WestJet has announced the launch of an exclusive transborder service reconnecting Kelowna and Las Vegas. This eagerly-awaited connection from the Okanagan region marks its comeback for the first time since 2020.
Starting December 15, WestJet will seamlessly bridge these two cities with a non-stop service. The return of this route is part of the airline’s substantial investment in sun and leisure connections for Western Canada.
WestJet‘s Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer John Weatherill said, “WestJet is proud to add yet another transborder connection to our winter schedule between Kelowna and Las Vegas. We continue to provide guests across Canada with even more affordable and accessible opportunities to escape the cold and find the sun this winter.”
WestJet Kelowna-Las Vegas Flight Details
|Route||Frequency||Departure time (local)||Arrival time (local)||Effective|
|Kelowna – Las Vegas||2x/week||8:00 a.m.||10:39 a.m.||December 15|
|Las Vegas – Kelowna||2x/week||1:05 p.m.||3:55 p.m.||December 15|
With the service to Las Vegas, WestJet now boasts two direct transborder links from Kelowna. The second is their uninterrupted weekly service to Phoenix, Arizona.
Kelowna International Airport’s CEO, Sam Samaddar, said, “WestJet’s unwavering commitment to our region exemplifies the power of partnership in fostering our economic position. With WestJet’s ambitious growth strategy taking flight, we eagerly anticipate its benefits. It strengthens our ties and ensures YLW continues to be the Okanagan’s link to the world.”
Over the past 27 years, WestJet has reduced airfares by 50%. The airline also increased the number of Canadians who fly by over 50%. Launching in 1996 with three aircraft and a 250-strong workforce, the airline has grown considerably. It now operates a fleet of over 180 aircraft with a team of 14,000 employees. WestJet flies to over 100 destinations in 26 countries.