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Swoop to fly to three destinations in Mexico

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Swoop has announced service to Mexico with the addition of four new routes serving the cities of Cancún, Mazatlán and Puerto Vallarta.

John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) will see twice weekly service to Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR) and three times weekly service to Cancún International Airport (CUN) beginning January 8, 2019 and January 14, 2019, respectively.

Similarly, Abbotsford International Airport (YXX) will enjoy twice weekly service to Puerto Vallarta (PVR) and twice weekly service to Mazatlán International Airport (MZT) beginning January 12, 2019 and January 20, 2019, respectively.

Flights are now available for booking through to April 27, 2019.

Service Between

Service starts

Service Offered

Frequency

Hamilton and Puerto Vallarta

January 8, 2019

Tue, Sat

2x weekly

Hamilton and Cancún

January 14, 2019

Mon, Fri, Sat

3x weekly

Abbotsford and Puerto Vallarta

January 12, 2019

Mon, Sat

2x weekly

Abbotsford and Mazatlán

January 20, 2019

Thu, Sun

2x weekly

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Swoop): Swoop (WestJet) Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FPLS (msn 60132) YHM (TMK Photography). Image: 943479.

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Montego Bay, Jamaica is Swoop’s newest destination

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Swoop has announced Montego Bay, Jamaica as its first Caribbean sun-destination. Twice weekly service from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) to Sangster International Airport (MBJ) begins December 16, 2018 and operates through to April 24, 2019.

Swoop is the first Canadian ultra-low-cost carrier to provide sun-service from Canada to the U.S. and Caribbean, with the addition of Montego Baycomplementing the five U.S destinations that were announced with the winter schedule release on August 2, 2018.

Flights are now available for booking through to April 24, 2019.

Service Between

Service starts

Service Offered

Frequency

Hamilton and Montego Bay, JM

December 16, 2018

Wed, Sun

2x weekly

Top Copyright Photo (all others by Swoop): Swoop (WestJet) Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FPLS (msn 60132) YHM (TMK Photography). Image: 943478.
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WestJet statement regarding ALPA strike authorization vote

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FUJR (msn 60130) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104623.

WestJet has issued the following statement regarding the Airline Pilots Association (ALPA) announcement that it has issued a strike authorization vote to WestJet pilots.

“A strike authorization vote is a common step by unions in context of the overall labor negotiation process,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “We remain focused on successfully negotiating an agreement that will benefit our pilots and WestJet.”

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FUJR (msn 60130) FLL (Bruce Drum). Image: 104623.

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WestJet to drop three trans-border routes

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FWJS (msn 39076) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941120.

WestJet starting on June 27, 2018 is dropping three trans-border routes according to Airline Route:

Calgary – Chicago (O’Hare) on June 28

Calgary – Dallas/Fort Worth on June 27

Montreal (Trudeau) – Boston on June 27 (WestJet Encore)

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FWJS (msn 39076) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 941120.

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WestJet launches inaugural flights to Mexico City from Calgary and Vancouver

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FKWJ (msn 36435) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936418.

WestJet’s inaugural flight, WS2200 from Calgary International Airport (YYC) to Mexico City International Airport (Aeropuerto Internacional Benito Juárez, MEX) departed this morning, March 14, 2018 marking the airline’s newest flight to Mexico. Flights between Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and Mexico City start March 15, solidifying WestJet’s position as the Canadian airline with the most flights to Mexico.

 

Starting on March 14, WestJet begins service with four weekly flights between Calgary and Mexico City. On March 15, WestJet will launch three-time weekly service between Vancouver and Mexico City. Effective April 29, both routes move to daily service.

 

WestJet first landed in Mexico in 2007 and now serves 11 cities in Mexico from 15 Canadian cities, offering more non-stop routes than any other Canadian airline. WestJet’s growth in Mexico makes up nearly 10 per cent of the airline’s available seat miles and at peak winter schedule, WestJet will operate up to 37 daily flights.

Details of WestJet’s Mexico City schedule:

Route Frequency Departing Arriving Effective
Calgary – Mexico City Four times
weekly
11:18 a.m. 4:20 p.m. March 14, 2018
Mexico City – Calgary Four times
weekly
4:00 p.m. 9:35 p.m. March 15, 2018
Calgary – Mexico City Daily 10:10 a.m. 4:20 p.m. April 29, 2018
Mexico City –Calgary Daily 5:20 p.m. 9:40 p.m. April 29, 2018
Vancouver – Mexico City Three times
weekly
8:50 a.m. 3 p.m. March 15, 2018
Mexico City –  Vancouver Three times
weekly
5:20 p.m. 10:05 p.m. March 14, 2018
Vancouver – Mexico City Daily 7:40 a.m. 3 p.m. April 29 ,2018
Mexico City – Vancouver Daily 4 p.m. 7:30 p.m. April 29, 2018

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-FKWJ (msn 36435) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 936418.

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WestJet expands service from Vancouver

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-GWSV (msn 37158) (Walt Disney World - Frozen) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 934210.

WestJet also announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Vancouver hub to key business and leisure destinations in Canada and Mexico, adding 60 more flights weekly.

Details of WestJet’s increased service from Vancouver:

  • An increase of 24 weekly flights between Vancouver and Calgary for a total of 16 times daily, with hourly service in both directions (top of the hour from Vancouver, and bottom of the hour from Calgary).
  • Vancouver-Edmonton from 50 to 59 times weekly (nine times each business day).
  • Vancouver-Calgary, from 88 to 112 times weekly (16 times daily).
  • Vancouver-Kelowna from 40 to 49 times weekly (seven times daily).
  • Vancouver-Ottawa from seven to 14 times weekly (twice daily).
  • Vancouver-Regina from six to seven times weekly (daily).
  • Vancouver-Fort St. John from six to 12 times weekly.
  • Vancouver-Victoria from 33 to 35 times weekly (five times daily).
  • Vancouver-Cancun, from two to three times weekly.
  • Vancouver-Cabo San Lucas from one to two times weekly.

As previously announced, on March 15, WestJet will launch three-time weekly service between Vancouver and Mexico City with the route moving to daily service on April 29.

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-GWSV (msn 37158) (Walt Disney World – Frozen) YVR (Rob Rindt). Image: 934210.

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WestJet enhances its Calgary and Edmonton schedule

WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-GKWA (msn 39089) YVR (Steve Bailey). Image: 936502.

WestJet on January 29, 2018 announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of its Calgary hub to key business and tourism destinations in Canada and the U.S., adding 72 more weekly flights. WestJet already offers more flights to more destinations from Calgary than any other airline, and these flight additions once again make YYC its largest hub.

Details of WestJet’s increased service from Calgary:

  • Calgary-Vancouver, from 88 to 112 times weekly (16 times daily), with hourly service in both directions (top of the hour from Vancouver, and bottom of the hour from Calgary).
  • Calgary-Nanaimo, from two to three times daily.
  • Calgary-Edmonton, from 66 to 79 times weekly (12 times each business day).
  • Calgary-Halifax, from 14 to 15 times weekly.
  • Calgary-Kelowna, from 45 to 47 times weekly (seven times each business day).
  • Calgary-Fort McMurray, 24 to 31 times weekly (five times each business day).
  • Calgary-Windsor, from six to seven times weekly (one time daily)
  • Calgary-Grande Prairie from 18 to 26 times weekly (4 times each business day)
  • Calgary-Montreal, from 19 to 20 times weekly.
  • Calgary-Abbotsford, from 33 to 35 times weekly (five times daily).
  • Calgary-Penticton, from 10 to 14 times weekly (two times daily).
  • Calgary-Victoria, from 35 to 36 times weekly (five times daily).
  • Calgary-Dallas/Ft. Worth, from six weekly to seven weekly (one time daily).
  • Calgary-Las Vegas, from 20 to 22 weekly.
  • Calgary-Palm Springs, from four to five weekly.

WestJet will begin serving Denver International Airport daily from Calgary International Airport starting March 8 and will launch four-time weekly service between Calgary and Mexico City on March 14. Service becomes daily starting April 29.

This summer, WestJet will operate an average of 137 daily flights from Calgary International Airport or five departures an hour on average. In the past 10 years, WestJet has increased capacity out of YYC by 48 per cent and accounts for 53 per cent of the seat capacity out of the city.

In addition to the above increases in Calgary, highlights of WestJet’s 2018 summer schedule include:

  • New nonstop daily service from Halifax to Paris and London (Gatwick).
  • The addition of almost 200 flights to WestJet’s hubs including 60 to Vancouver, 72 to Calgary and 28 to Toronto.
  • New nonstop four-time weekly service between Calgary and Whitehorse.
  • Additional flights from Edmonton to a number of transborder and domestic destinations including Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Kelowna, Fort McMurray and Saskatoon.
  • Additional flights from Toronto to a number of sun destinations including Cancun, Montego Bay, Nassau, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Fort Myers.
  • Additional flights from Toronto to a number of Canadian destinations including Ottawa, Montreal, Saskatoon and Victoria.
  • An increase of nine new weekly flights between Toronto and Ottawa for a total of 13 times daily.
  • An increase of nine weekly flights between Toronto and Montreal for a total of 14 times daily.

This summer, WestJet will operate an average of 765 daily flights to 92 destinations including 43 in Canada, 22 in the United States, 23 in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, and four in Europe.

WestJet also announced that it has again enhanced its schedule and connectivity out of Edmonton International Airport (EIA) to key business and leisure destinations in Canada and the U.S., adding 23 weekly flights.

Details of WestJet’s increased service from Edmonton:

  • Edmonton-Calgary, from 77 to 86 times weekly (12 times each business day).
  • Edmonton-Vancouver, from 49 to 58 times weekly (nine times each business day).
  • Edmonton-Kelowna, from 48 to 49 times weekly (seven times daily).
  • Edmonton-Fort McMurray, from 24 to 25 times weekly.
  • Edmonton-Saskatoon, from 19 to 20 times weekly.
  • Edmonton-Las Vegas, from 10 to 11 times weekly.
  • Edmonton-Los Angeles from six to seven times weekly (once daily).

This summer, WestJet will operate an average of 62 daily flights from Edmonton International Airport. In the past 10 years, WestJet has increased capacity out of EIA by 52 per cent and now accounts for 73 per cent of the capacity out of the city, measured in available seat miles.

 

Copyright Photo: WestJet Airlines Boeing 737-8CT SSWL C-GKWA (msn 39089) YVR (Steve Bailey). Image: 936502.

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