WestJet Network Updates

Old Jul 13, 22, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by cgyroof View Post
My late-August 2022 LGW-YHZ flight got canceled yesterday. No 20-hour purposeful layover to visit family on my way home to Calgary... flying direct LGW-YYC now. The last direct LGW-YHZ flight appears to be on THU AUG 11 2022.
I booked the YHZ-LGW flight for late October, and got cancelled two days ago. Rebooked to the YHZ-YYZ-LGW instead...they rebooked me to the route that has the shortest layover in YYZ. Guess they cancelled all the YHZ-LGW non-stop routes post August 11. Maybe low demand? hm
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Old Jul 17, 22, 1:14 pm
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YYZ-BOS/ORD were removed from the winter schedule in this weekend's update.

YYZ-LGW is still scheduled, but still has bookings limited.
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Old Jul 18, 22, 8:18 pm
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WestJet announces domestic winter service suspensions

Today WestJet announced the first service "suspensions" that it is attributing to the strategy refocus:
  • YYZ-YFC (DH4)
  • YYZ-YYG (737)
  • YYZ-YQB (DH4)
  • YHZ-YQY (DH4)
All routes are ostensibly being "suspended" for Winter from November 15.

It appears YYZ-YYG has been added to 2023 Summer schedule, while the others remain absent - I wouldn't be surprised if they don't return.
I also note that a new twice-weekly YYC-YQB route has been added from May 2023, so YQB will still see a very limited WestJet presence.

Also, today's announcement includes this update:
This August, WestJet will release the airline’s full winter 2022/2023 schedule that will see significant sun and leisure flying investments for Eastern Canada along with capacity enhancements nationwide.
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Old Jul 19, 22, 10:50 am
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Other, not publicized, changes that have I've noticed in the system recently:
  • YHZ-YUL is ending permanently in October
  • YVR-YUL is launching next Summer
  • YVR-YFF is launching next Summer
  • YYC-LHR is going back to 4 times a week in Summer (may change once the slot allocation is published?)
  • YYC-YYG is ending permanently in September
  • YYC-YXY is ending permanently in September
  • YYC-YQG is ending permanently in September
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Old Jul 19, 22, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by V1213 View Post
  • YYC-YYG is ending permanently in September
  • YYC-YXY is ending permanently in September
  • YYC-YQG is ending permanently in September
These are surprising (YYC-YYG has been seasonal and quite popular in the summer). I thought YQG was doing well! I dont know about YXY though. Does WS only fly to YXY from YYC (summer seasonal) or is there also YVR service?
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Old Jul 19, 22, 4:03 pm
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I would question YYC to YYG, YXY and YQG are ending "permanently" - it's just not showing in the S23 schedule yet. These are consistent with connecting "east with west" and YXY is a regional route in the west. So I would be surprised if these don't come back in summer. They are all seasonal now.
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Old Jul 19, 22, 6:09 pm
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Agreed. Suspending and ending permanently are two different terms. The release from Westjet uses the term suspended. Hope the suspension is just for the winter.
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Old Jul 21, 22, 7:59 am
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Originally Posted by V1213 View Post
Today WestJet announced the first service "suspensions" that it is attributing to the strategy refocus:
  • YYZ-YFC (DH4)
  • YYZ-YYG (737)
  • YYZ-YQB (DH4)
  • YHZ-YQY (DH4)
All routes are ostensibly being "suspended" for Winter from November 15.

It appears YYZ-YYG has been added to 2023 Summer schedule, while the others remain absent - I wouldn't be surprised if they don't return.
I also note that a new twice-weekly YYC-YQB route has been added from May 2023, so YQB will still see a very limited WestJet presence.

Also, today's announcement includes this update:
YYZ-YYG being taken over by Swoop come November.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/princ...nter-1.6527263
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Old Jul 21, 22, 10:45 am
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Can WS dollars or Air Miles be redeemed on Swoop?
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Old Jul 21, 22, 12:57 pm
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Originally Posted by WesternCDN View Post
YYZ-YYG being taken over by Swoop come November.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/princ...nter-1.6527263
Hopefully Westjets YYC-YYG route comes back next summer. 🤞 It does seem popular.
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Old Jul 22, 22, 1:47 pm
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I dislike my favourite routes being Swoop'd.
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Old Jul 23, 22, 12:07 pm
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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory17 View Post
YYZ-BOS/ORD were removed from the winter schedule in this weekend's update.
I note that the ORD foray didn't go well for Swoop, either: Swoop Discontinues Additional US Service in July 2022
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Old Jul 25, 22, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by mxqisit View Post
I dislike my favourite routes being Swoop'd.
No one likes being Rouged either but it happens. Thankfully being YYC-based, this is a no-go zone for Swoop.
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Old Jul 25, 22, 4:18 pm
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Originally Posted by YXUFlyboy View Post
Thankfully being YYC-based, this is a no-go zone for Swoop.
Why? Is there no possibility that they might Swoop/Rouge/downgrade/degrade routes that are currently WS-operated out of YYC?
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Old Jul 25, 22, 7:01 pm
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Originally Posted by YXUFlyboy View Post
No one likes being Rouged either but it happens. Thankfully being YYC-based, this is a no-go zone for Swoop.
Keep telling yourself that.
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