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WestJet’s ready for summer 2021 with newly released domestic schedule

CALGARY — WestJet is gearing up for a strong summer of domestic travel with restored connectivity and new routes.

This morning the airline announced its plans for Ontario, B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan and Atlantic Canada.

“We continue to work towards the restoration of our pre-COVID domestic network to ensure that when our guests are ready to travel, we are there for them,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. “WestJet remains committed to building back stronger for the betterment of all Canadians and as we look ahead to reconnecting friends, family and loved ones, the safe restart of travel is essential to Canada’s economic recovery.”

The news follows on WestJet’s release of its first brand campaign video since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Called ‘Victoria’, the video can be viewed here.

Here’s a look at WestJet’s domestic offering for summer 2021, so far …

ONTARIO

WestJet will inaugurate two new routes from Toronto and Ottawa to Comox and Victoria. This July, WestJet will offer nonstop service from Toronto to 26 cities, from Ottawa to five cities, from London to two cities and serve one city from Hamilton and Windsor.

Ontario route restarts between now and June 30, 2021

Route  Peak Frequency Route restart date 
Toronto – London 6x weekly June 24, 2021
Toronto – Charlottetown 4x weekly June 25, 2021
London – Calgary 4x weekly June 25, 2021
Windsor – Calgary 2x weekly June 26, 2021
Toronto – Deer Lake 4x weekly June 26, 2021
Toronto – Comox* 1x weekly June 26, 2021
Toronto – Fredericton 1x daily June 26, 2021
Ottawa – Victoria* 1x weekly June 26, 2021
Toronto – Quebec City 1x daily June 28, 2021
Toronto – Victoria 2x weekly June 30, 2021
Toronto – Moncton 1x daily June 30, 2021
*New route

 

B.C.

WestJet will usher in 10 new routes to and from B.C. by July 5, 2021. By the end of June, the airline is set to inaugurate new flights between Abbotsford and Prince George and restore WestJet Link service between Vancouver and Cranbrook. This July, WestJet will offer nonstop service from Vancouver to 18 cities, from Victoria to eight cities, from Kelowna to seven cities, from Comox to four cities and from Nanaimo to three cities. From the communities of Kamloops, Penticton and Prince George, the airline will connect to two communities nonstop.

British Columbia route restarts between now and June 30, 2021

Route  Peak Frequency Route restart date 
Victoria – Winnipeg * 3x weekly June 24, 2021
Kelowna – Regina * 2x weekly June 24, 2021
Nanaimo – Vancouver 2x daily June 25, 2021
Nanaimo – Edmonton * 2x weekly June 25, 2021
Comox – Vancouver 2x daily June 25, 2021
Kelowna – Saskatoon * 2x weekly June 25, 2021
Kelowna – Victoria 4x weekly June 25, 2021
Vancouver – Cranbrook 1x daily June 25, 2021
Abbotsford – Prince George * 2x weekly June 25, 2021
Prince George – Calgary 4x weekly June 25, 2021
Victoria – Ottawa *  1x weekly June 26, 2021
Comox – Edmonton 5x weekly June 26, 2021
Comox – Toronto * 1x weekly June 26, 2021
Victoria – Saskatoon * 2x weekly June 27, 2021
Victoria – Toronto 2x weekly June 30, 2021
Penticton – Edmonton *  2x weekly July 4, 2021
Kamloops – Edmonton * 2x weekly July 5, 2021
Vancouver – Fort St. John 4x weekly July 13, 2021
*New Route

 

ALBERTA

WestJet will begin operating three new routes to and from Edmonton and begin nonstop service between Calgary and Charlottetown on July 29. The service connecting the two provinces was previously scheduled to start in June 2020. This July, WestJet will offer nonstop service from Calgary to 42 cities and from Edmonton to 16 cities.

Alberta route restarts between now and July 6, 2021

Route Peak Frequency Route restart date
Edmonton – Nanaimo* 2x weekly June 25, 2021
Edmonton – Regina 6x weekly June 25, 2021
Edmonton – Comox 5x weekly June 25, 2021
Calgary – Prince George 4x weekly June 25, 2021
Calgary – London, Ont. 4x weekly June 25, 2021
Edmonton – Winnipeg 6x weekly June 30, 2021
Calgary – Windsor 2x weekly June 26, 2021
Calgary – Whitehorse 2x weekly June 27, 2021
Calgary – Medicine Hat 5x weekly June 27, 2021
Edmonton – Halifax 2x weekly July 1, 2021
Edmonton – Penticton* 2x weekly July 3, 2021
Edmonton – Kamloops* 2x weekly July 4, 2021
Edmonton – Saskatoon 6x weekly July 6, 2021
Calgary – Charlottetown * 2x weekly July 29, 2021
*New route

 

SASKATCHEWAN

WestJet is further restoring Saskatchewan’s domestic connectivity with the restoration and inauguration of five routes to and from destinations across Alberta and B.C. from Saskatoon and Regina. By the end of June the airline will begin its new nonstop flights from Saskatoon to Kelowna and Victoria. This July, WestJet will offer nonstop service from Saskatoon to seven cities and five cities from Regina.

Saskatchewan route restarts between now and July 6, 2021

Route  Peak Frequency Route restart date 
Regina – Kelowna * 2x weekly June 24, 2021
Regina – Edmonton 6x weekly June 25, 2021
Saskatoon – Kelowna * 2x weekly June 25, 2021
Saskatoon – Victoria * 2x weekly June 27, 2021
Saskatoon – Edmonton 6x weekly July 6, 2021
*New route

 

ATLANTIC CANADA

WestJet’s new nonstop service to Charlottetown from Calgary starts July 29. By the end of June, the airline is set to restore commercial air service to Sydney, N.S., Deer Lake and Gander, NL, with the restart of flights from Halifax and Toronto. This July, WestJet will offer nonstop service to Atlantic Canada from Halifax to six cities, from St. John’s to three cities, from Charlottetown to two cities and from Moncton, Fredericton, Deer Lake, Gander and Sydney to one city.

Atlantic Canada route restarts

Route Peak Frequency Route restart date 
Charlottetown – Toronto 4x weekly June 25, 2021
Fredericton – Toronto 1x daily June 26, 2021
Deer Lake – Toronto 4x weekly June 27, 2021
Halifax – Sydney 1x daily June 28, 2021
Gander – Halifax 3x weekly June 30, 2021
Moncton – Toronto 1x daily July 1, 2021
Halifax – Edmonton 2x weekly July 2, 2021
Charlottetown – Calgary * 2x weekly July 29, 2021
*New Route