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WestJet adding 11 domestic routes in anticipation of summer demand

WestJet is adding 11 domestic routes across Western Canada in anticipation of summer demand for travel. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal

WestJet is adding 11 domestic routes across Western Canada in anticipation of summer demand for travel.

The announcement follows a decision by the airline earlier this week to restore service to Atlantic Canada and Quebec City.

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WestJet chief executive Ed Sims says the airline is looking at the coming months with cautious optimism.

The new flights include service between Toronto and Comox, B.C.; and between Ottawa and Victoria.

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Four of the 11 routes — between Toronto and Fort McMurray, Alta., Nanaimo, B.C. and Edmonton; Edmonton and Kamloops, B.C., and Prince George and Abbotsford, B.C. — were routes operated several years ago.

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The new flights are set to begin in June.

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