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WestJet’s new strategy opens up increased connectivity for Thunder Bay

Canadian air carrier to provide increased service between Winnipeg and Atlanta
(WestJet Facebook photo)

Improved connectivity over Winnipeg Richardson International Airport is providing more options for travellers to and from Thunder Bay.

WestJet now flies twice daily between Thunder Bay and Winnipeg. These flights offer well-timed connections to all Western Canadian destinations with WestJet now offering up to 14 daily departures to Western Canada from Winnipeg.

Options will improve in September when WestJet offers five flights per week to Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Atlanta is one of the world's busiest airports with over 1,000 daily departures to over 210 destinations worldwide.

In addition to a wide range of routes to Western Canada and connectivity through Atlanta, flights to Los Angeles are available three times a week with WestJet’s code share partner Delta.

“WestJet’s new schedules provide Thunder Bay travellers with strong options to the west and south," says president-CEO Ed Schmidtke of the Thunder Bay International Airports Authority.

“We appreciate the efforts of WestJet and the Winnipeg Airport Authority to time these flights to include great connectivity for Thunder Bay.

“We pride ourselves on being a regional hub and, with the support of our partners at WestJet, are excited to offer more connections to more places that matter,” said Winnipeg Airports Authority President-CEO Nick Hays. 

“Whether for business or pleasure, passengers from Thunder Bay and beyond will enjoy a seamless and convenient transfer through Winnipeg Richardson International Airport en route to a world of possibilities. We look forward to welcoming more of our neighbours from Northern Ontario as they include us in their travels.”

Thunder Bay International Airports Authority is the private, non-shareholder corporation responsible for the operation of the Thunder Bay International Airport.