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YVR and WestJet announced an additional five dozen more flights out of Vancouver International Airport coming this summer. That means more than 80 daily departures out of YVR each day for WestJet according to Brian Znotins, WestJet vice-president, network planning, alliances and corporate development.
“That means increased connectivity as well as convenience. We are certain business travellers and vacationers alike will be pleased with the flexibility and timeliness our enhanced schedule provides,” Znotins says.
And, as previously announced, WestJet will launch three-time weekly service between Vancouver and Mexico City on March 15. That route moves to daily service on April 29.
These new flights benefit more than just travellers; it means more local jobs.
“Every flight added at YVR helps create and support jobs, and contributes to B.C.’s economy,” according to the airport authority.
YVR served 24.1 million passengers in 2017. 56 airlines serve YVR, connecting people and businesses to more than 127 non-stop destinations worldwide.
According to Craig Richmond, president CEO of the Vancouver Airport Authority, “WestJet has been a long-time partner and this announcement further strengthens YVR’s position as a hub, providing more non-stop travel options and convenient connections.”
“We are certain business travellers and vacationers alike will be pleased with the flexibility and timeliness our enhanced schedule provides,” says Znotins.