After announcing plans to restore summer flights to Quebec City and Atlantic Canada earlier this week, WestJet is now adding 11 new domestic routes in Central and Western Canada.
The routes offer new non-stop service for 15 communities across Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.
“As we look to the coming months with cautious optimism, we know our restart agenda will be pivotal to Canada’s economic recovery,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO.
“We are at an inflection point; one that is buoyed by the rollout of vaccines, months of learning how to take appropriate precautions, and a view to Canada’s beautiful summer months that allows us to spend more time outdoors,” said Sims.
“If Canadians were to shift two-thirds of their planned international-leisure travel spend towards domestic tourism, it would help sustain 150,000 jobs and accelerate recovery by one year, all while seeing what Canada has to offer.”