WestJet increasing presence in Abbotsford

Winnipeg added as non-stop destination, more service added overall

WestJet will be flying to Abbotsford more starting this summer.

WestJet today announced plans to connect two long-standing WestJet destinations with the addition of service between Winnipeg and Abbotsford.

Starting April 30, WestJet will add Abbotsford as its 13th non-stop destination from Winnipeg and will increase frequency on routes to Edmonton and Hamilton. WestJet has served Abbotsford since 1997 and Winnipeg since 1996.

The airline will increase its number of non-stop flights between Abbotsford and Edmonton from 13 per week to 20 and service between Winnipeg and Edmonton will increase from 21 flights per week to 24 beginning April 30.

With these additions, WestJet will operate 60 weekly departures from Abbotsford.

“WestJet has built its reputation as Canada’s low-fare leader since 1996 and these flights further solidify this position,” said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President, Network Planning, Corporate Development and Alliances. “WestJet has proudly and consistently served the people of Abbotsford, the lower mainland and Winnipeg for more than 20 years while many other airlines have come and gone. Our reputation as Canada’s low-fare leader is a position we will maintain as competition increases. We are pleased to connect two important WestJet markets this summer.”

“WestJet’s growth in Abbotsford is great news for our city, as our population continues to grow at record rates in the Fraser Valley,” said Henry Braun, Abbotsford Mayor. “These new routes will ensure we continue to attract business investment and employment opportunities to the communities east of the Fraser. Cross-country routes solidify our international airport’s role as a regional hub and as an integral part of the provincial transportation network.”

All flights will be operated on board WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft featuring Plus seating and WestJet Connect, WestJet’s inflight entertainment system accessed directly through smartphones, tablets or computers. Almost 75 per cent of WestJet’s Boeing fleet is equipped with WestJet Connect.

All flights provide WestJet Rewards members the opportunity to earn WestJet dollars to be used towards the payment of a WestJet-marketed flight or a WestJet Vacations package (excluding taxes, fees and charges).

Route

Frequency

Departing

Arriving

Effective

Winnipeg – Abbotsford

Daily

7:25 a.m.

8:20 a.m.

April 30 – Oct 28

Abbotsford – Winnipeg

Daily

1:10 p.m.

5:48 p.m.

April 30 – Oct 28

Introductory one-way fares are available starting from:

Departing

Arriving

Air transportation charges (ATC)

Taxes, fees and charges

Total one-way price from

Base fare  from

Other ATC

Winnipeg

Abbotsford

$34.00

$23.00

$36.58

$93.58* CAD

Abbotsford

Winnipeg

$54.00

$23.00

$16.58

$93.58* CAD

See westjet.com/newroutes for full details.