WestJet Renews Commitment To Regina

WestJet Chief Executive Officer, Alexis von Hoensbroech was in Regina this week to look ahead to an anticipated busy winter travel season and celebrate the WestJet Group’s strong summer performance.

He was Joined by Regina Airport Authority CEO, James Bogusz and Mayor Sandra Masters during the visit which focused on engaging with local partners and community stakeholders to discuss WestJet’s longstanding investments in the region and exciting future ahead.

Said von Hoensbroech: “Hearing what matters most from Regina-based business leaders, local partners and government stakeholders is a vital aspect of our ambitious growth strategy and ensures that the WestJet Group continues to meet the demands of the community and supports tourism to the area for years to come.”

He continued: “By working collectively, we can ensure that the residents of Regina, and surrounding areas, continue to benefit from affordable air travel and enhanced connectivity to popular destinations across WestJet’s growing network.”

“Regina is pleased to see WestJet’s commitment to enhancing its services to and from our city. Air travel plays a critical role in shaping Regina’s economic landscape and quality of life – connecting businesses to new opportunities, serving as a gateway to our top-tier events, conferences, and tradeshows, and providing our residents with avenues to explore the world,” said Mayor Sandra Masters, City of Regina.

“Strong air service is vital for the health of our community, and WestJet continues to lead the way in providing the most capacity here at the Regina International Airport.” said James Bogusz, President and CEO of the Regina Airport Authority, “We greatly appreciate Alexis taking the time to speak to community leaders on how they are going to continue growing air service and opportunities for residents and businesses here in Saskatchewan.”

This summer, service from Regina resumed to pre-pandemic levels for the first time, demonstrating a strong demand for travel from the region, bolstering WestJet’s enhanced connectivity and affordable flight options through the winter season.

This winter, guests can look forward to increased connectivity to critical business hubs like Toronto and Vancouver, and warm-weather leisure destinations such as Cancun and Phoenix. Regina International Airport is also a one-hour and a half flight from WestJet’s global hub in Calgary which will continue to serve Paris Charles de Gaulle and London Heathrow airports during the winter months.

In addition to WestJet’s winter schedule serving Regina, as a new but integral part of the WestJet Group, Sunwing Airlines is further strengthening the region’s leisure travel opportunities with an extensive winter schedule. Together as the WestJet Group, WestJet and Sunwing Airlines will provide six non-stop routes from Regina to popular sun destinations such as Varadero, Mazatlan and Punta Cana.

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