WestJet Cargo relaunches services this winter to the Dominican Republic, Kingston and Barbados
Alberta, Canada— WestJet Cargo has expanded its cargo services this winter with the relaunch of its network to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, Bridgetown in Barbados, and Kingston in Jamaica.
WestJet Cargo’s cargo service to Puerto Plata was relaunched on October 29 with multiple weekly flights. Each flight will offer a reliable 2-tonne cargo capacity. The rotation for this route is Toronto – Puerto Plata – Toronto.
In the Dominican Republic, WestJet Cargo currently provides cargo capacity on its passenger services to Punta Cana from Calgary and Toronto.
Additionally, services to Bridgetown, Barbados, will start on November 8th, 2023. Like Puerto Plata, cargo services will be relaunched since it stopped in early 2020. WestJet Cargo will operate 4 weekly flights, offering a cargo capacity of 2 tonnes per flight. The route rotation for Bridgetown will be Toronto – Bridgetown – Toronto.
Lastly, Kingston, Jamaica also began receiving cargo services on October 30. The carrier will operate 3 weekly flights, each with a 2-tonne cargo capacity. The rotation for this route is Toronto – Kingston – Toronto. In Jamaica, the airline currently provides cargo capacity on its passenger services to Montego Bay from various Canadian cities.
The commodities transported on all three re-launched routes will mainly consist of perishables and general cargo.
The decision to expand to these destinations was based on the recognized potential of both WestJet’s passenger and cargo businesses and is not dependent on new aircraft.