Canadian airline WestJet is preparing to launch a new direct flight between Ottawa and a part of Florida that’s popular with tourists.
WestJet uses 136-seater Boeing 700-series planes to shuttle travellers between Ottawa and Toronto, now up to nine times a day. (Photo provided)
The first flight from Ottawa to Southwest Florida International Airport is scheduled to take off next Saturday, Dec. 22, according to a news release from WestJet.
The Florida airport is surrounded by the Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel, an area south of Tampa that heavily markets itself to tourists.
It was one of several new flights to the south that WestJet announced this past summer.
WestJet rival Air Canada did not list any direct flights leaving for the Florida airport Friday.