Allan Flores, Costa Rica’s Minister of Tourism, exchanged gifts with Cam Kenyon, WestJet’s EVP Operations, as the Canadian low-cost airline launched a new route from Toronto Pearson Airport in competition with Air Canada.
Curacao is WestJet’s latest Caribbean destination and the only of the three routes launched from Toronto Pearson in the last week not to face competition from Air Canada. Cutting the ribbon were Howard Bohan, VP of Aviation Services, GTAA; Andre Rojer of the Curacao Tourism Board; and Robert Palmer, Manager of Public Relations, WestJet.
- WestJet launched three new seasonal winter sunshine routes from Toronto Pearson (YYZ) on 28 and 29 October. All are scheduled to operate with 136-seat 737-700s until the end of April. The airline now serves the Caribbean island Antigua (ANU) and Liberia (LIR) in Costa Rica with each twice-weekly frequencies, while Curacao (CUR) – also in the Caribbean – is served on a weekly basis. Air Canada competes on two of the routes; with also twice-weekly operations to Antigua, but only one weekly flight to Liberia.