CALGARY — WestJet announced on June 24 that it has introduced flights from Edmonton to Hamilton, Ont., and Winnipeg to Kelowna, B.C. Flights are available for sale as of June 27, with service beginning July 28.
“These are cities we presently serve, yet don’t connect with non-stop flying,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet executive vice-president, commercial. “These routes have been on our radar for a while now and with the busy summer flying season upon us, we examined our fleet plans to see if there was extra flying we could provide.”
Between July 29 and Sept. 5, flights will serve Edmonton-Hamilton four times weekly. Between July 28 and Sept. 5, flights will serve Winnipeg-Kelowna three times weekly.
WestJet also announced enhanced schedules between Vancouver and Winnipeg, and Edmonton and Vancouver. Starting July 28 through September 6, flights operating between Vancouver and Winnipeg will operate 24 times weekly.
These new flights offer greater flexibility and more options during the peak summer travel period.
Flights between Edmonton and Vancouver will operate 54 times weekly. Flights are available for purchase starting June 28.
Flights will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft featuring the recently enhanced Plus product and WestJet Connect, WestJet’s inflight entertainment system connected directly to smartphone, tablet or computer.
Based in Calgary, WestJet is Canada’s highest-rated airline for customer service, and offers scheduled service to 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through the company’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines around the world, the carrier offers flights to more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries.
In addition, members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights and vacation packages. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination, with no blackout periods.