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LONDON – WestJet has added more than 40 flights to its Summer 2019 schedule from destinations such as Toronto, Halifax, St. John’s, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

Services to the likes of Portland and Austin, as well as new services between Edmonton and St. John’s, will be added, bringing together more transborder destinations for the carrier’s passengers.

WestJet’s first brand new widebody, Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner C-GUDH. Photo: Andrew Cline

Commenting on the summer schedule itself was Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet’s Chief Commercial Officer, who explained the reasoning for the route enhancements.

“This summer, WestJet again enhanced our schedules to offer travellers more convenience and connectivity to well-loved vacation destinations and major business markets across Canada, the U.S. and beyond,” he said.

“With the addition of Austin and Portland this summer and a new route between St. John’s and Edmonton, we continue to create convenient ways to enjoy unique and interesting travel opportunities while supporting strong economic ties.”

The Calgary-Portland services will operate on a daily basis from April 29 this year, with services to Austin from Calgary operating twice weekly from May 2.

History is made as the first WestJet Boeing 737 MAX 8 lands at Toronto Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ/CYYZ). Photo: Andrew Cline.

Edmonton-St John’s will operate on a thrice weekly basis from June 25 this year also.

The summer will see over 750 daily flights operate to 92 destinations globally. It also includes services to the likes of Atlanta, Barcelona, Gatwick, Paris and Dublin from Calgary all previously announced.

The carrier also listed some of the main upgrades from each airport in Canada.


RouteUpgrade Details
Houston12 weekly to 13 weekly.
GatwickTwo additional weekly flights with 787 Dreamliners.
OrlandoOnce to twice weekly.
PhoenixOnce daily to twice daily.
Puerto VallartaThree weekly to four weekly.
San DiegoThree weekly to four weekly.
San FranciscoOnce daily to twice daily.
KitchenerDaily to eight weekly.


RouteUpgrade Details
St John’sNew thrice weekly service.
HalifaxNine weekly to ten weekly.


RouteUpgrade Details
NashvilleSeven weekly to 10 weekly.
Grand CaymanOnce weekly to twice weekly.
KingstonThrice weekly to four weekly.
LiberiaOnce weekly to twice weekly.
Montego Bay11 weekly to 12 weekly.
NassauSix weekly to seven weekly.
Saint MaartenOnce weekly to twice weekly.
HalifaxAdding five weekly flights for seven times daily service Monday to Friday.
CharlottetownTwo additional weekly flights.
GatwickTwice daily to thrice daily.


RouteUpgrade Details
OrlandoExtending the once weekly winter seasonal service to the Summer.


RouteUpgrade Details
WinnipegFour weekly to five weekly.
EdmontonNine weekly to 10 weekly.
TorontoAdding five weekly flights for seven times daily service Monday to Friday.

It remains clear that WestJet’s strategy for 2019 is something that includes significant growth.

As more 787 Dreamliners are delivered to the Canadian carrier, it will be with no doubt that the international portfolio will expand even further to enhance better growth and efficiency savings.