Escape To The Sun With WestJet In Winter 2023-2024

WestJet has rolled out its winter schedule, providing a wide variety of options for Canadians planning winter escapes, while extending key domestic and international routes from summer to year-round service.

John Weatherill, WestJet Group, Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, said that: “This year’s winter schedule is about providing Canadians with what they want: affordable sun destination getaways from across Canada; enhanced domestic connectivity from coast-to-coast; and the assurance that some of our most popular routes, previously operated exclusively in the summer, are available year-round.”

In alignment with WestJet’s growth strategy and providing more affordable leisure and sun travel opportunities, this winter the airline is increasing getaway opportunities with new service to some of WestJet’s most popular sun destinations. Featuring four new and four returning routes, WestJet’s winter schedule will see more than 85 daily departures on average to sun destinations from communities across Canada.

Additionally, in response to high demand for travel to the popular beaches of Mexico, WestJet will serve as the airline providing the most flights to over 10 Mexican destinations from Canada this winter.

Calgary – Tampa Bay – New – 1x weekly – starts Dec. 23

Edmonton – Montego Bay – New – 1x weekly – starts Nov. 12

Edmonton – Mazatlan – Restart – 2x weekly – Nov. 4

Prince George – Puerto Vallarta – Restart – 1x weekly – Dec. 16

Toronto – Bonaire – New – 1x weekly – Dec. 12

Winnipeg – Huatulco – New – 1x weekly – Dec. 24

Victoria – Los Cabos – Restart – 1x weekly – Nov. 9

Edmonton – Abbottsford – Restart – 5x weekly – Oct. 29

As part of its winter schedule, the airline also announced new non-stop seasonal service between Toronto and Bonaire, beginning Dec. 12, 2023. With the inclusion of Bonaire to its network, WestJet continues to enhance its capacity and commitment to the Greater Toronto Area.

Due to demand, WestJet is extending key routes, highly utilized by its guests this summer, to operate year-round.

Calgary – Paris – 4x weekly

Edmonton – Minneapolis – 5x weekly

Saskatoon – Minneapolis – 3x weekly

Winnipeg – Atlanta – 5x weekly

Vancouver – Atanta – 5x weekly

Vancouver – Regina** — 3x weekly

Vancouver – Saskatoon** — 2x weekly

** Returning route that was previously operated

Through WestJet’s codeshare partnerships, guests connecting through Paris, Atlanta or Minneapolis will arrive in Air France’s or Delta’s major hubs, respectively, gaining access to a vast network of European and U.S. destinations on a single purchased ticket.

In line with the airline’s growth plan, which aims to continuously expand options to ensure guests can seamlessly travel from coast to coast, WestJet is extending two more key domestic routes from Calgary to Moncton and St. John’s respectively, from summer to year-round service.

Said Weatherill: “We are more committed than ever to building on our momentum, strengthening Canada’s east to west connectivity year-round. Strong connections fostered between Eastern and Western Canada are essential to the communities we serve and bolstering business and tourism opportunities throughout our country.”

Calgary – Moncton – 2x weekly

Calgary – St. John’s – 2x weekly

As an integral part of the WestJet Group, Sunwing Airlines, is further bolstering leisure and sun flying options across the country. Together as the WestJet Group, WestJet and Sunwing Airlines will provide more seats than any other Canadian airline, across 230 nonstop routes from 26 Canadian communities to 55 popular sun destinations in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America this winter.

Through its recently published winter schedule, Sunwing continues to demonstrate a strong focus on the leisure brand’s eastern roots, increasing their capacity in Atlantic Canada by 26%, Quebec by 15% and Ontario by 9%, when compared to 2022.

Weatherill observed: “As we work towards our eventual airline integration, the complementary winter schedules of both WestJet and Sunwing Airlines demonstrate early signs of a vibrant future for the WestJet Group that will see a significantly expanded footprint in Eastern Canada and bring even more affordable and seamless sun and leisure travel opportunities to Canadians across the country.”

As well, WestJet reaffirmed its commitment to provide air access to St. John’s, with its winter schedule featuring new year-round service to Calgary for the first time ever as well as the return of popular service to sunny Florida.

Andrew Gibbons, WestJet Vice-President, External Affairs, said that: “WestJet’s ambitious growth plan is rooted in expanding options for our guests to seamlessly and affordably connect between Eastern and Western Canada and travel south to the warm weather destinations they love.”

And he added: “We have proudly invested in Newfoundland and Labrador for over two decades and we are delighted to be here today alongside our valued partners to share this news and reaffirm our commitment to the region and our valued guests and partners.”

Details of WestJet’s winter schedule from St. John’s

St. John’s – Calgary – 2x weekly – Year-round

St. John’s – Orlando – 1x weekly – Oct. 16, 2023 to June 24, 2024

St. John’s – Tampa Bay – 1x weekly – March 17, 2023 – May 26, 2024

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