Prepare for departure: WestJet returns to Fredericton with seasonal connectivity to Calgary

John Weatherill, WestJet Group Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, Kate Rogers, Mayor of Fredericton and Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority sendoff inaugural flight following airport celebration

FREDERICTON, NB, June 20, 2024 /CNW/ – The WestJet Group is celebrating the start of nonstop service between Fredericton and Calgary following the departure of WS315 earlier today. Scheduled to operate twice per week throughout the summer and fall, service between New Brunswick’s capital city and WestJet’s global hub is already bolstering tourism and business opportunities in both destinations.


Prepare for departure: WestJet returns to Fredericton with seasonal connectivity to Calgary (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

“Over the next four months, we anticipate WestJet will bring thousands of guests to the Fredericton region via our global hub in Calgary. We understand the impact these flights bring to the community and appreciate today’s support and excitement surrounding this critical route.” said John Weatherill, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. “As we inaugurate our 12th direct link between Atlantic Canada and Western Canada, we are building on the momentum of strong leisure and business demand and look forward to continuing to celebrate the route’s success.”

Two-way tourism opens network of opportunity between Fredericton and the world this summer

Through the airline’s global hub in Calgary, guests travelling from Fredericton are now one flight away from an expansive list of international destinations. Conversely, Western-based travellers will have access to Fredericton’s rich culture, bustling craft beer scene and top-tier education centers.

“We’re delighted to welcome this new non-stop flight from the Fredericton International Airport (YFC) to WestJet’s Calgary hub. This new service increases the connectivity which is so essential for our region’s businesses, tourism operators, and families,” said Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority.

“On behalf of my Council colleagues, the City of Fredericton, and my fellow Frederictonians, I am thrilled to welcome WestJet back to our city,” said Mayor Kate Rogers. “These new flights are critical for families, businesses, and visitors. Thank you to WestJet for the confidence they are putting in our community and for the support this provides to the economic efforts of a growing city.”

Route

Weekly Summer Departures

Start Date

End Date

Arrival Time

Departure Time

Fredericton – Calgary

2x weekly

June 20, 2024

October 24

17:50

19:54

Calgary – Fredericton

2x weekly

June 20, 2024

October 24

09:15

16:54

WestJet’s strongest east-to-west connectivity pays off for Atlantic communities

From Atlantic Canada this summer, WestJet has grown its overall seat capacity by 71 per cent compared to last summer, with 149 peak weekly departures. Including the addition of seasonal service between Fredericton and Calgary, WestJet’s domestic seat growth in Atlantic Canada will grow by 50 per cent alone.

Route

Peak travel frequency

Start Date

Fredericton – Calgary

2x weekly

June 20

Moncton – Calgary

Daily

In service

Moncton – Edmonton

4x weekly

In service

Moncton – Toronto

5x weekly

In service

St. John’s – Calgary

Daily

In service

St. John’s – Edmonton

Daily

In service

St. John’s – Toronto

Daily

In service

Deer Lake – Calgary

4x weekly

In service

Deer Lake – Toronto

4x weekly

In service

Charlottetown – Calgary

5x weekly

In service

Charlottetown – Edmonton

1x weekly

June 19

Charlottetown – Toronto

3x weekly

In service

Halifax – Calgary

Daily

In service

Halifax – Edmonton

Daily

In service

Halifax – Vancouver

4x weekly

June 28

Halifax – Winnipeg

Daily

In service

Halifax – Toronto

Daily

In service

About WestJet 

In 28 years of serving Canadians, WestJet has cut airfares in half and increased the flying population in Canada to more than 50 per cent. WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations, growing over the years to more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 26 countries. 

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SOURCE WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership