Sudbury Airport welcomed WestJet Encore’s new daily service from Toronto Pearson on 3 February. To celebrate, the event was marked with a traditional route launch cake. Flights will operate on the airline’s Q400s.
- WestJet Encore commenced flights between Toronto Pearson (YYZ) and Sudbury (YSB) on 3 February. The relatively short 340-kilometre intra-Ontario sector will be flown by the airline daily on its Q400s. The connection is already served by Air Canada which provides 39 weekly flights between the two airports this winter. This now becomes WestJet’s 24th destination in Canada served from the country’s busiest airport. In addition, Canada’s second biggest airline also serves almost 50 international routes during the current winter season. This new service marks a belated return to Sudbury for WestJet which previously served the airport in Northern Ontario between 2001 and 2004 from Hamilton. According to the airport’s most recent annual report the facility handled 228,529 passengers in 2015, which is 27% more than in 2010.