WestJet plans to return to 17 sun and leisure routes suspended during the pandemic to destinations in the U.S., the Caribbean and Mexico.

“The restart of these routes is another positive step in the restoration our network as we solidify WestJet as the reliable, friendly and affordable airline we are known to be,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer.

The restart of the 17 routes means a 45% increase to sun and leisure flights from winter 2021, a 60% increase in transborder flights from winter 2021, and a .25% increase in transatlantic flights from winter 2021

The reinstated routes also mean a 50% increase in flights from Central/Eastern Canada from winter 2021, and a 55% increase in flights from Western Canada from winter 2021.

WestJet has also announced new six-times weekly regional service between Penticton, B.C., and Vancouver starting Feb. 17, 2023 on WestJet Link along with the restart of domestic connectivity between Edmonton and Nanaimo, B.C.

Here’s a look at what WestJet has planned so far for winter 2022-23 ….

Transborder Restarts:

Route Restart Date Peak Frequency Operated By
Kelowna – Phoenix November 16, 2022 1x Weekly WestJet
Saskatoon – Las Vegas November 10, 2022 2x Weekly WestJet
Saskatoon – Orlando* December 16, 2022 1x Weekly WestJet
Regina – Las Vegas November 10, 2022 2x Weekly WestJet
Regina – Orlando December 16, 2022 1x Weekly WestJet
Vancouver – Orlando November 12, 2022 1x Weekly WestJet
Winnipeg – Phoenix October 31, 2022 2x Weekly WestJet
St. John’s – Tampa Bay March 19, 2023 1x Weekly WestJet
*Operated on very limited basis in 2021

Carribean, Mexico, Central American Restarts:

Route Restart Date Peak Frequency Operated By
Calgary – Belize City November 18, 2022 1x Weekly WestJet
Calgary – Nassau November 26, 2022 1x weekly WestJet
Calgary – Varadero November 5, 2022 1x Weekly WestJet
Comox – Puerto Vallarta November 5, 2022 1x Weekly WestJet
Ottawa – Montego Bay November 12, 2022 2x Weekly WestJet
Regina – Cancun* November 13, 2022 2x Weekly WestJet
Toronto – Cayo Coco November 5, 2022 1x Weekly WestJet
Toronto – Samana December 17, 2022 1x Weekly WestJet
Winnipeg – Montego Bay December 17, 2022 1x Weekly WestJet
*Operated on very limited basis in 2021

Domestic Routes:

Route Start Date Frequency Operated by
Vancouver – Penticton* February 17, 2023 6x Weekly WestJet Link
Edmonton – Nanaimo October 30, 2022 3x Weekly WestJet Encore



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