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WestJet looks east with new YYC-YYG seasonal service

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  •   01-20-2020  11:26 am

WestJet looks east with new YYC-YYG seasonal service
Charlottetown, PEI

WestJet is expanding its domestic network with the launch of a new non-stop seasonal service between Charlottetown, P.E.I., and Calgary, beginning June 25, 2020.

The service between Charlottetown Airport (YYG) and Calgary International Airport (YYC) will operate four-times weekly on WestJet's 737 aircraft. Flights are timed for convenient connectivity from WestJet's largest hub in Calgary to destinations across Western Canada including Vancouver, Edmonton, Kelowna and Victoria. The seasonal flight concludes Sept. 7, 2020.

"As the official airline of Destination Canada's domestic tourism campaign, we are proud to invest in this historic new connection," said Charles Duncan, WestJet Chief Strategy Officer. "Our partners in both P.E.I and Alberta are excited with the opportunity this service represents as both have a new opportunity to market their world-class tourism assets. This flight is a unique opportunity for Canadians looking to explore our country."

WestJet has served Prince Edward Island and the city of Charlottetown since 2005 and flights have more than doubled since introducing service. This summer, the airline will offer more than 67,000 seats to YYG, an increase of more than 20,000 from last year and in peak season will operate up to 20 flights per week from Charlottetown to Toronto and Calgary.

The new route comes shortly after comments made by WestJet CEO Ed Sims in December, following the completion of WestJet’s acquisition by Onex; in an interview with the Financial Post, Sims stated that the acquisition will allow the carrier to boost frequencies in Eastern Canada.

By June 2020 from Calgary, WestJet's hub and home, the airline will operate more than 1000 flights per week in peak season to 57 destinations out of Calgary International Airport.

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