WestJet annouces expanded summer route network

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Canadian carrier WestJet has announced its 2019 summer schedule adding more than 40 flights to and from key business and tourism destinations from Toronto, Halifax, St. John’s, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.

In addition, the airline added Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas to its network and announced a new route between Edmonton and St. John’s.

As part of WestJet’s 2019 summer schedule, the new non-stop daily service between Calgary International Airport and Portland International Airport along with twice-weekly service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport will begin 29 April 29 and 2 May respectively.

Additionally, WestJet also announced a new three times weekly route between Edmonton International Airport and St. John’s starting 2 July.

“This summer, WestJet again enhanced our schedules to offer travellers more convenience and connectivity to well-loved vacation destinations and major business markets across Canada, the U.S. and beyond,” said WestJet chief commercial officer, Arved von zur Muehlen.

“With the addition of Austin and Portland this summer and a new route between St. John’s and Edmonton, we continue to create convenient ways to enjoy unique and interesting travel opportunities while supporting strong economic ties. We look forward to connecting friends, families and economies across the country and world this summer.”

This summer, WestJet will operate over 750 daily flights in peak summer to 92 destinations including 42 in Canada, 23 in the United States, 27 in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, and five in Europe.

The schedule also includes previously announced service to Atlanta, Georgia, and Barcelona, Spain along with non-stop service to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin from Calgary on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners.