WestJet Adding New Routes to Los Cabos and Punta Cana

Jun 25, 2019

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WestJet will connect Calgary and Victoria, British Columbia, to two more sun destinations this winter.

The Calgary-based carrier will offer weekly seasonal service between Calgary and Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic from Dec. 13 to April 21, 2020, and between Victoria and Los Cabos from Nov. 5 to April 18, 2020, the company announced today. WestJet will fly a Boeing 767-300ER on the Calgary-Punta Cana route, and a Boeing 737-700 on the Victoria-Los Cabos route.

“With new routes to Punta Cana and Cabo San Lucas… WestJet is getting our guests to the sun and sand sooner than ever this winter,” says Arved von zur Muehlen, chief commercial officer of WestJet.

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The airline already serves both Los Cabos from Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna and Vancouver; and Punta Cana from Toronto, Diio by Cirium data shows. WestJet will compete with Sunwing Airlines on the Victoria-Los Cabos route.

The new routes come as WestJet continues to face uncertainty over the return-to-service of the Boeing 737 MAX. The airline suspended its financial guidance for the year after the aircraft was grounded in March, when it operated 13 of the type.

Prior to the grounding, WestJet planned to grow system capacity by 6.5-8.5% in 2019.

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Featured photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

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