Prepare for departure: WestJet returns to Fredericton with seasonal connectivity to Calgary

The WestJet Group and the Fredericton International Airport are celebrating the start of nonstop service between Fredericton and Calgary following the departure of WS315 earlier today. Scheduled to operate twice per week throughout the summer and fall, service between New Brunswick’s capital city and WestJet’s global hub is already bolstering tourism and business opportunities in both destinations.

“Over the next four months, we anticipate WestJet will bring thousands of guests to the Fredericton region via our global hub in Calgary. We understand the impact these flights bring to the community and appreciate today’s support and excitement surrounding this critical route.” said John Weatherill, WestJet Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer. “As we inaugurate our 12th direct link between Atlantic Canada and Western Canada, we are building on the momentum of strong leisure and business demand and look forward to continuing to celebrate the route’s success.”

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Through the airline’s global hub in Calgary, guests travelling from Fredericton are now one flight away from an expansive list of international destinations. Conversely, Western-based travellers will have access to Fredericton’s rich culture, bustling craft beer scene and top-tier education centers.

“We’re delighted to welcome this new non-stop flight from the Fredericton International Airport (YFC) to WestJet’s Calgary hub,” said Johanne Gallant, President and CEO of the Fredericton International Airport Authority. “This new service increases the connectivity which is so essential for our region’s businesses, tourism operators, and families.”

“On behalf of my Council colleagues, the City of Fredericton, and my fellow Frederictonians, I am thrilled to welcome WestJet back to our city,” said Mayor Kate Rogers. “These new flights are critical for families, businesses, and visitors. Thank you to WestJet for the confidence they are putting in our community and for the support this provides to the economic efforts of a growing city.”

With a strong record of growth and a new terminal building, the Fredericton International Airport (YFC) is a comfortable and modern gateway for all of New Brunswick and the home airport for Fredericton’s Capital Region. YFC offers four airlines serving nine destinations, including two of Canada’s largest hubs, connecting New Brunswick to the world. Community is the heart of YFC, and the airport is proud to be home to over 20 companies employing more than 300 New Brunswickers.