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WestJet begins summer service between Edmonton and St. John's

Three-times weekly service conveniently connects the east and the west  

CALGARY , June 26, 2019 /CNW/ - WestJet today again connected Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador with the departure of its non-stop flight between the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and St. John's International Airport (YYT).

As part of WestJet's summer schedule, the new three-times weekly service features conveniently timed flights and strengthens ties between two important destinations in WestJet's network.

"Both provinces have strong business and leisure ties and we're excited to inaugurate our new three-times weekly service," said Brian Znotins , WestJet Vice-President Network Planning and Alliances. "We're confident that our guests will benefit from greater access through these conveniently times flights as we continue to invest in both airports."

"We couldn't be happier with this new flight as there is a regular flow of travellers between St. John's and the Edmonton Metropolitan Region as well as northern Alberta ," said Tom Ruth , Edmonton International Airport President and CEO. "WestJet continues to show its commitment to growing air service for our region and we look forward to welcoming travellers moving between Alberta and Newfoundland , taking advantage of the work and tourism opportunities in both provinces."

"We're delighted to have WestJet continue to invest in air service from our region by providing direct flights to one of our most popular destinations in Canada ," said Marie Manning , Director of Marketing and Business Development, St. John's International Airport Authority. "The links between Edmonton and St. John's are strong, and this new service that offers a fast and convenient way to connect these two regions has already been well-received by the local market."

Details of WestJet's service between Edmonton and St. John's :

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Edmonton-St.
John's

Three-times
weekly

9:15 p.m.

6:09 a.m. (+1)

June 25, 2019

St. John's-
Edmonton

Three-times
weekly

9:00 a.m.

11:40 a.m.

June 26, 2019

 

This summer, WestJet will operate more than 50 weekly departures from St. John's to Calgary , Edmonton , Halifax and Toronto .

About WestJet
Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America , Central America , the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas. Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers' favorite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America . The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America , 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com.

Recent recognition includes:
2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017 Winner Among Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria )

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SOURCE WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership


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