WestJet is to launch new non-stop service between Toronto and Myrtle Beach in South Carolina and between Calgary and Dallas, beginning this spring.
On May 2, WestJet will introduce twice-weekly service on Thursdays and Sundays between Toronto and Myrtle Beach. Daily service between Calgary and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport will begin on April 29.
Bookings for both services, featuring introductory fares, will be available for purchase from February 11. WestJet is offering introductory one-way fares from C$167.39 on the Toronto-Myrtle Beach route and from C$228.39 on the Calgary-Dallas/Fort Worth route, including all government taxes and fees.
“We are very proud to announce our 19th and 20th U.S. destinations and our 82nd and 83rd destinations overall,” says Chris Avery, WestJet’s vice-president, network planning, alliances and corporate development.
“Myrtle Beach is one of the most popular destinations for Canadian vacationers, with more than 90 kilometers of picturesque beaches, world-class golf and warm southern hospitality,” adds Chris Avery.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the fourth-largest airport in the United States, as well as a major hub for WestJet codeshare partner American Airlines.
WestJet’s relationship with American Airlines will give its customers a choice of three round-trip flights a day between Calgary and Dallas, a key Western business route, as well as American’s extensive network beyond Dallas.
The airline’s twice-weekly service between Toronto Pearson International Airport (IATA code YYZ) and Myrtle Beach International Airport (MYR) will see flight WS1154 departing YYZ at 9:30 a.m. every Thursday and Sunday from May 2 and landing at MYR at 11:35 a.m.
In the other direction, flight WS1155 is timed to leave MYR at 12:20 p.m. and reach YYZ at 2:14 p.m.
WestJet’s new non-stop daily service between Calgary and Dallas-Fort Worth will see flight WS1554 pushing back from the gate at Calgary International Airport (YYC) at 10:25 a.m. daily from April 29 and touching down Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) at 2:58 p.m. local time.
In the other direction, flight WS1555 will leave DFW at 3:45 p.m. and arrive at YYC at 6:29 p.m. local time.
Within Canada, WestJet is also increasing the number of round-trips it operates between Toronto and Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon and Regina, and the airline will introduce new non-stop service between Toronto and Fort McMurray.
WestJet will also increase its Calgary-Los Angeles schedule to two flights daily from one, and to 11 flights a week from seven between Toronto and Orlando.
Internationally, WestJet will extend its service to Aruba, Liberia in Costa Rica, and Trinidad and Tobago so that these flights all operate on a year-round basis.
The airline will also add one extra flight each week on its routes linking Toronto with Kingston and Montego Bay in Jamaica; Varadero, Cuba; St. Maarten; Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic; and Cancun in Mexico. WestJet Vacations’ packages will be available on many of these routes.
WestJet will operate all these flights with its fleet of more than 100 Boeing 737NG single-aisle jets.