WestJet Network Updates

Old Sep 6, 21, 9:26 am
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WestJet's handy route and frequency guides on the website have now been updated as well:
Some notes from my read of the guides:

Domestic
  • Internal BC is basically unchanged
  • BC-Prairies is being reduced a bit
  • Prairies-Prairies is a mixed bag of increases and decreases
  • Anywhere west of Manitoba-anywhere east of Manitoba is generally being reduced
  • Atlantic service is being significantly reduced

International
  • US flights are significantly increasing - new/returning connections after the schedule update:
    • Vancouver
      • YVR-KOA (late Oct)
      • YVR-LIH (late Oct)
      • YVR-PHX (mid Oct)
      • YVR-PSP (early Oct)
      • YVR-SNA (late Sep)
    • Calgary
      • YYC-AZA (mid Nov)
      • YYC-HNL (late Nov)
      • YYC-JFK (early Nov)
      • YYC-MCO (early Oct)
      • YYC-OGG (early Nov)
      • YYC-SAN (late Sep)
      • YYC-SEA (early Nov)
      • YYC-SNA (early Nov)
    • Edmonton
      • YEG-LAX (early Oct)
      • YEG-MCO (early Nov)
      • YEG-OGG (early Dec)
      • YEG-PHX (early Oct)
      • YEG-PSP (early Nov)
    • Winnipeg
      • YWG-LAS (early Nov)
      • YWG-PSP (mid Nov)
    • Toronto
      • YYZ-LGA (mid Oct)
      • YYZ-PHX (late Oct)
      • YYZ-SJU (late Nov)
      • YYZ-TPA (mid Nov)
    • Ottawa
      • YOW-RSW (early Nov)
    • Halifax
      • YHZ-MCO (late Nov)
  • Mexico, Caribbean and Central America flights are significantly increasing - new/returning connections after the schedule update:
    • Vancouver
      • YVR-CUN (late Sep)
      • YVR-HUX (late Oct)
      • YVR-MZT (early Dec)
      • YVR-PVR (late Sep)
      • YVR-SJD (late Sep)
    • Calgary
      • YYC-HUX (early Nov)
      • YYC-LIR (early Nov)
      • YYC-LTO (mid Nov)
      • YYC-MBJ (early Nov)
      • YYC-MZT (late Sep)
      • YYC-VRA (late Nov)
      • YYC-ZIH (early Nov)
      • YYC-ZLO (early Nov)
    • Edmonton
      • YEG-CUN (late Oct)
      • YEG-HUX (early Nov)
      • YEG-PVR (early Nov)
      • YEG-SJD (mid Nov)
    • Winnipeg
      • YWG-PVR (early Nov)
    • Toronto
      • YYZ-ANU (mid Nov)
      • YYZ-AUA (early Nov)
      • YYZ-BGI (mid Nov)
      • YYZ-BZE (early Nov)
      • YYZ-CUR (late Oct)
      • YYZ-CZM (early Nov)
      • YYZ-GCM (late Nov)
      • YYZ-HOG (late Nov)
      • YYZ-HUX (mid Nov)
      • YYZ-LIR (late Sep)
      • YYZ-MID (late Nov)
      • YYZ-PLS (early Nov)
      • YYZ-POP (early Oct)
      • YYZ-PVR (early Nov)
      • YYZ-SJC (late Nov)
      • YYZ-SXM (early Nov)
      • YYZ-UVF (early Nov)
      • YYZ-VRA (late Nov)
    • Ottawa
      • YOW-CUN (mid Nov)
    • Halifax
      • YHZ-CUN (mid Nov)
  • Europe is decreasing
    • YYC-AMS and YYC-CDG are ending mid November
    • YYC-LGW goes down to 2x weekly, but can't decide which days of the week...
      • Mon & Wed in October
      • Fri & Sun in November
      • Wed & Sun in December
    • YYZ-LGW goes down to 1/2x weekly from November
      • Mon (missing some weeks) & Tue (consistently)

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Old Sep 8, 21, 9:15 am
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New domestic service to Dawson Creek (YDQ) launches today from YYC. Was originally suppose to start back in April 2020.
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Old Sep 28, 21, 9:39 pm
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WS has extended free change/cancellation to December 31, 2021, abandoning a month-to-month extension. I wonder if bookings are stagnating or slowing down...

