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WestJet announces direct Thunder Bay-Calgary service

Non-stop flights to the Alberta city will return after a seven-year absence
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THUNDER BAY — WestJet has confirmed one significant service change for the Thunder Bay market but isn't commenting — for now — on whether it's also planning another change.

The airline will relaunch direct flights between the city and Calgary on June 29, using Boeing 737 jets.

According to a spokesperson, the last time WestJet offered non-stop service between the two cities was seven years ago, in 2016.

The company has told TBnewswatch the decision to restore the route is part of its new strategic direction.

Flights between Thunder Bay and Calgary will be offered up to three times weekly during peak season, with departures on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Meantime, passengers who are asking questions about WestJet's plans for its route between Thunder Bay and Toronto will have to wait a little longer for answers.

Currently, the airline's booking site shows no reservations available on eastbound flights from Thunder Bay after May 1.

"We will be releasing more detail concerning our summer schedule in the coming weeks and will have additional clarity regarding service between Thunder Bay and Toronto to share at that time," a company spokesperson responded when TBnewswatch requested an explanation.

Air Canada, Porter Airlines and Flair Airlines also provide service to Toronto.

Next month, Porter will inaugurate direct flights between Thunder Bay and Ottawa, and Flair will do the same in June.

— TBnewswatch