WestJet Adds Four New Transborder Routes for Summer 2024
For summer 2024, WestJet will expand their transborder network with new service from Edmonton to Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco, as well as between Vancouver and Detroit.
On Tuesday (November 7, 2023), WestJet announced the expansion of their transborder network with new service from Edmonton and Vancouver to four U.S. cities. From Edmonton, the carrier will launch new service to Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco, along with new service between Vancouver and Detroit. The Edmonton-San Francisco route will operate five times weekly from June 20, 2023, while service to Nashville will operate twice weekly from May 2, 2022. WestJet will offer daily service between Edmonton and Atlanta starting April 29, 2023. Flights between Vancouver and Detroit will also operate daily from April 28, 20223. All routes will operate on a seasonal basis, except for the Edmonton-Atlanta route which will operate year-round.
In Tuesday’s announcement, WestJet’s EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, John Weatherill, said,
“We are thrilled to be expanding transborder connectivity from Edmonton and Vancouver, providing Western Canadians with an abundance of opportunity to fulfill their diverse travel needs. Strong connections fostered between Canada and the United States are essential to WestJet’s growth plan and to the communities we serve as we significantly bolster options for leisure guests, business travel and cargo services.”
Inbound travelers to Detroit and Atlanta will also enjoy seamless one-stop connectivity to over 70 and 100 onward destinations, respectively, with WestJet’s codeshare partner Delta Air Lines.
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.