WS Summer Sked: New YWG-YXX Route + Increased Frequencies

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WestJet will add Abbotsford as its 13th non-stop destination from Winnipeg and will increase frequency on routes to Edmonton and Hamilton for its summer schedule.

The airline will increase its number of non-stop flights between YXX and YEG from 13 per week to 20 and service between YWG and YEG will increase from 21 flights per week to 24 beginning 30APR.

Daily service between YWG and YHM begins 1MAY. With these additions, WestJet will operate 60 weekly departures from YXX and 204 departures from YWG by MAY 2017, reinforcing its position as the number one air carrier in both these markets.

"WestJet has built its reputation as Canada's low-fare leader since 1996 and these flights further solidify this position," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Corporate Development and Alliances.

"WestJet has proudly and consistently served the people of Abbotsford, the lower mainland and Winnipeg for more than 20 years while many other airlines have come and gone. We are pleased to connect two important WestJet markets this summer."

The airline also announced it will increase seasonal capacity on a number of other existing routes. Starting 2MAY, YEG and YHM will add six weekly flights for a total of 10 and on 6MAY, flights between YHM and YHZ will increase from seven to eight per week.

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