John's and Halifax will be advanced from June 24, 2021 to May 6, 2021. Full schedule details and restart dates are outlined below. 

"Our focus remains on the safe restart of air travel. We ask that federal and provincial governments work with us to provide clarity and certainty to Canadians, including travel policies that support economic recovery and restore jobs," said Sims.  

Recognizing the investments that WestJet's travel and tourism partners in the regions need to make to begin to recover from the pandemic, the airline says it will continue to encourage the Atlantic premiers to advance their efforts to ensure the region is open to Canadians this summer. 

"Alongside an accelerated and successful vaccine rollout, we are hopeful that there will be an easing of onerous travel restrictions currently in place," said Sims. "We look forward to working together to safely reconnect Canadians to the region in the coming months."  

Halifax Stanfield International Airport tweeted a response to the news Wednesday morning, saying: 

"We’re pleased to see WestJet announce a return of their service to St. John’s and Sydney in the coming weeks. As more people are vaccinated and clarity is provided on travel restrictions, we look forward to the safe restart of travel and tourism in our region."

Planned Network Service Resumptions: 

Route 
Frequency 
Planned restart date 
St. John's-Halifax
6x weekly 
May 6, 2021
Charlottetown-Toronto 
11x weekly
June 24, 2021 
St. John's-Toronto
1x daily 
June 24, 2021
Fredericton-Toronto 
1x daily
June 26, 2021 
Quebec City-Toronto
1x daily
June 28, 2021
Sydney-Halifax 
1x daily
June 28, 2021 
Moncton-Toronto
1x daily 
June 30, 2021

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