Posted on: 27 July 2015 by Ross McSweeny
WestJet is set to launch a new route between Edmonton and Nanaimo in British Columbia, as well as increasing the frequency of its flights between Edmonton and Grande Prairie, Kelowna, Regina and Saskatoon.
The Edmonton–Nanaimo service will operate daily from 15 December, departing the former at 12:45 and landing in Nanaimo at 13:51. The return flights will leave Nanaimo at 14:25, arriving back in Edmonton at 17:12.
“Edmonton is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada and these important schedule improvements will support that growth,” explained Chris Avery, WestJet’s VP network planning, alliances and corporate development. “These increases cover a broad range of areas including key business and leisure routes, offering greater flexibility for business travellers who want same-day return trips, and more choices for people looking for vacation opportunities.”
Changes to frequencies begin with the return Edmonton–Regina service from 25 October, which will increase from a twice-daily to thrice-daily service. From 26 October, the return Edmonton–Grande Prairie route will see a more significant increase of nine extra return services each week. The carrier will operate 23 return flights per week as opposed to the previous 14.
The Edmonton–Kelowna and Edmonton–Saskatoon routes will increase from three to four-times daily flights from 15 December, the same date on which the Edmonton–Nanaimo service is due to begin.