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WestJet Airlines to launch service to Edmonton and Saskatoon from MSP this summer

Starting in June, Canada's WestJet airlines will begin direct flights between MSP Airport and Edmonton, Alberta, and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

The first-ever service from the Calgary, Canada-based airline at MSP will make it the 16th airline serving the Twin Cities.

"We're thrilled to welcome WestJet to Minnesota and are pleased to add important business routes to Edmonton and Saskatoon from MSP," said MAC CEO Brian Ryks. "WestJet's arrival also opens up new connections for travelers across western Canada and the United States leveraging their codeshare with Delta Air Lines, MSP's largest carrier."

Launched in 1996, WestJet is the second largest Canadian air carrier, flying to 110 destinations in 24 countries. It has a fleet of 180 aircraft, operating primarily Boeing Next Generation 737s (700/800) and the 737 Max aircraft.

"We are delighted to be introducing our new service with Minneapolis," said John Weatherill, WestJet chief commercial officer. "As WestJet continues to strengthen our U.S. network offerings, we look forward to providing our guests on both side of the border with convenient and affordable options for their business and leisure travel needs."

WestJet will fly to Edmonton five times per week, beginning June 2. Booking is currently open through October. WestJet will be the only airline serving this destination from MSP, which will support important business connections to Canada, Minnesota's top export market.

The route between Saskatoon and Minneapolis will operate three times a week, beginning June 19, and will run through October. 

"Our $18 billion trading relationship supports hundreds of thousands of Minnesota jobs, especially in key sectors like agriculture and energy," said Ariel Delouya, Canada's Consul General in Minneapolis. "The new service to Edmonton will make travel easier and faster between Minnesota, the broader Midwest, and all of Western Canada, strengthening partnerships and opening new opportunities between people, communities and businesses."

With the addition of Edmonton and Saskatoon, MSP airlines will operate non-stop service to a total of seven Canadian destinations. Airlines are scheduled to serve a total of 155 destinations (127 domestic and 28 international destinations) from MSP this year.