WestJet says hello again, Hamilton

Hamilton sees early return of Halifax and Edmonton routes, adds Winnipeg as a destination

CALGARY, Nov. 14, 2016 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today the airline will increase its capacity out of John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport by 40 per cent in 2017 with the return of non-stop service to Edmonton and Halifax and a new route to Winnipeg. Four-time weekly service to Edmonton returns January 16 until October 28. Daily service to Halifax returns January 16 until October 28. Three-time weekly service to Winnipeg, starts January 17 until October 26.  

"Our loyal guests in Hamilton have long asked for more destination options so we are delighted to bring back our successful Edmonton and Halifax routes as well as new addition, Winnipeg," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "Besides adding access to WestJet flights to and from these four destinations, guests will also enjoy WestJet's award-winning guest service and low fares. WestJet is extremely proud to once again offer our high-care service connecting communities and economies across the country."

"We are pleased to hear that WestJet will be expanding its domestic service offerings from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport starting in 2017," said Vijay Bathija, John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport, President & CEO. "These services will provide more options for passengers in Hamilton and the surrounding area seeking to experience the ease and convenience of flying from Hamilton International to a number of popular Canadian destinations."

By January 2017, WestJet will be offering 27 weekly departures to seven non-stop destinations out of Hamilton to meet increasing guest demand.

"It's great to see WestJet growing in our region once again following their successful expansion of air service last year," says Joyce Carter, Halifax International Airport Authority President and CEO. "Providing our passengers with additional travel options remains one of our top priorities and we look forward to WestJet continuing to play a crucial role in achieving our objective." 

This winter WestJet will offer 19 daily flights on 15 routes from Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Year-over-year in January 2017, the airline will have added more than 15 per cent additional capacity out of Halifax.

Today's announcement is great news for our community as with increasing levels of connectivity more opportunities abound," said Barry Rempel, President and CEO, Winnipeg Airports Authority. "We are excited to be working with WestJet as they add routes to Winnipeg Richardson International Airport, providing more jobs and development potential for our city and province."

With the addition of the non-stop Winnipeg / Hamilton route, WestJet will offer 25 daily flights on 20 non-stop routes from Winnipeg James Armstrong Richardson International Airport.

In addition, WestJet is now Edmonton International Airport's largest air carrier with almost 75 per cent more seats than the next largest carrier. Overall, WestJet's guests in Edmonton have a total of 55 daily departures to 28 different WestJet destinations to choose from.

All 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 service:

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Edmonton – Hamilton

Four times weekly

10:00 a.m.

10:00 a.m.

3:43 p.m.

3:35 p.m.

Jan 16 – April 29

April 30 – Oct 28

Hamilton – Edmonton

Four times weekly

7:00 a.m.

4:15 p.m.

9:08 a.m.

6:21 p.m.

Jan 16 – April 29

April 30 – Oct 28

Halifax – Hamilton

Daily

9:00 p.m.

4:55 p.m.

10:17 p.m.

6:10 p.m.

Jan 16 – April 29

April 30 – Oct 28

Hamilton – Halifax

Daily

4:30 p.m.

1:10 p.m.

7:34 p.m.

4:10 p.m.

Jan 16 – April 29

April 30 – Oct 28

Winnipeg – Hamilton

Three times weekly

10:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m.

1:32 p.m.

2:19 p.m.

Jan 17 – April 27

April 30 – Oct 26

Hamilton – Winnipeg

Three times weekly

7:25 a.m.

3:00 p.m.

8:57 a.m.

4:31 p.m.

Jan 17 – April 27

April 30 – Oct 26

 

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


Hamilton

Edmonton

$90.00

$23.00

$50.00

$163.99 CAD

Edmonton

Hamilton

$106.00

$23.00

$45.43

$174.43 CAD

Hamilton

Halifax

$32.00

$23.00

$43.45

$98.45 CAD

Halifax

Hamilton

$30.00

$23.00

$44.89

$97.89 CAD

Hamilton

Winnipeg

$32.00

$23.00

$43.45

$98.45 CAD

Winnipeg

Hamilton

$39.00

$23.00

$36.83

$98.83 CAD

 

*Book by November 17, 2016 for travel for Hamilton/Edmonton on Wednesdays, from Hamilton/Winnipeg on Tuesdays and Hamilton/Halifax on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from January 17, 2017 to April 30, 2017. Some restrictions 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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