FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 23, 2015
ADDITIONAL AIR SERVICE FOR YXE
Saskatoon International Airport is pleased to announce additional air service from Air Canada and WestJet. “Saskatoon International Airport thanks our valued air carrier partners, Air Canada and WestJet, who continue to respond to Saskatoon’s needs with additional capacity into our market,” says Stephen Maybury, President and CEO of Saskatoon Airport Authority.
Both WestJet and Air Canada have added an additional daily flight between Saskatoon and Calgary. Additional frequency to Calgary enhances connectivity to major airports by utilizing Calgary as a hub.
In addition, Air Canada is launching a new seasonal red eye flight to Toronto, running from July 1 to August 31. The red eye flights creates another option for passengers and doesn’t require the need for an overnight stay to catch early morning connections from Toronto. The red eye flight departs from Saskatoon at 12:35am, arriving in Toronto at 05:41am.
WestJet has also increased its frequency to the Vancouver market with service six days per week, up from last summer’s three flights per week.
“With the increase in domestic air service, YXE expects to gain back 58,000 annual seats to the Saskatoon market.” states Stephen Maybury. “This gain in air service helps address the loss of 55,000 seats when United withdrew its service from Saskatoon in February,” Maybury continues. “Saskatoon International Airport identifies our connectivity to major world airports as a key focus over the short term. We will continue to work with all of our air carrier partners to improve connectivity with increased frequencies or new routes for our community.”
Delta Air Lines continues to offer twice daily service between Saskatoon and Minneapolis. This long-standing service provides passengers access to 325 destinations in over 60 countries on six continents through the Delta global network.
For more information contact:
President & CEO
Saskatoon Airport Authority
About Saskatoon International Airport (YXE)
Saskatoon Airport Authority is a partner in developing Saskatoon and Saskatchewan by operating a world-class airport that is connecting Saskatoon to the world. Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) reported a 6.7% increase in passenger traffic for 2014 with over 1,480,000 passengers, marking the eleventh consecutive year of positive growth. YXE is currently Canada’s twelfth busiest airport. A $53 million air terminal building expansion was completed in 2015.