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WestJet adds four new winter routes, including Calgary-Miami

WestJet (Calgary) announced today they are adding four new nonstop routes, two new year-round routes and increased frequency on 29 existing routes as part of the 2013-2014 winter schedule. Domestic routes now benefit from enhanced frequency in addition to several popular sun destinations, including Manzanillo and Ixtapa, Mexico, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, Varadero, Cuba and Hewanorra, St. Lucia.

WestJet Encore adds new nonstop routes to the network with flights between Winnipeg and Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Regina and between Vancouver and Kamloops, British Columbia. WestJet Encore frequency increases on routes between Calgary and Kamloops and routes between Edmonton and Saskatoon, Edmonton and Regina and Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Alberta. The WestJet Encore operated route between Vancouver and Victoria will also increase in frequency for the winter schedule.

Beginning October 27, 2013, WestJet moves from seasonal to daily year-round service between Toronto (Pearson) and Fort McMurray, Alberta and three-time weekly service between Toronto (Pearson) and Deer Lake, Newfoundland. Popular U.S. destinations will also see an increase in service with one new nonstop route between Calgary and Miami and more frequency between Calgary and Phoenix , Calgary and San Diego, Calgary and Orlando, Florida as well as Kelowna to Phoenix .

Details of WestJet Encore’s new non-stop routes are:

Routes Frequency Dates
Winnipeg – Saskatoon Twice daily
(Mon – Fri)
Once daily
(Sat – Sun)
February 15, 2014 – April 26, 2014
Winnipeg – Regina Twice daily
(Mon – Fri)
Once daily
(Sat – Sun)
January 15, 2013 – April 26, 2014
Vancouver – Kamloops Daily November 25, 2013 – April 26 2014

Details of WestJet’s new non-stop Calgary – Miami route is:

Route Frequency Dates
Calgary – Miami Four times weekly
(Mon/Thu/Fri/ Sat)
October 28, 2013 – December 14, 2013
Calgary – Miami Six times weekly
(Mon – Sat)
December 16, 2013 – April 26, 2014

Copyright Photo: TMK Photography/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 737-8CT C-GKWA (msn 39089) arrives at Toronto (Pearson).

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WestJet launches WestJet Encore

WestJet DHC-8-400 C-FHEN (95)(Grd) YYC (WestJet)(LR)

WestJet (Calgary) yesterday (June 24) launched WestJet Encore, Canada’s newest regional airline, with service to Fort St. John, Nanaimo, Vancouver, and Victoria, British Columbia and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. WestJet Encore features a new fleet of two Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) NextGen aircraft.

Calgary will also be the home of its WestJet Encore operations.


Flight Departing Arriving Effective
3109 Calgary at 11 a.m. Nanaimo at 11:45 a.m. June 24, 2013
3108 Nanaimo at 12:30 p.m. Calgary at 2:56 p.m. June 24, 2013
3101 Calgary at 3:50 p.m. Fort St. John at 4:35 p.m. June 24, 2013
3103 Fort St. John at 5:05 p.m. Vancouver at 6:48 p.m. June 24, 2013
3103 Vancouver at 7:20 p.m. Victoria at 7:50 p.m. June 24, 2013
3246 Calgary at 4:50 p.m. Saskatoon at 6:09 p.m. June 24, 2013
3247 Saskatoon at 6:35 p.m. Calgary at 7:59 p.m. June 24, 2013
3102 Victoria at 7:15 a.m. Vancouver at 7:44 a.m. June 25, 2013
3102 Vancouver at 8:15 a.m. Fort St. John at 10:01 a.m. June 25, 2013
3100 Fort St. John at 10:30 a.m. Calgary at 1 p.m. June 25, 2013

Copyright Photo: WestJet. Employees wave goodbye to the first WestJet Encore flight as it departs Calgary bound for Nanaimo with Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) C-FHEN (msn 4441).

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