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WestJet Adds 10 New Routes and Returns or Extends 16 Routes for Summer 2024

Updated: Feb 13

WestJet will expand their schedule this summer by 15 percent compared to last year with 10 new routes and the return or extension of 16 routes.  New transborder flights include Regina-Minneapolis, Vancouver-Detroit and Edmonton to Atlanta, San Francisco and Nashville.


WestJet Boeing 737-10 MAX - Courtesy WestJet

On Monday (February 5, 2024), WestJet announced the release of their initial summer 2024 schedule which will offer Canadians an increase in domestic, leisure and international travel opportunities by 15 percent year-over-year.  The schedule will include 10 new routes, as well as the return or extension of 16 routes.  From Eastern Canada, WestJet will offer new seasonal service between Calgary and Deer Lake, Newfoundland.  Seasonal direct service will also return between Toronto and Deer Lake, Moncton, N.B., Charlottetown P.E.I., and Victoria B.C.  Also returning for summer 2024 is transatlantic service from Halifax to Dublin, Edinburgh and London, as well as between St. John’s and London Gatwick.


In Monday’s schedule announcement, WestJet Group’s EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, John Weatherill, said,


“Our 2024 summer schedule continues to deliver on our commitment to make critical investments across Canada, providing more affordable options for Canadians and international visitors to connect with the people and places that matter the most.  This summer will see the return of seasonal, leisure-focused flying, to connect Eastern and Western Canada, and substantial growth in service to sun destinations, further cementing our position as Canada's leading leisure airline.  At our global hub in Calgary and cities across the country, WestJet's schedule supports Canada's visitor economy with more than 75,000 seats arriving each week from Europe, Asia and the United States.”


WestJet will also grow transborder seat capacity by 26 percent this summer, including a 70 percent increase in growth to Delta hubs for seamless one-stop codeshare connectivity across over 100 U.S. destinations.  Highlights include new service between Regina and Minneapolis-St. Paul, Vancouver and Detroit, Edmonton and Atlanta.  The carrier will also offer direct connectivity from Edmonton to San Francisco and Nashville.  Seasonal service will also return to Orlando, Florida from Halifax and St. John’s.  Additionally, for summer 2024, WestJet will offer more directs flights from Western Canada to Phoenix and Las Vegas than any other airline.


Highlights From WestJet's Summer 2024 Flying Program - Courtesy WestJet

In 27 years of service, WestJet has cut airfares for Canadians in half and increased the flying population around Canada by over 50 percent.  The airline launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, and has now grown to more than 180 aircraft and 14,000 employees, offering service to over 100 destinations in 26 countries.


 

Source: WestJet

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