In response to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s announcement that Canada will be closing its borders to all those who are not Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or U.S. Citizens, WestJet will be suspending all transborder (The United States, including Hawaii) and international (Europe, Mexico, Caribbean, Central America) flights for a 30 day period effective Sunday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m. MDT.
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Ed Sims, WestJet President and Chief Executive Officer said, “To be clear, this means our final commercially scheduled flights from international and transborder destinations will launch on Sunday night by 11:59 p.m. local time; after that, we will be operating rescue and repatriation flights in partnership with the Canadian government. As of tonight, international and transborder tickets are no longer available for sale during this 30 day period.”
WestJet is suspending all outbound international ticket sales for travel until Sunday, March 22, 11:59 p.m. MDT.
Ed Sims also said, “To assist Canadians in returning home on short notice, we are in the process of lowering prices on our remaining seats into Canada in all cabins. In addition, we will also reduce our domestic schedule by approximately 50 percent.”
Please see WestJet website for more information.
Today, PM @JustinTrudeau made a declaration to Canadians abroad that it is time to come home. Based on this, we will be suspending our commercial operations for all international and transborder flights on Sunday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m. MDT. Read more – https://t.co/dJtNHeij8Vpic.twitter.com/iCUpI0hDCP
— WestJet (@WestJet) March 17, 2020