WS Summer Sked Features More Than 90 New Flights From Calgary
Bruce Parkinson, Open Jaw
WestJet has announced its summer schedule featuring more than 90 new flights from Calgary, including new non-stop WestJet Link service to Dawson Creek, B.C.
"WestJet is focused on investing in Alberta to build and strengthen our Calgary hub," said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "As WestJet continues on its strategic path of becoming a global network airline, we are pleased to offer our guests the ability to conveniently connect for business or pleasure across Canada, Europe and beyond this summer."
With today's announcement of the new service between Calgary and Dawson Creek, B.C., WestJet Link will operate five routes including between Calgary and Cranbrook, Lethbridge, Lloydminster and Medicine Hat and one between Cranbrook and Vancouver this summer.
WestJet Link operations between Calgary and Prince George, B.C., will shift to year-round service on WestJet Encore's 78-seat Q400 aircraft effective 26APR.
In addition, beginning 14MAY, WestJet will begin new service between Calgary and Boston. WS also recently announced new four-times weekly service between Calgary and Charlottetown starting 25JUN.
The schedule also highlights frequency increases from Calgary to popular destinations including Portland, Ore., Victoria, Nanaimo, Comox, Grand Prairie, Fort McMurray, Brandon, Winnipeg, Abbotsford and Yellowknife.
Highlights of WestJet's 2020 summer schedule include:
Calgary-Dawson Creek, B.C., new daily WestJet Link service begins April 26, 2020
Calgary-Winnipeg, an increase of seven weekly flights
Calgary-Victoria, an increase of seven weekly flights
Calgary-Nanaimo, an increase of seven weekly flights
Calgary-Grand Prairie, an increase of seven weekly flights
Calgary-Abbotsford, an increase of five weekly flights
Calgary-Fort McMurray, an increase of five weekly flights
Calgary-Comox, an increase of four weekly flights
Calgary-Brandon, from seven times weekly to 11 times weekly
Calgary-Yellowknife, from twelve times weekly to 14 times weekly
Calgary-Charlottetown, new four-times weekly seasonal service begins June 25, 2020
Calgary-Portland, from once daily to twice daily for a total of 14 weekly flights
Calgary-Boston, new daily seasonal service begins May 14, 2020
Calgary-Paris, from four-times weekly to six-times weekly
Calgary-Rome, new three-times weekly service begins May 2, 2020
Calgary-Cabo San Lucas, from twice-weekly to three-times weekly
The airline has added more than 300 Dreamliner departures out of Calgary in 2020, an increase of more than 52% over 2019, to key transatlantic Dreamliner routes. The flights are conveniently timed in the interest of Albertans and western Canadians with late-day departures and daytime arrivals to suit guests travelling to Europe.
Dawson Creek is WestJet's 72nd destination out of Calgary, WestJet's home and largest hub. By JUN 2020, the airline will operate more than 1000 flights per week in peak season out of Calgary International Airport. More Calgarians choose WestJet for their air travel than any other airline.
Bruce Parkinson Editor-in-Chief
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