WestJet Cargo has announced the expansion of its cargo services for the upcoming winter period, introducing Puerto Plata, Bridgetown and Kingston as new destinations to its network.
The cargo airline states that commodities to be transported on all three routes will mainly consist of perishables and general cargo.
Toronto – Puerto Plata – Toronto
To be officially re-launched on October 29, 2023, there will be multiple weekly cargo flights to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, with each flight offering two tonnes of cargo capacity.
In the Dominican Republic, WestJet Cargo already currently provides cargo capacity on its passenger services to Punta Cana from Calgary and Toronto.
Toronto – Kingston – Toronto
Commencing on October 30, 2023, Kingston, Jamaica will also be receiving cargo services with three weekly flights, each with two tonnes of cargo capacity.
In Jamaica, WestJet currently provides cargo capacity on its passenger services to Montego Bay from various Canadian cities.
Toronto – Bridgetown – Toronto
Relaunching on November 8, 2023, WestJet Cargo will operate four weekly flights, offering a cargo capacity of two tonnes per flight.
WestJet Cargo states that the decision to expand to these destinations was based on the recognised potential of both the airline’s passenger and cargo businesses and is not dependent on new aircraft.
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