WestJet to fly from Toronto to Bermuda
Jan 27, 2010
WestJet airlines will start its non-stop operation between Toronto (Canada) and St George (Bermuda) starting from May 3, 2010. It is a low cost airlines and will break the 6 decades long monopoly of Air Canada flying between the two destinations. WestJet officials announced that initially the introductory one way fare will be as low as $139 and the round trip tickets including taxes will be within $400.
Officials from Bermuda tourism have expressed hopes that this will significantly break the price barrier and allow more travelers from Canada to come to Bermuda. Air Canada had a sole operation from Toronto so far and had been charging high prices to the travelers and often had full flights booked.
When the low cost carrier JetBlue was introduced for Bermuda in 2006, many of the American airlines had to adjust their prices to stay competitive. The number of visitors also substantially increased. There is a similar hope that with WestJet operating from May 2010, there will be a spike in the numbers of air travelers coming to Bermuda.
The Canadian airline WestJet will operate its Boeing 737 service every day of the week. The flight will leave from Toronto's Pearson International Airport at 10:20am and a return flight out of Bermuda at 3pm. The WestJet aircrafts can carry between 119 and 166 passengers. Each aircraft is equipped with leather seats and television.
Westjet will start providing winter services between Canada and Bermuda. From November 1, the airline will continue connecting the Island and Toronto with services on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; it will resume a seven-day-a-week service again from next May.
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