Details of WestJet’s new summer service from Saskatchewan
|Peak Season Frequency
|Saskatoon - Minneapolis1
|Regina - Kelowna*
|Saskatoon – Kelowna*
|Regina - Vancouver*
*Resumption of service
WestJet’s latest investments in Saskatchewan were celebrated today at a special event held at Saskatoon International airport, with notable guests from across the province along with critical partners in attendance including, the Honourable Jeremy Harrison, Minister of Trade and Export Development, Government of Saskatchewan, the Honourable Jeremy Cockrill, Minister of Highways, Government of Saskatchewan, His Worship Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon and CJ Dushinski, Vice-President Business Development, Saskatoon Airport.
“The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to support the Saskatoon Airport Authority and WestJet in securing this important flight for the people of Saskatchewan,” said Jeremy Harrison, Minister of Trade and Export Development. “Minneapolis has historically been a critical travel route for our province. This new route opens doors to increased business travel, as well as personal vacation travel which is important for the quality of life for Saskatchewan Residents.”
New U.S. connectivity opens up a network of opportunity with increased access to Delta hubs
As the only airline providing direct connectivity between Saskatoon and Minneapolis, WestJet’s service between the two cities will stimulate business and leisure travel and is a testament to WestJet’s commitment to support investment and economic growth in the communities it serves.
Through its longstanding partnership with Delta Air Lines, guests connecting through Minneapolis will arrive in one of the U.S. airline’s major hubs, gaining access to a vast network of U.S. destinations on a single purchased ticket with check-in for all flights at the first departure, baggage tagged to their final destination and lounge access for select guests. Additionally, frequent flyers of both airlines will continue to enjoy extensive reciprocal benefits any time they fly with either carrier, including earning and redeeming in their preferred program.
“We are delighted to announce nonstop air service between Saskatoon and Minneapolis,” says Stephen Maybury, President and CEO of Saskatoon Airport Authority. “As we continue to recover from the pandemic, re-securing nonstop air service from Saskatoon into a transborder hub has been a top priority for our market. This new route will provide our community additional connectivity throughout North America and beyond. We could not be happier to see this route now served by our largest partner, WestJet, who has always viewed Saskatchewan and Saskatoon as an important and strategic market to their growing network.”
This summer, WestJet will increase its capacity to and from Saskatoon by 50 per cent and Regina by 67 per cent in comparison to 2022, serving eight destinations from the province.
“I am very happy to see the return of this cross-border flight to Minneapolis. The new routes and flights WestJet is bringing to Saskatoon will make it easier for people to come here and for our citizens to get out to the world. What we produce in our city and our province are increasingly crucial to the world. Good air connections are essential to ensuring we can seize the opportunities ahead. Thank you to WestJet for this investment. Thank you also to the Provincial Government, the Saskatoon Airport and everyone who has worked hard to make this happen,” said His Worship Charlie Clark, Mayor of Saskatoon.