WestJet Repatriation Flights Bringing Guests Home to Canada

Update Friday, April 17: WestJet adds 376 seats for Canadians needing transport from Georgetown, Grand Cayman and Nassau

WestJet is offering three more flights for sale to repatriate Canadians from abroad. Seats are now available on two flights (274 seats) from Georgetown (GEO), Guyana and one flight (102 seats) from Grand Cayman (GCM), Cayman Islands through Nassau (NAS), Bahamas to Toronto (YYZ), Canada. Seats are available from both Grand Cayman and Nassau.

The repatriation flights are in collaboration with the Government of Canada and are planned as follows:

  • April 18, 2020 from Georgetown (GEO) to Toronto (YYZ)
  • April 20, 2020 from Georgetown (GEO) to Toronto (YYZ)
  • April 20, 2020 from Grand Cayman (GCM) through Nassau (NAS) to Toronto (YYZ)

These flights are part of WestJet’s efforts to bring Canadian citizens home after the suspension of international service due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, WestJet is keeping critical economic lifelines open in Canada through continued operations to all the domestic cities it currently serves now with decreased frequency.

Update Thursday, April 16: WestJet going to Guatemala on repatriation operation

WestJet is now offering flights for sale to repatriate Canadians from Guatemala City (GUA), Guatemala to Toronto (YYZ), Canada on April 23.

The flight is the eighth offered in collaboration with the Government of Canada where to-date in April, WestJet has brought back more than 1,100 Canadians. The airline also carried more than 10,000 people home in March after announcing that all international and transborder service would be suspended in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.

The repatriation flight is planned as follows:

  • April 23, 2020 from Guatemala City (GUA) to Toronto (YYZ) on WestJet’s 737-800

These flights are part of WestJet’s efforts to bring Canadian citizens home after the suspension of international service due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition, WestJet is keeping critical economic lifelines open in Canada through continued operations to all the domestic cities it currently serves now with decreased frequency.

Update Wednesday, April 15: WestJet brings 134 more Canadians home from Port of Spain

Yesterday, WestJet operated its third repatriation flight from Port of Spain (POS), Trinidad and Tobago bringing 134 more Canadians home. The flight landed last night in Toronto (YYZ), Canada.

These flights, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, are part of WestJet’s efforts to bring Canadian citizens home after the suspension of international service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to repatriation, WestJet is keeping critical economic lifelines open in Canada through continued operations to all the cities it currently serves with decreased frequency.

Update Saturday, April 11: WestJet adds Canada-bound flights from Guatemala, Port of Spain and carries Canadians home from Panama

WestJet, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, has added two more repatriation flights to return an additional approximately 300 Canadian citizens home from these areas. Flights are available for booking on westjet.com now.

  • Tuesday, April 14 from Port of Spain (POS), Trinidad and Tobago to Toronto (YYZ), Canada on WestJet’s 737-800
  • Friday, April 17 from Guatemala City (GUA), Guatemala to Toronto (YYZ), Canada on WestJet’s 737-800

Please follow WestJet’s social channels for information.

Today, WestJet also brought home more than 120 Canadians from Panama City (PTY), Panama to Toronto (YYZ), Canada This will be WestJet’s fifth repatriation flight in partnership with the Government of Canada, altogether returning more than 1,000 Canadians.

“WestJet is thankful to the Government of Canada for their support and assistance in adding flights to areas like Panama City where Canadians are eager to get home to their families,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO.

WestJet thanks its flight and cabin crews and the agents at the airports, all of whom are committed to continuing to serve Canadians, along with our network team, mechanics and flight dispatchers who are keeping us safely flying.

These flights are part of WestJet’s efforts to repatriate Canadian citizens after the suspension of international service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to repatriation, WestJet is keeping critical economic lifelines open in Canada through continued operations to all the cities it currently serves at a reduced frequency.

