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November 2, 2015

Charlottetown Airport’s winter seat capacity increases 33%

Extra capacity and schedule changes good news for air travellers

Charlottetown Airport’s winter seat capacity is growing by 33 per cent this season in response to growing travel demand. The announcement was made today by Doug Newson, CEO of Charlottetown Airport Authority.

"We’re really pleased that demand is growing, and we’re delighted that our airline partners have responded,” says Newson. "There will certainly be more convenience and choice for Islanders this winter.”

Headlining the additional seat capacity is WestJet’s launch of a daily flight to Toronto, departing Charlottetown at 6:25 am. The new service will give travellers more same-day opportunities to connect on WestJet’s international network.

Air Canada will also be enhancing its early morning flight schedule by moving the Montreal departure to 5:45 am.

"More choice for early morning departures has been a priority for Charlottetown Airport because that’s what air travellers have been telling us,” says Newson. "These early morning flight changes work better for both business people and vacationers.”

For Islanders looking to escape South this winter, Charlottetown Airport has new service offerings to sun destinations.

WestJet’s new non-stop, weekly service to Orlando, Florida begins Friday, December 18. In addition, Sunwing will return with a new seasonal weekly service to Varadero, Cuba. Flights to Cuba will depart Charlottetown on Wednesdays, beginning February 17.

Newson is encouraging Islanders to check travel options from PEI before booking: "We’re confident that travellers will like our winter season line-up. And we’re committed to continuing to work with our partners to expand choice from our Island airport.”