WestJet launched operations between Saskatoon and Orlando on 7 December, with the Canadian airport celebrating the launch of flights to the home of Disneyland Resort with cupcakes decorated in some of Disney’s most recognisable characters. The carrier will operate the 3,368-kilometre route weekly throughout the winter season.
- WestJet launched its latest transboarder connection on 7 December, with the carrier beginning a weekly (Fridays) service between Saskatoon (YXE) and Orlando (MCO). The carrier will operate the route as a w-pattern from the Floridian airport according to Flightradar24.com data, with the airline poised to use 737-700s on the 3,368-kilometre sector. Services will depart Orlando at 09:00, arriving in Saskatoon at 11:59, while return services will leave the Canadian airport at 14:30, touching down back in Orlando at 19:50 local time. No other carrier connects the two airports with non-stop flights. WestJet will operate the weekly service until 26 April, while the route is expected to return for W19/20, with OAG Schedules Analyser data already showing the route returning on 6 December next year. Situated in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon Airport handled over 1.46 million passengers in 2017. Along with Orlando in the US, Saskatoon supports flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix with WestJet, while Delta Air Lines offers regular rotations to its hub at Minneapolis-St. Paul.