Update Tuesday, April 7: WestJet ready to bring Canadians home from Panama

WestJet has added a repatriation flight from Panama City (PTY), Panama to Toronto (YYZ), Canada to return Canadian citizens home on Saturday, April 11. The flight is scheduled to depart Panama City, Panama at 2 p.m. local and arrive in Toronto at 8:28 p.m. local.

In collaboration with the Government of Canada, WestJet’s fifth repatriation flight from Panama City, Panama (WS3909) on a Boeing 737-800 is available for booking on westjet.com now

Saturday’s flight is in addition to the four flights that WestJet is operating including two flights from Port of Spain (POS), Trinidad and Tobago along with flights from Havana (HAV), Cuba and San Salvador (SAL), El Salvador. Altogether these flights will carry approximately 900 citizens home.

“I am proud to be a Canadian and a WestJetter and it meant a lot to me to be able to assist in getting fellow Canadians home in the midst of a global crisis,” said Koko Gillis, WestJet Captain who has been involved in WestJet repatriation efforts. “This is an event that I don’t think any of us will forget in our lifetime and the opportunity to participate was never a tough choice to make. I’m grateful for the opportunity and ready to go again when needed.”

These flights are part of WestJet’s efforts to care for Canadian citizens after the suspension of international service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to repatriation, WestJet is keeping critical economic lifelines open in Canada through continued operations to all the cities it currently serves at a reduced frequency.

Update Friday, April 3: WestJet adds Canada-bound flights from San Salvador and Port of Spain

WestJet, in collaboration with the Government of Canada, has added two more repatriation flights to return an additional 348 Canadian citizens home from these areas. Flights are available for booking on westjet.com now.

The repatriation flights are planned to operate as follows:

  • Sunday, April 5 from San Salvador (SAL), El Salvador to Toronto on WestJet’s 737-800
  • Tuesday, April 7 from Port of Spain (POS), Trinidad and Tobago to Toronto on WestJet’s 737-800

As previously announced, this weekend WestJet will bring home 346 Canadian citizens on its first two repatriation flights in collaboration with the Government of Canada. Flights will operate from Havana, Cuba (Sunday, April 5) and Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago (Saturday, April 4) to Toronto. Please follow WestJet’s social channels for information.

WestJet thanks its flight and cabin crews and the agents at the airports, all of whom are committed to continuing to serve Canadians, along with our mechanics, flight dispatchers and our network team who are keeping us safely flying.

These flights are part of WestJet’s efforts to care for Canadian citizens after the suspension of international service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to repatriation, WestJet is keeping critical economic lifelines open in Canada through continued operations to all the cities it currently serves at a reduced frequency.

Update Thursday, April 2: WestJet adds Canada bound flights from Havana and Port of Spain

This weekend, WestJet will operate two repatriation flights to bring up to 346 Canadians home from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago and Havana, Cuba.

The repatriation flights are the first that WestJet will fly in collaboration with the Government of Canada. Between March 17 and March 25, the WestJet Group of Companies including Swoop, has carried approximately 10,000 Canadians from international and transborder locations.

“The WestJet Group is proud to play a part in bringing Canadians home,” said Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO. “We remain committed to assisting the Government of Canada as they work to repatriate as many Canadians as possible and I thank those WestJetters who are standing up in the face of this crisis.”

Canadians who require flights home from Havana or Port of Spain can book directly on westjet.com in the booking flow.

The repatriation flights are planned to operate as follows:

  • Saturday, April 4 from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago to Toronto on WestJet’s 737-800
  • Sunday, April 5, from Havana, Cuba to Toronto on WestJet’s 737-800

These flights are part of WestJet’s efforts to care for Canadian citizens after the suspension of international service due to the COVID-19 pandemic. WestJet is keeping critical economic lifelines open in Canada through continued operations to all the cities it currently serves albeit with decreased frequency.

Please note, we ask that guests are aware of the following for these flights:

  • Online check-in is not available; all guests are required to check in at the airport
  • All baggage fees are waived
  • Current health assessment measures and entrance requirements will apply for all guests