WS Announces New Routes & They Overlap With NewLeaf

Open Jaw

WestJet has announced new peak summer flights from YEG to YHM and YWG to YLW. Seats are available for sale today, with service commencing 28JUL.

"These are cities we presently serve yet don't connect with non-stop flying," said Bob Cummings, WS EVP, Commercial.

They also happen to be routes just announced last week by fledgling ticket reseller NewLeaf, which has set a 25JUL takeoff date.

"These routes have been on our radar for a while now and with the busy summer flying season upon us, we examined our fleet plans to see if there was extra flying we could provide,” said Cummings. “Our guests can expect WestJet's low fares on these routes."

Winnipeg/Kelowna flights will be offered 3X weekly from 28JUL-6SEPT. Edmonton and Hamilton will be linked 4X weekly from 29JUL-5SEPT.

WS also announced enhanced schedules between YVR and YWG and YVR and YEG, 2 more routes announced by NewLeaf last week.

Starting 28JUL through 6SEPT, 2016, flights operating between Vancouver and Winnipeg will operate 24 times weekly. Flights between Edmonton and Vancouver will operate 54 times weekly.

Bond - June 27, 2016 @ 16:06
This is why competition is good for the consumer, we need more barebones operators so they duopoly gauging will stop.

dave - June 27, 2016 @ 10:06
Although it's not over until the Fat Lady sings, she's starting to clear her throat in the wings.

Ken - June 27, 2016 @ 09:06
Ouch!...Newleaf, do you really want to proceed with this?

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