Tuesday, 24 July 2018

WestJet pulling out of Sudbury

WestJet has decided to call a halt to its Toronto - Sudbury service with effect from 27th October this year, citing poor performance. 

The service is currently operated under the WestJet Encore brand on Bombardier Q400 aircraft three times a day, the airline has confirmed it will axe all three flights. 

Both Air Canada and Porter will continue to operate flights between Sudbury and Toronto's airports of Pearson and Billy Bishop, respectively. Although Air Canada may now reverse its proposed plan to reduce services to one a day from the end of March next year in light of WestJet's decision.

Greater Sudbury Airport thinks it is unfortunate that WestJet were dropping the service, "Our team intends on working together to mitigate any negative impacts this may have over the next few months” said Greater Sudbury Airport CEO, Todd Tripp. "We are committed to servicing our community, and ensuring this transition period it is as smooth as possible.”