WESTJET PULLS BACK FROM ATLANTIC CANADA - Blog - 89.9 The Wave
October 14, 2020 | by: Jamie Paterson

WESTJET PULLS BACK FROM ATLANTIC CANADA

Today, WestJet announced it will be indefinitely suspending operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown, while significantly reducing service in St. John’s and here in Halifax.

The suspension eliminates more than 100 flights weekly or almost 80 percent of seat capacity from the Atlantic region starting November 2 and also suspends operations to Quebec City, with the removal of Toronto service.

“It has become increasingly unviable to serve these markets,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “Since the pandemic’s beginning, we have worked to keep essential air service to all of our domestic airports, however, demand for travel is being severely limited by restrictive policies and third-party fee increases that have left us out of runway without sector-specific support.”

For a video message from WestJet President and CEO, Ed Sims, click here.

A return to service date is unknown at this time. Guests impacted will be contacted directly regarding their options for travel to and from the region.