Monday, 13 July 2020

Canadian carrier WestJet to expand August schedule

New schedule highlights WestJet's continued service to
39 Canadian cities from coast-to-coast



The Canadian carrier WestJet has released an updated August schedule which features more than 200 daily flights to 48 destinations across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Europe.

The schedule features service to 39 domestic airports and further highlights the airline's commitment to ensuring air service and regional connectivity is available to Canadians from coast-to-coast in the wake of main rival Air Canada dropping more than 200 flights from its domestic schedule,  with more on the way as the airline battles to stem losses caused by the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

"With the many safeguards and procedures in place, we are certain Canadians can safely resume travel to destinations across our network," said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "We continue to adapt our schedule to meet the needs of our guests and through our continued investment economies can begin to recover with the support of domestic tourism driven by air travel."

Between July 15 to September 4, 2020, WestJet will increase domestic frequencies and offer operations to 48 destinations including 39 in Canada, five in the U.S., two in Europe, one in the Caribbean, one in Mexico.

The airline will reintroduce a non-stop Dreamliner service from Calgary to London (Gatwick) and Paris effective August 20, 2020, and will continue to serve five key transborder destinations including Atlanta, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York (LaGuardia) and Orlando. The airline will also offer service to Cancun, Mexico, and will resume operations once-weekly to Montego Bay, Jamaica.

Continued von zur Muehlen, "Despite these headwinds, we are committed to ensuring air travel remains affordable and accessible to Canadians from coast-to-coast during this difficult time. While an increase in flying is a positive sign, we are prudently monitoring our guests' loads to ensure we are managing our airline and the health of our guests and crew responsibly."

The August schedule reflects approximately a 10 % increase in flying from July, but a decrease of 75% less flying from August 2019. It also includes select frequency reductions and temporary domestic route suspensions between stations across Canada due to continued border closures and provincial travel restrictions.  

"The patchwork of domestic travel restrictions and quarantine periods that are currently in place within our own borders are severely limiting Canada's economic recovery and putting hundreds of thousands of jobs in our critical industry at risk," said von zur Muehlen. "We must standardize intra-provincial travel advice to ensure Canadians can move safely and freely across our country."






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At this time, the airline is planning on operating the following domestic routes and frequencies from July 16 to September 4. The below frequencies represent peak service within this time frame:

