San Diego Business Journal WestJet will resume service between Calgary, Alberta, Canada via San Diego International Airport and Calgary Airport starting October 3.

 

The year-round nonstop flights will operate two times weekly on Fridays and Sundays. The route will increase to three times weekly starting November 1, when the airline will add a Monday flight. The resumption comes after WestJet suspended service in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

“Calgary is a major hub for WestJet, where San Diegans can continue on and connect to other cities throughout Canada including Winnipeg, Regina and Saskatoon,” said Kimberly Becker, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority president and CEO. “We appreciate the resumption of service.”

 

WestJet began operations at San Diego International Airport in June 2009, providing up to five flights a week to Calgary before the suspension. WestJet is the second airline to resume flights between Canada and the local airport following the opening of the border on August 9, 20021, by the Canadian government.

 

Travelers will need to submit their travel information via ArriveCAN, using the app or web portal. If eligible to enter Canada and if they meet specific criteria, fully vaccinated travelers will not have to quarantine upon arrival in Canada. All travelers coming into Canada, regardless of vaccine status, will need a negative PCR or molecular test within 72 hours of requesting entry.

 

San Diego International Airport has an on-site COVID-19 testing option through Carbon Health for travelers wanting to get tested before a trip. Appointments are required and there is a fee for the test.


  • Travel & Hospitality reporter Mariel Concepcion can be reached at mconcepcion@sdbj.com or 858-634-4625.