Some unwelcome news from WestJet today as they have
announced that they pulling the majority of their flights from Atlantic
Canada. Granted this should have been expected with the Maritimes bubble
that prevented most Canadians from travelling to the region. The only
city that WestJet will operate to now is Halifax. (Source WestJet)
WestJet announced it will be indefinitely
suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown
while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s. The
suspension eliminates more than 100 flights weekly or almost 80 percent
of seat capacity from the Atlantic region starting November 2.
- Elimination of more than 100 weekly flights or almost 80 percent of seat capacity from the Atlantic region.
- Temporary closure and service to four Atlantic stations (Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton and Sydney).
- Halifax seat capacity will be reduced by 70 per cent year over year.
- The Atlantic provinces will retain three routes Halifax-Toronto, Halifax-Calgary and St. John’s-Halifax.
- Service between Halifax and Toronto will operate with 14 weekly flights.
- Service between Halifax and St. John’s will remain with 11 weekly flights.
- Service between Halifax and Calgary will remain with nine weekly flights.
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- Platinum Pro and Executive Platinum members rewarded for their loyalty with a new rewards menu.
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Airline Schedule Updates
A summary Canadian operations based on data from RoutesOnline and other
sources. Remember that many of these route plans are subject to change
and right now they are changing frequently!
Air Canada has updated their planned Canada-US flight schedule for November. Service is still limited to three Canadian cities (Source RoutesOnline)
Montreal – Boston 5 weekly Embraer E175
Montreal – Chicago O’Hare 1 daily Embraer E175
Montreal – Newark 2 daily Embraer E175
Montreal – New York LaGuardia 1 daily Embraer E175
Montreal – Orlando 1 daily A320
Toronto – Boston 1 daily Embraer E175
Toronto – Chicago O’Hare 2 daily Embraer E175
Toronto – Fort Lauderdale 2 daily A319/320/321 (including rouge aircraft)
Toronto – Fort Myers 5 weekly A321
Toronto – Las Vegas 2 weekly A320/321
Toronto – Los Angeles 3 weekly 787-8
Toronto – Miami 3 weekly A321
Toronto – Newark 3 daily Embraer E175
Toronto – New York LaGuardia 2 daily Embraer E175
Toronto – Orlando 1 daily rouge A319/321
Toronto – Phoenix 2 weekly A319/320
Toronto – Tampa 2 weekly A321
Toronto – Washington Dulles 1 daily Embraer E175
Toronto – Washington Reagan 1 daily CRJ200
Vancouver – Las Vegas 3 weekly A320
Vancouver – Los Angeles 1 daily A321
Vancouver – Portland OR 1 daily Dash8-Q400
Vancouver – Phoenix 1 daily CRJ900
Vancouver – San Francisco 1 daily A320
Vancouver – Seattle 1 daily Dash8-Q400
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