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Wednesday,  June 12, 2024 11:35 AM 

WestJet sees growth in Edmonton with largest winter schedule ever

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  •   06-04-2024  10:22 am
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet sees growth in Edmonton with largest winter schedule ever
(WestJet)
Pax Global Media

WestJet on Tuesday (June 5) shared highlights of its Edmonton winter 2024-25 flight schedule, outlining significant growth and commitment to the region, including record-level domestic investments. 

Boosting its overall capacity by more than 20 per cent compared to winter 2023, WestJet will operate the city's largest-ever network to and from Edmonton. 

This winter, Edmonton will have access to 16 nonstop WestJet destinations in Canada, nine transborder, including Hawaii, and five options to Mexico.

Building on momentum of WestJet's summer schedule currently in service and WestJet CEO Alexis von Hoensbroech's recent visit to the region, the airline will increase frequencies on key domestic routes that are critical to business and leisure travellers connecting to Alberta's capital city. 

As von Hoensbroech noted earlier in May, the WestJet Group remains close to securing additional aircraft from the used aircraft market to accelerate the airline's growth plans.

  • This winter, WestJet will operate approximately 313 flights out of Edmonton International Airport per week
  • Edmonton is one of the most connected cities in WestJet's network, and will see new or increased flight frequency on 10 of 16 domestic routes
  • Providing 50 per cent of all air travel from Edmonton International Airport, WestJet is proud to stand as the number one carrier in the region

Domestic Schedule (Winter 2024/205)

Route

Peak Winter Departures

Winter 2024 vs. 2023
Increases

Edmonton-Ottawa

11x weekly**

New

Edmonton-Montreal

5x weekly**

New

Edmonton-Winnipeg

16x weekly*

+10 weekly flights

Edmonton-Vancouver

42x weekly*

+8 weekly flights

Edmonton-Abbotsford

9x weekly*

+4 weekly flights

Edmonton-Regina

10x weekly*

+4 weekly flights

Edmonton-Victoria

11x weekly*

+4 weekly flights

Edmonton-Saskatoon

9x weekly*

+2 weekly flights

Edmonton-Kelowna

19x weekly*

+1 weekly flights

Edmonton-Comox

5x weekly*

+1 weekly flight

Edmonton-Calgary

54x weekly


Edmonton-Toronto

27x weekly


Edmonton-Fort McMurray

8x weekly


Edmonton-Grande Prairie

4x weekly


Edmonton-Halifax

3x weekly


Edmonton-Yellowknife

2x weekly


**New route *Increased frequency

Domestic schedule highlights and notable winter frequency increases:

  • New year-round connectivity between Edmonton and Montreal and Ottawa
  • 167 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Winnipeg
  • 67 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Regina
  • 29 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Saskatoon
  • Increased connectivity to all B.C. destinations including Vancouver, Kelowna, Comox, Abbotsford and Victoria
    • 80 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Abbotsford
    • 57 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Victoria
    • 25 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Comox
    • 24 per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Vancouver
    • Six per cent frequency increase between Edmonton and Kelowna

While all routes are currently available for booking in winter 2024/25, new flight frequencies will be available for sale with the publication of WestJet's full winter schedule in July 2024.

Daily flights to Atlanta opens gateway to U.S. destinations

This winter, WestJet is bolstering its transborder winter service by providing daily connectivity to Atlanta. 

Through direct connectivity to Atlanta and Minneapolis, guests will enjoy the advantages of WestJet's codeshare agreement with Delta Airlines, granting access to hundreds of additional U.S. destinations from two of Delta's busiest hubs.

Route

Peak Winter Departures

Winter 2024 vs. 2023 Increases

Edmonton-Atlanta

7x weekly**

New

Edmonton-Las Vegas

10x weekly


Edmonton-Los Angeles

6x weekly


Edmonton-Minneapolis

5x weekly


Edmonton-Phoenix

10x weekly


Edmonton-Palm Springs

7x weekly


Edmonton-Orlando

2x weekly


Edmonton-Honolulu

2x weekly


Edmonton-Maui

2x weekly


**New route

WestJet connects Edmonton to Mexico

WestJet will also enhance frequencies on some of its most popular sun destinations including Huatulco and Cancun.

Route

Peak Winter Departures

Winter 2024 vs. 2023
Increases

Edmonton-Huatulco

3x weekly*

+1 weekly flight

Edmonton-Cancun

9x weekly*

+1 weekly flight

Edmonton-Puerto Vallarta

10x weekly


Edmonton-Los Cabos

3x weekly


Edmonton-Mazatlán

2x weekly 


*Increased frequency

Notable winter frequency increases to sun destinations include a 50 per cent increase between Edmonton and Huatulco and a 13 per cent increase between Edmonton and Cancun.


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