WestJet is adding Roatán, Honduras to its Caribbean destinations with a new non-stop seasonal service from Toronto starting December 15, 2019.
Roatán is located just over 100 kilometres off the coast of Honduras in the Bay Islands. Renowned as a snorkelling and diving paradise, it lies in the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the largest reef in the northern hemisphere and the second largest reef in the world.
“With the addition of the snorkelling paradise of Roatán to our network, WestJet guests now have convenient access to 14 Caribbean destinations non-stop from Toronto this winter,” said Arved von zur Muehlen, WestJet chief commercial officer. “Roatán is home to miles of coastline featuring barrier reefs, white sand beaches and turquoise waters and is a bucket list getaway that we can’t wait for our guests to explore starting this December.”
“We at the Bay Islands Tourism Bureau are so happy to know WestJet will be servicing Roatán as we love to see our friends from the north visit and look forward to working with the premier Canadian airline,” said Mike Carter, vice-president, Bay Islands Tourism Bureau.
Syntia Solomon, president, Bay Islands Tourism Bureau, explained that Canadian travellers are discovering Roatán and are some of the island’s most dedicated repeat guests. “There is also a large expat community of Canadians that live on the island either full or part-time,” she added.
The new service will be operated on WestJet’s Boeing 737 aircraft featuring the airline’s premium and economy cabins. It will operate once a week, departing Toronto at 9:30 a.m. and arriving in Roatán at 1:11 p.m. The return flight will depart Roatán at 2:10 p.m. and arrive in Toronto at 7:27 p.m.