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BRANDON — Brandonites will have much easier access to Canada’s busiest airport this summer.
WestJet announced on Monday that between June 28 and Sept. 5, they will be offering a direct flight four times weekly from the Wheat City to Pearson International Airport in Toronto.
"After tireless efforts by the City of Brandon and, indeed, the entire southwestern Manitoba region to lobby for this service, to finally see an eastern flight option offered at the Brandon Municipal Airport is definitely worth celebrating," said Mayor Rick Chrest, in a statement.
A one-way ticket to the Big Smoke is listed at $174.43 online, a one-way Toronto-to-Brandon flight costs $215.97.
Earlier this year WestJet doubled the number of flights to Calgary, the only other destination the airline flies to from Brandon. The increase was quickly scaled back to 11 return flights a week until the summer, when there will be only one flight each day to Alberta.
That reduction was blamed on the economic downturn in Canada’s energy markets.