Punta Cana, Dominican Republic just got that much closer to Calgary, Alberta.
WestJet announced in a release on Tuesday that it has plans to offer weekly non-stop service between the two hubs, meaning that Calgarians will have a much easier (and cheaper) time visiting the tropical destination.
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The flights are set to start on December 13 on Westjet’s Boeing 767s.
“Get ready for some spectacular beach vibes this winter with WestJet,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet’s Chief Commercial Officer, in the release.
“With our new route between Calgary and Punta Cana, along with 24 other sun destinations to choose from, WestJet is getting our guests from Alberta to the sun and sand sooner than ever this winter.”
The nonstop flights will be overnight trips from Calgary down to Punta Cana, meaning that you’ll be waking up to warm sand, hot sun, and all the piña coladas you can drink.
“This nonstop flight to the beautiful beaches of Punta Cana builds on WestJet’s commitment to put Calgary first when it comes to growing travel options,” said Bob Sartor, President & CEO, The Calgary Airport Authority.
“Congratulations from everyone at YYC Calgary International Airport.”
The flights start at $380 according to WestJet’s website and can be purchased now for that much-needed wintertime getaway.