Travellers have even more options when it comes to flying in and out of Vancouver International Airport (YVR), courtesy of WestJet.
The company announced today that it has upped its service out of YVR by adding 60 more flights to its weekly schedule.
“WestJet is again providing additional service to benefit both the business traveller as well as the leisure guest,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet VP of Network Planning, Alliances, and Corporate Development.
Since 2013, he said, the company has “invested in providing 40% more capacity for our guests in the community.”
With the increased number of flights in this announcement, the company will now fly out of YVR over 80 times a day.
WestJet’s increased service from Vancouver includes:
- Vancouver-Edmonton from 50 to 59 times weekly (nine times each business day).
- Vancouver-Calgary from 88 to 112 times weekly (16 times daily).
- Vancouver-Kelowna from 40 to 49 times weekly (seven times daily).
- Vancouver-Ottawa from seven to 14 times weekly (twice daily).
- Vancouver-Regina from six to seven times weekly (daily).
- Vancouver-Fort St. John from six to 12 times weekly.
- Vancouver-Victoria from 33 to 35 times weekly (five times daily).
- Vancouver-Cancun, from two to three times weekly.
- Vancouver-Cabo San Lucas from one to two times weekly.
In addition to the increase in service – as announced last year – the company will also be launching three-times weekly service between Vancouver and Mexico City on March 15, with the route moving to daily service on April 29.
“We are thrilled that WestJet is enhancing its schedule and connectivity out of YVR this summer,” said Craig Richmond, President & CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority.
WestJet, he added, “has been a long-time partner and this announcement further strengthens YVR’s position as a hub, providing more non-stop travel options and convenient connections.”