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WestJet suspends number of routes out of Halifax this winter

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Passengers walk past Air Canada and WestJet planes at Calgary International Airport in Calgary, Alta., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022. WestJet flights from Halifax to Montreal will be suspended as of Oct. 28 with several Eastern and Atlantic routes to follow.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

CALGARY — WestJet is suspending a number of routes out of Halifax this winter.

The Calgary-based carrier will suspend flights between Halifax and Montreal as of Oct. 28. 

Flights between Halifax and Sydney, N.S. will be suspended as of Nov. 15 and service routes between Halifax and Ottawa and Halifax and St. John's N.L. will end Jan. 8 and Jan. 10, respectively. 

Non-stop flights from Halifax to Calgary, Edmonton and Toronto will remain in service throughout the winter, the airline said. 

On Nov. 15, WestJet flights between Fredericton and Toronto, Charlottetown and Toronto and Quebec City and Toronto will be also be suspended, as confirmed earlier this summer. 

Earlier this summer, WestJet announced it plans to focus its future investments on Western Canada, where it has a large portion of the market share. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 16, 2022.

The Canadian Press