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YQM offers direct flights to Alberta cities

By News Jun 15, 2023 | 6:26 AM

As of this week, it is now possible to fly direct between the Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) and Calgary.

WestJet launched the non-stop flights on Tuesday.

‘‘We are excited to welcome a direct flight to Calgary this summer with WestJet, providing excellent non-stop, direct access to Western Canada,” said Courtney Burns, YQM President and CEO.

In June and July, flights to Calgary will be available five times per week, six times weekly in August and twice weekly into September and October.

Starting June 29, WestJet will also offer two non-stop flights per week to Edmonton from YQM which combined represents daily service from YQM to Alberta in peak summer months.

“With our new service between Calgary and Greater Moncton, we are thrilled to be providing a new direct link connecting the Alberta Rockies to the beautiful Atlantic coast,” said Chris Avery, WestJet VP Network Planning, Alliances and Commercial Development.

“As we continue to take strides to enhance connectivity between Eastern and Western Canada, this service establishes a new and affordable travel option for business and leisure guests from Greater Moncton to connect onwards to a multitude of destinations across Western Canada and beyond direct from YYC.”

As part of a new strategy unveiled in 2022, WestJet decided to focus on its strengths in Western Canada and has slashed service in Eastern Canada compared to pre-pandemic levels.


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