WestJet expands August schedule, updates July flying

WestJet today released its updated August schedule featuring 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.

The updated schedule is supported by the layered framework WestJet has built to ensure Canadians can continue to travel safely and responsibly through the airline’s Safety Above All hygiene program. The airline continues to provide flexibility in booking, change and cancellation policies for guests.

“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 investments economies can begin to recover with the support of domestic tourism driven by air travel.”

Between July 15 through 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 non-stop Dreamliner service from Calgary to London (Gatwick) and Pariseffective 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, Mexicoand 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 per cent increase in flying from July, but a decrease of 75 per cent 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.”

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 16September 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

WestJet and WestJet Encore continue to connect all 39 of the airline’s domestic airports, with a reduced frequency, to ensure essential travel, trade and cargo can continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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