WestJet increases non-stop service from Edmonton

New flight to Vancouver Island tops list of more flights from Alberta's capital

CALGARY, July 27, 2015 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced new non-stop service between Edmonton and Nanaimo, British Columbia, as well as more flights between Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Kelowna, Regina and Saskatoon.

"Edmonton is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada and these important schedule improvements will support that growth," said Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "These increases cover a broad range of areas including key business and leisure routes, offering greater flexibility for business travellers who want same-day return trips, and more choices for people looking for vacation opportunities."

"WestJet's significant investment and commitment is a vote of confidence in the Edmonton Metro region. Increasing our connectivity and frequency means more options for residents and visitors alike," said Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton.

Details of WestJet's new route between Edmonton and Nanaimo:

Route Frequency Departs Arrives Effective
Edmonton - Nanaimo Daily 12:45 p.m. 1:51 p.m. Dec. 15, 2015
Nanaimo - Edmonton Daily 2:25 p.m. 5:12 p.m. Dec. 15, 2015

Details of WestJet's additional flights from Edmonton:

Route Frequency
New frequency Effective
Edmonton - Kelowna Once daily Four times daily  Dec. 15, 2015
Kelowna - Edmonton Once daily Four times daily Dec. 15, 2015
Edmonton - Grande Prairie Nine times weekly 23 times weekly Oct. 26, 2015
Grande Prairie - Edmonton Nine times weekly 23 times weekly Oct. 26, 2015
Edmonton - Saskatoon Once daily Three times daily Dec. 15, 2015
Saskatoon - Edmonton Once daily Three times daily Dec. 15, 2015
Edmonton - Regina Once daily Three times daily Oct. 25, 2015
Regina - Edmonton Once daily Three times daily Oct. 25, 2015

One-way fares are available starting at:

Departing Arriving Air
charges (ATC)
fees and
one-way price
Base fare
Edmonton Nanaimo $127.00 $23.00 $46.48 $196.48*CAD
Nanaimo Edmonton $127.00 $18.00 $25.23 $170.23*CAD
Edmonton Kelowna $116.00 $12.00 $45.38 $173.38*CAD
Kelowna Edmonton $116.00 $12.00 $29.63 $157.63*CAD
Edmonton Regina $116.00 $18.00 $45.68 $179.68*CAD
Regina Edmonton $116.00 $18.00 $35.18 $169.18*CAD
Edmonton Saskatoon $112.00 $12.00 $45.18 $169.18*CAD
Saskatoon Edmonton $112.00 $12.00 $34.68 $158.68*CAD
Edmonton Grande Prairie $104.00 $12.00 $44.78 $160.78*CAD
Grande Prairie Edmonton $104.00 $12.00 $34.28 $150.28*CAD

*Some restrictions apply. Please see westjet.com for details.

This winter, WestJet will fly non-stop from Edmonton to 26 destinations in Canada, the U.S., Mexico and the Caribbean including Orlando, Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Phoenix, Maui, Cabo San Lucas, Cancun, Mazatlan and Puerto Vallarta. WestJet's popular non-stop seasonal service between Edmonton and Maui begins December 11, 2015, on board the airline's Boeing 767-300ER aircraft.

For more information on new WestJet service from Edmonton, please visit westjet.com.

About WestJet
We are proud to be Canada's most-preferred airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. We offer scheduled service to more than 90 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 120 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:
2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt)
2014 Interbrand Canada's Best Canadian Brands (Rank #20)
2014 Brands of the Year (Strategy magazine)
2014 Canada's Most Preferred Airline (Ipsos)
2014 Value Airline of the Year (Air Transport World magazine)
2014/2013/2012 Canada's Most Attractive Employer (Randstad)
2014/2013 WestJet RBC MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (Money Sense magazine and RewardsCanada.ca
2014/2013/2012/2011 Highest equity score: airline, vacation package supplier brands (Harris/Decima EquiTrend Study)

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