YLW announces new red-eye service to Toronto

Visiting Toronto will be even easier this summer with WestJet’s new red-eye flight to Canada’s biggest city.

WestJet made the announcement on Monday that the new service would become available starting on May 18th.

“YLW is happy to announce this added service to Toronto as it increases connectivity options for our travellers,” said Sam Samaddar, YLW’s Airport Director. “With just one stop in Toronto, our passengers can travel to a number of worldwide destinations.”

There is currently one year-round, non-stop service, offered by WestJet, between Kelowna and Toronto.

The added flight will depart Kelowna at 12:05 a.m. and arrive in Toronto at 7:15 a.m. with the return flight leaving Toronto at 9:15 a.m. and arriving back in Kelowna at 10:57 a.m. with the time difference.

From May 18th to June 29th, the flight will run four times a week on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday.

From June 29th to September 5th the flight will run daily, seven times a week, before dropping back to three times a week, on Tuesday, Friday and Sunday, from September 6th to October 8th.

“The addition of a second daily flight between Kelowna and Toronto demonstrates our commitment to offer Canadians more choices and more connectivity for their travel dollar,” said WestJet’s Scheduling Director, Lee Lipton. “We thank our Okanagan Valley guests for their loyalty and support over the past 21 years and look forward to welcoming them on board this new service this summer.”

The new flight will make it easier for Okanagan resident to visit Toronto, but it will also connect Kelowna with the rest of the world.

There are 180 WestJet-operated flights from Toronto to destinations around the globe, including 55 daily destinations throughout eastern Canada, the United States and Europe.

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