13 October, 2023

WestJet renews commitment to Regina region....


Canada's Queen City continues to be a critical market for the WestJet Group with strong investment and improvements to air access


WestJet Chief Executive Officer, Alexis von Hoensbroech visited Regina this week to look ahead to an anticipated busy winter travel season and celebrate the WestJet Group's strong summer performance. Joined by Regina Airport Authority CEO, James Bogusz and Mayor Sandra Masters, today's executive visit focused on engaging with local partners and community stakeholders to discuss WestJet's longstanding investments in the region and the exciting future ahead.


"Hearing what matters most from Regina-based business leaders, local partners and government stakeholders is a vital aspect of our ambitious growth strategy and ensures that the WestJet Group continues to meet the demands of the community and supports tourism to the area for years to come," shared Alexis von Hoensbroech, WestJet Group Chief Executive Officer. "By working collectively, we can ensure that the residents of Regina, and surrounding areas, continue to benefit from affordable air travel and enhanced connectivity to popular destinations across WestJet's growing network."

"Regina is pleased to see WestJet's commitment to enhancing its services to and from our city. Air travel plays a critical role in shaping Regina's economic landscape and quality of life – connecting businesses to new opportunities, serving as a gateway to our top-tier events, conferences, and tradeshows, and providing our residents with avenues to explore the world," said Mayor Sandra Masters, City of Regina.

"Strong air service is vital for the health of our community, and WestJet continues to lead the way in providing the most capacity here at the Regina International Airport." said James Bogusz, President and CEO of the Regina Airport Authority, "We greatly appreciate Alexis taking the time to speak to community leaders on how they are going to continue growing air service and opportunities for residents and businesses here in Saskatchewan."

This summer, service from Regina resumed to pre-pandemic levels for the first time, demonstrating a strong demand for travel from the region, bolstering WestJet's enhanced connectivity and affordable flight options through the winter season. This winter, guests can look forward to increased connectivity to critical business hubs like Toronto and Vancouver, and warm-weather leisure destinations such as Cancun and Phoenix. Regina International Airport is also a one-hour and a half flight from WestJet's global hub in Calgary which will continue to serve Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Heathrow airports during the winter months.


WestJet Route

Peak Season Frequency

Regina – Calgary

6x daily on average

Regina – Edmonton

6x weekly

Regina – Toronto

3x weekly

Regina – Vancouver

3x weekly

Regina – Winnipeg

4x weekly

Regina – Las Vegas

2x weekly

Regina – Orlando

1x weekly

Regina – Phoenix

2x weekly

Regina - Cancun

3x weekly

Regina – Puerto Vallarta

2x weekly

WestJet Group Capacity

In addition to WestJet's winter schedule serving Regina, as a new but integral part of the WestJet Group, Sunwing Airlines is further strengthening the region's leisure travel opportunities with an extensive winter schedule. Together as the WestJet Group, WestJet and Sunwing Airlines will provide six non-stop routes from Regina to popular sun destinations in Mexico this winter including Varadero, Mazatlan and Punta Cana.

Sunwing Route

Peak Season Frequency

Regina – Cancun

2x weekly

Regina – Mazatlan

1x weekly

Regina – Puerto Plata

1x weekly

Regina – Puerto Vallarta

2x weekly

Regina – Punta Cana

1x weekly

Regina – Varadero

1x weekly



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