ALBERTA AND NORTHWEST TERRITORIES
Calgary-Abbotsford
2x daily
Calgary-Comox
1x daily
Calgary-Cranbrook
4x weekly
Calgary-Fort St. John
2x daily
Calgary-Kamloops
1x daily
Calgary-Kelowna
3x daily
Calgary-Nanaimo
1x daily
Calgary-Penticton
1x daily
Calgary-Vancouver
7x daily
Calgary-Victoria
2x daily
Calgary-Edmonton
6x daily
Calgary-Fort McMurray
3x daily
Calgary-Grande Prairie
3x daily
Calgary-Lethbridge
3x weekly
Calgary-Lloydminster
2x weekly
Calgary-Medicine Hat
2x weekly
Calgary-Yellowknife
4x weekly
Calgary-Brandon
3x weekly
Calgary-Regina
3x daily
Calgary-Saskatoon
3x daily
Calgary-Winnipeg
3x daily
Calgary-Hamilton
4x weekly
Calgary-Kitchener/Waterloo
4x weekly
Calgary-Toronto
6x daily
Edmonton-Comox
2x weekly
Edmonton-Kelowna
6x weekly
Edmonton-Vancouver
3x daily
Edmonton-Victoria
1x daily
Edmonton-Calgary
6x daily
Edmonton-Fort McMurray
6x weekly
Edmonton-Grande Prairie
6x weekly
Edmonton-Regina
5x weekly
Edmonton-Saskatoon
6x weekly
Edmonton-Winnipeg
6x weekly
Edmonton-Toronto
3x daily
Fort McMurray-Calgary
3x daily
Fort McMurray-Edmonton
6x weekly
Grande Prairie-Calgary
3x daily
Grande Prairie-Edmonton
6x weekly
Lethbridge-Calgary
3x weekly
Lloydminster-Calgary
2x weekly
Medicine Hat-Calgary
2x weekly
Yellowknife-Calgary
4x weekly
BRITISH COLUMBIA AND YUKON
Abbotsford-Calgary
2x daily
Comox-Calgary
1x daily
Cranbrook-Calgary
4x weekly
Fort St John-Calgary
2x daily
Fort St John-Vancouver
4x weekly
Kamloops-Calgary
1x daily
Kelowna-Vancouver
1x daily
Kelowna-Calgary
3x daily
Kelowna-Edmonton
6x weekly
Nanaimo-Calgary
1x daily
Penticton-Calgary
1x daily
Prince George-Vancouver
3x daily
Terrace-Vancouver
1x daily
Vancouver-Kelowna
1x daily
Vancouver-Prince George
3x daily
Vancouver-Terrace
1x daily
Vancouver-Victoria
2x daily
Vancouver-Calgary
7x daily
Vancouver-Edmonton
3x daily
Vancouver-Winnipeg
6x weekly
Vancouver-Toronto
4x daily
Victoria-Vancouver
2x daily
Victoria-Calgary
2x daily
Victoria-Edmonton
1x daily
ONTARIO
Hamilton-Calgary
4x weekly
Kitchener/Waterloo-Calgary
4x weekly
London, ON-Toronto
6x weekly
Ottawa-Calgary
6x weekly
Ottawa-Toronto
4x daily
Ottawa-Halifax
2x weekly
Thunder Bay-Winnipeg
2x weekly
Thunder Bay-Toronto
6x weekly
Toronto-Vancouver
4x daily
Toronto-Calgary
6x daily
Toronto-Edmonton
3x daily
Toronto-Regina
3x weekly
Toronto-Saskatoon
3x weekly
Toronto-Winnipeg
3x daily
Toronto-London, ON
6x weekly
Toronto-Ottawa
4x daily
Toronto-Thunder Bay
4x weekly
Toronto-Montreal
4x daily
Toronto-Quebec City
4x weekly
Toronto-Charlottetown
6x weekly
Toronto-Deer Lake
4x weekly
Toronto-Fredericton
5x weekly
Toronto-Halifax
3x daily
Toronto-Moncton
5x weekly
Toronto-St. John's (NL)
1x daily
SASKATCHEWAN AND MANITOBA
Brandon-Calgary
3x weekly
Regina-Calgary
3x daily
Regina-Edmonton
5x weekly
Regina-Toronto
3x weekly
Saskatoon-Calgary
3x daily
Saskatoon-Edmonton
6x weekly
Saskatoon-Winnipeg
2x weekly
Saskatoon-Toronto
3x weekly
Winnipeg-Vancouver
6x weekly
Winnipeg-Calgary
3x daily
Winnipeg-Edmonton
6x weekly
Winnipeg-Saskatoon
2x weekly
Winnipeg-Thunder Bay
2x weekly
Winnipeg-Toronto
3x daily
QUEBEC
Montreal-Calgary
6x weekly
Montreal-Toronto
4x daily
Quebec City-Toronto
4x weekly
ATLANTIC CANADA
Charlottetown-Toronto
6x weekly
Deer Lake-Toronto
4x weekly
Fredericton-Toronto
5x weekly
Halifax-Calgary
1x daily
Halifax-Ottawa
2x weekly
Halifax-Toronto
3x daily
Halifax- St. John's (NL)
1x daily
Halifax-Sydney
2x weekly
Moncton-Toronto
5x weekly
St. John's (NL)-Toronto
1x daily
St. John's (NL)-Halifax
1x daily
Sydney-Halifax
2x weekly
At this time, the airline is planning on operating the following transborder and international routes from July 16 to September 4, 2020.


Market
Planned frequency
Calgary - Los Angeles
3x weekly
Calgary – Las Vegas
2x weekly
Calgary - Atlanta
4x weekly
Calgary – London Gatwick
3 weekly effective August 20
Calgary – Paris
2x weekly effective August 20
Vancouver – Los Angeles
3x weekly
Toronto - LaGuardia
5x weekly
Toronto - Orlando
1x weekly
Toronto - Cancun
1x weekly
Toronto – Montego Bay
1x weekly
Temporary domestic route suspensions for July 16 – September 4, 2020.
Market
Previous frequency
Vancouver – Nanaimo
2x daily
Vancouver – Comox
1x daily
Vancouver – Saskatoon
1x daily
Vancouver – Cranbrook
1x daily
Vancouver - Ottawa
2x daily
Vancouver - Montreal
13x weekly
Vancouver - Halifax
6x weekly
Kelowna – Victoria
2x daily
Calgary - Prince George
1x daily
Calgary – London, ON
2x daily
Calgary – Quebec City
4x weekly
Calgary - Charlottetown
4x weekly
Calgary - St. John's
1x daily
Edmonton – Yellowknife
1x daily
Edmonton - Ottawa
4x weekly
Edmonton - Montreal
3x weekly
Edmonton – Halifax
10x weekly
Edmonton - St. John's
4x weekly
Winnipeg – Regina
1x daily
Winnipeg – Ottawa
1x daily
Winnipeg – Montreal
1x daily
Winnipeg - Halifax
1x daily
Toronto - Victoria
4x weekly
Toronto – Kelowna
1x daily
Toronto – Sydney
6x weekly
Halifax - Montreal
2x daily
From WestJet 



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