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WestJet adds flights to Kamloops, Okanagan for summer season

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March 26, 2021 - 6:00 PM

WestJet has announced new routes across the country, including in Kamloops and the Okanagan for the summer season.

The airline announced March 26, 11 new domestic routes across Western Canada including two weekly routes from Kelowna to Saskatoon on Thursdays and Sundays, from Kamloops to Edmonton on Thursdays and Sundays and from Penticton to Edmonton on Thursdays and Saturdays, starting June 24.

The routes will offer new nonstop service for 15 cities across Alberta, B.C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.

WestJet's summer plans follow an announcement earlier this week to return previously suspended service to Atlantic Canada and Quebec City, according to a WestJet news release.

"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, in the press release.

"Stimulating air travel benefits all Canadians and supports those hardest hit; with one in every 10 Canadian jobs tied to travel and tourism, the ripple effect benefits our whole country." 

WestJet launched in 1996 with three aircraft, 250 employees and five destinations and had more than 180 aircraft, 14,000 employees and more than 100 destinations in 23 countries, pre-pandemic.

 


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