WestJet has announced the planned resumption of services between Victoria and Las Vegas, reintroducing the airline’s first transborder connection from the island, for the first time since 2017.
Beginning February 1 2024, WestJet will operate non-stop service between Victoria and Las Vegas, twice weekly, as the airline continues to strengthen its investments in Western Canada through increased sun and leisure connections.
Restoration of Service
With this new route, WestJet reaffirms its commitment to Western Canada and enhancing sun and leisure connections for travelers.
The announcement of direct flights between Victoria and Las Vegas rekindles the airline’s transborder legacy. The last time WestJet offered this route was in 2017, making this a highly anticipated revival.
No more layovers or connecting flights – just a smooth journey from Vancouver Island to the glittering lights of Las Vegas.
Western Canada Connection
John Weatherill, WestJet’s Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, expressed his satisfaction with the route resumption, as part of the carrier’s overall growth.
He emphasized the importance of Victoria in WestJet’s growth plan for Western Canada. By reintroducing this connection, WestJet aims to provide Canadians with more opportunities to escape the winter cold and soak up the sun.
Elizabeth M. Brown, President and CEO of the Victoria Airport Authority, also shared her delight in welcoming back WestJet’s service to Las Vegas.
She emphasized how this new route will benefit residents of Greater Victoria and Vancouver Island, offering them convenient and direct access to a beloved destination.
Furthermore, this move reflects the airport’s determination to bounce back post-pandemic and indicates renewed confidence in the Victoria market.
In 27 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent.
WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees serving more than 100 destinations in 26 countries.
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