Canada’s WestJet will open service between Winnipeg Richardson International Airport (YWG) and Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL), becoming the only carrier to operate the transborder route.
The service will commence on Sept. 6 and be operated 5X-weekly. WestJet will also be the only airline to connect Vancouver International Airport with ATL when it kicks off a 4X-weekly service between the cities from May 17.
Winnipeg is the capital of Manitoba. The provincial government is “providing $5 million to support the new route,” YWG says.
“As the only airline providing direct connectivity between Winnipeg and Atlanta, WestJet's service between the two cities will stimulate business and leisure travel with broadened access from Winnipeg to the world with one-stop connectivity,” WestJet CCO John Weatherill says in a statement.