AC is still moving month-to-month with unlimited changes/free cancellation.
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Old Oct 5, 21, 9:23 am
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WestJet launching new service between Toronto and Dublin

https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/news/2...nto-and-dublin

I'm not surprised after the recent announcement of direct 737 MAX flights between Toronto and Scotland that WestJet is now planning to do the same with Dublin.
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Old Oct 5, 21, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by V1213 View Post
WestJet launching new service between Toronto and Dublin

https://www.westjet.com/en-ca/news/2...nto-and-dublin

I'm not surprised after the recent announcement of direct 737 MAX flights between Toronto and Scotland that WestJet is now planning to do the same with Dublin.
No word on YYC-DUB 787 service resumption. Hope to hear something in the coming months!
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Old Oct 5, 21, 11:20 am
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Originally Posted by YYCguy View Post
No word on YYC-DUB 787 service resumption. Hope to hear something in the coming months!
The YYC-DUB flights are bookable for 2022, although that doesn't mean they'll actually happen.

Additionally, the Managing Director of Dublin Airport quoted in the WestJet press release seems to think YYC will be happening:
“We are delighted to see WestJet’s route network at Dublin Airport expand further with the addition of Toronto – Dublin to complement the existing Halifax and Calgary services."
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Old Oct 5, 21, 11:32 am
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Really looking forward to seeing what additional routes they will announce for summer 2022 on the Dreamliner. With 10 in the fleet by next summer, there should be a few route announcements coming...

Right now, I'd say that there is enough utilization for only seven 787s

YYC/YYZ/YVR-LGW (1 each, 3 total)
YYC-CDG (1)
YYC-DUB/FCO (1)
YYC-YYZ (1)
YYZ-BCN (0.5-1, only 3x weekly)

If YYC-AMS returns, that would leave 2 787s remaining
YVR-YYZ is not only the 787 schedule as of now for S22
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Old Oct 6, 21, 10:20 am
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I imagine the 787 delivery delays are why WS hasn't announced any new routes/increased frequencies on exisiting routes for S22 yet. Also I don't think its been determined if they'll have all 10 by next summer either.
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Old Oct 6, 21, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by hollywoodcory17 View Post
I imagine the 787 delivery delays are why WS hasn't announced any new routes/increased frequencies on exisiting routes for S22 yet. Also I don't think its been determined if they'll have all 10 by next summer either.
Have the revised in service dates for the remaining frames been set yet, or still TBD?
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Old Oct 6, 21, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by YYCguy View Post
Have the revised in service dates for the remaining frames been set yet, or still TBD?
Boeing hasn't delivered any 787s in a while as the FAA is looking into production issues. Until that is sorted out, I imagine any delivery of the remaining frames will be TBD.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...t-least-oct-dj
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Old Oct 10, 21, 8:55 am
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I need to go from YYJ to YUL. AC runs 3 flights a day from YVR (330, 787, MAX) and WS none. They do go from YYC once a day on 737. I’m surprised AC could fill ~ 700 seats on this route each day and WS wouldn’t try running one flight between YVR and YUL. Anyone have any insight as to why this may be? I imagine the fact that YUL is one of AC’s hubs plays a role.

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Old Oct 10, 21, 10:56 am
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Originally Posted by jashah View Post
I need to go from YYJ to YUL. AC runs 3 flights a day from YVR (330, 787, MAX) and WS none. They do go from YYC once a day on 737. I’m surprised AC could fill ~ 700 seats on this route each day and WS wouldn’t try running one flight between YVR and YUL. Anyone have any insight as to why this may be? I imagine the fact that YUL is one of AC’s hubs plays a role.

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They operate yvr yul seasonally.
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Old Oct 11, 21, 10:24 am
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Some additional November changes were loaded over the last week or so.
YOW-RSW, YWG-LAS, YYC-VRA, YHZ-MCO have all been removed until mid-December now. YEG/YYZ-LAS, YYC-BNA/ATL were also reduced in November.

So far YOW/YWG/YHZ-Mexico are still planned in November.
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Old Oct 11, 21, 2:41 pm
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Originally Posted by jashah View Post
I need to go from YYJ to YUL. AC runs 3 flights a day from YVR (330, 787, MAX) and WS none. They do go from YYC once a day on 737.
Starting November, WS YYC-YUL goes to just 2x weekly.
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Old Oct 11, 21, 7:14 pm
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Originally Posted by keithguy View Post
Starting November, WS YYC-YUL goes to just 2x weekly.
WestJet: "We want to attract business travellers"
Also WestJet: "We don't think you need to travel between Montreal and Vancouver and if you do, then only infrequently or with a stop in Calgary"
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