WS To Launch Seasonal Flights Linking Calgary & Charlottetown
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
Looking to boost domestic tourism by linking two of Canada’s most popular summer destinations, WestJet has announced new non-stop seasonal service between Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Calgary beginning 25JUN, 2020.
"As the official airline of Destination Canada's domestic tourism campaign, we are proud to invest in this historic new connection," said Charles Duncan, WestJet Chief Strategy Officer.
"Our partners in both P.E.I and Alberta are excited with the opportunity this service represents as both have a new opportunity to market their world-class tourism assets. This flight is a unique opportunity for Canadians looking to explore our country."
The seasonal YYG-YYC service will operate four-times weekly. Flights are timed for convenient connectivity from WestJet's largest hub in Calgary to destinations across Western Canada including Vancouver, Edmonton, Kelowna and Victoria. The seasonal program concludes 7SEPT, 2020.
"This is a wonderful announcement for both Islanders who live here and Islanders living out west who, in their heart, still call Prince Edward Island home," said Premier Dennis King. "This direct flight between P.E.I and Alberta will further strengthen our relationship with Western Canada, opening up new markets for our business community and encouraging more visitors from western North America to explore our Island."
WestJet has served Prince Edward Island and the city of Charlottetown since 2005 and flights have more than doubled since introducing service. This summer, the airline will offer more than 67,000 seats to YYG, an increase of more than 20,000 from last year and in peak season will operate up to 20 flights per week from Charlottetown to Toronto and Calgary.
By JUN 2020 from YYC, WestJet's hub and home, the airline will operate more than 1000 flights per week in peak season to 57 destinations.
Details of WestJet's service between Charlottetown and Calgary:
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