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.”

RouteWeekly Summer DeparturesStart DateEnd DateArrival TimeDeparture Time
Fredericton – Calgary2x weeklyJune 20, 2024October 2417:5019:54
Calgary – Fredericton2x weeklyJune 20, 2024October 2409:1516:54

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.

RoutePeak travel frequencyStart Date
Fredericton – Calgary2x weeklyJune 20
Moncton – CalgaryDailyIn service
Moncton – Edmonton4x weeklyIn service
Moncton – Toronto5x weeklyIn service
St. John’s – CalgaryDailyIn service
St. John’s – EdmontonDailyIn service
St. John’s – TorontoDailyIn service
Deer Lake – Calgary4x weeklyIn service
Deer Lake – Toronto4x weeklyIn service
Charlottetown – Calgary5x weeklyIn service
Charlottetown – Edmonton1x weeklyJune 19
Charlottetown – Toronto3x weeklyIn service
Halifax – CalgaryDailyIn service
Halifax – EdmontonDailyIn service
Halifax – Vancouver4x weeklyJune 28
Halifax – WinnipegDailyIn service
Halifax – TorontoDailyIn 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. 

For more information about everything WestJet, please visit westjet.com. 


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