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WestJet adds three weekly flights between St. John's and Edmonton

New service announced alongside WestJet's summer 2019 schedule

CALGARY, Jan. 28, 2019 /CNW/ - WestJet today announced new non-stop service between Edmonton and St. John's as a highlight to its 2019 summer schedule.

Street with colorful houses in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

The three-times weekly service will commence on June 25, with flights timed for convenient connectivity.

"We continue to make investments to ensure the best connectivity for our guests across our network and we remain committed to growing aviation in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador," said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. Edmonton is an important destination for the east coast and these flights demonstrate our commitment to connecting more guests across our network."

"There are strong family and business ties between Alberta and Newfoundland, so this will be a popular route," said Tom Ruth, Edmonton International Airport President and CEO. "WestJet continues to invest in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region and grow its wide range of travel options at EIA."

"Edmonton is the largest, unserved airline route from our airport," said Marie Manning, Director of Marketing & Business Development with St. John's International Airport. "This new investment by WestJet is in addition to their direct service to Calgary during our peak summer season and provides a fast and convenient service for passengers travelling to and from Alberta."






Edmonton – St. John's


9:15 p.m

6:09 a.m. (+1)

June 25, 2019

St. John's – Edmonton


9 a.m

11:40 a.m

June 26, 2019


As part of WestJet's 2019 summer schedule, the airline also added Portland, Ore., and Austin, Texas to WestJet's network from Calgary. The new non-stop daily service between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Portland International Airport (PDX), along with twice-weekly service to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) will begin April 29 and May 2 respectively.

The new routes are part of WestJet's 2019 summer schedule, which includes previously announced non-stop flights to London (Gatwick), Paris and Dublin from Calgary on its Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners along with new non-stop service from Calgary to Atlanta, Ga.

Other highlights of WestJet's 2019 summer schedule include:

  • Calgary-Houston, from 12 weekly flights to 13 weekly flights.
  • Calgary-London (Gatwick), adding two weekly flights for daily service.
  • Calgary-Orlando, from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • Calgary-Phoenix, will double service from once daily to twice daily.
  • Calgary-Puerto Vallarta, from three times weekly to four times weekly.
  • Calgary-San Diego, from three times weekly to four times weekly.
  • Calgary-San Francisco, will double service from once daily to twice daily.
  • Calgary-Kitchener, from seven weekly flights to eight weekly flights.
  • Toronto-Nashville, from seven weekly flights to 10 weekly flights.
  • Toronto-Grand Cayman, will double service from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • Toronto-Kingston, from three weekly flights to four times weekly.
  • Toronto-Liberia, will double service from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • Toronto-Montego Bay, from 11 weekly flights to 12 weekly flights.
  • Toronto-Nassau from six to seven times weekly.
  • Toronto-Saint Maarten, will double service from once weekly to twice weekly.
  • Toronto-Halifax, adding five weekly flights for seven-times daily service Monday to Friday.
  • Toronto-Charlottetown, adding two weekly flights.
  • Halifax-Winnipeg, from four weekly flights to five times weekly.
  • Toronto-London, from two times daily to three times daily.
  • Extension of existing once weekly winter seasonal service between Vancouver and Orlando.

This summer, WestJet will operate over 750 daily flights in peak summer to 92 destinations including 42 in Canada, 23 in the United States, 27 in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, and five in Europe.

For more information on new routes and increased frequencies in WestJet's 2019 summer schedule, please visit

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Recent recognition includes:
2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada) 
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers' Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Travellers' Choice Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018/2017/2016 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)

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Glass pyramids in Edmonton Alberta. (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

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