WestJet Beefs Up Western Flights to U.S.

Angela Avery, WestJet Group Executive Vice-President and Chief People, Corporate & Sustainability Officer alongside key community stakeholders (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

WestJet is making it easier for Western Canadians to visit several great U.S. destinations, including San Francisco, Nashville and Detroit.

WestJet today announced four new routes as part of the airline's 2024 summer schedule, unveiling significant opportunities for Western Canadians and Americans to explore both sides of the border next year. Offering a comprehensive network of connectivity between two major Western Canadian cities and the United States, WestJet's summer schedule will feature new routes between Edmonton and Atlanta, Nashville and San Francisco, along with new service connecting Vancouver and Detroit, a city that's getting a lot of buzz in travel circles these days.

"We are thrilled to be expanding transborder connectivity from Edmonton and Vancouver, providing Western Canadians with an abundance of opportunity to fulfill their diverse travel needs," said John Weatherill, WestJet Group Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. "Strong connections fostered between Canada and the United States are essential to WestJet's growth plan and to the communities we serve as we significantly bolster options for leisure guests, business travel and cargo services."

With strengthened direct connectivity, WestJet will increase its transborder service in Western Canada with up to daily frequency during peak travel periods between Edmonton and Atlanta and Vancouver and Detroit. Service between Edmonton and San Francisco and Nashville, and Vancouver and Detroit will operate on a seasonal basis, while service between Edmonton and Atlanta will provide year-round connectivity for guests.

Route Frequency Service startdate Departuretime (local) Arrival time(local)
Edmonton - SanFrancisco 5x weekly June 20 11:30 a.m 1:32 p.m
San Francisco -Edmonton 5x weekly June 20 2:25 p.m 6:25 p.m
Edmonton -Nashville 2x weekly May 2 9:35 a.m 2:24 p.m
Nashville -Edmonton 2x weekly May 2 3:15 p.m 6:29 p.m
Edmonton –Atlanta* Daily April 29 12:45 am 7:06 a.m
Atlanta –Edmonton* Daily April 29 9:05 a.m 11:50 a.m
Vancouver –Detroit Daily April 28 11:35 p.m 7:01 a.m
Detroit –Vancouver Daily April 28 9:00 a.m 10:55 a.m

Expanded U.S. network also increases access to Delta hubs.

Through its longstanding partnership with Delta Air Lines, guests connecting through Atlanta and Detroit are accessing two of the U.S. airline's major hubs. Through WestJet's codeshare partnerships, guests flying through Detroit, will be able to connect to more than 70 US cities including New York, Washington D.C., Boston, and more, while guests connecting through Atlanta, will find options to connect to more than 100 U.S. destinations from the world's busiest airport.

Building on WestJet's current service to Delta hubs, WestJet guests have access to Delta's expansive U.S. network on a single purchased ticket with check-in for all flights at the first departure, baggage tagged to their final destination and lounge access for select guests. Additionally, frequent flyers of both airlines will continue to enjoy extensive reciprocal benefits any time they fly with either carrier, including earning and redeeming in their preferred program.

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