Canada’s WestJet expands August schedule, updates July flying

              Canada’s 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 Paris effective 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, Mexico and 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 percent increase in flying from July, but a decrease of 75 percent 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:


              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


              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


              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


              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


              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 16 – September 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


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