11 May, 2023

WestJet to start direct service between Winnipeg and Atlanta

WestJet to start direct service between Winnipeg and Atlanta
New transborder route to enhance business and leisure opportunities across Manitoba 

One of the leading Canadian airlines, WestJet has announced it will start a new nonstop transborder service between Winnipeg and Atlanta on September 6th, 2023.  The service is scheduled to operate five times a week and will enhance business and leisure opportunities across Manitoba.

"It is great to be back in Winnipeg, announcing a new, direct link between Winnipeg and Atlanta. Today's announcement is the result of continued successful collaboration and partnership between WestJet, the Government of Manitoba, Winnipeg Airports Authority and several other valued partners and stakeholders," said John Weatherill, WestJet, Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. "As the only airline providing direct connectivity between Winnipeg and Atlanta, WestJet's service between the two cities will stimulate business and leisure travel with broadened access from Winnipeg to the world with one-stop connectivity. Today is also a further testament to our commitment to bolster the economic success of the communities we serve."

"WestJet's new service connecting Winnipeg and Atlanta is excellent news for Manitoba and a significant step in strengthening our economic ties with the southeastern United States. I am looking forward to the launch of this flight in September and the opportunity it will bring for residents to travel the world, businesses to grow into new markets, and tourism operators to showcase the beauty of Manitoba," adds Premier Stefanson.

Passengers travelling beyond Atlanta will have access to a broad network and benefits through WestJet's strong relationship with Delta Air Lines. This includes codeshare flights to over 50 connecting destinations now accessible with only one stop from Winnipeg, the ability to earn and redeem WestJet Rewards on both airlines and top tier frequent flyer benefits throughout the entire journey.