We heard you Hamilton

Popular Vancouver/Hamilton route flies again starting in April

CALGARY, Nov. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today the airline will again connect John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport with Vancouver International Airport in 2017. Service commences April 30, 2017 with four-time weekly service, moving to a daily flight, June 28 to September 7, and returning to four-time weekly flights until October 27.

"The people of the greater Hamilton area adore WestJet's low fare, high care service as evidenced by the high demand we saw on the route this past summer," said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial. "We heard the citizens of Hamilton and we want to thank them for their loyalty by bringing back even more non-stop service; giving them access to Vancouver's 27 non-stop routes on approximately 63 daily departures. We look forward to offering our guests in Hamilton and Vancouver additional access to WestJet's growing national and international network, low fares and award-winning guest experience."

"Hamilton to Vancouver is one of the most requested services we receive from passengers in Hamilton and surrounding region, both for business and leisure," said Vijay Bathija, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, President & CEO. "We are thrilled with today's announcement and thank our long-standing partner, WestJet, for recognizing this need.  We look forward to welcoming WestJet service to Vancouver in April 2017."

"We are very pleased that WestJet is bringing back their service between YVR and Hamilton. Even better, they will increase frequency to daily during the busy 2017 summer season," said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. "WestJet is a valued partner and every new flight brings new jobs and new opportunities for British Columbians. We look forward to the service returning."

In addition to the Vancouver route, WestJet operates daily service to Calgary from Hamilton and seasonal service to Orlando, Florida and Cancun, Mexico.

Hamilton/Vancouver flights will be operated on WestJet's Boeing 737NG aircraft featuring Plus, Canada's only system-wide, premium economy seating, and WestJet Connect, WestJet's inflight entertainment system connected directly to smartphone, tablet or computer. Almost 70 per cent of WestJet's Boeing fleet is now equipped with WestJet Connect.

All flights provide WestJet Rewards members the opportunity to earn WestJet dollars to be used towards the payment of a WestJet-marketed flight or a WestJet Vacations package (excluding taxes, fees and charges).

Details of WestJet's new service between Hamilton and Vancouver:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Vancouver – Hamilton

Four times
weekly

10:15 p.m.

5:32 a.m.

April 30 – June 28

Sept 8 – Oct 27

Hamilton – Vancouver

Four times
weekly

6:25 a.m.

8:29 a.m.

April 30 – June 28

Sept 8 – Oct 27

Vancouver – Hamilton

Daily

10:15 p.m.

5:32 a.m.

June 29 – Sept 7

Hamilton – Vancouver

Daily

6:25 a.m.

8:29 a.m.

June 29 – Sept 7

 

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

Vancouver

Hamilton

$183.00

$23.00

$38.78

$244.78 CAD

Hamilton

Vancouver

$183.00

$23.00

$63.08

$269.08 CAD

*Book by November 9, 2016 for travel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from April 30, 2017 to October 27, 2017. Some restrictions apply. Blackout dates apply. See www.westjet.com/hamilton for full details.

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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