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WestJet's inaugural flight between Winnipeg & Los Angeles takes off

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  •   10-31-2022  11:46 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet's inaugural flight between Winnipeg & Los Angeles takes off
(WestJet/File photo)
Pax Global Media

WestJet on Monday (Oct. 31) celebrated its inaugural flight between Winnipeg and Los Angeles

The departure of flight WS1315 at 7:00 a.m. local marked a major milestone for Manitoba's tourism, trade and business sectors as Winnipeg gains a seamless four-hour link to the film and entertainment mecca.

"With a thriving film and television industry, our Manitoban guests and partners have long awaited this integral connection and will benefit substantially from convenient flights between both cities," said John Weatherill, WestJet's chief commercial officer. "As the only airline providing direct connectivity between Winnipeg and Los Angeles, this route not only supports our efforts to bolster the economic success of the communities we serve but provides a vital link that will stimulate new business, investment and tourism opportunities."

The departure of WS1315 marks the first of three weekly WestJet flights that travel between Winnipeg and Los Angeles on a year-round basis.

Route
Start Date
Frequency
Departure
Arrival
Winnipeg – Los Angeles
October 31, 2022
3x Weekly (Monday,
Friday, Saturday)
7:00 am
8:50 am
Los Angeles - Winnipeg
October 31, 2022
3x Weekly (Monday,
Friday, Saturday)

9:35 am
3:07 pm


This winter, WestJet will provide more non-stop routes than any other carrier out of Winnipeg. 

Further, the WestJet Group will increase capacity to and from Winnipeg by 80 per cent in comparison to 2021, serving 22 nonstop, direct routes and producing the largest year-over-year growth of any major airport in the group's network.

Guests travelling beyond Los Angeles will have access to a broad network and benefits through WestJet's strong relationship with Delta Air Lines

This includes codeshare flights to 20 major U.S. cities, the ability to earn and redeem WestJet Rewards on both airlines, top tier frequent flyer benefits through the entire journey, and access to Delta's LAX SkyClub lounge for eligible guests.


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