CALGARY — WestJet is adding Bonaire to its network of Caribbean destinations.
The airline’s nonstop seasonal service from Toronto is scheduled to start Dec. 12. Flights will operate once per week.
WestJet will be the only carrier providing scheduled nonstops to Bonaire.
“WestJet is excited to bring the beauty and allure of Bonaire to Canadian travellers looking to trade in their winter routines for world-renowned adventure and pristine white beaches,” said WestJet’s VP, Network Planning, Alliances and Commercial Development, Chris Avery. “As we look towards the colder months ahead and our exciting growth plan, we are more committed than ever to expanding our network, offering unforgettable experiences and connecting our guests to remarkable destinations like Bonaire.”
Miles Mercera, CEO at Tourism Corporation Bonaire, added: “We are very happy to welcome our friends in the North to our beautiful island this winter via this first of its kind route. Canada continues to be a vital connection for Bonaire, with Canada ranking among our top 10 performing markets. This historic new connectivity helps answer the demand of tourism interest in the island, which we expect to only increase during the colder months.”
From Toronto, WestJet’s Bonaire-bound flights will depart at 10 a.m., arriving on island at 4:15 p.m. On the return, flights depart Bonaire at 9 a.m. and arrive back in Toronto at 1:42 p.m.