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WestJet announces new flight from Winnipeg to Atlanta

Left to Right: Gerry Price, Chairman and CEO, Price Industries Ltd., John Weatherill, WestJet Group, Executive Vice-President and Chief Commercial Officer, Dayna Spiring, President and CEO of Economic Development Winnipeg, The Honourable Heather Stefanson, Premier of Manitoba, Mayor Scott Gillingham, Mayor of Winnipeg, Nick Hays, President and CEO, Winnipeg Airports Authority

WestJet Airlines announced May 11, 2023 that they will commence new service from Winnipeg Richardson International Airport to Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport this September.

The new route will operate five days a week year-round, starting Sept. 6. 

“It is great to be back in Winnipeg, announcing a new, direct link between Winnipeg and Atlanta. Today’s announcement is the result of continued successful collaboration and partnership between WestJet, the Government of Manitoba, Winnipeg Airports Authority and several other valued partners and stakeholders,” said John Weatherill, WestJet executive vice-president and chief commercial officer. “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. Today is also a further testament to our commitment to bolster the economic success of the communities we serve.”

The new route announcement comes just months after WestJet began service from the Manitoba capital to Los Angeles last October. 

“A big thanks to WestJet and Economic Development Winnipeg for making this happen for Winnipeg. The announcement of a YWG-ATL direct flight will have a profound impact on our ability to bring customers to Price Research Center North from around North America and beyond. Known as the world’s busiest airport in terms of passenger traffic, we see this announcement as making travel to Winnipeg materially easier for specifying engineers, contractors, architects and owners,” said Gerry Price, chairman and CEO, Price Industries Limited, who hosted the announcement event this week.


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