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.
Early morning flights from Brandon to Calgary will also resume three times per week, being added to the daily schedule in addition to daily midday flights to the Alberta city.
“This is an extremely positive step for us and will only further strengthen our efforts to offer convenient air travel options to the entire southwestern Manitoba region,” said Brandon city manager Scott Hildebrand.
Upgrades to modernized the Brandon Municipal Airport are currently on track to be completed by early 2017.
WestJet also announced additional flights Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Regina, and Saskatoon to domestic and international destinations.
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