More sun to sell: WestJet adds Bonaire; Transat launches Boxing Day Sale

More sun to sell: WestJet adds Bonaire; Transat launches Boxing Day Sale

CALGARY — Starting Feb. 6, 2021 WestJet will offer nonstop, one-weekly service to the Caribbean island of Bonaire.

Says Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer: “Canadians have been asking for the addition of this diving and windsurfing paradise known for its pristine waters and rich marine life to our network. Bonaire is filled with safe activities for those seeking to getaway this winter and we look forward to connecting guests to the island’s unique and unforgettable hospitality.”

From Toronto, the flight will depart at 10:15 a.m., arriving in Bonaire at 4:13 p.m. On the return, flights will leave Bonaire at 2 p.m., arriving back in Toronto at 6:14 p.m.

The seasonal service will operate through April 10 (outbound to Bonaire) and April 11 (inbound to Toronto) on WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft featuring its Premium and Economy cabins.

“On behalf of the Tourism Corporation Bonaire, we are extremely proud of the flight agreement entered with WestJet. Considering the pandemic we are going through, this is certainly a great asset to tourism of Bonaire. The TCB team is working hard with WestJet to prepare the marketing activities so that we can welcome our Canadian visitors with open arms in February,” said Adely Susana-Jansen, BHM Director.

WestJet has implemented more than 20 additional health and safety measures through its Safety Above All program. WestJet is also offering passengers no-charge COVID-19 travel insurance.

A negative COVID test within 72-hours of departure is required to exempt Canadians from Bonaire’s mandatory 14-day quarantine. Travellers must have a medical certificate with a negative PCR test result upon arrival to the island. More information on Bonaire’s requirements are available online here.

WestJet adds that travellers wishing to book a pre-departure test from Ontario can do so through LifeLabs for $199 plus tax, payable by the guest, by visiting LifeLabs.com/FlyClear. All information on WestJet’s testing offers and processes including pre-departure testing options for guests travelling from Alberta and B.C. can be found at westjet.com/covidtesting. Canadians travelling abroad remain subject to a 14-day quarantine upon their return to Canada.

TRANSAT’S BOXING DAY SALE ON NOW

Meanwhile Transat is getting a jump on Boxing Day with the launch of its Boxing Day Sale, on now through Jan. 4, 2021.

Deals start at $499 for flights to the South, Florida, Europe and within Canada. Transat is also offering up to 50% off South packages.

Transat passengers can take advantage of free medical insurance for COVID-19, plus Book with Peace of Mind and Book Packages with Confidence programs. Both include ultra-flexible modification or cancellation options, says Transat.

For details agents can check out www.transat.com / www.airtransat.com or Get Connected.