WestJet Adds Winnipeg-Ottawa Non-Stop Connectivity

WestJet has added to to its winter schedule with an extension of direct service between Winnipeg and Ottawa.

Previously set to temporarily pause on Oct. 29, 2023, WestJet will be the exclusive carrier providing essential service on the popular route, offering four weekly connections between Manitoba and Canada’s capital cities.

WestJet’s service between Ottawa and Winnipeg will resume Dec. 18, 2023, and operate throughout the duration of its winter schedule.

Daniel Fajardo, WestJet, Vice-President, Network and Schedule Planning, explained: “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.”

The announcement of extended service comes amidst WestJet’s inauguration of service between Winnipeg and Atlanta.

The carrier launched that service this week, and 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.

Said Fajardo: “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.”