Salut, Sudbury!

WestJet to launch service from Northern Ontario's largest city

CALGARY, Nov. 1, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it will begin daily service between the Greater Sudbury Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport starting February 3, 2017. Operated by WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, the service will increase to three daily flights in May 2017.

"WestJet is enriching lives and liberating Canadians coast to coast from the high cost of air travel," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "As Canada's low-fare leader, we are offering residents of Greater Sudbury the opportunity to fly more affordably and connect seamlessly into our expanding national and international network. With as many as 115 daily departures available via Toronto Pearson – more than at any other airport in our network – these flights perfectly match the needs of both business and leisure travellers. Combined with the extended reach of our more than 40 airline partners around the world, getting around just got a whole lot easier for northerners."

"I am delighted that WestJet has chosen to expand their world-class service to Nickel Belt and Greater Sudbury through their regional airline, WestJet Encore," said Marc Serré, Member of Parliament, Nickel Belt. "Now, residents of Nickel Belt and Greater Sudbury will have more travel options than ever before! Having a strong transportation sector is critically important to our local economy for both business and pleasure travellers alike. WestJet Encore's new relationship with Greater Sudbury Airport will undoubtedly bring positive economic benefits to the region. I congratulate WestJet on expanding its flight service to Northern Ontario, and Greater Sudbury Airport officials on advocating for this expansion for the betterment of our community."

"WestJet's decision to offer flights in Sudbury will boost economic activity, create jobs, and provide consumers with new, affordable choices," said the Honourable Glenn Thibeault, Member of Provincial Parliament for Sudbury and Minister of Energy for the Province of Ontario. "Sudbury is a dynamic community – with many people coming and going for work or for leisure – and I know these new options will make things a bit better for everyone."

"The City of Greater Sudbury would like to welcome WestJet to our community," said Mayor Brian Bigger. "This new partnership provides more choice for Sudburians, improves the tourism industry, brings more visitors to Greater Sudbury, creates jobs and spin off positions for our community and continues to reinforce our position as the hub of Northern Ontario."

Details of WestJet's new service between Sudbury and Toronto:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

 

Sudbury – Toronto

 

Daily

6 a.m.

7:01 a.m.

February 4, 2017

 

Toronto – Sudbury

 

Daily

10 p.m.

11 p.m.

February 3, 2017

 

Introductory one-way fares are available starting from:

Departing

Arriving

Air transportation charges (ATC)

Taxes, fees and charges

Total one-way price from

Base fare from

Other ATC

YYZ

YSB

$65

$12

$46.31

$123.31 CAD*

YSB

YYZ

$65

$12

$46.31

$123.31 CAD*

* Book by November 15, 2016 for travel on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from February 3 to April 30, 2017. Some restrictions apply. See westjet.com/sudbury for full details.

WestJet Rewards members will be able to earn more than nickels on the new service. Members taking their first flight to or from Sudbury between February 3 and March 31, 2017, can register at westjet.com/sudburybonus to receive a bonus of 25 WestJet dollars just for trying the new service. Minimum redemption rules apply. For more information on WestJet Rewards, please visit westjet.com/rewards

As a further incentive, for the month of November WestJet invites all business travellers in Greater Sudbury with top-tier status in a travel rewards program to provide proof of that status to receive gold flight benefits in WestJet Rewards. For more information on this special offer, please visit westjet.com/sudburygold

Launched in June 2013, WestJet Encore now operates more than 180 daily departures to a total of 36 destinations across Canada and the U.S. with a fleet of 32 Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. By mid-2018, the regional airline will have a total of 45 aircraft. 

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most trusted airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. WestJet, and our regional airline, WestJet Encore, offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

Recent recognition includes:
2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)
2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)

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