WestJet announces its 2022 Summer Schedule

WestJet today announced its 2022 summer schedule, marking a significant milestone in recovery through the restoration of its network to near pre-pandemic levels. Making significant investments in its transatlantic network, the airline will offer a multitude of connections to Europe this summer, with more non-stop service options across the country from Calgary, Vancouver, Toronto and Halifax. WestJet also announced new, daily service between Toronto and Chicago beginning May 19, 2022.

At its peak this summer, WestJet will serve 43 domestic, 23 transborder, 16 Caribbean and eight transatlantic destinations, restoring 94 per cent of its pre-pandemic routes with more than 600 daily departures network wide. Complementing WestJet’s network, Swoop previously announced significant expansion plans for its domestic network in preparation for Canada’s busy summer travel season.

Restoring transatlantic connectivity

This summer, WestJet is restoring transatlantic connections across the country and significantly reinvesting in the Atlantic Gateway, bringing back international connectivity to Atlantic Canada with increased service between Halifax to Paris, London, Dublin, Glasgow and Edinburgh. Additionally, the airline will re-introduce connectivity to the Eternal City with non-stop service between Rome, Italy and its home hub in Calgary.

Route Frequency Start date
Halifax-Paris 4x weekly May 7, 2022
Halifax-Gatwick 1x daily May 1, 2022
Halifax-Dublin 3x weekly May 1, 2022
Halifax – Glasgow 3x weekly May 2, 2022
Toronto – Barcelona 3x weekly May 13, 2022
Toronto – Dublin 1x daily May 15, 2022
Toronto – Glasgow 4x weekly May 20, 2022
Toronto – Edinburgh 3x weekly June 2, 2022
Toronto – London Gatwick Daily (increasing to 9x weekly in June) May 1, 2022
Calgary – Rome 3x weekly May 7, 2022
Calgary – Paris 5x weekly March 14, 2022
Calgary – London Heathrow 4x weekly March 26, 2022
Calgary – London, Gatwick 5x weekly March 14, 2022
Calgary – Dublin 3x weekly May 8, 2022
Vancouver – London, Gatwick 1x daily May 1, 2022

Alberta network returns to pre-pandemic levels
WestJet will restore service levels across Alberta to pre-pandemic levels with more than 180 daily departures from both Calgary and Edmonton this summer. WestJet’s investments in transatlantic flying from Calgary International Airport will see the airline increase the critical tourism pipeline between Alberta and Europe by 43 per cent when compared to 2019, supported by new routes and increased non-stop options to London Gatwick, Paris and Dublin.

“The restoration of our Alberta network marks a major milestone in WestJet and the province’s recovery as we rebuild our network and strengthen critical connections to global hubs and business economies,” continued Weatherill.

Alberta service:

  • Calgary: 142 daily departures, 35 domestic, 16 transborder and eight international destinations
  • Edmonton: 38 daily departures, 15 domestic and two transborder destinations

New daily transborder service between Toronto and Chicago

“We are also thrilled to provide daily non-stop service between Toronto and Chicago, two dynamic global cities,” continued Weatherill.  “Whether traveling for business or leisure, this new route provides guests with increased options to discover these two vibrant cities or seamlessly connect to their chosen destination via our expansive network.”

Route Frequency Start date
Toronto – Chicago 1x daily May 19, 2022
Chicago – Toronto 1x daily May 16, 2022

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