MIAMI — WestJet announced today new seasonal flights from Edmonton to Hamilton, Winnipeg and Kelowna, with service commencing on July 28, and ending on September 6, 2016.
The announcement comes day after Winnipeg-based startup NewLeaf launched its postponed service to twelve Canadian cities next month, four of which will now face direct competition from WestJet.
“These routes have been on our radar for a while now and with the busy summer flying season upon us, we examined our fleet plans to see if there was extra flying we could provide,” said Bob Cummings, WestJet Executive Vice-President, Commercial.
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