CALGARY — WestJet is still flying high following the launch of its new nonstop service between Calgary (YYC) and Charlottetown (YYG).
Yesterday’s departure and arrival of flight 630 and flight 631 marked the debut of the new route between the two communities, which the airline says marks a positive sign for both region’s travel and tourism markets.
“The introduction of new service between Prince Edward Island and Calgary is an important milestone for WestJet, our guests and these communities,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “As vaccination rates across Canada continue to rise and restrictions ease, there’s no better way to demonstrate our commitment to Canada’s economic recovery than by seeing our investments take off as we continue to restore our network and reconnect Canadians from coast to coast.”
Upon flight 630’s arrival in Charlottetown, guests visiting from Calgary were greeted by Charlottetown Mayor Phillip Brown.
“The City of Charlottetown is thrilled about the announcement of the new direct flight from Calgary,” said Mayor Brown. “We are truly excited for this opportunity for more Canadians to experience everything our beautiful city has to offer. Thank you, WestJet, for your continued efforts to connect Canadians from coast to coast.”
WestJet’s new twice-weekly, nonstop service between Charlottetown and Calgary, which was previously announced as part of its 2021 domestic schedule, operates on Thursdays and Sundays. The service was previously set to begin in June 2020 but was delayed due to the pandemic.