WestJet adds MEX flights from YYC, YVR

10-03-2017 2:50 pm

WestJet will add new flights to Mexico City from Calgary and Vancouver this spring, offering non-stop year round service.

Starting March 14, WestJet will begin service with four weekly flights between Calgary and Mexico City and on March 15, WestJet will launch three-time weekly service between Vancouver and Mexico City. Effective April 29, both routes move to daily service.

"We are proud of our continued investments in connecting the economies of Canada and Mexico and providing choice and competition for Canada's business and leisure travellers," said Ed Sims, WestJet executive vice-president commercial. "These flights will also enable Mexican visitors an affordable option to discover our country and Mexican businesses to increase commercial ties."

WestJet currently serves 10 cities in Mexico from 17 Canadian cities and offers more non-stop routes than any other Canadian airline; at peak winter schedule the airline will be operating more than 140 flights per week. Since 2012, the airline's traffic to Mexico has grown by more than 50 per cent; last winter, WestJet flew an average of 18 daily roundtrips between Canada and Mexico, carrying a total of more than one million guests to that country. WestJet and Mexico's flag carrier, Aeromexico, have been interline partners since 2011 and full codeshare partners since 2015.