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WestJet: New routes in the U.S. and Canada

To the point WestJet announces new routes for the summer of 2023 in Canada and the U.S. from Western Canada.

Twenty new routes and three new destinations will be added to WestJet’s summer schedule this summer.

The airline will offer new direct flights to Washington (Dulles), Detroit and Minneapolis and new routes to Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Nashville and Seattle. Last December, WestJet announced its new routes to Europe and Japan, which will take effect in spring 2023.

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Flights to the United States

Here’s a breakdown of what these changes will look like:

Route Start Date Frequency
Calgary – Austin May 18, 2023 2x/week
Calgary – Chicago May 18, 2023 4x/week
Calgary – Detroit May 26, 2023 5x/week
Calgary – Washington D.C. (Dulles) June 2, 2023 3x/week
Edmonton – Minneapolis June 2, 2023 5x/week
Edmonton – Seattle May 19, 2023 5x/week
Vancouver – Atlanta May 17, 2023 4x/week
Vancouver – Nashville May 19, 2023 2x/week
Vancouver – Orlando May 6, 2023 1x/week
Winnipeg – Los Angeles April 30, 2023 3x/week
Toronto – Bermuda May 5, 2023 2x/week

Domestic flights in Canada

Here are the details of the routes in Canada in high summer season:

Route Start Date Frequency
Calgary – Moncton June 14, 2023 3x/week
Calgary – Thunder Bay June 29, 2023 3x/week
Calgary – Quebec City May 19, 2023 4x/week
Edmonton – Charlottetown June 14, 2023 1x/week
Edmonton – London May 19, 2023 2x/week
Edmonton – Moncton June 19, 2023 2x/week
Edmonton – Ottawa April 30, 2023 6x/week
Edmonton – Montreal June 30, 2023 2x/week

Additional regional routes for the summer of 2023 have been announced by WestJet. These are for Western Canada and can be found here.

How to take advantage of it with your credit card

You can reduce the cost of these flights with the WestJet RBC World Elite MasterCard, which offers a welcome bonus of $450 WestJet dollars. Here’s an example of how you can use these WestJet dollars to lower your airfare.

Bottom Line

These new routes announced by WestJet are part of their service expansion for the summer of 2023. These new connections will make it easier for people in Calgary and Alberta to travel within Canada and the United States.

If you travel frequently with WestJet, take the opportunity to earn WestJet dollars with the WestJet RBC MasterCard and WestJet World Elite MasterCard, and enrol in the WestJet Rewards loyalty program.

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Travelling is a way of life for Marie-Ève, who spends almost six months a year abroad. She's always looking for waves to surf, great coffee and the best strategies to travel longer. You'll probably find her in a coworking space with other digital nomads, or by the sea watching the sunsets.

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