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Calgary, soak up some Dominican sun this winter

WestJet announces Calgary/Punta Cana starting December

CALGARY, June 25, 2019 /CNW/ - As part of its 2019/2020 winter schedule, today WestJet announced a hot new reason to travel south this winter – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

Starting December 13, 2019, WestJet will operate a nonstop overnight flight between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ) (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

Starting December 13, 2019, WestJet will operate a nonstop overnight flight between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ)*. The weekly service will be operated on WestJet's Boeing 767 that includes the airline's updated Premium and Economy cabin service. Premium is the ideal combination of comfort, value and care including elevated meal service and signature welcome perks featuring sparkling wine and an amenity case.  

"Get ready for some spectacular beach vibes this winter with WestJet," said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "With our new route between Calgary and Punta Cana, along with 24 other sun destinations to choose from, WestJet is getting our guests from Alberta to the sun and sand sooner than ever this winter."

"This nonstop flight to the beautiful beaches of Punta Cana builds on WestJet's commitment to put Calgary first when it comes to growing travel options. Congratulations from everyone at YYC Calgary International Airport," said Bob Sartor, President & CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority.

In addition, the airline announced a new weekly nonstop between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and Los Cabos Mexico International Airport (SJD) starting December 17, 2019.

Details on WestJet's new winter 2019/2020 routes:






Calgary-Punta Cana


11 p.m.

8:45 a.m.

13, 2019

Punta Cana-Calgary


10:15 a.m.

2:56 p.m.

14, 2019

Victoria- San Jose
Del Cabo

(Cabo San Lucas)


8 a.m.

1:14 p.m.

November 5,

San Jose Del Cabo

(Cabo San Lucas)-Victoria


2:15 p.m.

5:55 p.m.

November 5,


This winter, WestJet will operate more than 980 weekly departures from Calgary International Airport to more than 60 destinations in the WestJet network including 25 sun destinations. WestJet continues to be the airline that Calgarians choose the most with the most departures, destinations and seats out of YYC.

For more information on new routes and increased frequencies in WestJet's 2019/2020 winter schedule, please visit

About WestJet
Together with WestJet's regional airline, WestJet Encore, we offer scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean and Europe and to more than 175 destinations in over 20 countries through our airline partnerships. WestJet Vacations offers affordable, flexible vacations to more than 60 destinations and the choice of more than 800 hotels, resorts, condos and villas.  Members of the WestJet Rewards program earn WestJet dollars on flights, vacation packages and more. Members use WestJet dollars towards the purchase of flights and vacations packages to any WestJet destination with no blackout periods, and have access to Member Exclusive fares offering deals to WestJet destinations throughout our network and those of our partner airlines.

WestJet is proud to be recognized for three consecutive years as Best Airline in Canada (2017-19) and awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (2019). From 2017-2018, WestJet was also awarded among travellers' favourite Mid-Sized and Low-Cost Airlines in North America. The airline was also recognized among the Economy Class winners in North America, 2018. All awards are based on authentic reviews from the travelling public on TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site. We are one of very few airlines globally that does not commercially overbook.

WestJet is publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) under the symbol WJA. For more information about everything WestJet, please visit

Recent recognition includes:
2019/2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Winner Among Mid-Sized Airlines in North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2019 Number-One Ranked Canadian Airline Loyalty Program in Member Engagement (Bond Brand Loyalty)
2019/2018 Number-One-Ranked Airline Credit Card in Canada (Rewards Canada)
2018/2017 Winner Among Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 Winner – Economy, North America (TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice awards for Airlines)
2018 North America's Best Low-Cost Airline (Skytrax)
2018/2017/2016 Canada's Most Trusted Airline (Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria)

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