WestJet announced that it will restore flights to the various communities in Atlantic Canada and Quebec that have been suspended due to COVID-19 since October of last year.
The recovery includes connections to Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Sydney and Quebec. It will allow the reestablishment of the complete network of low cost Canadian on domestic airports pre-COVID-19. “We are committed to returning to the communities we have left as a result of the pandemic, and we will be resuming flights to those areas in the months to come, of our own accord,” said Ed Sims, CEO of WestJet. “These communities have been a critical factor in our success over our 25 years and it is essential for us to ensure that they have access to affordable air service and domestic connectivity to drive their economic recovery. “
Service is expected to resume for the five WestJet airports in June 24 to 30, 2021. In addition, connections between St John’s and Toronto, which were suspended indefinitely in October, will resume as of June 24. Following a temporary suspension, the restart of flights between St John’s and Halifax will be brought forward from June 24 to May 6.
Recognizing the investments WestJet’s travel and tourism partners in the regions must make to begin to recover from the pandemic, the airline will continue to encourage advancing departmental efforts to ensure that the region is opened to Canadians this summer.
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