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WestJet is cutting back on flights across Canada as it reduces capacity

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Daily Hive Staff Aug 23, 2018 10:35 am 2,650

In order to meet consumer demand and to avoid their first quarterly loss since 2005, WestJet Airlines is reducing its national capacity.

A WestJet spokesperson confirmed to Daily Hive that the company is trying to remain competitive in the market.

The Alberta-based airline has re-evaluated their routes across Canada and has made changes while attempting keeping the best interests of their guests and company in mind.

Canada’s second-largest airline is cancelling all service to Mexico City as well as flights between Montreal and Quebec City, ending on October 28.

WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier, Swoop, launched in February, service will remain unaffected.

The following WestJet Canadian routes will been reduced and effected as of October 28, 2018:

Toronto

Toronto/Los Angeles:

As WestJet currently flies twice daily from Toronto to Los Angeles, the overnight flight will be removed. On a weekly basis, service to and from Toronto to LAX will fall from 14 flights to seven this winter. Service will return to twice daily in summer 2019.

WestJet will continue to connect to LAX from Vancouver (three times daily), Calgary (twice daily), and Edmonton (once daily).

Toronto/Vancouver:

WestJet has removed one daily flight bringing total frequency between YVR and YYZ from 59 flights to 52 flights per week.

Toronto/Winnipeg:

On a weekly basis, service to and from Toronto/Winnipeg will fall from 41 flights to 34, or from six daily flights to five daily flights.

Toronto/Calgary:

On a weekly basis, service to and from Toronto to Calgary will fall from 71 flights to 64, or from 10 daily flights to nine daily flights.

Toronto/Phoenix:

On a weekly basis, service to and from Toronto/Phoenix will fall from six weekly flights to four. Flights will operate MondayThursdayFridaySunday.

 Toronto/Edmonton:

On a weekly basis, service to and from Toronto to Edmonton will be reduced from 48 flights to 41, or from around six daily flights to five daily flights.

Toronto/Aruba:

On a weekly basis, service to and from these destinations will decrease by one weekly flight. WestJet will continue flying twice weekly on Tuesday and Saturday.

 Toronto/Belize:

On a weekly basis, service to and from these destinations will decrease by one weekly flight. WestJet will continue flying twice weekly on Wednesday and Saturday.

 Toronto/Huatulco:

On a weekly basis, service to and from these destinations will decrease by one weekly flight. WestJet will continue flying once weekly on Sundays. Guests can also connect through Calgary where WestJet will operate four weekly flight to Huatulco for winter 2018/2019.

 Toronto/Liberia:

On a weekly basis, service to and from these destinations will decrease by one weekly flight. WestJet will continue flying five times weekly. Guests can also connect through Calgary where WestJet will operate three weekly flight to Liberia for winter 2018/2019. 

 Toronto/Fort McMurray:

WestJet will be cancelling all service between Fort McMurray and Toronto as of October 28, 2018. Connections to Toronto are still available via both Edmonton and Calgary, with an average of 41 and 64 weekly flights respectively. All guests with an existing booking beyond October 26 can be rebooked via Calgary or Edmonton depending on their itinerary.

Calgary

Calgary/Toronto:

On a weekly basis, service to and from Toronto to Calgary will fall from 71 flights to 64, or from 10 daily flights to nine daily flights.

Calgary/Vancouver:

On a weekly basis, service to and from these destinations will fall from 102 weekly flights to 92, or from 14 daily flights to 13 daily flights.

Calgary/Denver:

On a weekly basis, service to and from these destinations will fall from seven weekly flights to three. Flights will operate TuesdayThursday, and Sunday.

Calgary/Kitchener:

WestJet will be reducing service between Calgary and Kitchener, Ontario as of October 28, 2018. On a weekly basis, service to and from these destinations will decrease by two weekly flights. The Kitchener/Calgary flight has been altered to daytime hours to optimize connectivity from the Calgary hub where the airline currently offers 64 destinations – the most of any airline flying out of YYC.

Vancouver

Vancouver/Toronto:

WestJet has removed one daily flight bringing total frequency between YVR and YYZ from 59 flights to 52 flights per week.

Vancouver/Fort St. John:

On a weekly basis, service to and from Vancouver/Fort St. John will decrease by five weekly flights resulting in a daily flight between the two destinations.

 Vancouver/Cancun:

WestJet will be reducing service between Vancouver and Cancun as of October 28, 2018.  On a weekly basis, service to and from these destinations will decrease by one flight per week. WestJet will continue flying seven weekly flights between Vancouver/Cancun. Guests can connect to Cancun through Calgary where WestJet will fly 20 weekly flights for winter 2018/2019.

Vancouver/Palm Springs:

WestJet will be reducing service between Vancouver and Palm Springs as of October 28, 2018. On a weekly basis, service to and from these destinations will decrease by one weekly flight. WestJet will continue flying 15 times weekly between Vancouver/Palm Springs. Guests also can connect to Palm Springs through Calgary where WestJet will fly 21 weekly flights for winter 2018/2019.

 Vancouver/Puerto Vallarta:

WestJet will be reducing service between Vancouver and Puerto Vallarta as of October 28, 2018. On a weekly basis, service to and from these destinations will decrease by one weekly flight. WestJet will continue flying eight times weekly between Vancouver/Puerto Vallarta. Guests also can connect to Puerto Vallarta through Calgary where WestJet will fly 19 weekly flights for winter 2018/2019.

 Vancouver/Cabo San Lucas:

WestJet will be reducing service between Vancouver and Cabo San Lucas as of October 28, 2018. On a weekly basis, service to and from these destinations will decrease by one weekly flight. WestJet will continue flying five times weekly between Vancouver/Cabo San Lucas. Guests also can connect to Cabo San Lucas through Calgary where WestJet will fly 10 weekly flights for winter 2018/2019.

Montreal

Montreal/Quebec City:

WestJet will be cancelling all service between Quebec City and Montreal as of October 28, 2018. Guests with flights booked after October 28 will be rebooked via Toronto, offered a refund or rebooked on other carriers. WestJet flies from Toronto to Quebec City three times daily and from Toronto to Montreal 14 times daily.

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