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WestJet Announces 20 New Routes and Three New Destinations for Summer 2023

WestJet has unveiled 20 new routes and three new destinations as part of their summer 2023 schedule. The carrier will launch new nonstop service to Washington Dulles, Detroit and Minneapolis, and will add routes to Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Nashville and Seattle.


WestJet Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner - Courtesy WestJet

On Monday (February 13, 2023), WestJet announced the addition of 20 new routes and three new destinations for summer 2023. The carrier will launch new direct service to Washington-Dulles (IAD), Detroit (DTW) and Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP), and will also add new routes to Atlanta (ATL), Austin (AUS), Chicago (ORD), Nashville (BNA), and Seattle (SEA). With enhanced domestic and transborder connectivity, WestJet will increase their summer 2023 service in Calgary by nearly 30 percent, in Edmonton by 50 percent and in Vancouver by 10 percent, when compared to summer 2022.


In today’s announcement, WestJet Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Alexis von Hoensbroech, said,


“We are thrilled to be expanding our network and giving our guests substantial opportunity to explore the U.S., and Canada from coast-to-coast this summer. From increased domestic options to expanded regional and transborder connectivity throughout Western Canada, our summer schedule demonstrates our unwavering commitment to fulfilling the diverse needs of Canadian travellers and ensuring we are the friendly, reliable and affordable airline they love.”


Travelers will also enjoy added connectivity via Minneapolis and Detroit with WestJet’s longstanding partner, Delta Air Lines, building on the carrier’s current service to Delta hubs in Atlanta (ATL), Los Angeles (LAX), New York (JFK) and Seattle (SEA). With the partnership, WestJet guests will now have access to over 150 U.S. destinations on a single ticket with check-in for all flights at the first departure, and baggage tagged to their final destination, as well as lounge access for select customers. Additionally, guests of either airline enjoy reciprocal benefits, including earning and redeeming in their preferred loyalty program.


In 26 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.



Source: WestJet/CNW

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