WestJet inaugurates service between Saskatoon and Minneapolis
June 19, 2023
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New route builds on airline’s commitment to invest in growing network of transborder connections from Saskatoon.
New route builds on airline’s commitment to invest in growing network of transborder connections from Saskatoon
WestJet today celebrated the commencement of its new nonstop transborder service between Saskatoon and Minneapolis, with the departure of WS1900 at 7:10 a.m. MST.
Growing Saskatoon’s aviation pipeline, the new route unlocks direct connectivity from Saskatchewan to the Midwest United States and beyond. With the inclusion of Minneapolis to Saskatoon’s network, WestJet has increased transborder capacity in and out of the City of Bridges by 20 per cent during the summer.
Jared Mikoch-Gerke, WestJet Director, Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs is joined by Stephen Maybury, President and CEO of Saskatoon Airport Authority at the inaugural flight between Saskatoon and Minneapolis.
“We are thrilled to celebrate the departure of our inaugural flight between Saskatoon and Minneapolis today, bolstering our title as Saskatchewan’s leading airline and signifying our expanded commitment to the province,” said Jared Mikoch-Gerke, WestJet Director, Government Relations & Regulatory Affairs. “This new connectivity between Saskatoon and Minneapolis will further enhance transborder travel options for the communities we serve and stimulate vital business and tourism opportunities on both sides of the border.”
“The Saskatoon Airport is committed to provide air service that connects Northern Saskatchewan to the world,” says Stephen Maybury, President and CEO of Saskatoon Airport Authority. “As we recover from the pandemic, we continue to work closely with our partners on new service and routes which drive economic benefit to our community, connecting leisure travel and business to Saskatchewan. We are thrilled to welcome WestJet’s new direct, 3x weekly air service route into the Minneapolis hub.”
The departure of WS1900 is the first of three weekly flights that will travel between Saskatoon and Minneapolis this summer.
Days of Service
Saskatoon – Minneapolis
June 19, 2023
Minneapolis – Saskatoon
June 19, 2023
New U.S. connectivity unlocks a network of opportunity with access to Delta Air Lines hub
Through its longstanding partnership with Delta Air Lines, guests connecting through Minneapolis will arrive in one of the U.S. airline’s major hubs. Guests will gain access to a vast network of U.S. destinations, including Boston, Miami, New York, Washington D.C. and more, on a single purchased ticket with check-in for all flights at the first departure. Guests can also expect baggage tagged to their final destination and lounge access where applicable. 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.