‘Obliterated by the Atlantic bubble’: WestJet suspends service to four Eastern Canada cities

WestJet Inc. says it’s “indefinitely suspending” operations to Moncton, Fredericton, Sydney and Charlottetown, while significantly reducing service to Halifax and St. John’s, effectively eliminating more than 100 flights weekly or almost 80 per cent of seat capacity from the Atlantic region starting Nov. 2.

“It has become unviable to serve these markets and these decisions were regrettably inevitable as demand is being obliterated by the Atlantic bubble and third-party fee increases,” Ed Sims, WestJet President and CEO, said in a statement. “Since the pandemic’s beginning, we have worked to keep essential air service to all of our domestic airports, but we are out of runway and have been forced to suspend service in the region without sector-specific support.”
The move will lead to layoffs at the airline’s operations in Fredericton, Moncton, Sydney and Charlottetown.

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