WestJet to Launch New Service Between Victoria and Las Vegas
Starting February 1st, 2024, WestJet will launch new service between Victoria and Las Vegas. The route will operate twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays, reintroducing the airline’s first transborder connection from Victoria since 2017.
On Wednesday (September 20, 2023), WestJet announced the launch of new twice-weekly service between Victoria and Las Vegas, which will operate on Thursdays and Sundays. This reintroduces the carrier’s first transborder connection from the island since 2017, reinforcing WestJet’s commitment to Western Canada.
In Wednesday’s announcement, WestJet’s Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer, John Weatherill, said,
“WestJet is proud to add our newest route to our winter schedule, and bolster Victoria's transborder connectivity to Las Vegas. As we continue to provide guests across Canada with even more affordable and accessible opportunities to escape the cold and find the sun this winter, Victoria is an important part of our Western Canada growth plan.”
Also commenting on the resumed Las Vegas route, Victoria Airport Authority’s CEO, Elizabeth M. Brown, added,
“We’re very excited for the return of WestJet service to Las Vegas. This will provide residents of Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island convenient non-stop service to this popular destination. It also demonstrates YYJ's continued efforts to recover post-pandemic and reflects a positive sign of confidence in the Victoria marker. We appreciate WestJet's continued support for our region and wish them much success with this new route.”
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.