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WestJet adds daily service to Minneapolis from Regina

From left: Shaun Kindopp. CEO of Agribition, Tara Jago, WestJet, Senior Manager, External Affairs, James Bogusz, CEO Regina Airport Authority, Jared Mikoch-Gerke, WestJet, Director Alliances & Airport Affairs, Hon. Jeremy Harrison, Government of Saskatchewan Minister of Trade and Export Development, Tyler Willox, Regina Airport Vice-Board Chair, Justin Reves, Regina Airport Authority, Director, Revenue Development, Public Relations and Customer Experience (CNW Group/WESTJET, an Alberta Partnership)

WestJet announced on Nov. 20 that it will add new daily service from Regina to Minneapolis, starting with its Summer 2024 schedule.

“We are thrilled to answer the call of the community and further our commitment to Regina and surrounding area by bringing vital year-round transborder connectivity with service to Minneapolis, beginning this summer,” said Jared Mikoch-Gerke, WestJet’s director of alliances & airport affairs, with the announcement. “Our newest investment in Regina will further support the economic growth of the region and unlock business and leisure travel opportunities, as we accelerate providing affordable travel to our guests.”

Service will start April 28, 2024, with flights departing from Regina to Minneapolis at 8.15 am, with a return flight from Minneapolis arriving at 2.36 pm. Travellers will also be able to access codeshare flights from Minneapolis through Delta Airlines.

“Since I arrived in Regina in 2018, the number one thing I heard from the community was their desire for YQR to once again have year-round, non-stop service to a major US hub,” said James Bogusz, president & CEO, Regina Airport Authority. “We haven’t stopped working with WestJet since then, and we are thrilled that they have delivered on this for the community, bringing millions in economic impact and making it easier for the business community and residents to access the United States every day of the year.”