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WestJet suspends service to 3 seasonal bases as demand for travel drops

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  •   05-26-2020  11:21 am
  •   Pax Global Media

WestJet suspends service to 3 seasonal bases as demand for travel drops
Pax Global Media

WestJet has suspended service to three seasonal bases, citing a drop in demand for travel due to the COVID-19 crisis.

The summer season usually runs from late April through October, however, the start of seasonal service had been pushed back to July 3rd, 2020 due to COVID-19.

“Our investments in developing seasonal destinations has been a central component of domestic tourism in these markets,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "In these unprecedented times of low demand and with the ask from governments to restrict unnecessary travel, we have made the difficult decision to suspend service at select bases for the 2020 summer season.”

While record-low demand continues to affect the airline, WestJet remains committed to keeping critical lifelines open for essential travel and goods to its 38 year-round domestic airports.

“We thank all of our guests, WestJetters and airport partners in these destinations for their support and look forward to the time when we will be bringing leisure and business travellers back into these communities again.”

Service to all three seasonal destinations is planned to return in 2021. Guests affected by these seasonal suspensions, will be proactively notified of their options.

The following summer seasonal bases and routes have been suspended:

Route
Planned Frequency
Status
Calgary-Whitehorse
4x weekly
Suspended
Calgary-Windsor
7x weekly
Suspended
Halifax-Gander
7x weekly
Suspended


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