WestJet’s First Look At Winter Sun Destinations to Mexico, Caribbean, and Central America

by Carolee Chanona

They say summer is the best time to start planning for winter travel. You get first to pick, while prices are right according to travel app Hopper reporting that airfares are dropping this month from peak summertime prices. And carriers like WestJet are ready to start selling the heat in Mexico, the Caribbean, and the U.S. for the coming winter months, opening the first look at its winter sun offerings for 2022 into 2023 seasonal flights. WestJet plans to return to 17 sun and leisure routes suspended during the pandemic to destinations in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Mexico.

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“The restart of these routes is another positive step in the restoration of our network as we solidify WestJet as the reliable, friendly, and affordable airline we are known to be,” said John Weatherill, WestJet Executive Vice-President, and Chief Commercial Officer.

Canadians Can Indulge In Sun Splashed Winter Getaways

The restart of the 17 routes means a 45% increase in sun and leisure flights from winter 2021, a 60% increase in transborder flights from winter 2021, and a 25% increase in transatlantic flights from winter 2021. The reinstated routes also mean a 50% increase in flights from Central/Eastern Canada from winter 2021 and a 55% increase in flights from Western Canada from winter 2021.

WestJet has also announced a new six-times weekly regional service between Penticton, B.C., and Vancouver starting Feb. 17, 2023, on WestJet Link along with the restart of domestic connectivity between Edmonton and Nanaimo, B.C.

This report originally appeared on Travel Week.

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