WestJet Drops Direct Flights from Saskatchewan to Winnipeg

May 1, 2009 6:00 AM | News

By Sarah Klein

WestJetWestJet passengers planning to fly from Regina or Saskatoon to Winnipeg will have to take a little detour.

The airline announced on Thursday it will be dropping direct flights to Manitoba from Saskatchewan. Therefore, passengers will have to make a stop in either Edmonton or Calgary first.

A short one hour flight would be the usual time it takes for a plane to get to Winnipeg from Saskatchewan, but the new route will be about six hours. You might just as well want to drive — it would be much faster.

The change is being blamed on demand, as the airline says passenger loads on the route were very low.

— With files from CBC News