CALGARY — WestJet will begin daily service between the Greater Sudbury Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport starting Feb. 3, 2017, it was announced Nov. 1. Operated by WestJet’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, the service will increase to three daily flights in May 2017.
“As Canada’s low-fare leader, we are offering residents of Greater Sudbury the opportunity to fly more affordably and connect seamlessly into our expanding national and international network. With as many as 115 daily departures available via Toronto Pearson – more than at any other airport in our network – these flights perfectly match the needs of both business and leisure travellers. Combined with the extended reach of our more than 40 airline partners around the world, getting around just got a whole lot easier for northerners,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet executive vice-president, commercial.
Beginning Feb. 3, 2017, daily flights will depart Toronto’s Pearson Airport at 10 pm and arrive in Sudbury at 11 pm. Beginning Feb. 4, 2017, daily flights will depart Sudbury at 6 am, arriving in Toronto at 7:01 am.
Launched in 2013, WestJet Encore now operates more than 180 daily departures to a total of 36 destinations across Canada and the U.S. with a fleet of 32 Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. By mid-2018, the regional airline will have a total of 45 aircraft.
WestJet offers scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with other carriers, the airline offers more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries.