WestJet announces Vancouver service to Huatulco

Airline offers Vancouver guests more service to Hawaii and Mexico than any other carrier

CALGARY, July 24, 2017 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced new non-stop weekly service between Vancouver and Huatulco, Mexico, effective October 29, 2017. The service is part of the airline's seasonal schedule for the winter of 2017-18 which includes more flights from Vancouver to Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Fort St. John, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun and Puerto Vallarta.

"WestJet will increase service from Vancouver by 43 weekly flights this winter," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "We will operate more flights between Vancouver and Calgary than any other carrier – flights which are more consistently timed to depart at the top of the hour (eastbound) or at the bottom of the hour (westbound) – and increase connections available via Vancouver by 34 per cent."

Enhancing its service to the sun, WestJet will increase flights from Vancouver to Mexico by three per week and bring the sun a little closer to the west coast by starting its Vancouver-Hawaii service several weeks earlier.

Details of WestJet's new non-stop service between Vancouver and Huatulco:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Vancouver – Huatulco

Weekly

9:00 a.m.

3:47 p.m.

Oct. 29, 2017

Huatulco – Vancouver

Weekly

4:50 p.m.

10:12 p.m.

Oct. 29, 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

Vancouver

Huatulco

$206

$7.50

$75.89

$289.39 CAD*

*Book by July 31, 2017 (11:59 p.m. MT). Some restrictions apply.  For full details please visit westjet.com/winterschedule.

WestJet will also increase service on the following routes from Vancouver:

  • Vancouver-Fort McMurray, from five to six times weekly.
  • Vancouver-Edmonton, from 55 to 58 times weekly (nine times each business day).
  • Vancouver-Calgary, from 90 to 98 times weekly (15 times each business day), more than any other carrier.
  • Vancouver-Fort St. John, from seven to 12 times weekly.
  • Vancouver-Puerto Vallarta, from seven to eight times weekly.
  • Vancouver-Cancun, from six to seven times weekly.

"This is fantastic news from our longtime partner WestJet. The addition of Huatulco as well as increasing their other pre-existing services means that WestJet now offers our passengers more services to Hawaii and Mexico than any other carrier at YVR!" said Craig Richmond, President and CEO, Vancouver Airport Authority. "We are pleased that we are able to offer further options for passengers looking to escape the winter to go to sun destinations or go home to visit loved ones in Canada over the holidays."

WestJet also announced the addition of dozens of new flights across Canada. The additional flights deliver optimized service for both the business and leisure traveller and give Canadians greater connectivity into and out of WestJet hubs in Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto, providing more flight frequency between key routes, more convenient schedules and greater access from smaller airports into the wider WestJet network.

"Bolstering our hub cities – the core of the WestJet network – is typical of the kind of difference we want to make for Canadian travellers," said Brian Znotins. "The addition of more than 125 flights into and out of Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto creates one-stop connections, faster travel times and better scheduling to address the demand Canadians have for travel that is convenient, stress-free and low cost."

Highlights of WestJet's 2017-18 winter schedule include:

  • Service from both Regina and Abbotsford to Puerto Vallarta will increase by one weekly flight for a total of twice weekly.
  • Additional flights from Edmonton to a number of domestic and international destinations including Cancun, Abbotsford and Victoria.
  • Additional flights from Calgary to a number of sun destinations including Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Palm Springs and Puerto Vallarta.
  • Additional flights from Calgary to a number of domestic destinations including Kitchener, Fort McMurray, Grande Prairie, Kelowna and Brandon.
  • Extension of existing summer service increases through the winter, including three daily flights between Toronto and Moncton, six daily flights between Edmonton and Kelowna, six daily flights between Edmonton and Ottawa, and 12 weekly flights between Calgary and Houston.
  • New non-stop weekly service from Calgary to Belize City, Belize.
  • New non-stop weekly service from Edmonton and Vancouver to Huatulco.
  • Additional flights from Toronto to a number of sun destinations including Antigua, Cancun, Fort Lauderdale, Liberia, Orlando, Nassau, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana and Montego Bay.
  • Additional flights from Toronto to a number of Canadian destinations including Winnipeg and Kelowna.
  • An increase of 10 new weekly flights between Toronto and Ottawa for a total of 13 times daily.
  • An increase of nine weekly flights between Toronto and Montreal for a total of 14 times daily.
  • An increase of 11 weekly flights between Toronto and Calgary for a total of 10 times daily, more than any other carrier.
  • An increase of eight weekly flights between Toronto and Vancouver for a total of eight times daily.

This winter WestJet will operate an average of 700 daily flights to 93 destinations including 37 in Canada, 22 in the United States, 33 in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, and one in Europe.

For more information on new routes and increased frequencies in WestJet's 2017-18 winter schedule, please visit westjet.com/winterschedule.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most trusted airline and one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook. Together with our regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. 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. 

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.  

Recent recognition includes:
2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice awards for Airlines)
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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