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WestJet returns to Fredericton with seasonal connectivity to Calgary

  • Air
  •   06-21-2024  5:40 am
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet returns to Fredericton with seasonal connectivity to Calgary
WestJet returns to Fredericton with seasonal connectivity to Calgary. (CNW Group/WestJet)
Pax Global Media

The WestJet Group started nonstop service between Fredericton and Calgary following the departure of WS315 yesterday (June 20).

Scheduled to operate twice per week throughout the summer and fall, service between New Brunswick’s capital city and WestJet’s global hub is already bolstering tourism and business opportunities in both destinations.

“Over the next four months, we anticipate WestJet will bring thousands of guests to the Fredericton region via our global hub in Calgary,” said John Weatherill, WestJet’s executive vice-president and chief commercial officer. “We understand the impact these flights bring to the community and appreciate today’s support and excitement surrounding this critical route.”

“As we inaugurate our 12th direct link between Atlantic Canada and Western Canada, we are building on the momentum of strong leisure and business demand and look forward to continuing to celebrate the route’s success,” he continued.

Through the airline’s global hub in Calgary, guests travelling from Fredericton are now one flight away from an expansive list of international destinations.

“We’re delighted to welcome this new non-stop flight from the Fredericton International Airport (YFC) to WestJet’s Calgary hub,” said Johanne Gallant, president and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority. “This new service increases the connectivity, which is so essential for our region’s businesses, tourism operators and families.”

“On behalf of my council colleagues, the city of Fredericto, and my fellow Frederictonians, I am thrilled to welcome WestJet back to our city,” said Mayor Kate Rogers. “These new flights are critical for families, businesses and visitors. Thank you to WestJet for the confidence they are putting in our community and for the support this provides to the economic efforts of a growing city.”

Route

Weekly Summer Departures

Start Date

End Date

Arrival Time

Departure Time

Fredericton – Calgary

2x weekly

June 20, 2024

October 24

17:50

19:54

Calgary – Fredericton

2x weekly

June 20, 2024

October 24

09:15

16:54

From Atlantic Canada this summer, WestJet has grown its overall seat capacity by 71 per cent compared to last summer, with 149 peak weekly departures.

Including the addition of seasonal service between Fredericton and Calgary, WestJet’s domestic seat growth in Atlantic Canada will be 50 per cent.

Route

Peak travel frequency

Start Date

Fredericton – Calgary

2x weekly

June 20

Moncton – Calgary

Daily

In service

Moncton – Edmonton

4x weekly

In service

Moncton – Toronto

5x weekly

In service

St. John's – Calgary

Daily

In service

St. John's – Edmonton

Daily

In service

St. John's - Toronto

Daily

In service

Deer Lake – Calgary

4x weekly

In service

Deer Lake – Toronto

4x weekly

In service

Charlottetown – Calgary

5x weekly

In service

Charlottetown – Edmonton

1x weekly

June 19

Charlottetown – Toronto

3x weekly

In service

Halifax – Calgary

Daily

In service

Halifax – Edmonton

Daily

In service

Halifax – Vancouver

4x weekly

June 28

Halifax – Winnipeg

Daily

In service

Halifax - Toronto

Daily

In service


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