WestJet Encore began service from Toronto to Boston, Massachusetts today with the departure of flight 3600 at 7:05 a.m. EST. The new service will operate three times daily on Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. In June, WestJet Encore will also launch service to Nashville, Tennessee.
“WestJet Encore is pleased to begin flying year-round between Toronto Pearson International Airport and Boston’s Logan International Airports,” said Ferio Pugliese, president, WestJet Encore. “Our flight to Boston marks our first trans-border route and represents another step in the growth and evolution of WestJet Encore… In addition, Bostonians heading north will have the opportunity to connect into WestJet’s ever-expanding Canadian and European networks.”
“Massport welcomes WestJet to Logan Airport,” said Massport CEO Thomas P. Glynn. “WestJet joins Logan’s long list of international carriers, and this flight provides another way for our customers to travel to and from Canada.”
Flights out of Toronto to Boston will depart at 7:05 a.m., 12:20 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Flights from Boston to Toronto will depart at 9:25 a.m., 2:40 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
In less than three years, WestJet Encore has gone from two aircraft and ten daily departures to 28 aircraft and more than 130 daily departures serving 33 cities.
Boston Adding to Hotel Inventory
Boston is a popular convention and incentive travel destination. The Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau reports that 40 new hotel projects are planned, with the potential of adding more than 5,000 rooms to the city’s inventory in the next four years. More than half of the rooms are planned for the South Boston Waterfront near the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. In addition to the new builds, several of the city’s landmark properties are renovating, or have completed renovations recently.
WestJet offers scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through its regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, the carrier offers guests more than 150 destinations in 20+ countries.