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Monday,  July 15, 2024 8:20 AM 

After less than a month in air, WestJet suspends St. John's-Hamilton route

  • Air
  •   06-11-2024  8:07 am
  •   Pax Global Media

After less than a month in air, WestJet suspends St. John's-Hamilton route
(John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport)
Pax Global Media

After less than a month of flying, WestJet is cancelling a route between St. John's, N.L and Hamilton, ON next month, reports say.

The route connecting Atlantic Canada to Ontario was first announced in March. Flights took off May 17 and were scheduled to carry on until mid-October, but WestJet says the service will end as of July 1.

The cancellation is part of a plan to discontinue connections from Hamilton, ON to airports in Atlantic Canada and to reduce service to Florida, CBC News reports.

"The decision to remove service is never taken lightly, and we understand this is disappointing news for our guests and the community of Hamilton and sincerely apologize for the impact this may have," spokesperson Madison Kruger told CBC in an email. "We have provided our guests with as much advance notice as possible either directly, or through their travel agent."

Customers impacted by the cancellation will get a refund, the airline said.

WestJet is also terminating its St. John's-to-Toronto flights after Oct. 27, 2024. That route was initially flown by the now-defunct budget carrier Swoop, which merged with WestJet’s mainline in October.

WestJet has been adjusting its flights to and from Hamilton's John C. Munro airport following the demise of Swoop last summer.

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