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WestJet Airlines Is Cutting Back Service On Major Routes Out Of Vancouver


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Back in January, WestJet Airlines announced that they were adding 60 new flights weekly out of Vancouver International Airport; however, they recently announced that they will be reducing those flights, and cutting out service to a destination.

The news comes after the carrier faced its first quarterly losses in 13 years. As such, the move aims to reduce capacity to meet consumer demand, and thereby reverse some of the damage.

Flyers can expect to see reduced service between Vancouver, Edmonton and Calgary. In addition, they are reducing travel between Calgary and Denver, Edmonton and Phoenix, as well as Winnipeg and Palm Springs.

Sadly, residents of the Lower Mainland will lose some flexibility with their holidays to Mexico, too. The carrier is cutting travel to Mexico City completely, and trimming back a number of destinations. These include routes from Vancouver to Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Cabo San Lucas.

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Of course, many people are unhappy about the changes. Voted the 2018 North America’s Best Low-Cost Airline by Skytrax, as well as 2018/2017 Best Airline in Canada and Travellers’ Choice Winner Mid-Sized and Low Cost Airlines – North America by TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice awards for Airlines, the airline is beloved by passengers.

In fact, many people feel the carrier is far more trustworthy than its rival, Air Canada. What’s more, it often offers much lower cost options on a variety of routes, such as Las Vegas, Mexico, and the Maritimes.

With that being said, they recently launched a low-cost carrier called Swoop. Calling themselves the “Robin Hood of all Airlines,” they enable more residents the opportunity to travel for far less than the cost of regular WestJet and Air Canada tickets.


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