WestJet is today celebrating the launch of their inaugural flight between Toronto and the beautiful Dutch Caribbean Island of Bonaire with the departure of WS2550 at 10:10 ET. WestJet is the only carrier offering direct service on the route, which will operate weekly.
On Tuesday (December 12, 2023), WestJet announced the launch of exclusive once-weekly nonstop service between Toronto and the Dutch Island of Bonaire, with the departure of flight WS2550 at 10:10 ET. The return flight will depart Bonaire on Wednesday (December 13th ) at 09:00 and will arrive back in Toronto at 13:42 (all times local). Bonaire is part of the Dutch Caribbean and is located in the Leeward Antilles in the Caribbean Sea. The beautiful island is accessible through the Flamingo International Airport, and is known for shore diving and wind surfing, making it an ideal destination for adventurous warm weather seeking Canadians.
In Tuesday’s announcement, WestJet’s Vice President of Airports, David Powell, said,
“We are thrilled to celebrate the departure of our inaugural flight between Toronto and Bonaire today as we continue to champion the WestJet Group as Canada's leading coast-to-coast leisure travel provider. With the departure of today's flight, we look forward to providing this new connectivity to Toronto that will offer unforgettable experiences and tourism opportunities in both destinations.”
Also commenting on the route launch, Tourism Corporation Bonaire’s CEO, Miles Mercera, said,
“We looked forward with great excitement to the arrival of our guests from Canada, and the much-anticipated day is finally here with the first WestJet flight landing in Bonaire. Canada remains one of our top 10 markets, and this historic new connection signifies a major step in accommodating the increasing desire for tourism on our picturesque island.”
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.