February 6, 2024
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WestJet Announces Summer 2024 Plans, Toronto Flights Returning to PEI
Charlottetown, PE – WestJet has announced its summer 2024 flight schedule, which includes the return of flights between YYG Charlottetown Airport and Toronto Pearson Airport, as well as flights to Calgary and Edmonton, Alberta.
Starting May 17th, WestJet will once again connect PEI to Toronto with direct flights set to operate every Monday, Friday and Saturday, continuing until October 17th.
This summer WestJet also plans to offer six weekly non-stop flights from Alberta – four to Calgary and two to Edmonton. Calgary flights start May 18th, while Edmonton resumes on June 12th. To see full schedule details or book flights, passengers can visit westjet.com.
“We are pleased to see WestJet back serving Toronto Pearson while also extending the season on their popular Alberta flights. WestJet has been a long-time partner of YYG, and this announcement confirms their commitment to Prince Edward Island. This is great news for islanders and the province’s tourism industry as we look to continue to expand flight offerings from YYG.”
CEO, Charlottetown Airport Authority
“The return of non-stop flights between Toronto and Charlottetown this summer, along with continued flights in and out of Alberta, is welcome news for islanders looking for reliable air access. We are appreciative of WestJet service and the incredible work of YYG in strengthening this partnership. YYG just celebrated their biggest year ever and this partnership, which doubles the seat capacity with WestJet over last summer, is a positive sign of what lies ahead for 2024 air travel.”
The Honourable Cory Deagle
Minister of Fisheries, Tourism, Sport and Culture
“We recognize the importance of non-stop flight options to and from Charlottetown and we are thrilled to return service to P.E.I., this summer from Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto. As we continue to strengthen east to west connectivity, these investments will provide more travel options for visitors to explore the Island and to conveniently connect to popular destinations across our network.”
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About the Airport Authority
Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc. assumed operational and financial responsibility for the Charlottetown Airport on March 1, 1999. The Board of Directors now oversee the affairs of the airport with a mission to provide a safe, secure, and fiscally responsible airport that connects PEI to the world and drives economic growth. Last year 402,000 passengers travelled through the airport, generating over $100 million in total economic activity in Prince Edward Island.
Doug Newson, CEO
Charlottetown Airport Authority Inc.