WestJet resuming flights to Atlantic Canada
WestJet has announced it will resume service to five East Coast communities that were suspended due to COVID-19.
This past fall, WestJet suspended flights to Charlottetown, Fredericton, Moncton, Sydney, St. John’s and Quebec City.
Now, the company has announced it will resume service to these regions beginning in late June.
“We committed to return to the communities we left, as a result of the pandemic, and we will be restoring flights to these regions in the coming months, of our own volition,” Ed Sims, president and CEO of WestJet, said in a news release.
“These communities have been a crucial factor in our success over our 25 years and it is critical for us to ensure they have access to affordable air service and domestic connectivity to drive their economic recovery," he continued.
As of June 24, WestJet will be flying from Charlottetown to Toronto 11 times per week, and from St. John's once per day.
Additionally, as of June 26, travellers will be able to fly from Fredericton to Toronto once per day; as of June 28, travellers will be able fly from Quebec City to Toronto once per day; and as of June 30, travellers will be able to fly from Moncton to Toronto once per day.
“Our focus remains on the safe restart of air travel. We 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,” Sims added.
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