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WestJet cancels multiple major service routes across Canada


After 13 years of profitable operation, WestJet Airlines is trying to reverse its first quarterly loss since 2005 by reducing its national capacity.

According to several reports, the Alberta-based company has decided to remain competitive by cutting several major routes across the country.

WestJet reportedly incurred a loss of $20.8 million in their second quarter, primarily as a result of higher fuel costs.

One of the major changes being introduced is the cancellation of all WestJet flights servicing Mexico City, as well as cutting the route between Montreal and Quebec City as of October 28th, 2018.

While flights in and out of Victoria International Airport remain unaffected, the changes will affect the itineraries of Victorians travelling to other parts of Canada.

Here’s a list of the routes affected:

  • Montreal/Quebec City
  • Vancouver/Toronto
  • Vancouver/Fort St. John
  • Vancouver/Cancun
  • Vancouver/Palm Springs
  • Vancouver/Puerto Vallarta
  • Vancouver/Cabo San Lucas
  • Calgary/Toronto
  • Calgary/Vancouver
  • Calgary/Denver
  • Calgary/Kitchener
  • Toronto/Los Angeles
  • Toronto/Winnipeg
  • Toronto/Phoenix
  • Toronto/Edmonton
  • Toronto/Aruba
  • Toronto/Belize
  • Toronto/Huatulco
  • Toronto/Liberia
  • Toronto/Fort McMurray

Service cutbacks on these routes will come into effect on October 28th, 2018.

WestJet’s ultra-low-cost carrier, Swoop, will remain unaffected by these changes.

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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