Airline to increase flights across network as Encore expands
CALGARY, July 22, 2013 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today they are adding
four new non-stop routes, two new year-round routes and increased
frequency on 29 existing routes as part of the 2013-2014 winter
schedule. Domestic routes now benefit from enhanced frequency in
addition to several popular sun destinations, including Manzanillo and
Ixtapa, Mexico, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, Varadero, Cuba and
Hewanorra, St. Lucia.
"Our newest schedule reflects the popularity of many domestic and
international destinations and the demand for more frequency," said
Chris Avery, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and
Corporate Development. "With the continued expansion and growth of
WestJet Encore, we have been able to increase our domestic frequency on
existing routes while adding more flights to our most popular
trans-border and international destinations. Our guests are voting
with their feet and booking these destinations with greater
consistency, so we intend to give them as many options as we can when
it comes to flying with WestJet."
WestJet Encore adds new non-stop routes to the network with flights
between Winnipeg and Saskatoon, Winnipeg and Regina and between
Vancouver and Kamloops, B.C. WestJet Encore frequency increases on
routes between Calgary and Kamloops and routes between Edmonton and
Saskatoon, Edmonton and Regina and Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Alta.
The WestJet Encore operated route between Vancouver and Victoria will
also increase in frequency for the winter schedule.
Beginning October 27, 2013, WestJet moves from seasonal to daily
year-round service between Toronto and Fort McMurray, Alta. and
three-time weekly service between Toronto and Deer Lake, Newfoundland.
Popular U.S. destinations will also see an increase in service with one
new non-stop route between Calgary and Miami and more frequency between
Calgary and Phoenix, Calgary and San Diego, Calgary and Orlando, Fla.
as well as Kelowna to Phoenix.
Details of WestJet Encore's new non-stop routes are:
Winnipeg - Saskatoon
(Mon - Fri)
(Sat - Sun)
February 15, 2014 - April 26, 2014
Winnipeg - Regina
(Mon - Fri)
(Sat - Sun)
January 15, 2013 - April 26, 2014
Vancouver - Kamloops
November 25, 2013 - April 26 2014
Details of WestJet's new non-stop Calgary - Miami route is:
Calgary - Miami
Four times weekly
October 28, 2013 - December 14, 2013
Calgary - Miami
Six times weekly
(Mon - Sat)
December 16, 2013 - April 26, 2014
"Increased frequency is the direct result of a more flexible, optimized
fleet and strong results on many of our pre-existing routes from both a
business and leisure market perspective," said Chris Avery. "As long as
the demand continues to grow, we intend to meet that demand both
domestically and internationally."
WestJet is Canada's most preferred airline, offering scheduled service
to 87 destinations in North America, Central America and the Caribbean.
Powered by an award-winning culture of care, WestJet pioneered low-cost
flying in Canada. Recognized nationally as a top employer, WestJet now
has more than 9,600 WestJetters across Canada. Operating a fleet of
more than 100 Boeing Next-Generation 737 and Bombardier Q400 NextGen
aircraft, WestJet strives to be one of the five most successful
international airlines in the world. This year, WestJet launched its
new regional airline, WestJet Encore.
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including the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Leveraging
WestJet's fun and friendly image, extensive network and remarkable
guest experience, WestJet Vacations offers guests a great flight
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