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WestJet Announces New Routes from Regina and Edmonton to U.S.

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WestJet has just announced new nonstop flight routes between Saskatchewan, Canada, and Minneapolis, Minnesota, as well as Edmonton (YEG) and Atlanta (ATL).

Here’s what you need to know about the new routes and how to book them!

New WestJet Routes

For starters, WestJet will offer year-round daily service between Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport (MSP) and Regina International Airport (YQR) in Saskatchewan. The new route will allow passengers to access over 70 connections through WestJet’s codeshare with Delta Air Lines.

WestJet says the route is resuming after an 8-year hiatus and is the only airline offering transborder flights from YQR this summer.

Here’s a look at the schedule:

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RouteDeparture TimeArrival Time
Regina to Minneapolis8:15 a.m.11:30 a.m.
Minneapolis to Regina1:15 p.m.2:28 p.m.

Additionally, the airline will also begin daily service between Edmonton and Atlanta. Here’s a look at that route:

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RouteFrequencyStart DateDepartureArrival
Edmonton-AtlantaDailyApril 2912:45 a.m.7:06 a.m.
Atlanta-EdmontonDailyApril 299:05 a.m.11:50 a.m.

“WestJet is pleased to connect Regina and Minneapolis with new year-round daily service, unlocking key tourism and economic development opportunities for the City of Regina and the surrounding area,” said Andrew Gibbons, Vice President of External Affairs at WestJet.

If you aren’t familiar, WestJet is 1 of Canada’s largest airlines, headquartered in Calgary. The airline was founded in 1996 to give Canadians low-cost flights. Today, WestJet flies to more than 100 destinations throughout North America, Central America, the Caribbean, Europe, and Asia.

These include some new routes for the airline, like Calgary (YYC) and Seoul (subject to government approval).

Bottom Line:

WestJet will fly the De Havilland Dash8 Q400 turboprop plane on the MSP-YQR route, and the Boeing 737 or 737 MAX 8 on the ATL-YEG route.

How To Book

Flights are live and now available at WestJet.com. Tickets on the MSP-YQR route are cheapest later in the summer, starting around $90 one-way in economy. However, you’ll pay considerably more if you book a business class seat, as tickets cost $470 each way.

WestJet MSP YQR
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Final Thoughts

The news of 2 exciting routes between Canada and the U.S. is pretty big news from WestJet. Given the airline’s partnership with Delta, travelers will have even more connections to international destinations!

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