WestJet is adding capacity across their network for summer 2023, and will offer nearly 600 daily departures during peak travel days. The added seats will provide more options for seamless domestic, transborder and international travel.
On Monday (March 6, 2023), WestJet announced that they will increase capacity across their domestic, transborder and international network for summer 2023, with up to 600 daily departures during peak travel days. The carrier will increase capacity to/from Regina year-over-year by 64 percent, to/from Saskatoon by 46 percent, Edmonton by 44 percent, Winnipeg by 42 percent, Calgary by 27 percent, Kelowna by 13 percent and Vancouver by five percent.
In Monday’s announcement, WestJet Group’s Executive Vice President & Chief Commercial Officer, John Weatherill, said,
“Providing our guests with even more opportunity to travel across our network this summer comes as a result of a thoughtfully designed schedule that balances the high demand for travel alongside a reliable and resilient operation. With more seats available for booking and added capacity on popular routes, our summer schedule reflects a strengthened commitment to providing seamless domestic and transborder connectivity for our guests.”
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.