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WestJet Concluded Repatriation Flight Programme with Global Affairs Canada

WestJet, on July 21 concluded its repatriation flight programme in collaboration with the Government of Canada, following the airline's final flight from Port of Spain (POS), Trinidad and Tobago to Toronto (YYZ), Canada on Friday, July 17.

Since April 04, WestJet operated 28 flights to 14 destinations to bring 4,073 Canadians home from the Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Grand Cayman, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago.

"By working together with our Government of Canada partners, we have returned more than 4,000 citizens to Canadian soil," said Ed Sims, CEO, WestJet. "Our commitment to the prime minister was to bring as many Canadians home as possible; and following 28 missions, we are grateful for the volunteer contributions of more than 200 WestJetters and the collaboration from our airport and government partners. These individuals came together and demonstrated their Canadian spirit to ensure the safe return of our country's citizens."

Since the airline's inaugural repatriation flight to Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago on April 04, it flew approximately 122,00 miles, the equivalent to five trips around the world, to carry Canadians home. The airline made stops in one new continent (South America), five new countries (El Salvador, Panama, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti) and 10 destinations previously served by WestJet.