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WestJet unveils Western Canada-Hawaii winter schedule, expands Dreamliner service

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  •   06-10-2021  12:44 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet unveils Western Canada-Hawaii winter schedule, expands Dreamliner service
WestJet will offer 57 weekly roundtrip flights on 10 nonstop routes between Canada and Hawaii this winter.
Pax Global Media

WestJet has unveiled significant growth to its Hawaii network, featuring more Dreamliner flight options from Western Canada to Maui and new non-stop service from Calgary to Kona and Lihue this winter. 

The carrier will, in total, offer 57 weekly roundtrip flights on 10 nonstop routes between Canada and Hawaii. 

"With easing travel restrictions, we know our guests are planning to turn their long-awaited Hawaiian getaway dreams into a well-deserved reality." said John Weatherill, WestJet, chief commercial officer. "We've increased our winter service to Hawaii by more than 25 per cent from 2019 to ensure our guests have increased flexibility and the most affordable, non-stop options from Western Canada."

Flights from Calgary to Kona & Lihue

The new weekly non-stop service from Calgary (YYC) to Kona (KOA) and Lihue (LIH) begins in December. 

With the addition of the new service, WestJet will offer service to four Hawaiian destinations non-stop from Calgary and two from Edmonton.

"Our guests will love to say aloha to the additional direct flights to tropical Hawaii," said Bob Sartor, president & CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority. "We're ready to welcome guests back safely to the home and hub of WestJet and we look forward to the added sunny winter options for Albertans and connecting passengers from out of province."

More 787 Dreamliner options

Starting this winter, WestJet will add 787 Dreamliner service from Calgary and Vancouver to Kahului, Maui (OGG) with 13 weekly flights. 

WestJet's 787 service to Maui from Western Canada is conveniently scheduled with daytime departures to ensure guests arrive in Maui in the early afternoon, with time to make the most out of their plans. 

The airline's signature Dreamliner service features lie-flat seats with on-demand dining and entertainment.

WestJet's Dreamliner Business Cabin. (WestJet)

"Like the Kolea bird, many Canadians return each year to the Hawaiian Islands during the winter months," said David Y. Ige, governor, Hawaii. "They respect the people, place and culture, and we welcome them back. Increased international passengers can help us better balance the needs of our residents and visitors. Mahalo to WestJet for partnering with the state to keep residents and visitors alike safe and healthy."

Lorenzo Campos, account director for Hawai'i Tourism Canada, also welcomed the news. 

"We would like to thank WestJet for being our trusted partner and for their continuous support of The Hawaiian Island and sharing the aloha spirit and always embracing the Hawaiian value of malama. We are looking forward to welcoming our Canadian family back this winter," Campos said. 

Current Hawaii entrance requirements can be found here

Earlier this week, WestJet launched its Travel Ready Series aimed to welcome guests back to travel. 

Travel Ready was created to ensure guests are equipped and prepared with the information they need to enjoy a smooth and safe return to the skies.

WestJet route and schedule frequency

Market
787 Peak Frequency
737 Peak Frequency
Effective
Calgary-Maui
6x weekly
1x weekly
November 5, 2021
Calgary-Honolulu

7x weekly
December 3, 2021
Calgary-Kona*

1x weekly
December 19, 2021
Calgary-Lihue*

1x weekly
December 19, 2021
Vancouver – Maui**
7x weekly
3x weekly
October 31, 2021
Vancouver-Honolulu**

14x weekly
October 31, 2021
Vancouver-Kona

7x weekly
October 31, 2021
Vancouver-Lihue

7x weekly
October 31, 2021
Edmonton-Maui

2x weekly
December 12, 2021
Edmonton-Honolulu

1x weekly
December 18, 2021


*New routes added to WestJet's winter schedule serving Hawaii.

**Service currently operating in WestJet's summer schedule.


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