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WestJet Announces a Hot 2019 Summer Schedule

Airline adds two new transborder destinations from Calgary and a new route between Edmonton and St. John’s

WestJet announces a hot 2019 summer schedule (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

CALGARY/CNW/ – Today, WestJet announced its 2019 summer schedule adding more than 40 flights to and from key business and tourism destinations from TorontoHalifaxSt. John’sEdmontonCalgary and Vancouver.

In addition, the airline added Portland, Ore., and Austin, Texas to WestJet’s network and announced a new route between Edmonton and St. John’s.

“This summer, WestJet again enhanced our schedules to offer travellers more convenience and connectivity to well-loved vacation destinations and major business markets across Canada, the U.S. and beyond,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “With the addition of Austin and Portland this summer and a new route between St. John’s and Edmonton, we continue to create convenient ways to enjoy unique and interesting travel opportunities while supporting strong economic ties. We look forward to connecting friends, families and economies across the country and world this summer.”

“We’re pleased to welcome WestJet to the PDX family,” said David Zielke, Director of Air Service Development, Portland International Airport. “The airline’s daily nonstop service to Calgary offers Portland and southwest Washington travellers another convenient connection to Canada.”

Aerial view of Capitol building in Austin the Capital of Texas. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

“A love of the great outdoors is shared by Calgary and Central Texans,” said Jim Smith, Executive Director, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. “We look forward to those in Calgary enjoying Austin style fun and we thank WestJet for connecting us to fun in a cooler climate.”

As part of WestJet’s 2019 summer schedule, the new non-stop daily service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Portland International Airport (PDX), along with twice-weekly service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) will begin April 29 and May 2 respectively. Additionally, WestJet also announced a new three times weekly route between Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and St. John’s (YYT) starting July 2.

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Calgary – Portland

Daily

10:30 a.m

11:17 a.m

April 29, 2019

Portland – Calgary

Daily

12:10 p.m

2:57 p.m

April. 29, 2019

Calgary – Austin

Twice 
Weekly

10 a.m

2:43 p.m

May 2, 2019

Austin – Calgary

Twice 
Weekly

3:35 p.m

6:31 p.m

May 2, 2019

Edmonton – St. John’s

Three 
Weekly

9:15 p.m

6:09 a.m. (+1)

June 25, 2019

St. John’s-Edmonton

Three 
Weekly

9 a.m

11:40 a.m

June 26, 2019

This summer, WestJet will operate over 750 daily flights in peak summer to 92 destinations including 42 in Canada, 23 in the United States, 27 in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, and five in Europe.

The schedule also includes previously announced service to Atlanta, Ga., and Barcelona, Spain along with non-stop service to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin from Calgary on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.

Highlights of WestJet’s 2019 summer schedule include:

CALGARY

  • CalgaryHouston, from 12 weekly flights to 13 weekly flights.
  • CalgaryLondon (Gatwick), adding two weekly flights with daily 787 Dreamliner service.
  • CalgaryOrlando, from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • CalgaryPhoenix, will double service from once daily to twice daily.
  • CalgaryPuerto Vallarta, from three times weekly to four times weekly.
  • CalgarySan Diego, from three times weekly to four times weekly.
  • CalgarySan Francisco, will double service from once daily to twice daily.
  • Calgary-Kitchener, from seven weekly flights to eight weekly flights.

EDMONTON

  • New non-stop three times weekly service between Edmonton and St. John’s.
  • EdmontonHalifax, from nine weekly flights to 10 weekly flights.

TORONTO

  • TorontoNashville, from seven weekly flights to 10 weekly flights.
  • TorontoGrand Cayman, will double service from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • TorontoKingston, from three weekly flights to four times weekly.
  • TorontoLiberia, will double service from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • TorontoMontego Bay, from 11 weekly flights to 12 weekly flights.
  • TorontoNassau from six to seven times weekly.
  • Toronto-Saint Maarten, will double service from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • TorontoHalifax, adding five weekly flights for seven-times daily service Monday to Friday.
  • TorontoCharlottetown, adding two weekly flights.
  • TorontoLondon, from two times daily to three times daily.

VANCOUVER

  • Extension of existing once weekly winter seasonal service between Vancouver and Orlando.

HALIFAX

  • HalifaxWinnipeg, from four weekly flights to five times weekly.
  • HalifaxEdmonton, from nine weekly flights to 10 weekly flights.
  • HalifaxToronto, adding five weekly flights for seven-times daily service Monday to Friday.

For more information on new routes and increased frequencies in WestJet’s 2018/2019 summer schedule, please visit westjet.com/flight-schedules-new

About WestJet

Together with WestJet’s regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North AmericaCentral America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized as Best Airline in Canada and Travellers’ Choice winner – North America for 2017 and 2018 in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines. The airline was also named the Travellers’ Choice Winner – Economy, North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada) 
2018 North America’s Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers’ Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America(TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Travellers’ Choice Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017/2016 Canada’s Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)
2016 Canada’s most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)
2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)
2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)

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