By Sarah Klein
WestJet is adding five new routes to its schedule in advance of the busy summer travel season later this year.
WestJet Encore will begin service between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg, while also moving east to offer flights between Toronto and Thunder Bay.
At the same time, five seasonal routes will move to WestJet’s year-round schedule.
Encore will begin servicing Fort McMurray and Kelowna, B.C. and Fort McMurray and Vancouver as part of the largest single increase of flights to Fort McMurray since WestJet first began service to the area. The Fort McMurray expansion also includes new WestJet non-stop flights to Las Vegas, conversion of daily Toronto non-stop flights to year-round service, and frequency increases to both Calgary and Edmonton.
Beginning June 15, WestJet will also fly direct from Toronto to Dublin. Other summer highlights include new daily non-stop flights between Calgary and Prince George, B.C. and from Calgary to New York’s JFK International Airport, as well as service increases to 15 popular southern destinations including Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Fort Lauderdale and Phoenix in addition to well-travelled Caribbean and Mexican spots.
Last week, WestJet Encore also rolled out daily Winnipeg-Regina flights.