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WestJet's December schedule features up to 55 daily flights to sun destinations

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  •   11-16-2020  4:24 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet's December schedule features up to 55 daily flights to sun destinations
Pax Global Media

WestJet has released its updated December schedule featuring up to 55 daily flights to sun destinations in the Caribbean, the United States (including Hawaii) and Mexico. The schedule also highlights increased domestic frequencies for travel starting December 5, 2020 through to January 4, 2021.

"While this winter travel season looks quite different from years past, we are pleased to be able to offer our guests a variety of flights during the holidays," said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "Whatever the reason for travel, WestJet continues to safely connect Canadians to destinations across our network and will continue to make changes to the schedule to meet the ever-changing needs of our guests and airline."

For sun seekers the airline is adding December flights to Liberia (Costa Rica), Punta Cana, Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Bridgetown (Barbados), Mazatlán (Mexico), Huatulco (Mexico), Orlando, Las Vegas, Honolulu (Oahu) and Kahului (Maui).

WestJet continues to operate at a reduced schedule and has removed over 63 per cent capacity year over year, including approximately 73 per cent capacity from the December schedule alone. During the holiday season, the airline will offer flights to 54 destinations including 33 in Canada, nine in the U.S. including Hawaii, five in Mexico, five in the Caribbean, one in Europe and one in Central America. Frequencies will increase throughout the month of December, full details at bottom of the release.

Canadians travelling back through Calgary see benefits of post-travel testing trial

On Nov. 2, YYC Calgary International Airport began the COVID-19 testing trial supported by the Governments of Canada and Alberta, trialing a reduced quarantine period in Alberta, while protecting Canadians from COVID-19.

"Many Canadians are seeking alternatives to the 14-day quarantine and the testing trial at Calgary International Airport is a welcome first step," continued von zur Muehlen. "We are optimistic in the early results of the YYC COVID testing trial and hope to see future expansion of testing opportunities closely follow at airports across the country."

Canadians travelling abroad are still subject to a 14-day quarantine upon their return to the country if not eligible for Alberta's COVID-19 testing trial program.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, WestJet has implemented more than 20 additional health and safety measures during the travel journey and continues to evolve its cleaning to meet the needs of guests and WestJetters through its Safety Above All program.

WestJet is planning to operate the following transborder and international routes from December 5, 2020 to January 4, 2021:

Hawaii and U.S. transborder

Market
Frequency (05DEC
– 15DEC)

Frequency
(16DEC – 04JAN)

Vancouver – Maui
-
3x weekly
Vancouver – Honolulu
-
3x weekly
Vancouver - Palm Springs
2x weekly
2x weekly
 Vancouver – Los Angeles
-
2x weekly
Vancouver – Phoenix
-
2x weekly
Calgary – Maui
-
2x weekly
Calgary – Honolulu
-
1x weekly
Calgary – Los Angeles
3x weekly
4x weekly
Calgary – Palm Springs
6x weekly
8x weekly
Calgary – Las Vegas
-
2x weekly
Calgary – Phoenix
7x weekly
11x weekly
Calgary – Orlando
-
1x weekly
Edmonton – Phoenix
-
2x weekly
Toronto – Orlando
1x weekly
1x weekly
Toronto – Fort Myers
1x weekly
3x weekly
Toronto – Fort Lauderdale
1x weekly
2x weekly

Caribbean, Mexico and Europe

Market
Frequency (05DEC
– 15DEC)

Frequency
(16DEC – 04JAN)
Vancouver – San Jose del Cabo
-
2x weekly
Vancouver – Puerto Vallarta
1x weekly
2x weekly
Vancouver – Cancun
-
1x weekly
Calgary – San Jose del Cabo
2x weekly
3x weekly
Calgary – Mazatlán
-
1x weekly
Calgary – Puerto Vallarta
5x weekly
1x daily
Calgary – Huatulco
-
1x weekly
Calgary – Cancun
6x weekly
6x weekly
Edmonton – Puerto Vallarta
-
1x weekly
Edmonton – Cancun
-
1x weekly
Winnipeg – Puerto Vallarta
-
1x weekly
Winnipeg – Cancun
-
1x weekly
Toronto – Cancun
2x weekly
3x weekly
Toronto – Liberia
1x weekly
1x weekly
Toronto – Kingston
1x weekly
2x weekly
Toronto – Montego Bay
2x weekly
4x weekly
Toronto – Puerto Plata
1x weekly
1x weekly
Toronto – Punta Cana
1x weekly
1x weekly
Toronto – Barbados
-
1x weekly
Toronto – London Gatwick
2x weekly
2x weekly

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