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WestJet launching service to Abbotsford

WestJet announced 11 new domestic routes on Friday, including one offering direct service between Prince George and Abbotsford International Airport. The new service is expected to start on June 25, and will fly twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays.
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WestJet announced 11 new domestic routes on Friday, including one offering direct service between Prince George and Abbotsford International Airport.

The new service is expected to start on June 25, and will fly twice weekly on Fridays and Sundays.

"As we look to the coming months with cautious optimism, we know our restart agenda will be pivotal to Canada's economic recovery," WestJet president and CEO Ed Sims said in a press release. "Stimulating  air travel benefits all Canadians and supports those hardest hit; with one in every 10 Canadian jobs tied to travel and tourism, the ripple effect benefits our whole country."  

Earlier this week, the airline announced it would resume suspended service to Atlantic Canada and Quebec. Eight of the new routes connect cities including Edmonton, Regina, Saskatoon and Ottawa to popular B.C. tourism destinations in the Okanagan and Vancouver Island.

"We are at an inflection point; one that is buoyed by the rollout of vaccines, months of learning how to take appropriate precautions, and a view to Canada's beautiful summer months that allows us to spend more time outdoors," Sims said. "If Canadians were to shift two-thirds of their planned international-leisure travel spend towards domestic tourism, it would help sustain 150,000 jobs and accelerate recovery by one year, all while seeing what Canada has to offer."