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WestJet lands again in Sudbury

First time back for Calgary air carrier since 2001
WestJet Q-400 aircraft
WestJet Q-400 aircraft

WestJet will be offering daily service between Greater Sudbury Airport and Toronto Pearson International Airport starting Feb. 3.

WestJet Encore, the Calgary-based air carrier’s regional service, will increase to three daily flights by next May.

"As Canada's low-fare leader, we are offering residents of Greater Sudbury the opportunity to fly more affordably and connect seamlessly into our expanding national and international network,” said WestJet’s commercial executive vice-president Bob Cummings in a statement.

“With as many as 115 daily departures available via Toronto Pearson – more than at any other airport in our network – these flights perfectly match the needs of both business and leisure travellers.”

Flights will depart Sudbury at 6 a.m. and arrive in Toronto at 7:01 a.m.

The return flights north depart Pearson at 10 p.m. The one-way ticket price is $123.31.

WestJet failed to make a go of it in Sudbury in 2001. The airline was using Boeing 737s but has since switched to smaller Bombardier Q400s for its Encore regional carrier.