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WestJet Nixes Flights to East Coast

Suspension of some WestJet flights out of Hamilton ‘disappointing news’ for airport

WestJet is discontinuing several flights out of the Hamilton International Airport.

The airline haven't made any formal announcements on this, but emails are indicating that the airline will suspend and remove flights to Halifax, N.S., and St. John's, N.L., as of July 1.

On Monday, many passengers who had already made plans and booked flights to the Atlantic region were met with an unexpected email, informing them of the cancellation of their flights.

WestJet also said it would reduce service to Orlando, Fla. It didn't say why.

The airport said in an emailed statement "while the Hamilton region has a proven history for affordable passenger travel, it is clear that passenger travel remains volatile, particularly for secondary airports in larger catchments, such as Hamilton International".

It's unclear what impact WestJet's move will have on the airport, but the move comes during the airport's advertised spring and summer programming, which had included the WestJet flights.

WestJet Group has had flights out of Hamilton for 23 years, according to the airport's 2023 annual report.

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