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WestJet to add non-stop flights between Winnipeg & Ottawa this winter

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  •   09-06-2023  6:56 pm
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet to add non-stop flights between Winnipeg & Ottawa this winter
(WestJet)
Pax Global Media

WestJet has unveiled an addition to its previously-announced winter schedule, with an extension of direct service between Winnipeg and Ottawa

Previously set to temporarily pause on Oct. 29, 2023, WestJet will offer four weekly connections between Manitoba and Canada's capital cities. 

WestJet's service between Ottawa and Winnipeg will resume Dec. 18, 2023, and operate throughout the duration of its winter schedule.

"The extension of this route is a further demonstration of our market leadership and commitment to both Winnipeg and Ottawa. This is a key route for business, government and leisure travellers and is a demonstration of our growth plan in action as we continue to build meaningful connections, creating new business and tourism opportunities in the communities we serve," said Daniel Fajardo, WestJet's vice-president, network and schedule planning.

Route
Frequency
increase

Effective
Departure
time (local)

Arrival time
(local)

Winnipeg –
Ottawa 

4x/week
December 18
8:55 a.m.
12:24 p.m.
Ottawa –
Winnipeg

4x/week
December 18
1:10 p.m.
3:04 p.m.

*New flight frequencies available for booking on September 10, 2023

Service between Winnipeg & Atlanta take off

The news amid WestJet's inauguration of service between Winnipeg and Atlanta.

With the departure of WS1360 at 9:00 a.m., WestJet on Sept. 6 also celebrated the launch of the new service. 

With this addition, Manitoba's capital expands its list of direct transborder connections, with nonstop service to six destinations in the United States. 

"We are thrilled to be celebrating the takeoff of another exclusive and pivotal transborder route, that will unlock direct connectivity between Central Canada and the Southeast United States. This route serves to substantially enhance the economic pipeline of not only Winnipeg, but all of Manitoba and we look forward to seeing the community take advantage of this desirable connection," said Fajardo.

The departure of WS1360 is the first of five weekly flights that will travel between Atlanta and Winnipeg this winter.

Route
Start date
Frequency
Departure
Arrival
Winnipeg –
Atlanta

September 6, 2023
5x weekly
9:00 a.m. (local)
13:09 p.m.
(local)

Atlanta –
Winnipeg
September 6, 2023`
5x weekly
14:00 p.m. (local)
16:20 p.m.
(local)

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