WestJet has announced the launch of new direct service between Winnipeg and Atlanta starting September 6, 2023. The route will operate five times weekly, and inbound travelers to Atlanta can enjoy seamless onward connections with codeshare partner Delta Air Lines.
On Thursday (May 11, 2023), WestJet announced the launch of new nonstop transborder service between Winnipeg (YWG) and Atlanta (ATL) from September 6, 2023. The route will operate five times weekly with flights departing Winnipeg at 09:00 and arriving in Atlanta at 13:09. The return flight departs Atlanta at 14:00 and arrives back in Winnipeg at 16:20. WestJet’s newest route to/from Winnipeg was celebrated at a special event Thursday at Price Industries, which was attended by notable guests and partners across the province including the Honorable Heather Stefanson, Premier of Manitoba, Nick Hays, President & CEO of Winnipeg Airports Authority, Scott Gillingham, Mayor of Winnipeg, and Dayna Spiring, President & CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg.
In Thursday’s announcement, WestJet’s EVP and Chief Commercial Officer, John Weatherill, said,
“It is great to be back in Winnipeg, announcing a new, direct link between Winnipeg and Atlanta. Today's announcement is the result of continued successful collaboration and partnership between WestJet, the Government of Manitoba, Winnipeg Airports Authority and several other valued partners and stakeholders. As the only airline providing direct connectivity between Winnipeg and Atlanta, WestJet's service between the two cities will stimulate business and leisure travel with broadened access from Winnipeg to the world with one-stop connectivity. Today is also a further testament to our commitment to bolster the economic success of the communities we serve.”
Inbound customers to Atlanta can also enjoy seamless onward connections to over 50 destinations with WestJet’s codeshare partner Delta Air Lines. Customers will also be able to earn and redeem WestJet Rewards on both airlines, and will enjoy top tier frequent flyer benefits throughout their journey.
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.