WestJet Bolsters Summer 2023 Schedule Further

WestJet Bolsters Summer 2023 Schedule Further
Photo Credit: Kyle Hayes/AviationSource

This week saw WestJet bolster its Summer 2023 schedule further, with a focus on destinations in Canada and the United States.

There are going to be nearly 600 daily departures across the WestJet network over the Summer season, which will come as no surprise due to the demand expected in that period.

Without further ado, let’s get into the routes…

Heavy Increase in Frequencies…

WestJet Bolsters Summer 2023 Schedule Further
Photo Credit: Kyle Hayes/AviationSource

The Canadian carrier provided the following table, which shows exactly the heavy frequency additions that will be made over the Summer 2023 season:

Route2023 peak summer
2022 peak summer
Edmonton – Las Vegas11x weekly4x weekly
Edmonton – Los Angeles7x weekly4x weekly
Calgary – Denver4x weekly2x weekly
Calgary – Houston13x weekly7x weekly
Calgary – New York (JFK)7x weekly4x weekly
Vancouver – Saskatoon7x weekly4x weekly
Vancouver – Ottawa11x weekly5x weekly
Calgary – Yellowknife14x weekly7x weekly
Calgary – Windsor7x weekly3x weekly
Calgary – London, Ont.14x weekly7x weekly
Calgary – Montreal20x weekly13x weekly
Edmonton – Kelowna35x weekly27x weekly
Edmonton – Winnipeg20x weekly6x weekly
Edmonton – Yellowknife7x weekly3x weekly
Edmonton – Saskatoon14x weekly6x weekly
Edmonton – Regina14x weekly6x weekly
Edmonton – Victoria20x weekly13x weekly
Edmonton – Halifax13x weekly7x weekly
Winnipeg – Thunder Bay13x weekly7x weekly
Winnipeg – Saskatoon12x weekly7x weekly

WestJet CCO: A Thoughtfully Designed Schedule…

WestJet Bolsters Summer 2023 Schedule Further
Photo Credit: Lewis Chesworth/AviationSource

Commenting on the frequency additions was WestJet Group Executive VP & Chief Commercial Officer John Weatherill:

“Providing our guests with even more opportunity to travel across our network this summer comes as a result of a thoughtfully designed schedule that balances the high demand for travel alongside a reliable and resilient operation”.

“With more seats available for booking and added capacity on popular routes, our summer schedule reflects a strengthened commitment to providing seamless domestic and transborder connectivity for our guests.”

The carrier is doing everything it can to operate more flights, which in turn will generate more revenue moving forward.

Exceeding Pre-Pandemic Capacity…

Data provided by RadarBox.com.

As per data from RadarBox.com, WestJet is exceeding pre-pandemic capacity based on a seven-day rolling average in terms of flights operated.

For March 5-12, the airline operated 474 flights, which is an increase of 84.44% compared to the same period last year.

Such a figure is also 68 movements ahead of the 2019 figure of 406 movements, which was before COVID-19 was a thing.

So things are definitely moving in the right direction for WestJet.


WestJet Bolsters Summer 2023 Schedule Further
Photo Credit: James Field/AviationSource

It remains clear that WestJet is pressing ahead with growth and is capitalizing on previous successes made in the pre-COVID era.

Looking ahead, all eyes will be on the carrier to see how much further it can take its operations, as well as what the future looks like beyond the Summer 2023 season.

But for now, the ball is in WestJet’s court. They just have to capitalize on their operations as much as possible.

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