WestJet Group ramps up winter 2024-2025 Edmonton schedule

WestJet has released highlights of its Edmonton winter 2024/2025 flight schedule, outlining significant growth and commitment to the region, including record level domestic investments.

Boosting its overall capacity by more than 20% compared to winter 2023, WestJet will operate the city’s largest-ever network to and from Edmonton. This winter, Edmonton will have access to 16 nonstop WestJet destinations in Canada, nine transborder, including Hawaii, and five options to Mexico.

John Weatherill, WestJet Group executive vice-president and chief commercial officer, said: “Serving a total of 30 non-stop destinations from Edmonton International Airport in the winter season, WestJet is proud to bring more connectivity to the city than ever before, holding our position as the region’s leading airline.”

Weatherill continued: “With our largest-ever network and highest-ever capacity, we have enhanced our Edmonton schedule to underscore our commitment to the community and meet the growing demand for business and leisure travel to and from the city next winter, and plan to continue our growth momentum through summer 2025 and beyond.”

Building on momentum of WestJet’s summer schedule currently in service and WestJet CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech’s recent visit to the region, the airline will increase frequencies on key domestic routes that are critical to business and leisure travellers connecting to Alberta’s capital city.

As von Hoensbroech noted earlier in May, the WestJet Group remains close to securing additional aircraft from the used aircraft market to accelerate the airline’s growth plans.

Highlights include:

  • This winter, WestJet will operate approximately 313 flights out of Edmonton International Airport per week
  • Edmonton is one of the most connected cities in WestJet’s network, and will see new or increased flight frequency on 10 of 16 domestic routes
  • Providing 50% of all air travel from Edmonton International Airport, WestJet is proud to stand as the number one carrier in the region

Domestic schedule highlights and notable winter frequency increases:

  • New year-round connectivity between Edmonton and Montreal and Ottawa
  • 167 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Winnipeg
  • 67 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Regina
  • 29 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Saskatoon
  • Increased connectivity to all B.C. destinations including Vancouver, Kelowna, Comox, Abbotsford and Victoria
  • 80 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Abbotsford
  • 57 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Victoria
  • 25 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Comox
  • 24 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Vancouver
  • Six per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Kelowna

While all routes are currently available for booking in winter 2024/25, new flight frequencies will be available for sale with the publication of WestJet’s full winter schedule in July 2024.

This winter, WestJet is bolstering its transborder winter service by providing daily connectivity to Atlanta. Through direct connectivity to Atlanta and Minneapolis, guests will enjoy the advantages of WestJet’s codeshare agreement with Delta Airlines, granting access to hundreds of additional U.S. destinations from two of Delta’s busiest hubs.

In addition to the airline’s robust domestic and transborder offerings, WestJet will enhance frequencies on some of its most popular sun destinations including Huatulco and Cancun.