Westjet Expands Flight Service


WestJet is extending its direct service between Winnipeg and Ottawa, making it the exclusive carrier to provide essential service on the popular route.

Previously set to temporarily pause on Oct. 29, 2023, the route will now run four weekly connections between Manitoba and Canada’s capital cities. Service between Ottawa and Winnipeg will resume Dec. 18, 2023, and operate throughout the duration of WestJet’s winter schedule.

“The extension of this route is a further demonstration of our market leadership and commitment to both Winnipeg and Ottawa. This is a key route for business, government and leisure travellers and is a demonstration of our growth plan in action as we continue to build meaningful connections, creating new business and tourism opportunities in the communities we serve,” said Daniel Fajardo, WestJet, vice-president, network and schedule planning.

The announcement of extended service comes amidst WestJet’s inauguration of service between Winnipeg and Atlanta. With the addition of Atlanta to Winnipeg’s network, Manitoba’s capital expands its list of direct transborder connections, with nonstop service to six destinations in the United States, as a result of WestJet’s investments in the city.

“We are thrilled to be celebrating the takeoff of another exclusive and pivotal transborder route, that will unlock direct connectivity between Central Canada and the Southeast United States. This route serves to substantially enhance the economic pipeline of not only Winnipeg, but all of Manitoba and we look forward to seeing the community take advantage of this desirable connection,” continued Fajardo.

Beginning October 30, WestJet will also double its daily service Calgary and Ottawa, adding 7 additional weekly flights during peak travel periods. In addition, 5 weekly flights have been added between Calgary and Los Angeles. In total, WestJet will operate close to 900 weekly flights from YYC Calgary International Airport during peak travel periods this winter season.



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