WestJet, a Canadian airline, plans to resume international operations from Winnipeg (YWG) in December, with flights to Cancun (CUN) in Mexico and Orlando (MCO) in Florida.
Currently, the carrier solely operates domestic flights from YWG. According to WestJet, the YWG-CUN route will begin operating “up to three times weekly” on December 17. From December 18, the YWG-MCO route will be operating 1X weekly.
From December 16, the airline will resume a 4X-weekly domestic service to Regina (YQR), Saskatchewan, to improve connectivity at YWG.
The YWG routes were announced as part of WestJet’s winter schedule, which will see the carrier, which is Canada’s second-largest, fly to more than 95 locations throughout its domestic and international networks.
“As Canadians’ confidence in travel grows, the return of service to 95 destinations marks a major milestone in rebuilding our network to pre-pandemic levels,” WestJet Chief Commercial Officer John Weatherill said. “We have our sights set on restoring our global network to reach more than 100 destinations and continue to focus on alleviating the current travel barriers in place for our [passengers].”
Service between Edmonton (YEG) and Honolulu (HNL), among other routes, will resume on Dec. 18.
From December 17 to January 5, 2022, the carrier will offer a 3X-weekly service between Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Kelowna (YLW), British Columbia. This winter, WestJet will fly nonstop to 55 destinations, including 38 outside of Canada, from YYZ.