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New WestJet Discount Airline Service Not Expected Until Next Year

New WestJet Discount Airline Service Not Expected Until Next Year

By The Canadian Press

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The tail of a WestJet plane dwarfs the Calgary skyline before the airline’s annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

CALGARY – WestJet says the launch of its new no-frills, low-cost airline won’t be until next summer after initially announcing plans it would start offering flights later this year.

The Calgary-based airline says it expects to announce the initial flight schedule early in 2018 with service expected to start in the summer of next year.

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WestJet Orders Long-Reaching Dreamliners as Part of Market Expansion

WestJet Orders Long-Reaching Dreamliners as Part of Market Expansion

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WestJet Airlines President & CEO Gregg Saretsky speaks during the company’s annual general meeting in Calgary, Alta. on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Larry MacDougal)

Asia and South America, and to expand its service into the European market.

The initial order with the Boeing Company is for 10 aircraft to be delivered between the first quarter of 2019 and December 2021, with options for an additional 10 aircraft to be delivered between 2020 and 2024.

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WestJet to Fly Low-Cost Carrier by End of the Year

WestJet to Fly Low-Cost Carrier by End of the Year

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The tail of a WestJet plane dwarfs the Calgary skyline before the airline’s annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

WestJet plans to introduce a new ultra-low-cost carrier with expectations to get it off the ground by late 2017.

The Calgary-based airline says it will include an initial fleet of 10 high-density Boeing 737-800s.

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WestJet Launches Non-Stop Flights Between Winnipeg and Hamilton

WestJet Launches Non-Stop Flights Between Winnipeg and Hamilton

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The tail of a WestJet plane dwarfs the Calgary skyline before the airline’s annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Travellers flying to Hamilton, Ontario from Winnipeg and vice versa can now do so directly on WestJet.

The airline launched its non-stop service between the two cities on Tuesday with a departing flight from John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport.

“These routes mean lower fares and reduced travel times for Hamiltonians visiting friends and family in Halifax, Edmonton and Winnipeg and vice versa,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet vice-president, network planning.

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Brandon Loses Direct WestJet Flights to Toronto

Brandon Loses Direct WestJet Flights to Toronto

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The tail of a WestJet plane dwarfs the Calgary skyline before the airline’s annual meeting in Calgary, Tuesday, May 3, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Direct air service from Brandon to Toronto won’t be part of WestJet’s upcoming 2016-17 winter schedule.

Brandon had a direct flight to Toronto four days a week on a two-month trial over the summer months. In late July, the Calgary-based airline announced it planned to offer the route year-round beginning in late October.

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WestJet Bolsters Direct Air Service Out of Brandon

WestJet Bolsters Direct Air Service Out of Brandon

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A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 3, 2014. WestJet Airlines Ltd. says it had a $101.8-million profit in the third quarter or 82 cents per share, on both a reported and adjusted basis. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WestJet is dedicating a year-round direct return flight to Toronto from Brandon, Manitoba.

The Calgary-based airline announced the route on Monday as part of its 2016-17 winter schedule, solidifying the route permanently after it ends as part of the current summer schedule on September. The four times weekly Toronto flights will resume on October 23.

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WestJet Easing Travel for Pre-Screened Passengers

WestJet Easing Travel for Pre-Screened Passengers

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A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

WestJet is making it easier for pre-screened travellers to depart from U.S. airports.

Through the TSA PreCheck program, eligible travellers can check in via web, mobile and airport kiosk to be offered a less intrusive search.

Guests can register for the trusted program at TSA.gov. TSA PreCheck members can leave their shoes, belt, or light jacket on while passing through the scanner. Laptops and liquids can remain in carry-on baggage.

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WestJet’s Inaugural London Flights Taking Off

WestJet’s Inaugural London Flights Taking Off

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A pilot taxis a Westjet Boeing 737-700 plane to a gate after arriving at Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, B.C., on Monday, February 3, 2014. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck)

London’s calling and Canadian jet-setters will soon be on the other side of the pond.

WestJet begins its new non-stop service between six Canadian cities and London, England today. Vancouver, Calgary and Toronto will all be serviced, with Winnipeg, Edmonton and St. John’s flights departing on Saturday.

The once weekly flight from Winnipeg to London (Gatwick) will run May 7 to October 1, 2016.

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