WestJet flights: 17 new routes to warmer climates this winter


Summer isn’t over yet, but winter is coming – and WestJet is bringing back 17 solar routes that were suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic to help travelers escape the cold.

Routes from across Canada to the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America include Calgary to Nassau, Ottawa to Montego Bay, Regina to Cancun and Toronto to Samana.

« The return routes, which have been suspended for more than two years, provide enhanced connectivity and vacation options for Canadians and communities across the airline’s network, » WestJet said in a press release Tuesday. .

Also in the statement, John Weatherill, WestJet’s executive vice president and chief commercial officer, said the reinstatement of those previously suspended routes was « another positive step » in restoring the airline’s flight network.

“We recognize that the past three winters have disrupted our guests’ travel plans and we look forward to reconnecting Canadians to some of the warmest destinations they’ve missed the most.

Routes resuming to the United States include weekly flight trips from Kelowna to Phoenix, Saskatoon to Las Vegas, Vancouver to Orlando and St. John’s to Tampa Bay.

The airline also announced new regional service in British Columbia between Penticton and Vancouver, operating six times a week from February 17 next year and domestic flights between Edmonton, Alta. and Nanaimo, BC.

Here is a list of WestJet’s newly restored routes:

Flights to the United States

• From Kelowna to Phoenix, starting November 16, once a week.

• From Saskatoon to Las Vegas, starting November 10, twice a week.

• Saskatoon to Orlando, starting December 16, once a week.

• From Regina to Las Vegas, starting November 10, twice a week.

• Vancouver to Orlando, from November 12, once a week

• Winnipeg to Phoenix, starting October 31, twice a week

• From St. John’s to Tampa Bay, starting March 19, once a week

Flights to the Caribbean, Mexico, Central America:

• Calgary to Belize City, starting November 18, once a week.

• Calgary to Nassau, from November 26, once a week.

• Calgary to Varadero, starting November 5, once a week.

• Comox in Puerto Vallarta, starting November 5, once a week.

• Ottawa to Montego Bay, starting November 12, once a week.

• From Regina to Cancún, from November 13, twice a week.

• Toronto to Cayo Coco, from November 5, once a week.

• Toronto to Samana, from December 17, once a week.

• Winnipeg to Montego Bay, starting December 17, once a week.


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