WestJet Shows Strong Summer Recovery

WestJet Boeing 737 Max
acefitt from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

LONDON – WestJet has announced their network will return to near pre-pandemic levels in Summer 2022.

The biggest change is for Western Manitoba, Canada. WestJet is the only commercial carrier to serve the region.

“We recognize the importance of our investments in Manitoba, as the province works to rebuild from the impacts of the pandemic,” said John Weatherill, Chief Commercial Officer, WestJet.

“This summer, we know Manitobans are ready to welcome visitors and travel again themselves.”

“Our service is critical to restoring the pipeline of western Canadians who visit Manitoba for both business or leisure and we are committed to working together with our partners to expedite the region’s recovery.”

WestJet will add several domestic destinations, and one route to the USA, Las Vegas. With the direct flight to Calgary, passengers from Winnipeg will be able to connect to 51 destinations. The flight details are:

RoutePeak Frequency
Winnipeg – Calgary6x daily
Winnipeg – Edmonton1x daily
Winnipeg – Vancover3x daily
Winnipeg – Regina5x weekly
Winnipeg – Saskatoon1x daily
Winnipeg – Ottawa6x weekly
Winnipeg – Thunder Bay1x daily
Winnipeg – Toronto4x daily
Winnipeg – Halifax6x weekly
Winnipeg – Las Vegas2x weekly
Brandon – Calgary1x daily

“WestJet is an important partner to Manitoba’s economy, connecting Winnipeg and Brandon to the world,” said Manitoba Premier Heather Stefanson.

“Air connectivity is crucial to Manitoba’s long-term recovery and our government is committed to working collaboratively with our economic development partners, business and industry leaders, like WestJet, to promote Manitoba as a vibrant place to live, work, visit and do business in.”

At the summer peak, WestJet will serve 43 domestic, 23 transborder, 16 in the Caribbean, and eight transatlantic destinations. This represents 94% of their pre-pandemic route network.

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