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WestJet announces Victoria/Cabo San Lucas starting this November

Victoria, get to the sun sooner this winter

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 – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

Starting November 5, 2019, WestJet will operate nonstop between Victoria International Airport (YYJ) and Los Cabos Mexico International Airport (SJD) with weekly service that gets guests to the beach by the afternoon of the same day.

In addition, the airline announced a new weekly nonstop between Calgary International Airport (YYC) and Punta Cana International Airport (PUJ), Dominican Republic on its Boeing 767 aircraft starting December 13, 2019*. The airline's widebody 767 will also operate on flights between Toronto and both Montego Bay, Jamaica and Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

"Get ready for some spectacular beach vibes this winter with WestJet," said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet Chief Commercial Officer. "With new routes to Punta Cana and Cabo San Lucas, from Calgary and Victoria respectively, WestJet is getting our guests to the sun and sand sooner than ever this winter."

"We're excited to welcome service to Cabo San Lucas by WestJet, they are a valued partner," said Geoff Dickson, Victoria Airport Authority President and CEO. "We know our community enjoys travelling to sun spot destinations during the winter months and the convenience of non-stop service allows them to get to their destination sooner to start enjoying their vacations."  

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






Victoria-San Jose

Del Cabo

(Cabo San Lucas)



8 a.m.

1:14 p.m.

November 5,


San Jose Del Cabo

(Cabo San Lucas)-




2:15 p.m.

5:55 p.m.

November 5,


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


This winter, WestJet will operate more than 90 weekly departures from Victoria International Airport to seven destinations in the WestJet network including Cancun, Puerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas.

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.

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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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