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WestJet adding service to Ottawa and L.A. from Calgary starting Oct. 30

CALGARY — WestJet is adding more service from Calgary to its previously announced winter lineup, with service from YYC to both Ottawa and Los Angeles now added to the schedule.

Starting Oct. 30, WestJet will double its daily service Calgary and Ottawa, adding seven additional weekly flights during peak travel periods.

In addition, five weekly flights have been added between Calgary and Los Angeles.

In total, WestJet will operate close to 900 weekly flights from YYC during peak travel periods this winter season.

“WestJet is unwavering in our commitment to ensure Calgary remains the most connected city in North America with under two million residents, as we continue to provide guests with even more affordable and accessible air travel across our network this winter,” said Jane McCurdy, WestJet Director, Network Planning and Alliances. “With increased demand for these two popular routes from Calgary, we are able to provide enhanced capacity and more seats for our valued guests this winter.”

The news about WestJet’s new routes came the day after Air Canada announced it was cutting some Calgary routes, including Ottawa and L.A., due to what it says is an industry-wide shortage of regional pilots.

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