WestJet Expands 737 Network With New Sun Destinations

A WestJet 737 approaches to land.
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WestJet has unveiled a significant network expansion for the upcoming winter season, promising paradise getaways and enhanced connectivity across North America.

New flights to the sun destinations of Tulum, Mexico and Grenada have been added for winter 2024/2025.

Additionally, the airline boosts its transborder offerings with new flights to Fort Lauderdale, FL. These will operate from Vancouver and Winnipeg.

Winter 24/25: Tulum and Grenada Beckon

WestJet is solidifying its position as the go-to carrier for Riviera Maya adventures. This winter, travelers can escape to the newly opened international airport in Tulum, Mexico.

Direct flights are scheduled to operate from both Calgary and Toronto. This expansion caters to the ever-growing popularity of this trendy destination, famed for its stunning beaches, ancient Mayan ruins, and vibrant nightlife.

For those seeking a taste of the Caribbean, WestJet is adding Grenada, the “Spice Island,” to its winter schedule.

This once-weekly service, departing from Toronto, unlocks a world of exploration for Canadians. Grenada boasts pristine beaches, cascading waterfalls, and a rich cultural tapestry influenced by African, European, and Amerindian traditions.

Flights will be available for purchase soon, with travel dates spanning from November 3rd, 2024, to April 27th, 2025. (Flights will be subject to government approval.)

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Fort Lauderdale Joins the Transborder Party

WestJet isn’t just focusing on sun destinations south of the border. The airline group is expanding its transborder offerings with the addition of year-round weekly flights to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Flights services will operate from both Vancouver and Winnipeg.

This news provides even more options for Canadians seeking a quick escape to the sunshine state, offering access to Fort Lauderdale’s famed beaches and vibrant nightlife.

The destination also offers proximity to other popular Florida travel locales like Miami and the Everglades.

A WestJet Boeing 737 being pushed back at Calgary Airport.
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Year-Round Domestic and Delta Hub Access

WestJet is committed to providing Canadians with seamless travel experiences year-round. This commitment extends beyond winter sun getaways.

The airline group is bolstering domestic connectivity with the addition of year-round flights between Edmonton and both Ottawa and Montreal. Similarly, Winnipeg will enjoy year-round service to Montreal.

For those seeking connections beyond Canada, WestJet is solidifying its partnership with Delta Air Lines.

Passengers can now enjoy year-round service from Edmonton to key Delta hubs in Atlanta and Minneapolis, opening doors to a wider network of destinations throughout the United States.

A WestJet Boeing 737 MAX lines up on the runway.
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WestJet and Leisure Travel

“Our commitment to offering Canadians the most robust and affordable choices for their travel needs continues,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Group Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer.

“These network enhancements solidify WestJet’s position as Canada’s leisure airline leader.”

WestJet’s network expansion caters to the ever-growing demand for accessible and affordable travel options.

With new winter sun destinations, enhanced transborder connections, and year-round domestic and international hub access, WestJet is well-positioned to be the airline of choice for Canadians seeking memorable travel experiences.

 So, whether you’re dreaming of basking on the beaches of Tulum or exploring the vibrant culture of Grenada, WestJet has you covered this winter and beyond.

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