WestJet today announced the addition of non-stop service from St. John's to Fort Lauderdale this winter. Service is available on a limited basis and starts March 11, 2019 through May 13, 2019.

"WestJet knows that the community of St. John's embraces Florida in the winter," said Brian Znotins, WestJet Vice-President Network Planning, Alliances and Corporate Development. "Along with our seasonal service to Tampa and Orlando, we are pleased to provide convenient, non-stop service to sunny Fort Lauderdale for those looking to jet south for warm air, beaches or cruising this winter."

"We're delighted that WestJet is expanding its service to the sunny south with a direct seasonal service to Fort Lauderdale," said Keith Collins, President and CEO, St. John's International Airport Authority. "Florida is one of our top sun destinations and having a greater capacity for our travellers, in addition to Tampa and Orlando, will be well-received."

This winter, along with Fort Lauderdale, WestJet will operate 29 weekly departures from St. John's including non-stop to Orlando, Toronto and Halifax.