WestJet reconnecting routes across British Columbia

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Airline to restart eight routes and inaugurate new flights between nine communities by early July

CALGARY, AB, June 25, 2021 /CNW/ - WestJet is further restoring British Columbia's domestic and interprovincial connectivity with the restart of eight routes to and from destinations across Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. The airline is also set to inaugurate 10 new routes by July 5, 2021. Full schedule details and resumption dates are outlined below.

"We continue to work towards the restoration of our pre-COVID domestic network to ensure that when our guests are ready to travel, we are there for them," said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "WestJet remains committed to building back stronger for the betterment of all Canadians and as we look ahead to reconnecting friends, family and loved ones, the safe restart of travel is essential to Canada's economic recovery."

WestJet's investments are critical to ensuring British Columbia's recovery from the COVID-19 crisis and by the end of June, the airline is set to inaugurate new flights between Abbotsford and Prince George and restore WestJet Link service between Vancouver and Cranbrook.

"As a leader in aviation, WestJet has been working with industry, tourism and business across the province to ensure their voices are being heard as we safely restart travel. We thank Premier Horgan and his government for prioritizing travel as a critical component of the government's restart plan. While progress has been made in British Columbia, we continue to advocate for safe travel framework from the Government of Canada," said Angela Avery, WestJet Executive Vice-President.

This July, WestJet will offer non-stop service from Vancouver to 18 cities, from Victoria to eight cities, from Kelowna to seven cities, from Comox to four cities and from Nanaimo to three cities. From the communities of Kamloops, Penticton and Prince George, the airline will connect to two communities non-stop.

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British Columbia route restarts between now and June 30, 2021

Route

Peak Frequency

Route restart date

Victoria – Winnipeg *

3x weekly

June 24, 2021

Kelowna - Regina *

2x weekly

June 24, 2021

Nanaimo – Vancouver

2x daily

June 25, 2021

Nanaimo – Edmonton *

2x weekly

June 25, 2021

Comox – Vancouver

2x daily

June 25, 2021

Kelowna - Saskatoon *

2x weekly

June 25, 2021

Kelowna – Victoria

4x weekly

June 25, 2021

Vancouver – Cranbrook

1x daily

June 25, 2021

Abbotsford - Prince George *

2x weekly

June 25, 2021

Prince George - Calgary

4x weekly

June 25, 2021

Victoria – Ottawa *

1x weekly

June 26, 2021

Comox - Edmonton

5x weekly

June 26, 2021

Comox - Toronto *

1x weekly

June 26, 2021

Victoria - Saskatoon *

2x weekly

June 27, 2021

Victoria - Toronto

2x weekly

June 30, 2021

Penticton - Edmonton *

2x weekly

July 4, 2021

Kamloops - Edmonton *

2x weekly

July 5, 2021

Vancouver – Fort St. John

4x weekly

July 13, 2021

*New Route

About WestJet

In 25 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 23 countries, pre-pandemic.

Since the start of the pandemic the WestJet Group of Companies has built a layered framework of safety measures to ensure Canadians can continue to travel safely and responsibly through the airline's Safety Above All hygiene program. During this time, WestJet has maintained its status as one of the top-10 on-time airlines in North America as named by Cirium.

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Recent recognition includes:

2020/2019 Number-One Ranked Canadian Airline Loyalty Program in Member Engagement (Bond Brand Loyalty)

2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)

2019/2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)

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