New Brunswick air travellers heading to Toronto will have one less option for flights after WestJet announced Wednesday it’s cutting its Moncton to Toronto service by the end of April.
Denise Kenny, a public relations manager for WestJet, confirmed to multiple media outlets via email that the move is part of the airline’s commitments to focus on Canada’s west coast.
“We understand this is disappointing news for our guests and the community and we sincerely apologize for the impact this may have,” she wrote in an email to CTV News.
“We have provided our guests with as much advance notice as possible either directly, or through their travel agent.”
Kenny said guests impacted by the changes will have the option to arrange alternative travel plans or get a refund.
It comes less than one month after WestJet, which is based in Calgary, Alta., announced it would launch two new non-stop flights to Calgary and Edmonton from the Moncton airport in June.
Officials with the airline say plans for those new flights have not changed.
“As WestJet furthers its commitments to our new strategic direction, we continue to adjust our schedule to focus on enhanced non-stop connectivity from Eastern to Western Canada, and sun and leisure destinations,” said Kenny.
The Moncton to Toronto service officially ends on April 29.
With files from CTV News.