WestJet has expanded their winter 2023/24 schedule, adding more connectivity between Vancouver and Mexico, including new weekly nonstop service to Ixtapa. The carrier will also offer service from Abbotsford to both Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos.
On Tuesday (August 8, 2023), WestJet announced an expansion of their winter 2023/24 schedule with more service from British Columbia’s Lower Mainland and popular fun and sun destinations in Mexico. From Vancouver International Airport (YVR) the carrier will serve Cancun, Los Cabos, Ixtapa, Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlán and Huatulco. WestJet will also offer flights from Abbotsford to both Puerto Vallarta and Los Cabos. This winter, WestJet will expand their capacity between Vancouver and Mexico by 14 percent, offering more seats than any other airline. In addition to WestJet’s expanded capacity between Vancouver and Mexico, Sunwing Airlines will also offer an extensive winter schedule from YVR.
In Tuesday’s announcement, WestJet’s Vice President – Network Planning, Alliances and Commercial Development, Chris Avery, said,
“We are thrilled to bring more opportunity for our guests across B.C.'s Lower Mainland to seamlessly connect to their favourite destinations across Mexico this winter. In alignment with our strategy, we are proud to add Vancouver to the list of Canadian communities through which we are creating extensive and affordable opportunities for our guests to plan their winter getaways.”
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 110 destinations in 24 countries.