WestJet announces new Quebec routes, increased capacity

WestJet has announced increased service and new routes to and from Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, as well as Quebec City´s Jean Lesage International Airport, the company said.

Overall, the airline is adding 105 more flights per week in the province, a capacity increase of 74 per cent.

Starting June 15, WestJet will begin point-to-point service for the first time within the province with four daily flights between Montreal and Quebec City. On March 15, The airline will launch twice-daily service between Montreal and Halifax. And, on October 15, it will begin twice-daily service between Montreal and Boston.

In addition, the airline will also increase its number of non-stop flights between Montreal and Vancouver from six per week to 12. WestJet´s operations between Montreal and Calgary will increase from 14 flights per week to 19. Its Quebec City and Toronto service will add one more daily flight for a total of three.

With the addition of WestJet´s new services the airline will operate 195 weekly departures from Montreal and 50 departures from Quebec City by October 2017. All three new routes will be operated by WestJet´s regional airline, WestJet Encore and its fleet of Canadian-made Bombardier Q400s. Routes to Vancouver and Calgary will be operated on WestJet´s fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft.

WestJet offers scheduled service to more than 100 destinations in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and Europe. Through its regional airline, WestJet Encore, and with partnerships with airlines representing every major region of the world, the airline offers more than 150 destinations in over 20 countries.