WestJet Adding New Routes to Los Cabos and Punta Cana

Jun 25, 2019

This post contains references to products from one or more of our advertisers. We may receive compensation when you click on links to those products. Terms apply to the offers listed on this page. For an explanation of our Advertising Policy, visit this page.

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.

Related: The Best Credit Cards for Airline Lounge Access

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.

Related: WestJet’s First Dreamliner Delivery Means More Lie-Flats From North America to Europe

Featured photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images.

Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card

WELCOME OFFER: 80,000 Points


CARD HIGHLIGHTS: 3X points on dining and 2x points on travel, points transferrable to over a dozen travel partners

*Bonus value is an estimated value calculated by TPG and not the card issuer. View our latest valuations here.

Apply Now
More Things to Know
  • Earn 80,000 bonus points after you spend $4,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening. That's $1,000 when you redeem through Chase Ultimate Rewards®.
  • Enjoy benefits such as a $50 annual Ultimate Rewards Hotel Credit, 5x on travel purchased through Chase Ultimate Rewards®, 3x on dining and 2x on all other travel purchases, plus more.
  • Get 25% more value when you redeem for airfare, hotels, car rentals and cruises through Chase Ultimate Rewards®. For example, 80,000 points are worth $1,000 toward travel.
  • With Pay Yourself Back℠, your points are worth 25% more during the current offer when you redeem them for statement credits against existing purchases in select, rotating categories
  • Count on Trip Cancellation/Interruption Insurance, Auto Rental Collision Damage Waiver, Lost Luggage Insurance and more.
Regular APR
16.24% - 23.24% Variable
Annual Fee
Balance Transfer Fee
Either $5 or 5% of the amount of each transfer, whichever is greater.
Recommended Credit

Editorial Disclaimer: Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any bank, credit card issuer, airlines or hotel chain, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.

Disclaimer: The responses below are not provided or commissioned by the bank advertiser. Responses have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertiser. It is not the bank advertiser’s responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.