Bringing Canadians home – An update from WestJet

WestJet has repatriated more than 1800 Canadians on extra flights this week.

During this continued time of uncertainty, WestJet continues to repatriate Canadians from around the world.

Today, the airline announced that between Monday, March 23 and Wednesday, March 25 WestJet will operate 34 repatriation flights to international and transborder destinations to ensure the safe return of WestJet guests and Canadians who remain abroad. Flights will operate empty as positioning flights from Canada.

These new flights are in addition to the 10 flights that WestJet has operated this week after the Prime Minister announced it was time to come home. WestJet will continue to add flights as the need is identified.

“In the face of this global crisis, WestJetters are dedicated to bringing Canadians home,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “WestJet is known for its caring spirit and will do the right thing for our country, for our guests and for our people.”

WestJet and WestJet Vacations guests with current reservations on or after March 23 will receive, if they have not already, an email notification of their schedule change. All guests are urged to check the status of their flight and their emails for the most up-to-date information pertaining to their revised departure.

Any remaining seats on these flights are now also available for booking to the Canadian public and are capped at our lowest economy fare for Canadians who require transportation home. We encourage guests to make reservations through westjet.com before contacting the contact centre for assistance.

Canadians abroad are also encouraged to register with Global Affairs Canada online at travel.gc.ca. We are working with the Government of Canada to facilitate additional flights to global destinations should they be required. WestJet will provide details as they become available.

For the safety of our guests, crew and all Canadian citizens, current public health measures will apply for all guests boarding a WestJet flight home.

Extra flights scheduled between March 23-25, 2020

DateFlight #DepartureArrivalDepartureArrival
23 Mar 1875 Lihue, Kauai Vancouver 22:40 7:20 
23 Mar 1883 Kona, Hawaii Vancouver 22:50 7:35 
23 Mar 1853 Maui, Kahului Vancouver 22:55 7:30 
23 Mar 1175 Fort Myers Toronto Pearson 14:00 17:05 
23 Mar 1221 Fort Lauderdale Toronto Pearson 14:20 17:34 
23 Mar 1465 Phoenix Edmonton 16:00 20:20 
23 Mar 2425 Cancun, Mexico Toronto Pearson 12:15 17:15 
23 Mar 2755 Nassau, Bahamas Toronto Pearson 13:55 17:26 
23 Mar 2691 Varadero, Cuba Toronto Pearson 14:30 18:02 
23 Mar 2625 Holguin, Cuba Toronto Pearson 14:40 18:39 
23 Mar 2513 Bridgetown, Barbados Toronto Pearson 14:45 20:45 
23 Mar 2601 Kingston, Jamaica Toronto Pearson 14:00 19:25 
23 Mar 2643 Liberia, Costa Rica Toronto Pearson 13:40 21:00 
23 Mar 2289 San Jose del Cabo, Mexico Calgary 14:10 19:40 
23 Mar 2153 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Vancouver 15:25 19:38 
23 Mar 2383 Ixtapa, Mexico Calgary 15:35 21:08 
23 Mar 2247 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Calgary 16:25 21:22 
23 Mar 2661 Montego Bay, Jamaica Toronto Pearson 18:00 23:12 
24 Mar 2507 Puerto Plata, Dominican Toronto Pearson 14:25 18:50 
24 Mar 2653 St. Martin Toronto Pearson 15:05 20:16 
24 Mar 2795 Aruba  Toronto Pearson 15:30 20:55 
24 Mar 2599 San José, Costa Rica Toronto Pearson 13:30 20:57 
24 Mar 2793 Mérida, Mexico Toronto Pearson 13:35 19:38 
24 Mar 2379 Huatulco, Mexico Calgary 15:25 20:31 
24 Mar4119 Mazatlan, MexicoCalgary15:4021:15
24 Mar4117Puerto Vallarta, MexicoCalgary17:2522:22
24 Mar4121BermudaCalgary18:3020:45
25 Mar 2643 Liberia, Costa Rica Toronto Pearson 13:40 21:00 
25 Mar 2619 Belize City Toronto Pearson 13:45 20:10 

Extra flights also operating between March 23-25, 2020 that are currently full

Date Flight # Departure  Arrival Departure Arrival 
23 Mar 1891 Maui, Kahului Vancouver 
23 Mar 2251 Puerto Vallarta, Mexico Calgary 
23 Mar 1865 Honolulu, Oahu Vancouver 
24 Mar 1875 Lihue, Kauai  Vancouver 
24 Mar 1883 Kailua-Kona Vancouver 
24 Mar 1853 Maui, Kahului Vancouver 
24 Mar 2213 Mazatlán, Mexico Calgary 
25 Mar 2739 St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda Toronto Pearson 

Visit westjet.com to book a flight.