WestJet has announced the suspension of winter service to four communities in Eastern and Atlantic Canada.
Effective Nov. 15, 2022, service will be suspended to, Fredericton, N.B., Sydney, N.S., Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Quebec City, QC.
Service between now and November 15, 2022, "will not be affected," the airline said in a notice posted to its website.
Any guests with impacted travel will be notified, either directly or through their travel agent.
WestJet says it will “strive to rebook guests with alternative travel arrangements,” or guests will be eligible for a refund to original form of payment.
More details are available here.
“We understand this is disappointing news and we apologize for any disruption this will cause our guests and communities,” said John Weatherill, WestJet’s chief commercial officer. “We are undertaking these strategic changes in a responsible manner and it was critical to give our guests and the communities as much advance notice as possible.”
WestJet recently announced a shift in strategy following a strategic review to determine the best course for the airline’s sustained future success.
This August, WestJet will release the airline’s full winter 2022/2023 schedule that will see significant sun and leisure flying investments for Eastern Canada along with capacity enhancements nationwide.
“As a national airline, we will continue to engage with these communities and stakeholders as we look to enhance service to Eastern and Atlantic Canada through direct connections to Western Canada, sun and leisure destinations,” said Weatherill. “By making these difficult decisions now, it will ensure we can offer more of what our guests expect from WestJet and solidify our airline as the most reliable and affordable airline for many years to come.”