WestJet adds St. John’s/Edmonton service
By Wings Staff
WestJet today announced new non-stop service between Edmonton and St. John’s as a highlight of its new 2019 summer schedule. The three-times weekly service between these two Canadian cities are to commence on June 25.
By Wings Staff
“We continue to make investments to ensure the best connectivity for our guests across our network and we remain committed to growing aviation in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet chief commercial officer. “Edmonton is an important destination for the east coast.”
Tom Ruth, president and CEO of Edmonton International Airport, continues to explain there are strong family and business ties between Alberta and Newfoundland. “[This] will be a popular route. WestJet continues to invest in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region and grow its wide range of travel options at EIA,” he said.
Marie Manning, director of marketing and business development at St. John’s International Airport explains Edmonton is the largest, unserved airline route from that airport. “This new investment by WestJet is in addition to their direct service to Calgary during our peak summer season and provides a fast and convenient service for passengers travelling to and from Alberta,” she said.
This summer, WestJet will operate over 750 daily flights in peak summer to 92 destinations including 42 in Canada, 23 in the United States, 27 in Mexico, the Caribbean and Central America, and five in Europe.