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WestJet inaugurates Sudbury service

CALGARY, Feb. 3, 2017 /CNW/ - WestJet launches daily service from Toronto to Sudbury today with the arrival of the first flight this evening at 11 p.m. The inaugural flight from Sudbury to Toronto leaves the Greater Sudbury Airport tomorrow at 6 a.m.

"WestJet welcomes Northern Ontario's largest city to its expanding network," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning. "This new service offers residents of Greater Sudbury and the Nickel Belt the opportunity to take advantage of WestJet's low fares and friendly, caring service, excellent flight times and superb connectivity through Toronto Pearson, our largest hub. It will also enable more business travel between Southern and Northern Ontario, driving growth and creating opportunities across the region."     

Details of WestJet's new non-stop service between Toronto and Sudbury:






Toronto – Sudbury


10 p.m.

11 p.m.

February 3-May 14,

Sudbury – Toronto


6 a.m.

7:01 a.m.

February 4-May 14,

Toronto – Sudbury

Three times daily

8:25 a.m.

4:55 p.m.

10:15 p.m.

9:24 a.m.

5:54 p.m.

11:14 p.m.

May 15, 2017

Sudbury – Toronto

Three times daily

6 a.m.

9:55 a.m.

6:30 p.m.

7:01 a.m.

10:56 a.m.

7:31 p.m.

May 15, 2017

Flights between Toronto and Sudbury will be operated by WestJet Encore. Launched in June 2013, WestJet Encore now operates more than 180 daily departures to a total of 36 destinations across Canada and the U.S. with a fleet of 34 Canadian-made Bombardier Q400 NextGen aircraft. By mid-2018, the regional airline will have a total of 45 aircraft.

WestJet invites all business travellers in Greater Sudbury with top-tier status in another airline's frequent flyer program to provide proof of that status to receive Gold flight benefits and earn rate in WestJet Rewards until February 28, 2018. To be eligible, simply email by February 28, 2017, with your WestJet Rewards ID and proof of top-tier status. Then, install and sign into the WestJet app to see your Gold status come to life 10 days later. For more information on this special offer please visit

About WestJet

We are proud to be Canada's most trusted airline, powered by an award-winning culture of care and recognized as one of the country's top employers. WestJet, and our regional airline, WestJet Encore, offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe. Through our partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, we offer our guests more than 150 destinations in more than 20 countries. Leveraging WestJet's extensive network, flight schedule and remarkable guest experience, WestJet Vacations delivers affordable, flexible travel experiences with a variety of accommodation options for every guest. Members of our WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Our members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of WestJet flights and vacations packages on any day, at any time, to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods  ̶  even on seat sales. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit  

Recent recognition includes:

2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)

2016 Canada's most reputable company for Corporate Social Responsibility (Reputation Institute)

2016/2015/2014/2013/2012 Ranked top three for Canadian Brands (Canadian Business Magazine)

2016/2015/2014/2013 WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard ranked #1 in Canada (MoneySense magazine)

2015/2011/2010/2008/2007/2006/2005 Canada's Most Admired Corporate Culture (Waterstone Human Capital)

2015 Best Employers in Canada (Aon Hewitt

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