Tuesday, 30 January 2018

WestJet enhances services from Edmonton and Vancouver

 WestJet announced yesterday it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to key business and leisure destinations in Canada and the U.S., adding 23 weekly flights.


"WestJet continues to invest in Edmonton and Northern Alberta with increased service, connectivity and frequencies," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "As the largest airline flying out of EIA, we are providing schedules to key business destinations like Calgary and Fort McMurray while giving local leisure travellers the opportunity to visit destinations like Las Vegas on a schedule that fits their own."

Details of WestJet's increased service from Edmonton:

Edmonton-Calgary, from 77 to 86 times weekly (12 times each business day).
Edmonton-Vancouver, from 49 to 58 times weekly (nine times each business day).
Edmonton-Kelowna, from 48 to 49 times weekly (seven times daily).
Edmonton-Fort McMurray, from 24 to 25 times weekly.
Edmonton-Saskatoon, from 19 to 20 times weekly.
Edmonton-Las Vegas, from 10 to 11 times weekly.
Edmonton-Los Angeles from six to seven times weekly (once daily).
This summer, WestJet will operate an average of 62 daily flights from Edmonton International Airport. In the past 10 years, WestJet has increased capacity out of EIA by 52 per cent and now accounts for 73 per cent of the capacity out of the city, measured in available seat miles.


"The increase in number of non-stop flights per week between Edmonton and these select markets is great news for EIA and our passengers," said Tom Ruth, President and CEO, Edmonton International Airport. "WestJet continues to show leadership in air service offerings in Edmonton, and we are proud to grow as partners together."  





The growing and popular carrier has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Vancouver hub to key business and leisure destinations in Canada and Mexico, adding 60 more flights weekly.

"WestJet is again providing additional service to benefit both the business traveller as well as the leisure guest," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "Since 2013, we have invested in providing 40 per cent more capacity for our guests in the community. With today's increases, we will have more than 80 daily departures, and that means increased connectivity as well as convenience. We are certain business travellers and vacationers alike will be pleased wi th the flexibility and timeliness our enhanced schedule provides."

Details of WestJet's increased service from Vancouver:

An increase of 24 weekly flights between Vancouver and Calgary for a total of 16 times daily, with hourly service in both directions (top of the hour from Vancouver, and bottom of the hour from Calgary).
Vancouver-Edmonton from 50 to 59 times weekly (nine times each business day).
Vancouver-Calgary, from 88 to 112 times weekly (16 times daily).
Vancouver-Kelowna from 40 to 49 times weekly (seven times daily).
Vancouver-Ottawa from seven to 14 times weekly (twice daily).
Vancouver-Regina from six to seven times weekly (daily).
Vancouver-Fort St. John from six to 12 times weekly.
Vancouver-Victoria from 33 to 35 times weekly (five times daily).
Vancouver-Cancun, from two to three times weekly.
Vancouver-Cabo San Lucas from one to two times weekly.
As previously announced, on March 15, WestJet will launch three-time weekly service between Vancouver and Mexico City with the route moving to daily service on April 29.

"We are thrilled that WestJet is enhancing its schedule and connectivity out of YVR this summer. The addition of more than 60 weekly flights provides passengers with even more flexibility when travelling to key destinations in Canada and Mexico," said Craig Richmond, President & CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. "WestJet has been a long-time partner and this announcement further strengthens YVR's position as a hub, providing more non-stop travel options and convenient connections."

As Canada's second busiest airport, YVR plays a significant role in the economy by creating jobs and driving business activity throughout the country. Every flight added at YVR helps create and support jobs, and contributes to B.C.'s economy.

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