WestJet today announced we will restore flights to the communities of Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Sydney and Quebec City after service was suspended as a result of COVID-19. The reinstatement of service will restore our complete network of pre-COVID-19 domestic airports.
We have always been committed to returning to the communities that we left due to the pandemic. These communities have played an important role in our success over our 25 years, and it is critical to ensure they have access to affordable air service and domestic connectivity.
Our planned network service resumptions are as follows:
|Route||Frequency||Planned restart date|
|St. John’s-Halifax||6x weekly||May 6, 2021|
|Charlottetown-Toronto||11x weekly||June 24, 2021|
|St. John’s-Toronto||1x daily||June 24, 2021|
|Fredericton-Toronto||1x daily||June 26, 2021|
|Quebec City-Toronto||1x daily||June 28, 2021|
|Sydney-Halifax||1x daily||June 28, 2021|
|Moncton-Toronto||1x daily||June 30, 2021|
We are focused on the safe restart of air travel and ask that federal and provincial governments work with us to provide clarity and certainty to Canadians, including travel policies that support economic recovery and restore jobs.
Recognizing the investments that our travel and tourism partners in the regions need to make to begin to recover from the pandemic, we will continue to encourage the Atlantic premiers to advance their efforts to ensure the region is open to Canadians this summer. Alongside an accelerated and successful vaccine rollout, we are hopeful that there will be an easement of the onerous travel restrictions in place.
As a valued partner, we believe this return to service will help you rebuild your business and be a step in the right direction to revitalize Canada’s economic recovery. We have all faced significant challenges over the past year and are grateful for your continued support and partnership. We look forward to working with you to safely reconnect Canadians in the region in the coming months.