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WestJet to expand key domestic and international routes this winter

CALGARY — WestJet has unveiled its winter schedule featuring 230 direct routes from Canada to the southern U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America.

The airline will also be transitioning key routes to year-round service as part of its winter schedule, providing travellers consistent connectivity to popular international destinations.

“This year’s winter schedule is about providing Canadians with what they want: affordable sun destination getaways from across Canada; enhanced domestic connectivity from coast-to-coast; and the assurance that some of our most popular routes, previously operated exclusively in the summer, are available year-round,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Group, Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer.


In alignment with WestJet’s growth strategy, this winter it will be offering new service to some of its most popular sun destinations. Featuring four new and four returning routes, the winter schedule will see more than 85 daily departures on average to the sun from communities across Canada. Additionally, in response to high demand for travel to Mexico, WestJet will be providing the most flights to over 10 Mexican destinations from Canada this winter.

The airline also announced new nonstop seasonal service between Toronto and Bonaire beginning Dec. 12, 2023. 

Route Frequency Start date
Calgary – Tampa Bay (new) 1x weekly December 23
Edmonton – Montego Bay (new) 1x weekly November 12
Edmonton – Mazatlán (restart) 2x weekly November 4
Prince George – Puerto Vallarta (restart) 1x weekly December 16
Toronto – Bonaire (new) 1x weekly December 12
Winnipeg – Huatulco (new) 1x weekly December 24
Victoria – Los Cabos (restart) 1x weekly November 9
Edmonton – Abbottsford (restart) 5x weekly October 29 


Due to increased demand, WestJet is extending key routes that were highly utilized by travellers this summer, to operate year-round. 

Route Peak Frequency
Calgary – Paris 4x weekly
Edmonton – Minneapolis 5x weekly
Saskatoon – Minneapolis 3x weekly
Winnipeg – Atlanta 5x weekly
Vancouver – Atlanta 5x weekly
Vancouver – Regina** 3x weekly
Vancouver – Saskatoon** 2x weekly

** Returning route that was previously operated

Through WestJet’s codeshare partnerships, guests connecting through Paris, Atlanta or Minneapolis will arrive in Air France’s or Delta’s major hubs, respectively, gaining access to a vast network of European and U.S. destinations on a single purchased ticket.


WestJet is extending two more key domestic routes from Calgary to Moncton and St. John’s respectively, from summer to year-round service.We are more committed than ever to building on our momentum, strengthening Canada’s east to west connectivity year-round,” continued Weatherill. “Strong connections fostered between Eastern and Western Canada are essential to the communities we serve and bolstering business and tourism opportunities throughout our country.”

Route Peak Frequency
Calgary – Moncton 2x weekly
Calgary – St. John’s 2x weekly


Following WestJet’s successful acquisition of Sunwing Airlines, WestJet Group is further bolstering leisure and sun flying options across Canada. Together as the WestJet Group, WestJet and Sunwing Airlines will provide more seats than any other Canadian airline, across 230 nonstop routes from 26 Canadian communities to 55 popular sun destinations in the U.S., Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America this winter.

With its previously announced winter schedule, Sunwing will be increasing its capacity in Atlantic Canada by 26%, Quebec by 15% and Ontario by 9%, when compared to 2022. 

“As we work towards our eventual airline integration, the complementary winter schedules of both WestJet and Sunwing Airlines demonstrate early signs of a vibrant future for the WestJet Group that will see a significantly expanded footprint in Eastern Canada and bring even more affordable and seamless sun and leisure travel opportunities to Canadians across the country,” concluded Weatherill.

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