WestJet and Sunwing spearhead Regina Airport’s winter expansion

  • Regina International Airport announces a fresh lineup of nine international destinations for winter travel.
  • Flights, beginning between Oct. 29 and Dec. 13, are offered by WestJet and Sunwing.
  • Despite last year’s cancellations, the airport remains optimistic about a robust flight season, marking recovery from pandemic impacts.

REGINA — Saskatchewan's Regina International Airport is expanding its wings with the introduction of nine exciting international routes for the winter season. Travelers can now indulge in their wanderlust, flying directly to vibrant destinations like Phoenix, Las Vegas, Orlando, and other sun-kissed spots across Mexico, Cuba, and the Dominican Republic. These flights, kicking off between October 29 and December 13, will be facilitated by leading carriers, WestJet and Sunwing.

Justin Reves, spokesperson for the Regina International Airport, couldn't contain his enthusiasm about the upcoming season. "As the frost begins to settle in southern Saskatchewan, what better way for residents to escape than jetting off to these sun-drenched havens?" he said.

Last year's flying calendar saw significant turbulence, with nearly 80% of flights grounded due to operational challenges and unpredictable weather. But the horizon looks promising now. "The adversity airlines faced due to the pandemic and other challenges is undeniable. Yet, seeing them bounce back, especially with WestJet and Sunwing reintroducing such a broad spectrum of options, is invigorating for the community and the industry," remarked Reves.

He further added, "We might not have control over the weather, but the resilience and recovery of these airlines are something we can certainly applaud. We're anticipating a robust flight season ahead, leaving the bumps of the previous year behind."